4me4you features Derek Gores
Best known for lush collage portraits formed of recycled magazines and other paper, his work is an optical experience. From afar we see one image, and up close the image melts into poetic spaces, words and textures.
“I play in the gap between what you see and what you think you see. Inside your head is the real canvas. As in those great old long-exposure photos from 150 years ago, where you can feel the whole minute inside each image, I’m after a buzzing stillness. I like my pictures to barely come together with teasing little details, trusting distractions, and chance encounters along the way. When it goes well, there’s a chance to create a real experience, instead of just a picture of an experience” – Derek Gores.