name: Otha "Vakseen" Davis III
location: Los Angeles, CA
My abstract portraits are a visual dialogue about our society’s idolization of beauty, the cosmetic enhancements endured to meet the status quo and the potential impact this has on women. While my art looks like collage, it’s in fact, meticulously hand painted to play with the viewers senses. By juxtaposing my subjects with diverse “perfect” features, I believe it speaks about the fragmentation within us all as we strive for acceptance. My aim is to produce art that consistently ignites discussion, captivates the senses and most importantly, question the importance we place on outer appearances.
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@Designcollector and #FutureFest (by Nesta, London) present “Future Selves”, a special edition of the annual art collaboration Digital Decade that is looking now for Ello Artists to submit artworks and imagine how we may reinvent and edit our identities in the future. The call is reflecting on one of the main programming areas of this year’s FutureFest, ‘Alternative You’. The best 3 artworks will be part of a pop-up exhibition at the festival alongside other artworks curated by Designcollector Network. The exhibition will take place on 6-7th July at London’s Tobacco Dock and will look at the future of our ever evolving identities at the intersection of real and digital worlds.
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