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Derek Des Islets

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Sitting in warmth, 2008 Oil Painting 18"x24" © Derek Des Islets
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Flow, 2008 Oil 15"x20" © Derek Des Islets
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Ally's Painting, 2009 Mixed Media 12"x20" © Derek Des Islets
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Above, 2007 Mixed Media 50" X 60" © Derek Des Islets
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Rob's Painting, 2008 Mixed Media 24" X 36" © Derek Des Islets
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Masterpiece #1, 2009 Oil 30" X 40" © Derek Des Islets
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Goat Trampoline, 2012 Mixed Media 24"x32" © Des Islets
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Lets be Nice, 2012 Mixed Media Acrylic 24"x36" © Des Islets
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Mars, 2012 Acrylic and Mixed Media 24"x32" © Des Islets
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Amazonian Snow, 2012 Acrylic and Mixed Media 24"x32" © Des Islets
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America, 2012 Acrylic and Mixed Media 30"x40" © Des Islets
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Tycho, 2012 Acrylic and Mixed Media 24"x32" © Des Islets
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Mr Jeffers, 2012 Acrylic and Mixed Media 30"x40" © Des Islets
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Embrace, 2012 Acrylic and Mixed Media 30"x40" © Des Islets
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Orlando FL
Birth year
1988
Lives in
Virginia
Works in
Worldwide
Schools
University Of North Florida, 2010, B.F.A
Representing galleries
Desart.Ugallery.com , p.rose gallery, Smart Gallery
Tags
mixed-media, pop, realism, surrealism, modern, abstract, figurative, exhibition/performance
Statement

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. 

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