Derek James Lynch
The recipient of numerous artistic grants and awards, Derek Lynch's formal study began at the Art Students League in New York. He received a full scholarship to the School of Visual Arts and was the recipient of the Best Student Award during his first year. Lynch has exhibited in many solo and group shows from New York to San Francisco, including exhibitions at the Trenton Art Museum in New Jersey, the National Art Gallery in Gramercy Park, New York, and P.S.1 in Long Island City. Lynch's video art has been shown at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, BAM in Berkeley, CA, and The Kitchen in New York. His music, which he produces on his computers, is another form of his artistic expression.
Artist Statement: My new work involves the creation of urban based socio-political, geographic, architectural paintings. In 2006, I began working with polymers submersed in ink pencil markers, acrylic paint, and archival pigment. My use of these materials have become a prominent feature of these works. In my recent work, I am dissecting fragmenting and rearranging shapes and forms derived from architecture of the bay Area creating a sense of a new environment.I am using Bay Area geographic form derived from intuitive deconstruction and reconstruction of architecture, into a new field of perspective. I have always been formally involved with nature in the Bay Area, now my obsession has grown, I feel connected to nature that surrounds us but what contains us. What has been happening in the world for the last decade globally has shaped my perception of reality and how I interpret and conceive it. I am attempting to combine these observations to create a compilation of connective awareness.