Bakpak Durden - Interdisciplinary Fine Artist and co-owner of Paper Street Press from Detroit, Michigan
This week, Kamille interviewed Bakpak Durden for our Space for Voices series! They discussed art, zines, community, ally-ship, boundaries, self-care, plants, and the struggle to stay motivated to make art.
Bakpak Durden is an interdisciplinary fine artist. With a primary focus on the figure, Bakpak uses a range of mediums including oil and acrylic paint, graphite and fine art photography to create their hyperrealistic, conceptual style. Their detailed, emotionally engaging subjects shine a spotlight on human feelings and moods. They live in Detroit Michigan.
Paper Street Press is a QTBIPOC (Queer & Trans Black & Indigenious People Of Color) & Disabled BIPOC centered artist zine press and distro based in Detroit, MI. Learn more about and support Paper Street Press and Bakpak Durden by following the links below.
Bakpak Duren's IG: @bakpakdurden @starvingartist.sa @paperstreet.pressco
Kamille's IG: @khameleonwithak
Spaces for Voices is a virtual interview with BIPOC artists and zine makers to uplift their creativity and experiences. Kamille Carson hosts Spaces for Voices and volunteers at Wasted Ink Zine Distro. Any donations collected for Space for Voices will be directly distributed to Kamille and the artists she interviews.
Very interesting specifics, interviewing artists. I think it's great when there is a special magazine from which you can learn more about art and see interesting paintings. There are a lot of wonderful and talented artists, but no one talks about them, they always remain in the shadows.
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