Derek Gores

Florida based artist, Derek Gores’ work often appears at first glance to be an almost photo realistic image; then, on closer inspection, reveal themselves to be made up of a complex and intricate collage of recycled materials from photos, magazines, maps and other items.

Born 1971, New York. BFA Rhode Island School of Design, 1993. Derek’s commissions often incorporate items that personalise the art work in order to demonstrate the heritage or background of the hotel, yacht or other private collector’s space. This can include historical images, menus, song lyrics or other materials that make each piece completely unique. 

Gores exhibits with top galleries in Los Angeles, Paris, Quebec, New England, Miami, and more. He’s considered part of the New Contemporary Movement, playing in a post internet and post pop-art vista, letting the real, digital, and virtual worlds mingle. He builds on Dada and Surrealist ideas from the last century, especially enjoying the idea of “automatic” art and allowing chance and repetition in as part of the process.

Gores’ work is inclusive and inviting, partly due to the humble disposable materials, and partly due to the artist’s drive to connect and let the viewer in.Gores is a collaborator. He’s deeply invested in his home town Eau Gallie Arts District on the Space Coast of Florida, as well as in the larger global creative community, regularly engaging with blue chip brands, who value how Gores’ work engages the senses in a way words cannot. Derek was honored with his first museum solo exhibit, “Local Edition”, curated by Serene McGroarty, at the Foosaner Art Museum in Melbourne, Florida in 2018-2019.