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 commentary, duality, and the human condition. His process explores the relationship between art and design, carefully considering material, texture, form, and function. Renowned for his early involvement in Street Art, his genre shifted to Post-Vandalism in 2023.
Davey’s practice is multidisciplinary and incorporates 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. He was also the spotlighted talent in Audi, New Balance, and Uber commercials.