Mike Davis - "Taking out the Trash" - oil on panel - 22.9 x 30.5cm (9"x12")
Oil on panel
22.9 x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
Mike Davis (United States) is a modern surrealist painter who lives and works in San Francisco. Self-taught, Davis began painting seriously in 1997. His inspirations range from his mother’s woodwork, hand-tooled leather and home projects to art of the ancient world, surrealism and the Flemish masters of the Northern Renaissance. He renders complex works in which symbols of mortality, folly and hubris are fixed within whimsical compositions. Davis’s works are featured in the permanent collection at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, many publications (Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, HEY!, Art Ltd., Pop Surrealism: the Rise of Underground Art and Beyond Tattoo: Art, Graphics and Illustration by the World’s Leading Tattoo Artists) and prestigious private collections around the world. In addition to painting, Davis is an active musician and woodworker and is the owner of the internationally renowned Everlasting Tattoo.