Mark Paul Deren, aka MADSTEEZ, is known for his vivid, large-scale, multi-layered paintings, where strange and familiar figures are integrated into abstract landscapes. His artistic approach is influenced by being almost blind in one eye, where he sees only abstractions and lines of colors, most notably reds, purples, and oranges, which appear frequently in his work.

His visual style has attracted clients such as Nike, Inc., Audi, Hublot,  Bleacher Report, 1800 Tequila, Uber, Target Corporation, Red Bull, Boost Mobile, Volkswagen, MCA Records, Interscope Records, Stüssy, Evisu, Ben Sherman, Capita Snowboards & Armada Skis.

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.