Dex Hannon West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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I go where the idea takes me. The idea drives the choice of medium. I paint. I make and use sounds. I take photos, I also shape sentences into interesting stories. My Art site is here: https://dexhannon.co.uk my music is available through bandcamp https://foof1.bandcamp.com/releases

I go where the idea takes me. The idea drives the choice of medium. I paint. I make and use sounds. I take photos, I also shape sentences into interesting stories.

My work is influenced by the music I listen to as I work as well as artists Mark Rothko and Gerhard Richter. My work is best described as abstract expressionism, although I also works with digital and sound, the choice of medium is influenced by the message I am trying to convey.

Predominantly using contrast, through mixing of styles, techniques and bold choices I creates a battle of foreground and background and attempt to distort and disrupt the status quo.

My current works are created ‘alla prima’ mixing the oils or acrylics directly on the canvas surface, working fast in rapid strokes, letting the freedom of the moment and sounds influence movements of the brush, interlocking raw strokes repeating to form distance and illusion of space, connections and disconnections. This style of working is intense, and always filled with danger.

One stroke too far and the painting is lost.

Sometimes the painting will be the end...

...sometimes the painting is ‘digitally remixed'. Using photographs and software, mixing the original painting to create a different interpretation. This style of working is influenced by my childhood. When the remix first began in music. A song would be released with a remix as the B-side. Sometimes the remix would become bigger than the original song, it took on a life of its own and would be hardly recognisable to the original sound, but it owed its life to that original song without it, it couldn't exist.

Artwork

Cognitive Dissonance, Acrylic on Canvas, 2017

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Atomic Balance (SOLD), Oil Paint on Canvas, 2017

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Whats the Matter Proton? (SOLD), Oil Painting on Canvas, 2017, SOLD

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The Cold Dead Heart Exploded (SOLD), Oil Paint on Canvas, 2017, SOLD

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There is a Crack in Everything (SOLD), Acrylic on Canvas, 2017, SOLD

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Dream Vision City (SOLD), Acylic on Canvas, 2017

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Driving a Lynchian Dream (SOLD), Acrylic on Canvas, 2017, SOLD

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Foundations of Forgotten Building, Acrylic on Canvas, 2017

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SPINE, Acrylic on Canvas, 2017

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RAGE ( SOLD), Acrylic on Canvas, 2017, SOLD

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Discombobulation Nation, Acrylic on Canvas, 2017

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Dreams flow into every corner (SOLD), Acrylic on Canvas, 2017, SOLD

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If we forget our past, we cannot understand our future, Mixed media on canvas, 2016

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Future Past, Digital Remix on canvas, 2016

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A Butterfly flaps its wings without a care for the chaos it brings, Digital Remix on canvas, 2016

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The Dream Architects, Acrylic on Canvas, 2016

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Love is a many sided thing (SOLD), Acrylic on Canvas, 2017

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Love is a Konstrukt, Digital Remix on Canvas, 2017

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There is nothing subtle about humanity, Mixed media on Canvas, 2016

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Memories of Tall Buildings I used to know (SOLD), Acrylic on Canvas, 2017

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Konstrukt 01, Acrylic on Canvas, 2017

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Jumping off tall buildings (SOLD), Acrylic on Canvas, 2017

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The facade of Humans (SOLD), Acrylic on Canvas, 2017

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Warning Signs (SOLD), Acrylic on Canvas, 2017

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We're in Chaos and the flies don't give a damn!, Digital Remix on canvas, 2017

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In rust we trusted, Digital Remix on canvas, 2016

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Rusted Revolutions (SOLD), Acrylic on Canvas, 2015

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Dream Stealers, Digital Remix on canvas, 2016

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Broken Boned & Bleeding out, Acrylic on Canvas, 2017

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A Brittle Scene of Broken Dreams (SOLD), Acrylic on Canvas, 2017

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The closer you get to a problem, the further you are from a solution, Oil on Canvas, 2017

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She's Lost Control, Again, Mixed media on Canvas, 2015

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Unplug yourself from material things, Mixed media on Canvas, 2015

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Eve of Destruction, Acrylic on Canvas, 2015

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Dis-Funk-Shun, Acrylic on Canvas, 2017

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I organised my thoughts and they left me for a dream, Acrylic and markers, 2015

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There is no sense in sentience, Acrylic and markers, 2015

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Transient Mandala, Digital Remix, 2017, on request

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Fractures, Oil on Canvas, 2018, 1100

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Clinical Ambient, Oil on Canvas, 2018, 700

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Flesh JunkShun, Acrylic on Canvas, 2017, 1450

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The Hidden Truth of Domestic Bliss, Acrylic on canvas, 2018, On request

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Previous projects

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Featured Artist Lumi-Arts

01/06/2017 to 30/06/2017

Featured Artist on LumiArts website. http://www.lumiarts.co.uk/artist-in-focus-dex-hannon/

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Artist of the Month July 2017

01/07/2017 to 31/07/2017

Featured artist for July on UK Artists website. http://www.ukartistsonline.com/blog-post.aspx?id=37

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Art Share Love

01/06/2017 to 30/06/2017

Listed in the magazines top 10 Abstract Artists to watch - 2017 June Issue of Art Share Love http://bit.ly/2rBo7vs

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A Hero's Journey

01/07/2017

An interview with Peter DeKuster for the website 'A Hero's Journey.' interviews with creatives living their dreams. https://theherojourney2016.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/the-heros-journey-of-dex-hannon/

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A Collection of Broken Toys

01/10/2015 to 30/11/2015

Solo show of Dex Hannon's work and performance of the Synaesthesia Colours Sound Project. A multi media collaborative project.

Kunsthuis Art Gallery York, York Details

Editions

11/08/2017 to 29/08/2017

EDITIONS (JOINT SHOW)

17/08/2017 – 28/08/2017 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.

Leeds Gallery, Leeds Details

Analogue vs Digital

08/07/2015 to 16/09/2015

A show bringing together the paintings (analogue) and (Digital) remixes.

Outlaws Yacht Club, Leeds Details

Top 50 Artists

01/09/2016 to 01/09/2017

Chosen as one of the top 50 artists for the magazine Art Share Love

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AbstractExperimentalMemory