Mr Blue Sky, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 70" x 1"

Derek Kaplan is a Zimbabwean-born artist who lives and works in New York and London.  Inspired by the beauty of nature but also everyday life, he creates abstract paintings to capture his intense emotional responses to these sources of inspiration. Through his use of color and a technique he calls ‘exorcism’—scratching and scraping through wet paint applied to canvas or paper—he tries to capture the complex nature of an emotion.

                                                                                                                                          Got My Own Sunshine, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 40" x 60" x 1"