Davey Leavitt, aka Davey Detail (born 1983 is an American artist and designer based in Los Angeles, CA. Davey’s work is often expressed conceptually within the context of cultural narratives, duality, and the human condition. His process explores the relationship between graphic design and fine art, carefully considering material, form, and purpose.
Davey’s practice is multidisciplinary and involves painting, sculpture, installation, screen printing, graphic design, fashion design, furniture design, and spatial design.
He is most notable for his former role as co-founder and creative director for the artist collective CYRCLE. (2010-2020).
Background / History
Through CYRCLE., Davey gained international acclaim for his contributions to the street art movement. His work has been featured in numerous books, magazines, and online publications.
Davey's murals with CYRCLE. can be seen worldwide in public spaces, upscale restaurants, and renowned hotels, such as Rossoblu, Aria Resort and Casino, and The Freehand Hotel, to name a few. His fine artworks have been included in the public collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Museum of Contemporary Art Puerto Rico, Urban Nation Museum Berlin, and in the private collections of notable figures such as Shepard Fairey, Ari Emanuel, and Sean Combs.
While working with CYRCLE, Davey collaborated with various iconic brands and artists, including HBO, DC, Reebok, A Bathing Ape, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz, Steve Aoki, and TED Prize winner- JR, amongst others, and was the spotlighted talent in Audi, New Balance, and Uber commercials.