Cover Artist: Derek Gores

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Cover Artist: Derek Gores

Derek Gores was born in New York in 1971 and was awarded his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design 1993. In his collage portraits, the artist recycles magazines, labels, data and assorted found analog and digital materials to create the works on canvas. The series showcases Gores’ contrasting interests in the living beauty of the figure, the angular, abstract design aesthetics of fashion, and a fearless sense of play. His fine art canvases are exhibited by galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Sydney, Cologne, Miami, Santa Fe and more. Gores’ collectors and clients include Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dwell Magazine, ESPN, Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, the National Football League, and LiveNation. Gores, who lives in Melbourne, Florida, was commissioned as the 2013 Official Artist of the Kentucky Derby, was honored to have his work selected for the Manifest Hope DC exhibit coinciding with the Presidential Inauguration in 2009, and in 2010 was named “One of the 40 important artists of the New Contemporary Movement,” while in an exhibition in London.

Gores like his pictures to barely come together with teasing little details. The mind can’t help but wander, even when trying to focus on one thing. In the collages, some of the little bits he uses are deliberate, but the artist also trusts randomness to help build an end result more interesting than he could have planned. Gores enjoys the gap between what you see and what you think you see. One friend calls it a “Zen Narrative.”

To see more of the artist’s work, visit

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