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Steven Derks


Tucson, Arizona

Born in Dubuque Iowa June 30, 1957. He has shown work in CA, NM, TX, and all over AZ. The two most important tools in his work are a stick to push and pull paint around and the sun, to accelerate the drying in such an extreme way that cracking and crazing happens. The desert is the perfect place to make this work. When he places a painting in the sun to dry, it’s similar to firing ceramics in a kiln; he can anticipate and plan for a desired effect, but he can’t always predict what will happen. Finding and collecting curiosities in thrift stores and junkyards is a lifelong preoccupation and a passionate experience for him, rather like going to church. Most of his sculptures are conceived right there in the scrap metal yards, where he finds both the vision and the ingredients for his work. Liking the immediacy of welding, he never bends or cuts the metal he uses as his art lies in the assemblage, not the cutting and shaping of its individual parts. Making art allows him to have a spiritual and a psychological life without being directly involved in any theology or ideology. When he discards something, he feels he betrays it. When he finds it, conceives a vision of it renewed, and makes art from it, he feels he redeems it. All objects have the potential to be redeemed through art, to be transformed through human vision and so do all people. Art makes his own personal redemption possible. Part of many private collections, a few of his corporate collectors are the American Heart Association, Tucson, AZ; DeGrazia Foundation, Tucson, AZ; Microsoft, Seattle, WA; Regal Company, Inc., Sonora, Mexico; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; UMC Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ; and he even has works at The White House, Oval Office in Washington, D.C.

 


Steven Derks "5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Boxed and Boxed Individual"
Steven Derks "5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Boxed and Boxed Individual"
Steven Derks "10 x 10 Cube Enamel on Board"
Steven Derks "10 x 10 Cube Enamel on Board"
Steven Derks "12 x 12 Enamel on Board"
Steven Derks "12 x 12 Enamel on Board"
Steven Derks "12 x 12 Enamel on Plexi-Glass"
Steven Derks "12 x 12 Enamel on Plexi-Glass"
Steven Derks "12 x 12 Painted Aluminum Panels"
Steven Derks "12 x 12 Painted Aluminum Panels"
Steven Derks "24 x 24 Enamel on Aluminum"
Steven Derks "24 x 24 Enamel on Aluminum"
Steven Derks "45 x 35 Enamel on Plexi-Glass (Blue)"
Steven Derks "45 x 35 Enamel on Plexi-Glass (Blue)"
Steven Derks "45 x 35 Enamel on Plexi-Glass (Green)"
Steven Derks "45 x 35 Enamel on Plexi-Glass (Green)"
Steven Derks "45 x 35 Enamel on Plexi-Glass (Red)"
Steven Derks "45 x 35 Enamel on Plexi-Glass (Red)"
Steven Derks "48 x 10 Aluminum Saltillo Panels"
Steven Derks "48 x 10 Aluminum Saltillo Panels"
Steven Derks "A Hole In A Blanket"
Steven Derks "A Hole In A Blanket"
Steven Derks "Another Blue Concern"
Steven Derks "Another Blue Concern"
Steven Derks "Around Itself"
Steven Derks "Around Itself"
Steven Derks "Balanced Construction"
Steven Derks "Balanced Construction"
Steven Derks "Blue Distance"
Steven Derks "Blue Distance"
Steven Derks "Blue Thought"
Steven Derks "Blue Thought"
Steven Derks "Circa Articulations"
Steven Derks "Circa Articulations"
Steven Derks "Composed Process"
Steven Derks "Composed Process"
Steven Derks "Context Designed"
Steven Derks "Context Designed"
Steven Derks "Elaboration and Variability"
Steven Derks "Elaboration and Variability"
Steven Derks "Explore Translations"
Steven Derks "Explore Translations"
Steven Derks "Folded and Spinning"
Steven Derks "Folded and Spinning"
Steven Derks "Mobile Home"
Steven Derks "Mobile Home"
Steven Derks "Nine Circles"
Steven Derks "Nine Circles"
Steven Derks "Open Door"
Steven Derks "Open Door"
Steven Derks "Perforated Blue"
Steven Derks "Perforated Blue"
Steven Derks "Rusted Steel"
Steven Derks "Rusted Steel"
Steven Derks "Saltillo Blanket IV"
Steven Derks "Saltillo Blanket IV"
Steven Derks "Severing the Implicit"
Steven Derks "Severing the Implicit"
Steven Derks "Spinning Home"
Steven Derks "Spinning Home"
Steven Derks "Swing On To Innocence"
Steven Derks "Swing On To Innocence"
Steven Derks "Technological Order"
Steven Derks "Technological Order"
Steven Derks "Transfigured and Askew"
Steven Derks "Transfigured and Askew"