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Dynamic Striped Sculptures by Derrick Velasquez Cascade with Vinyl Color

June 5, 2024

Grace Ebert

bright rainbow colored vinyl strips slump in a striped pattern across a wooden triangle

“Untitled 422” (2024), vinyl and maple, 30 x 29 x 1 inches. All images courtesy of Skye Gallery, shared with permission

Like vinyl rainbows arching across the horizon, the wall sculptures that arise from Derrick Velasquez’s Denver studio capture movement and color in dynamic planes. The artist layers striped patterns in palettes evocative of beaches and deserts atop a wooden axis, creating a cascade of color from a central point. Velasquez (previously) cuts the vinyl into non-uniform strips that, once stacked one atop the other, allow a shaggy, fluid edge to emerge.

The sculptures shown here are part of the artist’s ongoing Untitled series and are on view through July 28 at Skye Gallery in New York, alongside Linda Lopez and MarSha Yi Robinson. Find more from Velasquez on Instagram.

blue, gray, tan, and beige vinyl strips slump in a striped pattern across a wooden triangle

“Untitled 419” (2024), vinyl and walnut, 26 x 38 x 1 inches

brown, gray, yellow, and beige vinyl strips slump in a striped pattern across a wooden triangle

“Untitled 411” (2024), vinyl and maple, 34 x 29 x 1 inches

blue, gray, tan, and beige vinyl strips slump in a striped pattern across a wooden triangle

Detail of “Untitled 419” (2024), vinyl and walnut, 26 x 38 x 1 inches

black, gray, and beige vinyl strips slump in a striped pattern across a wooden triangle

“Untitled 409” (2024), vinyl and walnut, 34 x 32 x 1 inches

black, gray, purple, and beige vinyl strips slump in a striped pattern across a wooden triangle

“Untitled 425” (2024), vinyl and maple, 32 x 33 x 1 inches

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