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 . . .