EXHIBITION: DEX FERNANDEZ
"THE MOTH AND THE BULLDOZER"
ASIAN CULTURAL COUNCIL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
VIDEO, ANIMATION, & WALL MURALS
OPENING: FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 6-8 PM
EXHIBITION RUNS THROUGH JUNE 14
Dex Fernandez is an interdisciplinary artist based in Caloocan, Philippines. Drawing from sources such as street art and found footage, Fernandez’s practice ranges from paintings and drawings to murals, mixed media works and vintage photography-inspired posters from thrift shops. Through juxtaposition of religious iconography with pop imagery, children’s drawings, tattoo motives and cut outs from adult magazines, Fernandez’s eclectic compositions challenge the traditional definitions of high culture and fine art. By adding imaginary landscapes, patterns and creatures to found images, he explores the idea of found memories and appropriation.
Works of Dex Fernandez have been exhibited in the Philippines and internationally. He also comp
leted residency programs at Vermont Studio Center, Ping Pong Art Space, Taiwan, Lir Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
Dex Fernandez studied Fine Art and Advertising at the Technology University of the Philippines. Before becoming a full-time artist, he worked as a graphic designer.
Dex Fernandez is an Asian Cultural Council Artist in Residence at the
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.