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 this project James mixes his own illustrations with cut outs from various paintings from art history. In the process he creates a new world to comment and satirize our modern age and pop culture in general.
This project has began to spill out from the internet into the real world. James’ animated GIF’s have been shown in art galleries in the US, Canada, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, and England.
He regularly does commissioned art. Various clients have included The New York Times, Gucci, Adult Swim, and Perrier.
Most recently his art caught the eye of renowned film director Jim Jarmusch. James was commissioned to create animated sequences for Mr. Jarmusch’s new documentary “Gimme Danger” about the band Iggy and Stooges.