Filipino artist Dexter Fernandez’s work is inspired by street materials and concepts and ranges from painting, mural to multimedia creation in a style that reminds viewers of retro photographic posters found in some thrift shop. By fragmentizing and juxtaposing popular images, children’s drawings, tattoos and adult magazines, Fernandez’s work challenges the traditional definition of high culture and art. He has visited and studied ghettos in Manila and photographed the life of people that are living at the lower social stratum; these people include the homeless people, laborers or his own friends. Finally, he painted on these photographs, creating a series of unrecognizable images of peculiar worms or bacteria to transform the images. Fernandez has been active in the international art scene, conducting artist residencies and making art.