Photograph By Courtesy Mark Paul Deren
Mark Paul Deren, the man behind the moniker MadSteez, got his start in action sports at the tender age of 17 and has marathon marketing meetings to credit for his doodling start to art. Now 33, Deren's commissioned regularly by some of the biggest names both in the industry and beyond to create murals, cell-phone covers, art cars and more.
"I absolutely love action and spontaneous abstract paintings," he says of this particular project. "I have so much fun with how intuitively the pieces evolve." Click on to see more of his artwork and get Deren's own take on his process and products.