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Article: Discovering the Multifaceted World of Derek Des Islets at Apricus Art Collection

Discovering the Multifaceted World of Derek Des Islets at Apricus Art Collection

At Apricus Art Collection, we are proud to present the art of Derek Des Islets, a Brooklyn-based artist whose profound experiences and personal journeys significantly influence his diverse body of work. Derek's approach to art transcends conventional boundaries, exploring deep emotional and existential themes through his unique artistic lens.

Life Experiences Shaping Art

Living in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Linda and their two children, Derek Des Islets' artwork is deeply intertwined with his personal life experiences. His art navigates through intense themes of grief, addiction, and time, drawing on personal losses such as the sudden death of his mother in 2015 and his grandfather passing away in his arms two years later. These pivotal moments have shaped his perspective, enabling him to reconfigure his thought processes and find a new, liberating approach to life and art.

Artistic Philosophy and Family Life

Derek describes his artistic practice as an "uncensored vision from the mind and heart." This approach reflects his journey through challenging times, leading to a profound transformation where love and family have become his primary focuses. Since moving to Brooklyn in 2012, getting married in 2017, and welcoming his children into the world, Derek has embraced his role as a family man, which continually influences his creative expressions.

Artistic Range and Exhibitions

Derek's work is characterized by its versatility and depth, dealing with "extremes" from the physical constructs of the universe to the elusive origins of human emotions. His ability to pivot between these themes allows his artwork to resonate on multiple levels with a diverse audience. Derek's art has been showcased in numerous prestigious venues across New York, Florida, Virginia, and internationally in cities like Paris and Hong Kong, and is part of many distinguished collections worldwide, including in Italy.

Art as a Reflection of Human Experience

Derek Des Islets' art is not just a reflection of his personal life but a broader commentary on what it means to be human. Through his work, he invites viewers to explore the complex interplay of emotions, identity, and existence. His use of extremes and his open, unfettered style encourage a dialogue about the raw and often unspoken aspects of life, making his artworks profoundly relatable and impactful.

Derek Des Islets at Apricus Art Collection

We invite you to explore the compelling and introspective world of Derek Des Islets at Apricus Art Collection. His artworks offer a window into his soul, beautifully encapsulating the struggles and triumphs of his life. Each piece tells a story of transformation and the powerful role of art in navigating personal and universal challenges.

Discover the unique vision of Derek Des Islets, where each artwork is a testament to overcoming adversity and embracing a life defined by love and artistic freedom. Visit Apricus Art Collection today to view his works, and perhaps find a piece that speaks to your own experiences and aspirations.

As always, Apricus Art Collection offers free shipping globally, ensuring that art lovers around the world can access and enjoy the distinctive and emotive art of Derek Des Islets.

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