by Nini Baseema in New Art on Thursday 6 January 2011

Florida-based Derek Gores recycles magazines, labels, and found materials to create his collage portraits. He says about his work: ‘I like my pictures to barely come together with teasing little details’.

‘Sort of like how the mind can’t help but wander, even when trying to focus on one thing. In the collages, some of the little bits I use are deliberate, but in most I’m trusting randomness to help build an end result more interesting than I could have planned. One friend calls it a Zen Narrative’.
Derek Gores art
Derek Gores art
Derek Gores art