Dex Fernandez

The epitome of a multi-skilled, multi-media artist, Dex Fernandez can draw cartoon murals spontaneously. Using deft, sure strokes, he begins with a small central image that quickly blossoms into a multiplicity of linked animation-inspired figures on a large canvas. Fernandez flourishes in the world of street art and its undercurrents of subversion. He is well-known for his iconic pet-symbol, the Garapata, or tick, whose cartoon image he furtively pastes in various spots as he journeys through the city.

For the art fair, Fernandez combines the Garapata icon with animation, using hundreds of publicly contributed drawings to produce an on-the-spot animated video that fairgoers can participate in creating.