While working on hit records as a music executive/producer 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, museumexhibited Floridian has developed a distinct collage-influenced painting style (Vanity Pop) that fuses elements of photorealism, cubism, beauty and fashion into vibrantly alluring, abstract portraits. While most viewers assume they’re viewing a collage or mixed media art, each creation is in fact meticulously hand painted directly on canvas. Drawing inspiration from our fascination with beauty in popular culture, his gallant paintings are a celebration of women, beauty, duality, insecurity and self-preservation. Currently based in Los Angeles, his art has been featured by Adidas, Vans, Buzzfeed, Complex, Playboy, Juxtapoz Magazine and Hi Fructose, amongst others. In addition to being sold to collectors and art enthusiasts, his art has been shown in museums, countless gallery exhibitions and featured in hundreds of magazines worldwide.