Uptown Playground by Derek Gores

Uptown Playground

2015 / 2016 DGO20
Uptown Playground
Sizes:
60 x 60
Bestseller
120 x 120
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Mounted under acrylic glass
depth 2 mm glossy, frameless, 60 x 60 cm (External dimensions) profile width: 20 mm, Spessart Oak, Black, 84 x 84 cm (External dimensions) On premium paper (glossy) not mounted or framed. Shipped rolled.
depth 2 mm glossy, frameless, 60 x 60 cm (External dimensions)
Select finishing/framing:
Mounted under acrylic glass
depth 2 mm glossy, frameless, 120 x 120 cm (External dimensions) profile width: 15 mm, with acrylic glass glossy, Spessart Oak, Black, 124,4 x 124,4 cm (External dimensions) On premium paper (glossy) not mounted or framed. Shipped rolled.
depth 2 mm glossy, frameless, 120 x 120 cm (External dimensions)
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION
ABOUT THE WORK

Collage Couture

Fashion is constantly reinventing itself while also drawing from the endless diversity of the past. Add in a constant stream of new ideas, and surprising trends are born. Derek Gores takes a similar approach. For his extraordinary collages, which quote from fashion photography, he uses mosaic pieces cut from different fashion magazines.

Gores takes – often literally – the written and illustrated out of context in order to express something new. Incredible faces and female figures emerge from the countless individual pieces. At the same time, every movement is perfectly recreated, every detail clearly recognisable. What sets his work apart is its esprit and liveliness.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born in New York in 1971, Derek Gores began to experiment with newspaper clippings at the age of 17. Now he does not only create fascinating collages with a very unique aesthetic, he also often consciously uses snippets of articles that contrast with what the image expresses.

The material is not the only thing that is multi-faceted in the collages, but also the levels of textuality. Gores creates authentic experiences, rather than just making pictures of experiences. His role models include artists such as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Max Ernst. After finishing his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, Derek Gores now lives and works in Melbourne, Florida.

TECHNIQUE

For his collages, Derek Gores uses scraps of magazines, documents, logos, and found objects from the digital realm. The artist describes his technique as an intense emotional moment, in which he gives his creativity free reign. He connects memories and thoughts with smirking details, confidently affixing paper to canvas to make perfect artistic compositions. Creative vitality adheres to his art, making it irresistibly fascinating.

Most of my pictures are of beauty, but beauty built of chaos and mess and discord.
Derek Gores
VITA
1971Born in New York, USA
1993Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design, USA

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