After being born blind in his left eye and given 3hree first names (Mark Paul Deren) MADSTEEZ is an artist 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.
He recently completed a creative collaboration with the actor/artist icon Dennis Hopper and is currently developing a feature animation film with his WEEN!MALS characters.
Madsteez's abundance of creativity has led to an extensive client/collaboration list including current and past projects with Nike, Stussy, Boost Mobile, Target, Volkswagen, Vitamin Water, Evisu, Ben Sherman, Capita Snowboards, Honda, MCA Records, Interscope Records, Redbull, Burton, Avex (X-Trail Jam Tokyo Dome), 411VM, Von Zipper, Armada and BL!SSS Magazine.