Piece description from the artist
Abstract Apocalypse was one of my first paintings ever – done in my bedroom out of desperation and curiosity during the start of a world pandemic, this piece recognizes the world falling down around us, but pays homage to the hope born inside of so many artists and creatives, hope that we can make the world a more beautiful place.
Daren Todd is a Portland based creative whose artistic practice focuses on painting, murals, and digital design. Daren owns Art Larger Than Me, a fine-art and art merchandise business that supports his creative practice. He works as the curator for The Downstairs Gallery, an art gallery in downtown Portland, Oregon that seeks to provide support for BIPOC, LGBTQ+ artists, and artists with disabilities, and their creative practices. Daren’s work currently focuses on abstract expressionism and graphic portraiture, and the juxtaposition of both styles into cohesive paintings and designs.