Juxtapoz // Friday, September 11, 2015
On the occasion of the Art Tattoo Show convention, as Montreal becomes the international destination for tattoo artists and enthusiasts, three artists with prominent presence in the tattoo world will highlight the fine art side of the subculture. From Montreal, Los Angeles, and San Francisco respectively, Jean Labourdette, Shawn Barber, and Mike Davis have joined forces to present TROÏKA at Yves LaRoche Gallery, an exhibit of paintings and mixed-media sculptures that explores how tattoo imagery has influenced fine art and vice versa.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 20, 2015
We are excited about this one, as Mike is one of our favorite Bay Area painters and his studio is right down the street from our home office in Hunter's Point, San Francisco. With that, Copro Gallery presents a solo exhibition and book signing by artist Mike Davis. "A Blind Man's Journey continues" is Davis’ first solo show with Copro and will contain many paintings from his new book "Blind Man's Journey". Mike will be in attendance at the opening reception on March 21, and available for signing books.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Possessing a multi-faceted set of interests, Mike Davis began painting in 1997, and attributes much of his inspiration to watching his mother pursue craft projects during his childhood, and immersing himself in art history throughout his career. From helping his mother with activities ranging from woodworking, hand-tooling leather, and remodeling the family’s home, to engaging with ancient art and Netherlandish painting from the Northern Renaissance, Davis is a self-taught painter,
Tattoo // Monday, September 03, 2012
With no formal art education under his belt, the considerable talent of artist and tattooist Mike Davis is all the more impressive. Beginning his tattoo career in 1988, in 1992 he started working at San Francisco's Everlasting Tattoo where he continues to work to this day. Although Davis' vivid tattoo style differs greatly from his lush oil paintings, both achieve a remarkable degree of technical and artistic excellence.
Tattoo // Thursday, October 13, 2011
San Francisco-based fine artist, Mike Davis (along with Paul Chatem) opens up a body of new work at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice Beach on Friday, October 14. The much anticipated exhibition will debut twelve paintings full of the extraordinary symbolism and refined technique Davis is known for.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 03, 2011
A good way to start the year is by the group show method, as is the case with a great line-up at Guerrero Gallery for Nothing To Say. The show will feature works by Caleb Neelon, Alex Lukas, Wes Lang, Kelsey Brookes, Mike Davis, Matt Leines, Mark Mulroney, Alekis Mackenzie, Jim Houser, Larry Mullins, Brett Cook, and a lot more, almost too many to name here. More images and previews after the jump . . .