Jason Murray currently lives in the UK and works in Japan. When working in Japan, using visual diaries, he tries to maintain a dialogue with art practice and comment. Exploring aspects of Japanese culture, its social history and geography have predominantly occupied his practice in the past 18 years. He primarily engages in drawings, for its immediacy and the simplicity of the medium. Drawing is central to his current practice, rotoscoping (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.

The following two-part video (4:59mins) will give you a more comprehensive account in how he goes about his practice. The video documents a project, Don’t Have Nightmares 0.2: Alienation & Conformity, which was made in Tokyo in 2015.

PART ONE: 2 mins 59 secs

PART TWO: 2 mins 10 secs 

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