Jason Murray grew up in the UK living in the South-east and South-west.  He obtained a BA (Hons) in Graphics from the University of the West of England  (Bristol) in 1997. In 2016 he exhibited rotoscoped projects at the RAUM Gallery in Camberwell, London. The exhibition was a landmark occasion as it was the first time he had publicly exhibited in almost 20 years. In his own words, ‘I’d always quietly gone about my practice over the years, it is and has been purely a therapy thing for me. However, after taking an MA program in Visual Arts, it altered my approach and way of thinking, inspiring me to experiment more especially when art-making, combining tradition methods with digital tools. I still think the phrase, ‘Digital Art’ is peculiar’ Specializing in rotoscope animation, he gained an MA in Fine Art Digital at the University of Arts, London (Camberwell) in 2017.

ジェーソン マレー 南東部と南西部に住む英国で育ちました。彼は1997年にイギリス西部大学(ブリストル)からグラフィックスの学士号(優等学位)を取得しました。2016年にはロンドンのキャンバーウェルにあるRAUMギャラリーで回転鏡プロジェクトを展示しました。彼が20年近く公に展示したのは初めてだったので、この展示会は画期的な機会でした。彼自身の言葉では、「私は何年にもわたって常に静かに自分の練習を行ってきました。それは私にとって純粋に治療的なものであり、これまでもそうです。しかし、ビジュアルアーツで修士号を取得した後、それは私のアプローチと考え方を変え、伝統的な方法とデジタルツールを組み合わせて、特にアート制作の際に実験するように促しました。 「デジタルアート」という言葉は今でも独特だと思います。ロトスコープアニメーションを専門とし、2017年にロンドン芸術大学(キャンバーウェル)でファインアートデジタルの修士号を取得しました。

Since 1999 he has spent most of his time living and working in Japan. In areas such as Tokyo, Saitama and Kanagawa. His visual dairies  maintain a dialogue with his art practice. Exploring aspects of Japanese culture, its social history and geography predominantly occupy his practice. His most recent and on-going project,  Once Useful began in 2016 and explore abandoned, uninhabited, derelict Japanese and British architecture.


Drawings are his preferred medium. As he states, ‘purely for its immediacy and simplicity’  The drawing element is a central component to his rotoscoping projects (a technique used in the animation process). Through rotoscoping, influences in music, pop culture and Expressionism are woven into the narrative sculpting commonly personal vignettes.


His other interests include cricket, indie music, Mike Leigh films,  cyclogeography and 1970s British Public Information Films. Recently, he has taken to writing in the form of family memoirs and over the past few years he’s been fortunate to have had a few publications in The Guardian .


The following video Once Useful: Exploring Saitama’s Rural Relics documents his explorations during the time spent living in Saitama, Japan (2016-18). The video also gives insight into how he goes about his practice:


Homework’ (2016) is a vignette of domestic family life in the form of a rotoscoped animation. A father and daughter collaboration. The animation explores movement, expression, adolescent behaviour and playful performativity. The soundtrack, a rendition of a famous pop song, is performed by his daughter.



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