Commercial artist Derek Gores uses collage to create his citified fantasies about sex and power and scatters them across the canvas. He will be one of the artists doing a solo art installation at Moniker in Brooklyn this year.
Derek Gores Full Volume Brooklyn Bridge (photo courtesy of the artist)
BSA: How would you describe your work to someone who is seeing it for the first time? Derek Gores: Collage with recycled paper, magazines, maps, lyrics, photos. A visual battle between image and abstraction. A beautiful chaos of words, spaces, hints of a story that develops in front of me. Feminist superheroes.
BSA: What is your intersection with Brooklyn and it’s history of Street Art and graffiti?
Derek Gores: I was born in New York but have lived in Florida most of my life. Like many, I crave the buzz of the city but with a tight neighborhood density. The street art world has a constant big world/small world pulse. I don’t do murals particularly, but most of my best art friends go big.
Derek Gores. Could do Anything (photo courtesy of the artist)
BSA: What’s most important to you?
Derek Gores: Being present in the art. Keeping the senses Live.
BSA: Are graffiti and Street Art allowed to change, or should there be a strict definitions they adhere to?
Derek Gores: Oh they must, like any art form, be always destroying and rekindling. Even within one artist. New school becomes old school. Love it, honor it, stand on it’s shoulders.
BSA: Name one artist whose work you admire today.
Derek Gores: Hyland Mather
Derek Gores Pretty Hardcore (photo courtesy of the artist)
For more information please go to Moniker Art Fair HERE.