Bakpak Durden, born in Detroit, is an interdisciplinary fine artist. Durden employs a wide range of media—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. Durden is self-taught and inspired by the baroque painting style and the language of cinema. Their artwork has been shown both nationally and internationally. They have also completed a number of murals across the nation, including one for the GUCCI VS EVERYBODY campaign.