Jeremy Okai Davis
Jeremy Okai Davis's use of color and fidelity to his subjects make his paintings feel alive. At first glance, the work feels light, but closer examination of text and posture shows work that is full of conflict, an exploration of the contrast between the shiny, smiling exterior that is frequently presented on the surface and the inner, self-conscious, status obsessed mind state that so many of us endure beneath it all.
"My recent work focuses primarily on me as an African-American artist, son, brother and friend. Thematically these paintings touch on my personal history as it relates to popular culture, from art, sports to literature. They also attempt to address the current climate in the United States for African-Americans and people of color."
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