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“A Day in the Life” by Mike Davis

“A Day in the Life” by Mike Davis

Mike Davis is a modern surrealist painter, who currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. Possessing a multi-faceted set of interests, 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, who continues to render complex paintings of surrealist life, embedded with symbols of mortality, folly, and hubris, fixated within whimsical compositions. In addition to painting, Mike Davis is a musician and woodworker as well the owner of a internationally-renowned tattoo shop, Everlasting Tattoo. His paintings and tattoo art have been featured in many publications, such as Juxtapoz Magazine, Art Ltd, Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art, Tatt Book: Visionaries of Tattoo and several high traffic art blogs. Davis has tattooed an extensive list of international and celebrity clientele, and is featured in a number of prestigious private art collections located throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, and much of Europe.
“The Curse Has Been Lifted” by Mike Davis

“The Curse Has Been Lifted” by Mike Davis

​Solo Exhibitions 2013 “New Works” at Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (Mar.-Apr.) 2011 “Oil and Water” at C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, CA 2009 “Stories From the Other Side of the Bridge” at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (May-June) 2008
”Solo Flight” at White Walls, San Francisco, CA (Mar.-Apr.) Select Group Exhibitions 2014 Tatoueurs, Tatoués Exposition Musée Du Quai Branly Paris, France (may 6, 2014-oct 18 2015) 2013 HEY! part 2 Art & PopCulture Exhibition La Halle St Pierre Paris, France (Jan-Aug) 2008 
”The Master Cleanse” at Studio GSD, San Francisco, CA (Oct. 10th)
”Blood Royale” at Galerie d’art Yves Laroche, Montreal, Canada (Sept.)
”In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor” at the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA (June-Oct.)
”Locked and Loaded” at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (Apr.-May) 2006 
”We’ll Make A Lover Of You” curated by Francesco LoCastro at ArtCenter/South Florida (Nov.-Jan. 7th 2007)
”All Star Hustlaz 2″ at White Walls, San Francisco, CA (Nov.)
”Mike Davis and Mike Giant” at White Walls, San Francisco, CA (Aug.)
”Young Guns” by Chester’s Blacksmith Shop at the Sundance Film Festival (Jan.) 2005
 “Secret Bedtime Stories” (with Henry Lewis and Brian Randolph) at White Walls, San Francisco, CA (July-Aug.)
”Bergamot Invasion w/Cannibal Flower” at Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (June- July)
”Everything But The Kitschen Sync” at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Mar.)
”Juxtapoz Magazine presents: The Eye of the Illuminati” Copro Nason Gallery at Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (Feb.-Mar.)
“A Path Carefully Chosen” by Mike Davis

“A Path Carefully Chosen” by Mike Davis

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