Jeremy Okai Davis is a Portland, Ore. based artist. He uses color and fidelity to make his subjects feel alive, but without being too literal. At first glance, his work feels light. But on closer examination of text and posture, it’s 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.
Jeremy Okai Davis was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended The University of North Carolina in Charlotte and received a BFA in Painting. His work is a reflection of his life and concerns, sometimes taking a pop spin in a direct response to the media he is fed, albeit willingly, and at other times, a more intimate portrait based approach.