Dex Hannon is an artist, photographer, writer and one quarter of the Broken Toy Company. He was born and educated in Manchester and now resides in Yorkshire. He works at Sopa Creativa Studios in Huddersfield.
Using contrast, through mixing of styles, techniques and bold colour choices he creates a battle for the viewers attention between foreground and background. A visually defined argument or discussion upon the canvas’s surface.
Sometimes the painting will be the end...
...sometimes the painting is ‘digitally remixed'. Using photographs and software, he remixes the original painting to create a different interpretation. This style of working harks back to his childhood. When the remix first began in music. Where 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.