Derek Hess

18 artworks


  • Sale -25% Sheer Art Attack Original Ink Drawing by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess Sheer Art Attack Original Ink Drawing by Derek Hess

    Sheer Art Attack Ink Drawing on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess graffiti street artist modern original art. 2014 Signed Framed Original Ink Drawing Artwork Size 15x17 "My first batch was done in 2010/2011 and showed during the World's Largest Crappie Festival in Water Valley Mississippi, that was awesome. All are were made using pen, ink, and acrylic. My father was a B-26 pilot and my dad helped instill the interest in the subject. Two of the pieces feature a rock bass morphed with a B-26. These are completely different from what I normally do, whatever 'normal' means. Anyway, these were just a lot of fun to do. Whereas some of the intense pieces that I do I feel I have to do, as to purge it from my system, which works half the time (I tend to carry that stuff with me). I wanted to do these for fun and are a great distraction." - Derek Hess

    $1,044.00$783.00

  • 257 Days Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess 257 Days Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    257 Days Limited Edition Hand Pulled 3-Color Serigraph Print on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "My model ‘Kim-Fu’ is sporting the latest in football jersey tan lines in this piece. The stadium in the background is of the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium (RIP)." - Derek Hess

    $382.00

  • 89 Days Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess 89 Days Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    89 Days Limited Edition Hand Pulled 3-Color Serigraph Print on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "My model ‘Kim-Fu’ is sporting the latest in football jersey tan lines in this piece. The stadium in the background is of the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium (RIP)." - Derek Hess

    $382.00

  • Sale -25% Polikarpov-Gill Original Mixed Media Drawing

    Derek Hess Polikarpov-Gill Original Mixed Media Drawing

    Polikarpov-Gill Mixed Media Drawing on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess graffiti street artist modern original art. 2014 Signed Framed Original Mixed Media Painting Drawing Artwork Size 14x11.5 This piece includes a 1/2 Inch Black Metal Frame float mounted with 2 Inch matte, UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware. "My first batch was done in 2010/2011 and showed during the World's Largest Crappie Festival in Water Valley Mississippi, that was awesome. All are were made using pen, ink, and acrylic. My father was a B-26 pilot and my dad helped instill the interest in the subject. Two of the pieces feature a rock bass morphed with a B-26. These are completely different from what I normally do, whatever 'normal' means. Anyway, these were just a lot of fun to do. Whereas some of the intense pieces that I do I feel I have to do, as to purge it from my system, which works half the time (I tend to carry that stuff with me). I wanted to do these for fun and are a great distraction." - Derek Hess

    $1,044.00$783.00

  • Sale -25% Longear Tiger P-40 Original Mixed Media Drawing by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess Longear Tiger P-40 Original Mixed Media Drawing by Derek Hess

    Longear Tiger P-40 Mixed Media Drawing on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess graffiti street artist modern original art for sale. 2014 Signed Framed Original Mixed Media Painting Drawing Artwork Size 17x16 This piece includes a 1/2 Inch Black Metal Frame float mounted with 2 Inch matte, UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware. "My first batch was done in 2010/2011 and showed during the World's Largest Crappie Festival in Water Valley Mississippi, that was awesome. All are were made using pen, ink, and acrylic. My father was a B-26 pilot and my dad helped instill the interest in the subject. Two of the pieces feature a rock bass morphed with a B-26. These are completely different from what I normally do, whatever 'normal' means. Anyway, these were just a lot of fun to do. Whereas some of the intense pieces that I do I feel I have to do, as to purge it from my system, which works half the time (I tend to carry that stuff with me). I wanted to do these for fun and are a great distraction." - Derek Hess

    $1,044.00$783.00

  • Monkey Trick Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess Monkey Trick Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Monkey Trick Limited Edition Hand Pulled 4-Color Serigraph Print on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. 2015 SIgned & Numbered Limited Edition of 200, 4 colors and the white of the paper creates the tan lines." - Derek Hess Dissecting Derek Hess's Monkey Trick Serigraph In the intricate dance of colors and lines that characterizes Derek Hess's 'Monkey Trick,' the piece stands out as a testament to the artist's prowess in merging the intensity of graffiti artwork with the finesse of modern pop art. This limited edition, hand-pulled, 4-color serigraph print on fine art paper exemplifies how street art sensibilities can be transformed into gallery-worthy pieces. Hess, an American artist from Cleveland, Ohio, is celebrated for his work, which often reflects struggle, emotion, and human complexity themes. Serigraphy: Melding Street Art with Fine Art The technique used in 'Monkey Trick' is serigraphy, which refers to traditional screen printing methods. By utilizing a mesh to transfer ink onto paper, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil, Hess showcases his distinctive style—usually seen adorning city walls and skateboards. The statement by Hess, '4 colors and the white of the paper creates the tan lines,' underlines his meticulous methodology. The limited color palette does not limit the depth of the piece; instead, it enriches it, with the white of the paper becoming an active participant in the narrative. This is particularly notable in street pop art, where the environment often contributes to the artwork, just as the paper does here. The surroundings are not mere backdrops but integral components of the art. In 'Monkey Trick,' Hess utilizes the absence of color to suggest presence, much like how the silence in a conversation can speak volumes. It reflects how graffiti artists often must use the canvas of walls, adjusting and incorporating their imperfections and textures into their work. The Visual Language of 'Monkey Trick' The subject matter of 'Monkey Trick' is quintessentially Hess—a complex human figure in repose, suggestive of vulnerability or exhaustion, with a more petite figure, which appears to be a monkey, also in a state of rest. The human figure, rendered in robust, muscular lines, is influential yet passive. The monkey, often symbolizing mischief or playfulness in art, is shown in an unusual moment of calm, mirroring its human counterpart. This duality may reflect the multifaceted nature of humans, who possess both a primal, unrefined side and a more complex emotional capacity. Using only four colors to create this piece speaks to Hess's ingenuity. It challenges the viewer to find depth and texture in limitation, a common theme in street art where artists often work with a restricted palette due to environmental and material constraints. The serigraph embraces street pop art's raw, unfiltered ethos, which thrives on minimalism and directness to convey powerful messages. The lines and tan shades in 'Monkey Trick' create a tangible texture that can almost be felt, reminiscent of the tactile nature of walls that serve as canvases in urban landscapes. The Legacy of Derek Hess and 'Monkey Trick' Derek Hess's work has been influential in bridging the often segregated worlds of street art and fine art. 'Monkey Trick' is a notable example of how graffiti's spontaneity and vivid imagery can be harmoniously blended with pop art. It also indicates Hess's ability to convey complex human emotions through simple yet compelling compositions. This serigraph adds to his legacy as a pioneer in this blended art form. It serves as a cultural artifact, capturing the essence of an era where street art is increasingly recognized as a legitimate and influential art form. Through 'Monkey Trick,' Hess contributes to the dialogue on converging street art techniques with acceptable art principles. His work resonates within the art community and beyond, attracting those who need to be more traditionally engaged with art and inviting them to explore the layered meanings behind the deceptively simple visuals. Pieces like this exemplify how modern street pop art is not just about the art itself but also about the process and the narrative it invites the viewer to partake in. Through his art, Derek Hess asks us to consider the human condition, the rawness of our existence, and the beauty found within the constraints of form and color.

    $343.00

  • Jessence Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess Jessence Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Jessence Limited Edition Hand Pulled 3-Color Serigraph Print on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "Trying to capture the essence, the inner beauty as well as the obvious. I was working with the same model as “Disposition” on this piece." - Derek Hess

    $240.00

  • Gameface Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess Gameface Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Gameface Limited Edition Hand Pulled 5-Color Serigraph Print on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "My model ‘Kim-Fu’ is sporting the latest in football jersey tan lines in this piece. The stadium in the background is of the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium (RIP)." - Derek Hess

    $240.00

  • A Disposition To Ignore What Is Real Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess A Disposition To Ignore What Is Real Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    A Disposition To Ignore What Is Real Limited Edition Hand Pulled 4-Color Serigraph Print on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "The whole name of this piece is “A Disposition To Ignore What Is Real”, which is one definition for ‘romance’. Recognizing the red flags yet choosing not to see them." - Derek Hess

    $343.00

  • Why All The Change Of Heart II Archival Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess Why All The Change Of Heart II Archival Print by Derek Hess

    Why All The Change Of Heart II Limited Edition Archival Pigment Prints on 310gsm Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. INFO

    $232.00

  • FA Venus Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess FA Venus Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    FA Venus Limited Edition Hand Pulled 3-Color Serigraph Print on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. Over the years we’ve met quite a few collectors that share the same passion for subculture and collecting. These passions culminate for us by collecting specifics artists, iconography, and imagery that shapes each of our collections. On rare occasion, we’re asked to offer vintage items on the site, and we have from time to time. Well last week profoundly changed our lives and we’re excited to share that, will you? After spending a few days learning about the stories of 1 collector that has been in the game for the past few decades we found signed prints from many of the artists that built the foundation for collecting art prints. With the likes of Bill Graham, Gary Grimshaw, Coop, Derek Hess, and beyond, stored safely in flat files, we sifted through and pulled a few hundred prints. Now that we’re back home we’re doing our best to process this collection, the grade for quality, photograph and add to the site.

    $232.00

  • Super Predator Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess Super Predator Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Super Predator Limited Edition Hand Pulled 8-Color Serigraph Print on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "Having fun with tanks and girls. The background text are the instructions to the game Risk and the type in the shadows are Penthouse letters." - Derek Hess

    $240.00

  • Sneetch Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess Sneetch Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Sneetch Limited Edition Hand Pulled 4-Color Serigraph Print on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "Inspired by Dr. Suesses’ Star Bellied Snetches, and tan lines of coarse." - Derek Hess

    $259.00

  • Sarah SPF 25 Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess Sarah SPF 25 Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Sarah SPF 25 Limited Edition Hand Pulled 3-Color Serigraph Print on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "First of my “Tan Line” ongoing series. One of the things I’m trying to achieve with these prints is to get the white of the paper to make the tan and the line pop.Sarah happened to be 25 years old when this was done, that’s where the “spf 25” comes from." - Derek Hess

    $343.00

  • Mars AP Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess Mars AP Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Mars Limited Edition Hand Pulled 4-Color Serigraph Print on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. AP Artist Proof "This piece has been added to the permanent collection of the Akron Museum of Art. Image wise I’m going for the same basic idea as the Venus print. Titled after Mars the God of war." - Derek Hess

    $220.00

  • Flakpanzer Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess Flakpanzer Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Flakpanzer Limited Edition Hand Pulled 5-Color Serigraph Print on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "A Flakpanzer is a German mobile anti-aircraft gun. I thought this appropriate with British Spitfires flying above the figures head." - Derek Hess Hand Deckled

    $382.00

  • Presence Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess Presence Serigraph Print by Derek Hess

    Presence Limited Edition Hand Pulled 4-Color Serigraph Print on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "This piece is about a “presence”, higher power, greater conscience, god, or whatever you believe it to be. The words are “presence” written in many different languages to illustrate the universal presence. No one religion has a copyright on angels, they all basically come from the same source.The white of the wings and hair are the white of the paper." - Derek Hess

    $382.00

  • Burned Out HPM Acrylic Wood Panel Print by Derek Hess Burned Out HPM Acrylic Wood Panel Print by Derek Hess

    Derek Hess Burned Out HPM Acrylic Wood Panel Print by Derek Hess

    Burned Out Original Hand-Painted Multiple (HPM) on Acrylic on Laser Etched Wood Panel by Derek Hess Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. 2016 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 50 Burnt Wood & Acrylic on Wood Panel Artwork Size 20x10 Ready To Display "This 'Burned Out' is burned or etched into the wood, the red on the arms I laid down with a wire brush, I worked fast with the crude tools to keep the feel consistent with the rest of the piece. The first laser-etched piece done with 1xRUN, Hemorrhage, came out so nice and true to the original that another one would be cool to try. Burned Out was a no-brainer, it's burned out.. What is cool about these pieces is they are all part of an edition, all the figures are handled the same, so it is a true edition. But at the same time, each one is unique because the red is different on everyone. What I find very cool about this piece is you get a unique one of a kind signed and numbered edition print, it's the best of both worlds." - Derek Hess

    $871.00

Derek Hess - Sprayed Paint Art Collection

Derek Hess: Confluence of Emotion and Artistry

Derek Hess has established a distinctive presence within the art world, straddling the diverse territories of pop art, street art, and graffiti. His raw, emotionally charged work captures the turmoil and passions of human experience, often revealing the tragic beauty that can exist within despair. With a career that began in the early 1990s, Hess has emerged from the Cleveland music scene, where he initially made his mark designing concert posters to become an internationally recognized artist whose work resonates on a deeply personal level with his audience.

Artistic Impact and Style

The artwork of Derek Hess is instantly recognizable for its visceral intensity and unflinching exploration of subjects like depression, anxiety, and human vulnerability. His characters, often depicted amidst struggle or in profound contemplation, showcase Hess’s profound talent for rendering human emotions palpable. His linework is disciplined and frenetic, suggesting the duality of order and chaos that defines the human condition. This tension is further articulated through his choice of mediums, often mixed media compositions, incorporating everything from traditional inks and paints to the unconventional use of bodily fluids. While deeply personal, the themes in Hess’s work tap into the universal. He examines the spectrum of human emotion with a sincerity that avoids sentimentality, instead opting for a stark realism that can be confronting. His exploration of these motifs has captivated gallery audiences and allowed for a dialogue between street culture and more traditional art consumers. This approach will enable Hess to occupy a unique niche where the rawness of street art converges with the intimacy of personal expression.

From Street to Gallery: The Journey of a Modern Artist

Hess's transitiHess'sm street art to gallery showcases is symbolic of the evolving perceptions surrounding what constitutes fine art. His work, displayed in esteemed galleries and acquired by discerning collectors, retains the edge and energy of its street origins. The emotional authenticity that underpins his creations speaks to a broad audience, bridging the often-imperceptible gap between high art and the populist roots of street culture. His contribution to the arts goes beyond the visual; Hess has been instrumental in elevating the conversation about mental health, particularly within the context of the creative community. His candidness about his struggles has lent a voice to the often-silent battle many face, and his art offers a cathartic connection for those who encounter it. Derek Hess remains a figure of significance in the art world, embodying the spirit of street pop art and graffiti art while pushing its boundaries. His raw depictions of the human experience continue to captivate, challenge, and move audiences worldwide.

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