Derrick Adams

American , 1970 -

Derrick Adams is a Baltimore-born, Brooklyn, New York-based artist whose critically admired work spans painting, collage, sculpture, performance, video, and sound installations. His multidisciplinary practice engages the ways in which individuals’ ideals, aspirations, and personae become attached to specific objects, colors, textures, symbols, and ideologies. His work probes the influence of popular culture on the formation of self-image, and the relationship between man and monument as they coexist and embody one another. Adams is also deeply immersed in questions of how African American experiences intersect with art history, American iconography, and consumerism. Most notably in his Floater series, he portrays Black Americans at leisure, positing that respite itself is a political act when embraced by black communities. The radicality of this position has materialized in Adams’ work across his Deconstruction Worker, Figure in the Urban Landscape, and Beauty World series.
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Woman in Optimum Blue

2017

Leslie Sacks Gallery

Price upon request

Man in Tidal Blue

2017

Leslie Sacks Gallery

Price upon request

Style Variation 1 (Afro)

2020

Tandem Press

$2,200 - $5,500

Style Variation 2 (Waves)

2020

Tandem Press

$2,200 - $5,500

Style Variation 3 (High Top)

2020

Tandem Press

$2,200 - $5,500

Style Variation 4 (Beard)

2020

Tandem Press

$2,200 - $5,500

Boy on Swan Float

2020

Tandem Press

$5,500 - $12,000

Self Portrait on Float

2019

Tandem Press

$5,500 - $12,000