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Derrick Fludd (born 1963) is an American artist born in Sarasota, Florida, who lives and works in China. He has exhibited his abstract paintings in galleries in Chicago, New York and Hamburg, Germany. He is an accomplished composer, and performance artist as well. Fludd currently lives in Shanghai, China where he has authored several books and has become an accomplished web designer. [1] In Shanghai, Fludd has participated in several group exhibitions of his paintings and works on paper.


His father Reginald Fludd and brother David Fludd are also artists. Between 1981 and 1985, Fludd studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he received his BFA. During his student years, Fludd practised contemporary styles of painting, both abstract expressionism and realism. He also studied lithography and etching, producing hundreds of prints. While at the School of Visual Arts he worked at Ronin Gallery in Manhattan. After graduating college he continued working at Ronin Gallery, where he was exposed to Ukiyo-e prints of Japan. This exposure helped in the development of his own work - particularly the use of calligraphy and brush work.


For the last twenty years, Fludd has made several series of geometric abstractions. His recent paintings are concerned with the universality of language and visual symbolism. These works which are - calligraphic symbols on canvas, catalog his attempt at depicting thought as a form of visual expression and, by doing so, discovering the appearance of visual patterns and codes.


Derrick Fludd is also a musician and a composer. His music has been included in Independent films, PBS, internet radio and most recently ICPNA (Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano) contemporary dance festival. He has performed as early as 1988 and 1990 at the Henry Street Settlement Performance space and the 1990 SVA Amphitheater.


In 2010 he participated in an international Fluxus exhibition and his work entered the permanent collection of the museum. [2] [3]In 2005 he had a solo exhibition of his paintings in the Lux Gallery in Chicago. [4] He had solo shows of his paintings at the Claudia Hellwich Gallery, Hamburg, Germany in 1997 and 1999. His work was included in group exhibitions in 2005 at Mercy College in Manhattan, in 2003 at the Salander-O’Reilly Gallery, New York City, and in 1996 in Provincetown, Ma. [5]

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