Derek Raymond’s current work is largely informed by the rudimental aspects of graffiti, with an emphasis on abstracting and manipulating the unrefined qualities of both vandalism and vandalism removal processes.
Writing on the wall is a tradition as old as human existence. In modern times, vandals, wanderers, lovers, protesters, city workers, business owners and others change the color of surfaces across the urban landscape with various mediums, at various times and for various reasons — eventually, continuously and unintentionally creating deep abstract compositions hidden in plain sight.
His work is an ongoing study and abstraction of the visual exchanges and ongoing dialogues that live and evolve among us.
2012: Group show, Anchor Gallery, Providence, RI
2017: Group show, Uncharted Gallery, Lowell, MA
2018: Group show, Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA
2019: Group show, Curation 250, Lowell, MA
2020: Group show, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
2020: Group show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2020: Group show, Anti-Robot Club, Providence, RI
2021: Group show, Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Newport, RI
2021: Solo show, Curation 250, Lowell, MA