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Derek Kaplan

Born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1975, Derek Kaplan is a self-taught, abstract artist now living and working in New York City. As a young boy growing up in Southern Africa, Derek was inspired by the colors and the natural beauty of the tropical grasslands that make up the African savanna. Rainfall was infrequent during the long dry season, but when it came, the clouds and storms that accompanied it inspired Derek’s earliest paintings. 

Derek’s philosophy of art is simple: he thrives on abstract painting as it allows his carefree spirit the freedom to create acting on impulse, driven by instinct. He desires to create visceral works that engage his viewer, triggering a sensory response and strong emotion within them. He aims to create artworks that come to life, almost becoming their own life form, while pleasuring the eye and hinting at a world that lies deep beyond the surface of his paintings.

DK Catch My Breath

DK Coding Of Life 1

DK Coding Of Life 2

DK Matador

DK Since I Fell For You 1

DK Since I Fell For You 2

DK Rhapsody In White 1

DK Rhapsody In White 2

DK Summer Night

DK Studio Wall

DK The Emerald Forest 1

DK The Emerald Forest 2

DK Tunnel of Hope 1

DK Tunnel of Hope 2

DK Dreaming Big 1

DK Dreaming Big 2

DK At Peace 1

DK At Peace 2

DK Always Was

DK Always Is

DK Beautiful Otherness

DK Wine Cave

DK Let The Sunshine In 1

DK Let The Sunshine In 2

DK Forest Fire 1

DK Forest Fire 2

DK Crossroads 1

DK Crossroads 2

DK Got My Own Sunshine 1

DK Got My Own Sunshine 2

DK Whisper In The Night

DK Dreaming With Music

DK Star Struck 1

DK Star Struck 2

DK Single Most Wanted 1

DK Single Most Wanted 2

DK The Wind Blows Over Me

DK Dont't Look Back

DK Got My Own Sunshine 3

DK Got My Own Sunshine 4

DK Flower In The Rain

DK Light My Fire 1

DK Light My Fire 2

DK Light My Fire 3

DK Wish Come True