Friend Visit Friend #1: Dex Fernandez (Manila-Philippine)


Friend Visit Friend #1:
(Manila - Philippine)

Open Studio
December 3 to 14, 2013

Artist Talk 
(about artscene in Manila)
December 8, 2013 
4 PM to 6 PM

Project Presentation
December 14, 2013
4 PM

Lir Space
Jl.Anggrek 1/33 Baciro
Yogyakarta - Indonesia


Friend Visit Friend is an independent residency program hosted by Lir Space. This is the first time Lir Space take art practitioner to assist them in their specific undertaking. The first Friend Visit Friend artist in residence will be Dexter Fernandez from Manila-Philippine. Addressed as 'one of the most celebrated contemporary artist in the Philippine art scene', Fernandez will be in Jogja for 12 days to work on his creative process and experience the local art scene. 

Dex Fernandez was graduated from fine arts and advertising department of Technology University of the Philippines. His art transports the viewer to another land—a tea-stained technicolor mash-up of the darling and the sinister—where both children and adults play with imaginary creatures, and otherworldly beings haunt us with the ugly truth about what’s right and wrong in the world (1)

Fernandez works with found images and material that he collages together to create fantastical figurative compositions, adding further to the mix is another skin inscribed with personal design, esoteric languages, chimera, and imaginary landscapes, all of which serve to create a labyrinth of possibilities. His interest lies on the investigation of found memories and its deconstruction through transformative appropriation. Dex Fernandez, lives and works in Manila, Philippines

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