In this in-depth talk Jama takes us at the beginning of his artistic journey, all the way in Tajikistan, watching movies in basements with his family and doing his best to copy all designs of characters he was a big fan of. While he didn’t engage on an artist’s path until after graduating from Aerospace Engineering, he has always been fascinated between the relationship between art and computers. He also discusses the need to learn from each other, to make the best out of the digital – analogue relationship and encourages artists to find their own way of doing things.
“I am always very careful in terms of how I talk about my artistic journey, and sort of let people know there’s no blue print. You can follow whatever sort of journey you want to have. If you’re happy to do little work, do it! There is no blue print. That’s why it’s so exciting because you can find your own way of doing things.”
Jama Jurabaev is know for his collaborations for Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Beauty and the Beast, Ready Player One and The Mandalorian among others.