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