This work originally began as a study of agricultural field patterns. Then the drawings and project as a whole became corrupted, the fields began to morph into impossible architectural structures, landscapes became multi dimensional, impossible buildings sitting in impossible spaces.
The work began to mirror our own over population of the planet, bursting at the seams. As we expand and overrun the world, our cities invade our quite spaces.
Our connection with nature is being lost in the pursuit of quicker and more cost effective solutions to control it. Cost and speed have become more important to us than the planet we are part of. Created in acrylics, oils and molotow acrylic pens.
The original painting is photographed at various stages during it’s creation. Using these photographs he digitally changes the painting. Or as he calls it, ‘Digitally Remixes’ it.
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 the remix became more important than the original source material.
The remixing process can re-energise a song, change its’ direction, or give it a new life. The remix is perplexing though. It needs the original source material to have life without it, it wouldn’t exist. It is a new life from an old life. A rebirth.