INSA layers street art paintings into animated graffiti gifs
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may 14, 2014
INSA layers street art paintings into animated graffiti gifs



INSA layers street art paintings into animated graffiti gifs
all images courtesy of INSA

 

 

 

 

british artist INSA layers several sheets of paint onto urban walls, documents the different stages and transforms the still images into an animated moving gif. although the city landscape is altered by the ‘gif-iti‘, the final works only truly live when viewed online as a stop-motion, looped digital short. hypnotizing to watch on screen, the laborious physical process is easily as mesmerizing — each hand-painted layer is instantly re-worked on top of the last in succession, building up colors, shapes and geometries into vibrant, dynamic and three-dimensional compositions. ‘mixing retro internet technology and labor intensive painting, INSA creates slices of infinite un-reality, cutting edge art for the tumblr generation.’ the artist says on his own blog.

INSA layers street art into animated grafitti gifs
the artist and UNGA vibrant creation in london

 


portugal; making of ‘evil friends’ gif-iti

INSA layers street art into animated grafitti gifs
‘c’est la vie’ — painted in paris on le mur xiii billboard site
2 days painting; 8 layers; 72 skulls

INSA layers street art into animated grafitti gifs
‘c’est la vie’ (detail)

INSA layers street art into animated grafitti gifs
‘make your own way’ miami, 2013
painted for dwyane wade and li-ning

INSA layers street art into animated grafitti gifs
the gambia, 2013

 

 

 

the most extreme location for a gif-iti piece yet?’, the artist asks. the layers of painted works have been rendered on the home of the local makasutu marabou’s (more commonly know as a witch doctor), in the gambia, west africa.

INSA layers street art paintings into animated grafitti gifs
the gambia, 2013

INSA layers street art into animated grafitti gifs
kubuneh village, gambia — africa 2013

INSA layers street art into animated grafitti gifs
‘hollywood dooom’
XL records, LA

INSA layers street art into animated grafitti gifs
‘paradise’
painted for POW!WOW! hawaii, honolulu 2014

INSA layers street art into animated grafitti gifs
‘paradise’ (detail)
 

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