While working on hit records in the music industry has played a driving force in his career, it’s Vakseen’s
(born Otha Davis III) passion for the arts that has served as his key to sanity in the fast paced
entertainment business. The self-taught, Floridian has developed a distinct collage-influenced painting
style (Vanity Pop) that fuses elements of cubism, photorealism, fashion design and pop surrealism into
vibrantly alluring, abstract portraits.
While most viewers assume they’re viewing collage or mixed media
art, each creation is in fact meticulously hand painted directly on canvas. Drawing distinct inspiration from
our fascination with popular culture, his gallant paintings are a celebration of women, beauty, duality,
insecurity and self preservation. Currently based in Los Angeles, his paintings have been featured by
Adidas, Vans, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, Complex, Vibe, Bombay Sapphire and Tupac Shakur’s estate,
amongst others. In addition to being sold to collectors and art enthusiasts, his art has been shown in
countless gallery exhibitions and featured in over 100 magazines worldwide.