• DS_Blue_Sweep_–_Acrylic_and_gesso_on_board_–_31×23.5cm_(2015)
  • DS_In_Blue_–_acrylic_and_gesso_on_board_–_30x28cm_(2015)
  • DS_Untitled_2_–_acrylic_and_gesso_on_board_–_30x24cm
  • Derick Smith

    In 2015 Derek has an upcoming show in Creativity in ART БаZa, Moscow, Russia. He has also had a solo show at the Backloft Gallery, Dublin called Holy Mountain. This year he has also been involved in many group exhibitions at MART, Dublin, Greenacres, Wexford and Solstice Art Centre, Navan, Co.Meath. Derek has taken part in a Collaborative Art Residency at MART, Dublin.


    In my work I seek to draw form out of the paint through explorative interaction guided largely by intuition. Primarily I think about emergence and about drawing forth something which is unseen. When successful, a form or image can be distinguished which pulls away from the paint. It can absorb your attention for a moment before the illusion fades and the awareness of the physicality of the paint as an object draws you back. It is this dialogue, this toggling back and forth between image and object, this momentary suspension or interruption of the usual mode of perception, which I most readily pursue.



    Upcoming Group Exhibitions

    2015 – (Upcoming) Creativity – ART БаZa, Sergiyev Posad, Moscow, Russia

    2015 – (Upcoming) Motley – Hive Emerging, Waterford, Ireland

    Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2015 – Holy Mountain – Backloft Gallery, La Cathedral Studios – 7 St. Augustine St, Dublin
    2006 – Behind the Eyes – Pratt Gallery – 144 West 14th St., New York

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2015 – Saw Dust – MART, 46 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6
    2015 – Here ‘n’ Now – Greenacres, Wexford, Ireland
    2015 – Surveyor Exhibition – Solstice Art Centre, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland
    2012 – Graduate Exhibition –National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas St, Dublin 8
    2009 – Achieving Art Exhibition –The Bernard Shaw, 11-12 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2
    2005 – Dualism in America –Tenement Museum – 97 Orchard St, Lower East Side, New York


    2015 – Collaborative Art Residency – MART – 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6


    2015 – Art Reveal Magazine – Interview and images – Issue 7 (http://www.artrevealmagazine.com/7issue/)
    2008 – Building Brunelleschi’s Dome – Illustrations – Construction History Journal, Volume 23, 2008