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Derek Gores  Melbourne, FL


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About Derek

In his wild collage portraits, Derek Gores recycles magazines, labels, data, and assorted found analog and digital materials to create the works on canvas. The Rhode Island School of Design graduate was honored to have his work selected for the Manifest Hope DC exhibit coinciding with the Presidential Inauguration in 2009, and in 2010 he was named “One of the 40 important artists of the New Contemporary Movement”, while in an exhibition in London. Gores’ design clients include Grey Goose, Dwell, Lincoln Motor Co., ESPN, Lenny Kravitz, Lucasfilm, Kings of Leon, U2, Adidas, Madonna, Harley Davidson, Standard Collective, the National Football League, LiveNation, New England Journal of Medicine, Nokia and more.

Derek explains his work by saying, “I like my pictures to barely come together, with teasing little details. I’m after more than a frozen moment, tempting the memories of the fierce subject, and the audience too, if I’m lucky.”

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3 reactions from the artist

Derek Gores
2013-08-27 @ 9:49 AM
You guys may like this 'making of' video from my Kentucky Derby commission: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Via5y-LP1FA

derek gores
2009-08-04 @ 5:51 PM
new piece commissioned for the health care reform campaign. just released today: http://action.seiu.org/page/s/DerekGores

derek gores
2009-07-28 @ 9:46 AM
thanks guys! other sites to check:
pics from opening night of my new TORN show:

my facebook public fan page:

and to purchase from the TORN show:

contact me with other questions, comments. some limited ed prints available.

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Corrine gould

08.14.2013 @ 9:19 PM

I LOVE your work! I want to do a workshop!

José manuel

04.06.2013 @ 6:00 PM

Puntea La Linea en Trazo-Ángulo Figura en Languidez de Distancia


06.21.2011 @ 1:12 AM

This is a great portrait and Derek has done a wonderful job.Painting by using waste product is a real art.


06.15.2011 @ 4:04 PM

Here is an artist that truly mastered their medium.


06.14.2011 @ 1:58 PM

so amazing!


04.29.2011 @ 11:55 AM

What a piece! It's so inticing to see..

Nicole burtn

04.05.2011 @ 11:30 PM

I think they are really amazing.


03.28.2011 @ 6:19 AM

I love it, it's so realistic even if made just from paper!!!


03.26.2011 @ 6:52 PM



03.07.2011 @ 11:35 PM

It's amazing to see the difference in detail, color and saturation between the collages and other materials you use... mixed media, drawing, etc. Your collages are much more dramatic and mind capturing. I also work in collage, your work is very inspiring.

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