Derick Smith

There are inherent limitations within any material, a defined set of boundaries regarding how it moves and acts and reacts against another material. Working with this physical vocabulary I seek to arrange these phrases in interesting ways, to investigate and create a language of possibility, often by drawing form outwards rather than overlaying. An attempt is made to create a framework upon which ideas and associations are hung and arranged while refraining from identifying a single source or origin.


Born in New York, raised in Ireland, Derick Smith initially began a career in design before moving on to chemical photography which resulted in his first solo exhibition in New York (2006). Later, he began to experiment with sculpture and painting after graduating from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (2012) and has since exhibited in national and international group exhibitions. Derick’s work is rooted in process and an understanding of the technical aspects of a craft which can be harnessed to open dialogues about the nature of visual perception.


Derick Smith
Gastkünstler von 01.03.17 bis 31.05.17


Städtisches Atelierhaus am Domagkpark
Raum M.O.13