Dex Hannon was born and educated in Manchester, studying at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is now based at Sopa Creativa studios in Yorkshire. He is a multi-media artist and photographer. He exhibits regularly in England and his work sells worldwide. His paintings have featured in books and magazines. He is represented in New York by Elizabeth Sadoff Art Advisory.
His work explores, memory, duality and contrast through mixing of styles, techniques and bold colour choices. He works with mixed-media layers, creating an argument or tension upon the canvas. When the painting is finished, the painting is not the end. Throughout the creation of the painting it is photographed. Using these photographs, he digitally recreates a version of the painting. Or as he puts it he, 'Digitally Remixes' it.
Music is an important influence on Dex Hannon?s work, specifically the concept of the remix. The remixing process re-energises something, changes it into something completely new, giving it a new life, but without that original source material, the remix would not exist.