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Otha "Vakseen" Davis III's art career began January 2012. In this short period of time, he has showcased his paintings at Los Angeles’ Noho Art Gallery, Norbertellen Gallery, Dysonna City Art Gallery, Boshin Gallery, Stay Gallery, Larrabee Sound Studios, Aquarium of the Pacific, The Key Club, Media Temple Studios, Bob’s Espresso Bar, Sutra Salon and M. Bird Salon, amongst others. His art has also been featured in over 25 literary art magazines.
As a creative mind, the arts have played a major role in my life from a young age. I grew up overweight, so I wasn’t always the most confident. I never really had a voice until I grew older. Sometimes you can’t find the words to express your innermost thoughts and feelings and art always served as that emotional release for me. Art and creativity tend to play the role of my therapist and help me maintain sanity in this crazy world.
The paint brush is my weapon of choice these days as I create mixed media paintings using acrylics or oil with water color. It’s never been my intention, but red, black and white always seem to be a common denominator in my pieces. I didn’t even realize this until a friend brought it to my attention. I’ve always loved the dramatic contrast and power that black and white images create. At the same time, red is so sensitive. Red is intense and one of those colors that automatically demands your attention. The combination of these three elements allow me to create so much depth and emotion so I guess I’m just naturally drawn to them.
I’m invigorated by relationships, feelings and emotions. I’ve always felt they were God’s greatest creation, so my work tends to evolve around women and their natural allure. Women are very emotional beings so naturally they allow me to channel various energies through my work. I guess for a man I’ve always been rather in tune with my feelings and emotions, so I want to suck you into my world, even if it’s just for a brief moment. I want my work to captivate the viewer’s senses.