Derek Curtis



The ideas for my artist practice evolve from the use of everyday materials in conjunction with cultural , political and art historical references . These concepts are emphasised in the work through the sense of play and the use of humour. This is inherently shown within my pictorial subject matter.

Once the basic idea structure for a work is formed , I then begin the painting process , using household gloss paint on aluminium panels to produce the images . The reflective quality of the painted surface exaggerates the impact of the bright, seductive colours employed – inviting viewers to enter the playful realm, where fictional characters act out contemporary narratives in Glorious Technicolor.

I have been exhibiting internationally and in the UK since 2002

Current solo exhibition , “ The Long and Winding road “ Kunst Raum Schulte-Goltz + Noelte , Essen , Germany on until 29th February 2020 //