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Derek Ihnat

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"fashion and taxidermy", 2009 Black And White Watercolor
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"Summer Grass", 2009 Black And White Watercolor
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"untitled", 2009 Black And White Watercolor
Experiment
"experimental", 2009 Black And White Watercolor
Film_noir
"Film Noir", 2009 Black And White Watercolor
Love_her_madly
"love her madly", 2009 Black And White Watercolor
Modern_fashionista
"modern fashion", 2009 Black And White Watercolor
Romance
"untitled", 2009 Black And White Watercolor
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"Untitled", 2/15/2009 Black And Whit E Watercolor
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Plaid Watercolor
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untitled Watercolor
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untitled Watercolor
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Watercolor
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Watercolor
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untitled Watercolor
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untitled (in your likeness)
Quick Facts
Birthplace
massachusetts
Birth year
1974
Lives in
Philadelphia
Works in
Philadelphia
Representing galleries
Thinkspace Gallery, 222 Gallery, MAXFISH NYC, Amberella Gallery, Topstitch Gallery, Artsyndicate , Upstairs Gallery
Tags
illustration photography, de stijl painting, derek ihnat, watercolor, fashion figurative
Statement

From Philadelphia to San Francisco to Los Angeles and back to Philadelphia, Derek Ihnat has been making his mark and gathering inspiration all along the way.  With the likes of his artist of the month, Derek has curated the best of the best in some of the most talked about and prestigious galleries, then eventually in his own Philadelphia based gallery.  Curator turned sole artist, Derek now shows his own pieces coast to coast.  Gathering inspiration from artist friends, avant-garde designers, and the romanticism movement, his pieces reflect more than a watercolor portrait. 

Derek Ihnat's work is strongly based upon design, movement and fashion.
While his paintings often appear photographic, each work depicts a sense of infinite delicacy and sophistication.
The artists suggestion of bemusement within his paintings often creates a disorientated sense of curiousity but brings the viewer back to the carefully rendered subjects timeless demeanor.

Other exhibitions include, "Meagan Alwood Benefit", Max Fish NYC 2007, "222 Group Show", 222 Gallery Phila 2008, "Ma Vie en Rose", Amberella Gallery Phila 2009, "A Cry for Help",Thinkspace Gallery LA 2010.
His work has been displayed respectively with artists Kris Chau, Kime Buzelli, Dash Snow, David Ellis, Spike Jonze and Futura amongst others.

Derek's email:
info@derekihnat.com