Dex Hannon

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Flick the switch, we're in chaos!, 2013 Acrylic & Molotow On Canvas 40cm X 100cm X 4cm Centimeters © DJH
I flicked the switch & we're still in chaos!, 2015
Rusted Revolutions, 2014 Acrylic And Molotow Pen 50 X 100 X 2 Centimeters © DJH
In rust we trusted-Rusted Revolutions, 2014 Digital Remix Of Rusted Revolutions 50 X 100cm X 4 Centimeters © DJH
Communication Ice Age, 2014 Acrylic And Molotow Pen 60 X 60 X 4 Centimeters © DJH
Kommunikotion Ice Age, 2015 Digital Reconstruction Of Communication Ice Age 100 X 100 X 4 Centimeters © DJH
To win the battle with ourselves we must accept defeat, 2015 Digital Remix 100 X 100 X 4 Centimeters © DJH
Outside in we're all the same, 2015 Digital Remix 80 X 80 X 4 Centimeters © DJH
Inside out we're all the same (SOLD)_, 2014 Acrylic And Molotow Pen 60 X 60 X 4 Centimeters © DJH
Our Biggest Battle is with Ourselves, 2015 Acrylic And Molotow Pen 60 X 60 X 4 Centimeters © DJH
futurepast, 2015 Digital Remix 80 X 80 X 4 Centimeters © DJH
She's Lost Control, Again, 2016 Acrylic And Markers On Canvas 100 X 104 X 3 Centimeters © DJH
Eve of Destruction, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 80 X 80 X 4 Centimeters © DJH
The Humagony, 2016 Digital Art 80 X 80 X 4 Centimeters © DJH
There is nothing subtle about Humanity, 2015 Acrylic And Markers On Canvas 80 X 80 X 4 Centimeters © DJH
The Dream Architects, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 80 X 80 X 4 Centimeters © DJH
Quick Facts
United Kingdom
Birth year
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United Kingdom
Manchester Metropolitan University, 2001, degree

Dex Hannon was born and educated in Manchester, studying at Manchester Metropolitan University. He now lives and works in Yorkshire.

He exhibits regularly in England. His work has featured in books and magazines across the globe. He is also one quarter of the Broken Toy Company, an art collective with a twist. 4 artists. One mind. 

His work explores contrast. Using a variety of materials, acrylics, oils spray paint and markers, as well as digital. He produces tension between foreground and background; mixing styles, techniques and bold colour choices to create an argument or discussion upon the surface of 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 changes the painting. Or as he calls it,  'Digitally Remixes' it. 

The paintings’ original concept is re-examined, either an argument with the original painting is created or an agreement. The painting and the digital work form part of a conversation. The combined work reflect his personal feelings on whether to abandon the past (painting) and embrace the future (digital). 

Music is an important influence on Dex Hannon’s work, the music he listened to growing up always incorporated a remix version. The concept of a remix left a mark on him. In some cases it became more important than the original source material. The remixing process re-energised it, gave it a new life. Took the original work in another direction completely, but the remix could never forget its past. Without that original source material the remix could not exist.

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