Talking Art With - MARK PAUL DEREN

After being born blind in his left eye and given 3hree first names (Mark Paul DerenMADSTEEZ is a multi-faceted artist/designer based in WEENSV!LLE, CA. Growing up on the outskirts of Washington DC, surrounded by nicknames and the oh so frequent game of biscuit, his HEYD!K sense of humor emerged.

As an artist, MADSTEEZ is known for his vivid, large-scale, multi-layered paintings, where strange and familiar figures are integrated into abstract landscapes. He has held solo exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, and Tokyo as well as group showings in London, Germany, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Calgary and Art Basel, Miami.

In 2005, Deren was featured in the New York TimesThe Jolt of Spray Paint on Snow.


Source : www.madsteez.com

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