Derek Sullivan  - 
, 2016, Wood, paint and hinges, 42 x 96 x 74 cm (closed), , unique artwork, Photo: Aurélien Mole

Bookseller #2 , 2016, Wood, paint and hinges, 42 x 96 x 74 cm (closed), , unique artwork, Photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2016, Wood, paint and hinges, 42 x 96 x 74 cm (closed), , unique artwork, Photo: Aurélien Mole

Bookseller #1 , 2016, Wood, paint and hinges, 42 x 96 x 74 cm (closed), , unique artwork, Photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2016, Books, nylon cable, metal and plastic, Variable presentation, , unique artwork, Photo: Aurélien Mole

Anchor , 2016, Books, nylon cable, metal and plastic, Variable presentation, , unique artwork, Photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2016, Silkscreen on paper, 46 x 30 cm each x4, Edition of 5  + 1 AP, Photo: Aurélien Mole

Illustrations for (and/or from) a book that is (and/or will be) titled "On Filling In" , 2016, Silkscreen on paper, 46 x 30 cm each x4, Edition of 5 + 1 AP, Photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2016, Silkscreen and mixed media on paper, 61,5 x 47 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: Aurélien Mole

Illustrations for (and/or from) a book that is (and/or will be) titled "On Filling In" , 2016, Silkscreen and mixed media on paper, 61,5 x 47 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2016, Silkscreen and mixed media on paper, 61,5 x 47 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: Aurélien Mole

Illustrations for (and/or from) a book that is (and/or will be) titled "On Filling In" , 2016, Silkscreen and mixed media on paper, 61,5 x 47 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2016, Silkscreen and mixed media on paper, 61,5 x 47 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: Aurélien Mole

Illustrations for (and/or from) a book that is (and/or will be) titled "On Filling In" , 2016, Silkscreen and mixed media on paper, 61,5 x 47 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2014, Gouache on paper + wood shelf, 23 x 53 cm (drawing) 20 x 40.5 x 25 cm (shelf), , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

Cover to Cover (Hand Held) , 2014, Gouache on paper + wood shelf, 23 x 53 cm (drawing) 20 x 40.5 x 25 cm (shelf), , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2014, Colored pencil and lettraset on paper + wood shelf, 23 x 53 cm (drawing) 20 x 40.5 x 25 cm (shelf), , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

Cover to Cover (Handheld) , 2014, Colored pencil and lettraset on paper + wood shelf, 23 x 53 cm (drawing) 20 x 40.5 x 25 cm (shelf), , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2014, Photocopy on paper, inkjet on cotton silk, magnets, 225 x 50 x 5 cm, , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

Snow's Nose , 2014, Photocopy on paper, inkjet on cotton silk, magnets, 225 x 50 x 5 cm, , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2014, Wood rail, photography, hanger and inkjet print on canvas, 90 x 90 x 12.5 cm, , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

Peg Rail #8 (Parrots, Photocopiers &) , 2014, Wood rail, photography, hanger and inkjet print on canvas, 90 x 90 x 12.5 cm, , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2013, Colored pencil on paper, 127 x 98 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: Isabelle Giovacchini

#91, Michelangelo Pistoletto , 2013, Colored pencil on paper, 127 x 98 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: Isabelle Giovacchini

, 2013, Colored pencil on paper, 127 x 98 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: Isabelle Giovacchini

#93, Literatur & Katzen & Katzenliteratur , 2013, Colored pencil on paper, 127 x 98 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: Isabelle Giovacchini

, 2012, Wood, iron, acrylic painting and ink, 2 x 1.5 x 270 cm, Edition of 2 , photo: Aurélien Mole

Rules , 2012, Wood, iron, acrylic painting and ink, 2 x 1.5 x 270 cm, Edition of 2 , photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2012, Wood peg rail, glass object, nylon rope, colored leather, found book, pine Rietveld Zig-Zag chair, gouache and EPSON print on paper, 180 x 244 x 48 cm, , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

Peg Rail #7 (Letters to a Young Poet) , 2012, Wood peg rail, glass object, nylon rope, colored leather, found book, pine Rietveld Zig-Zag chair, gouache and EPSON print on paper, 180 x 244 x 48 cm, , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2012, Wood peg rail, glass object, nylon rope, colored leather, found book, pine Rietveld Zig-Zag chair, gouache and EPSON print on paper, 180 x 244 x 48 cm, , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

Peg Rail #7 (Letters to a Young Poet) , 2012, Wood peg rail, glass object, nylon rope, colored leather, found book, pine Rietveld Zig-Zag chair, gouache and EPSON print on paper, 180 x 244 x 48 cm, , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2012, Wood peg rail, glass object, nylon rope, colored leather, found book, pine Rietveld Zig-Zag chair, gouache and EPSON print on paper, 180 x 244 x 48 cm, , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

Peg Rail #7 (Letters to a Young Poet) , 2012, Wood peg rail, glass object, nylon rope, colored leather, found book, pine Rietveld Zig-Zag chair, gouache and EPSON print on paper, 180 x 244 x 48 cm, , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2012, EPSON print, gouache and lettraset on paper, 21 x 14 cm, , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole, Private collection, Sherbrook, Canada

Stripped Cover , 2012, EPSON print, gouache and lettraset on paper, 21 x 14 cm, , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole, Private collection, Sherbrook, Canada

, 2012, Wood peg rail, replica Gerrit Rietveld Zig Zag Chair, 52 artist's books, nylon cord, 2kg boat anchor, printed fabric, 106 x 244 x 47 cm, Edition of 2 , installation view at Galerie Tatjana Pieters

Peg Rail #5 (Albatros Omnibus) , 2012, Wood peg rail, replica Gerrit Rietveld Zig Zag Chair, 52 artist's books, nylon cord, 2kg boat anchor, printed fabric, 106 x 244 x 47 cm, Edition of 2 , installation view at Galerie Tatjana Pieters

, 2012, Wood peg rail, wooden meter, metal chains, bear can modified, 120 x 366 x 16 cm, , unique artwork, installation view at G Gallery, Toronto

Peg Rail #6 (You were right...) , 2012, Wood peg rail, wooden meter, metal chains, bear can modified, 120 x 366 x 16 cm, , unique artwork, installation view at G Gallery, Toronto

, 2011, Gouache, pencil, EPSON print on paper, 6 panels, each 30,4 x 22,7 cm, , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

Six Illustrations for (and/or from) a book that is (and/or will be) titled More Young Americans , 2011, Gouache, pencil, EPSON print on paper, 6 panels, each 30,4 x 22,7 cm, , unique artwork, photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2011, 52 artist's books, cloth bound case, cloth, Variable dimensions, Edition of 10  + 2 AP, Installation view, commissioned by The Power Plant, Toronto

Albatross Omnibus , 2011, 52 artist's books, cloth bound case, cloth, Variable dimensions, Edition of 10 + 2 AP, Installation view, commissioned by The Power Plant, Toronto

, 2010, EPSON print and gouache on paper, 61 x 46 cm, Edition of 3

Illustration from The Albatross (A) , 2010, EPSON print and gouache on paper, 61 x 46 cm, Edition of 3

, 2010, EPSON print and gouache on paper, 61 x 46 cm, Edition of 3 , photo: Aurélien Mole

Illustration from The Albatross (B) , 2010, EPSON print and gouache on paper, 61 x 46 cm, Edition of 3 , photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2010, Colored pencil and gouache on paper, 61 x 46 cm, , unique artwork

Illustration from The Albatross (J) , 2010, Colored pencil and gouache on paper, 61 x 46 cm, , unique artwork

, 2010, Colored pencil and gouache on paper, 61 x 46 cm, , unique artwork

Illustration from The Albatross (K) , 2010, Colored pencil and gouache on paper, 61 x 46 cm, , unique artwork

, 2008, Lasercut fabric (Geometri 459970 by Verner Panton 1960), Variable dimensions, Edition of 2 , photo: Aurélien Mole, Private collection, Toronto, Canada & Private collection, Paris, France

I never dreamt that I would get to be the creature that I always meant to be #2 , 2008, Lasercut fabric (Geometri 459970 by Verner Panton 1960), Variable dimensions, Edition of 2 , photo: Aurélien Mole, Private collection, Toronto, Canada & Private collection, Paris, France

, 2007, Laser-cut fabric (black and white gingham), 140 x 112 cm, Edition of 3

We May Be Standing on the Shoulder of Giants But Some of Us are Looking at the Stars , 2007, Laser-cut fabric (black and white gingham), 140 x 112 cm, Edition of 3

, 2007, Laser-cut fabric (black and white gingham), 140 x 112 cm, Edition of 3

We May Be Standing on the Shoulder of Giants But Some of Us are Looking at the Stars , 2007, Laser-cut fabric (black and white gingham), 140 x 112 cm, Edition of 3

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Derek Sullivan was born in 1976 in Richmond Hill (Canada) — he lives and works in Toronto (Canada)

Employing formal and textual elements that frequently contradict and alter relationships with one another, Derek Sullivan draws upon overlapping histories of modernist design, abstraction and conceptual art to unsettle notions of meaning and authorship. Sullivan uses drawing and sculpture, in addition to producing various ephemeral conceptual projects, to explore his interest in reinterpreting familiar forms in order to open up new areas of inquiry.

Derek Sullivan emploie des éléments formels et textuels qui contredisent et modifie souvent les liens avec les uns et les autres. Derek Sullivan s'inspire d'histoires de design moderniste, d'abstraction et d'art conceptuel qui se chevauchent pour décanter les notions de signification et de titularité d'oeuvre. Il s'inspire du dessin et de la sculpture, et produit des projets conceptuels éphémères pour explorer son intérêt dans la réinterpretation de formes familières afin d'ouvrir de nouveaux domaines de recherche.