Jason Murray currently lives in the UK. However, he spent many years living and working in Tokyo, Japan. In Tokyo, using visual diaries, he always tried to maintain a dialogue with art practice and comment. Exploring aspects of Japanese culture, its social history and geography predominantly occupied his practice for nearly two decades.
He primarily engages in drawings purely for its immediacy and the simplicity of the medium. Drawing is central to his main 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) is a window into 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