MFA. UT Dallas, Art and Technology.
Dax Norman is an established professional artist, his work includes painting, NFT, and movie animation. Dax worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin for 10 years. In his work, Dax demonstrates a complex understanding of compressed time, emanating frame by frame.
Dax approaches drawing at the speed of thought, single-handedly creating a catalog of 5,000 unique hand-drawn animated GIFs, one of which was shown in 2019 at Times Square in NYC as part of Giphy Arts at Nasdaq. Dax was commissioned to draw two commercials for Pepsi/ NFL, working with Academy Award-winning VFX studio Moving Picture Company on the “Touchdown Slide” campaign (2019),and has also been commissioned by MTV, Adult Swim, Getter, Jack U, Guy Gerber, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and many others.
Dax’s animated feature filmography:
Leptune. 3D computer animation, 2015, and Symphony in Sweeatch.
For the POWER OF THE OTHER HAND project, Dax presents a sort of collaborative mashup between the painted works of Dax Norman, combined with the iconic “Lady [A]” painting by Dr Salvi. Dr Salvi and Dax have been painting these artworks together, and working on them back and forth, creating an in-depth character study of Lady [A], the anonymous face of “The Power of the Other Hand.”
For these works, Dax begins by projecting Lady [A] on either a blank canvas or over the top of one of his already finished artworks, using The Power of The Other Hand, as a catalyst.
The Dax-K works develop in completely unexpected and surprising ways, bursting at the seams with creative energy and hope, grounded by the strength of the Lady [A] figure which runs through them all, offering different nuances and observations of her inner world.