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Derek Des Islets

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Orlando FL

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University Of North Florida, 2010, B.F.A

Representing galleries , p.rose gallery, Smart Gallery

exhibition/performance, figurative, abstract, modern, surrealism, realism, pop, mixed-media


Hello I am Derek Des Islets, my body tells me to make art so I do. Des Islets is French it means of the islands, my grandpa was from Trinidad he liked to drink beer and was a groundskeeper at a golf course. I enjoy painting the nude figure and creating unearthly spaces. I believe perfection exists in imperfection and I strive for the unique. I make every piece different to showcase that idea. I think life is more mysterious than it seems. Sometimes I like to believe in irrationality and the dichotomy of falsity and truth. I like to be funny and sarcastic at times. I envision a world that let's people be free from societal constraints and lets them be who they are. America is the land of the free and to create is the utmost freedom which I hold dear though it is not always the case. I live in the woods and paint in a barn I strive to also be a kind honest person who abhorrs liars cheaters and stealers.  Good health to you. 

Recent Exhibits

Derek Des Islets participated in these exhibits:

May, 2014 100 Days of The Vernissage
Greenpoint Gallery
Gallery 151
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Greenpoint Gallery Gallery 151
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