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Derek Gores

Background Information about Derek Gores



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.


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.


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


1971Born in New York, USA
1993Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design, USA


2022 Tropicollage, Gallery 14, Vero Beach, United States
Derek Gores Gallery, Melbourne, United States
2018 Loews South Beach, Artist in Residence, Miami, United States
2016 Hotel Bel-Air, Artist in Residence, Los Angeles, United States
2011 Select Fair auf der Art Basel Miami, United States
Collage Europe!, Egad Art Lab, Melbourne, United States
Collage Couture, Baisden Gallery Tampa, United States
2010 Torn, Baisden Gallery, Tampa, Vereinigte Staaten
This is the Sea, Slow Gallery, Melbourne, Vereinigte Staaten
Torn, Blank Space Gallery Orlando, United States
2009 Motorcycle: art on the road to good and evil, Deland Museum of Florida Art, United States
Torn, 321 Agency, Melbourne, United States
2022 Visual Poetry Group Show, Gallery 14, Vero Beach, United States
Charlestown Gallery, Charlestown, United States
Eisenhauer Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, United States
Galerie Beauchamp Quebec, Canada
Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, United States
Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, United States
Artclub Paris, Paris, France
2021 Scope Miami, Miami, United States
2019 Scope Miami, Show with Jon Louis Gonzalez, Miami, United States
Moniker Art Fair, New York City, United States
Reveal Art Fair, Saratoga Springs, United States
LUMAS Gallery London, London, United Kingdom
Local Edition, Solo Exhibit Retrospective at the Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, United States
2018 Moniker Art Fair, New York City, United States
2016 LUMAS x LONGINES, Paris, France
Aqua Art Miami, Miami, United States
Reveal Art Fair, Saratoga Springs, United States
2014 Scope Miami, with Thinkspace Gallery, United States
2013 Gonzo, Tag Galleries, Baltimore, United States
Vanguard, Thinkspace Gallery, United States
2012 Wild at Heart, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
Synergy, Thinkspace Gallery/Spoke Art, San Francisco, United States
2011 Torn and Tattered, Thinkspace Gallery, United States
Lax/Pdx, Together Gallery, Portland, Oregon, United States
Torn, Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, United States
Chemistry, Egad! Art Lab, Melbourne, United States
2010 Robot Love, Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, United Statesn
London Miles Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Love Conquers All, Thinkspace, Los Angeles, United States
Re:Form School, New York City, United States
Thinkspace 5th Anniversary Show, Los Angeles, United States
Still Life Invitational, Elliot Fouts Gallery group Invitational, Sacramento, United States
Gallery Provocateur Chicago, United States
Manifest Equality, group show by Yosi Sergant and Apple Via, Los Angeles, United States
2009 Memento Mori, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, United States
Déjà Vu, Slow Gallery, Melbourne, United States
Manifest Hope, Irvine Contemporary, United States
1, Group Exhibition, Slow Gallery, Melbourne, United States
2008 Sublime of the Times, Melbourne, United States
The Fine Line, 321 Agency, Melbourne, United Staten
2007 Urban Subversion, Imago Gallery, Melbourne, United States