Bakpak Durden

Mural Art
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Bakpak Durden, born and raised in Detroit, is a self-taught, multi-hyphenate, post disciplinary, hyper surrealistic, Artist and Alchemist. Pulling from various figurative art techniques, Durden employs a wide range of mediums—oil and acrylic paint, graphite and fine art photography—to construct their hyperrealistic and conceptual works of art. Durden’s artworks illuminate the complexity and precarity of human emotion and identity by meticulously examining their own. 
Bakpak is focused on continuing their work within their communities, highlighting black trans and queer visibility in addition to mental health, neurodiversity and disability advocacy/representation as a Detroiter in its robust art scene.

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