Los Angeles-based, museum-exhibited artist & multiplatinum music executive/producer who paints portraits inspired by pop culture.
Born in Athens, GA (1979) and raised in Jacksonville, FL, Otha Davis III also
known as Vakseen is a self-taught, museum-exhibited artist and a multi platinum music producer/songwriter. While working on hit records as a music executive/ producer has played a driving force in his career, Vakseen has been an active realist painter since moving to Los Angeles in 2011. Known for his Vanity Pop, collage- influenced paintings, his artwork has been exhibited by the Ontario Museum of History & Art, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Spectrum Miami/Art Basel, Adidas, Vans, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Zhou B Art Center, Julien's Auctions, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, the University of California Los Angeles, Bombay Saaphire Gin, the city of Los Angeles, Gallery 825, Abend Gallery, Baton Rouge Gallery, and Soho House London. His artwork has also been published in various magazines in print and online including LA Weekly, Buzzfeed, Complex Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi- Fructose Magazine, Vibe Magazine, PoetsArtists, Professional Artist Magazine, High Times Magazine, Kolaj Magazine, Gay Times, BOOOOOOOM and Supersonic Art. His paintings can be seen on VakseenArt.com