Jerod Alexander Davies (aka DTOX) is a multi-faceted, self-taught artist raised in Dallas, Texas, by way of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Coming from an immediate family full of visual artists, Jerod moves comfortably among styles and excels naturally with his use of colors and intricate application. His passionate approach to creating art is fueled by a deeply-rooted attraction for unconventional beauty. Heavily influenced by texture, his style is sometimes hard to categorize, yet easy to describe. He often portrays bold portraits, believable and surreal; direct yet ornate with a vibrant sarcasm. With a unique gift for marrying technology driven themes with old world grace, his works are a delight to behold and easy to embrace.
Jerod’s intimate grasp of technology and nature pushes his work forward year after year. Best known for painting live, over-sized murals over the course of an event keeps him in high demand. He is the creative director behind the clothing brands Jiant Nacho and Black Klown Clothier. He is also an emcee and founder of Dallas based hip-hop / graffiti group: Blunt Force Crew. He is a founding member of The Just-Us-League, a Dallas freestyle art squad composed of a group of volunteer artists who raise money for charitable causes in Dallas by creating communal works of art together. He also competed in the 2011 North American Body Paint Championships, placing seventh in the national rankings.
Producing commissioned works for private clients over the past 16 years, he has created pieces for:
Jean Paul Gaultier, Dreamworks, Modelo Especiale’, American Airlines, Dallas Mavericks, Miramax Films, The Dallas Museum of Art, Children’s Hospital Medicial, City of Dallas Parks, Farmers Market Dallas, Deep Ellum Community Association, Vans Warped Tour, Deep Ellum Brewery, Mountain View College, The Rustic, Dragonsball, The USO, Erykah Badu, Randy Jackson, several professional NBA & NFL players.