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Dex Hannon

 
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Huddersfield
United Kingdom
Broken Toy Company
Artist
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.
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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.

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Dex Hannon is a multi-media artist and photographer.

He is one quarter of the Broken Toy Company - 4 artists. One mind.

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.

Events

2017 Featured Artist ? Dex Hannon ? Lumi Arts 

2017 Featured Artist Dex Hannon UK  ? Artists online

2017 A Hero?s Journey ? an interview with Dex Hannon

2017 June Issue of Art Share Love ? Listed as magazine top 10 Abstract Artists ? Dex Hannon 

An interview with Dex Hannon for Sesame. The beginning of an adventure with an Art Advisory in New York

http://www.slideshare.net/KeithWright7/sesame-70666075

Exhibitions

Exhibitions/Performances

17/08/2017 - 28/08/2017 - EDITIONS (JOINT SHOW) Join us for a preview evening and meet the artists on 17th August Leeds Gallery, Munro House, Duke St, Leeds LS9 8AG Dex Hannon will be showing some of his Digital Remix works alongside 7 other artists.
https://leedsgallery.com/

26/08/2017 - 29/08/2017 INDUSTRIA The Birchcliffe Centre Hebden Bridge, HX7 A group of artists responding to the industrial past and present in Hebden Bridge

October - November 2015 - Dex Hannon and the Broken Toys all collective artists -  Kunsthuis Gallery York

July - September 2015 Dex Hannon - Solo show - Outlaw Yacht Club, Leeds

June 2015 - Performance - Dex HannonDexuality Valentino - Phipps Concert Hall, Huddersfield

May 2015 - Performance - Dex Hannon & Dexuality Valentino - St Pauls Concert Hall, Huddersfield

April - July 2015 A collection of Broken Toys All collective artists - Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

May - June 2015 Dex Hannon Discrete Positions Joint show - Unit9 Gallery, Huddersfield

14-15th September 2013 Dex Hannon as part of Host Open Studios 2013  - Huddersfield Train Station

January 2013 - February 2013 Dex Hannon Solo show Revise, Heckmondwike

October 2012 Dex Hannon Joint show Huddersfield Train Station

 

Commissions/Publications/Articles/Awards:

2015 see-me Exposure awards - Honorary mention top 50 photographer  - Dex Hannon 

2014 Private Commission - Underland Nightclub - Dex Hannon

2014 Private Commission - Dex Hannon - UK

2014 Private Commission - Dex Hannon ? Australia

2014 VEXT magazine - Dex Hannon & Dexuality Valentino

2013 LOVE IS Book featuring poem by Dexuality Valentino & paintings by China9 and Dex Hannon

2012: Decent World by Martin Lochner, Front cover painting by Dex Hannon published by Xlibris

 

More info

SYNAESTHESIA PROJECT

It began with blocks of colour and a cassette tape of sounds. 

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This is a project that began back in 2000, I was reading Rimbaud, Vowels. It got me thinking. Was there a way to create a whole alphabet of colours? I researched synaesthesia, and stumbled across Schoenberg and Kandinsky?s work into the subject. This got me thinking about an alphabet of colours and sounds.

I created a colour block alphabet, each letter had a square colour block. Press ?a? you got a red block. ?b? a tan coloured block, and so on.

Then with the help of Ben Leighton, who helped with sounds we managed to create a simple macro based system. the sounds though were created separately on a cassette player.  26 sounds representing the alphabet that were then cut and pasted together to form ?words?. It was all very simple and raw.

I worked for several years trying to get the system to work in a more cohesive way. Technology just wasn?t there yet. Or wasn?t available to me just yet. I let it live on the shelf for a long time.

Then back in 2013 I had a chance conversation with Liz Dobson, Lecturer at Huddersfield University. She was starting a collaborative space where creatives could collaborate on projects. Through this group I met Reuben Thomas and Alex Baker.

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