Collage Portraits by Derek Gores
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Born in New York in 1971, Derek Gores is a collage artist based in Melbourne, Florida, and an alumni of The Rhode Island School of Design. Through recycling ephemeral fragments of magazines, labels, data, and assorted analog and digital materials, Gores creates loosely figurative works on canvas, teasing the viewer with fleeting details suggesting the outlines of a body or the pink curves of a woman's lips. This collage series showcases his contrasting interests in the living, breathing beauty of the figure, the angular and abstract design aesthetics of modern fashion, and a fearless sense of fun and play.