Vanity Pop

Otha Davis III ― Artist

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Curator Series

"Vanity Pop is a celebration of women, beauty, fashion, duality, insecurity and self preservation. With that foundation, 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 impact this has on popular culture. Although my work looks like collage, it’s in fact, meticulously hand painted to blur the boundaries between perception and reality. 

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."