Glasgow based video artist, Dexter Stokes-Mellor b.1998
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Statement

Obsessed with our oversaturated-with-media-society. My work attempts to re-contextualize our seemingly unlimited access to this media. By utilising repetition, visual effects, editing software and my own source material I try to create new meaning from this over abundance of resources we recently acquired. Works like ‘100 Lightning strikes’ comments on our commodification of mother nature itself, and our seemingly selfish desire to economise on a natural beauty like lightning.

My work also focuses on cultural phenomenon like cinema and club culture with an added awareness of other contemporary artistic practices. ‘24x Psycho’ for example. Using Douglas Gordon’s’24 Hour Psycho’ as a inspiration to create a new rendition of an already loved artwork. Or my work ‘I listen to Blue Monday every Monday’ that being almost meditative video piece on the worldwide impact and effect of club music, and specifically the effect of Blue Monday.’

More work re-contextualises already known phenomena and place the viewer into a position where they have no choice but to think of this phoneme in an entirely different light.

Education

Glasgow School of Art studying Sculpture and Environmental Art (2017-2020)
Chicago School of Art studying Fine Art Sound (2018-2019)
Central Saint Martins studying Foundation Fine Art & Design (2016 - 2017)
The BRIT Schoolstudying BTEC in film and media production (2014 - 2016)


Previous work and experience

Install assistant at Tramway for Kapwani Kiwanga (April 2018)
Volunteer at Glasgow International (April - June 2018)
Volunteer at Southbank Centre (July - August 2017)
Catering Volunteering at Womad Festival (27th July -3rd August 2017)
Goodhood studio internship (24th May - 24th August 2016)
Part time producer for NTS Radio (January - September 2016) 


Exhibitions

2020
Virtual Show - GSA Showcase 2020
Virtual Show - ds2020 Simulator
Virtual Show - Something Presented As Culturally Enriching
Glasgow - Centre for Contemporary Arts - A Lurch in the Dark
The Hauge - West - Grand Opening Ambassade
Amsterdam - OCII - Punks not dead
2019
Glasgow - The Old Hairdressers - Get Liminal
Glasgow - New Glasgow Society - I listen to Blue Monday every Monday (2017-2019)
Glasgow - The Art School Project Spaces - Again and again and again
London - Peckham Safe house - The Shivering Truth
Glasgow - House for an Art Lover - Lost at SEA
2018
Chicago - School of Art Institute Chicago - Poetry
Chicago - Defibrillator - A night of performance
London - 4K - 4K
Glasgow - Laurieston Arches - The Arches
2017
London - Peckham Safe House - CSM Show