Interview to James Kerr aka (?) Scorpion Dagger

James Kerr is a Canadian artist who opened his tumblelog in 2012, and gives life to the Scorpion Dagger project. His works are based on material sampled from paintings of the early Northern Renaissance, which he re-assembles in digital collages. What if St. George was not able to win the dragon? What is behind the miracle of Christ walking on the water? How really the imposition of the Holy Shroud was? The artist invests the old scenes with new meaning, selecting and shaping a certain kind of artistic material and mixing it with everyday scenes of contemporary life. The ironic and grotesque – sometimes irriverent – effect is one of the main feature of his artwork.

 

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