AIRES LIBRES 2018
Curated by Nicolas Denicourt
May 30th 2018 - Oct 5th 2018
James Kerr / Scorpion Dagger
James Kerr is a digital artist based in Montreal. He is best known for his animated GIF project Scorpion Dagger, in which he mixes his own illustrations with cut-outs from Renaissance paintings. In the process he creates a new world to comment and satirize our modern age and pop culture in general. What started as an online phenomenon has now evolved into a large-scale project taking various forms. Kerr’s GIFs have been shown in art galleries throughout the word.
The artist regularly does commissioned work and counts among his clients The New York Times, Gucci, and Adult Swim. He even caught the eye of renowned film director Jim Jarmusch, who invited Kerr to create animated sequences for the documentary Gimme Danger, which pays homage to Iggy and The Stooges. The film’s international premiere took place during the 2016 Cannes Festival.