INSA and UNGA
The dawn of computers and the internet caused a stir in the art world some years ago. The gradual move to digital art and digital photography with the help of Photoshop made a lot of people feel like art would lose a piece of its soul. Computers have opened up worlds of creativity, though. It’s allowed artists and art lovers to play with their art in new ways. Art’s like food. Sometimes it needs to be played with and experimented with before it’s consumed. UK-based artist and designer INSA does just that and turns regular street art into art in motion.
INSA first creates an awesome piece of artwork on a wall. He does this several times, and photographs the stages of his process. Then he assembles the stills into some really mesmerizing animated GIFs. His pieces are now not just gifts left on a wall, but really cool art that we can all see, pulsing with their own strange life. According to INSA’s website
"The beauty of INSA’s GIF-ITI is that it only truly lives when viewed online, where these days most street art ends up being viewed, and it exaggerates the ephemeral nature of graffiti as each layer is painted instantly over the last. Mixing retro internet technology and labour intensive painting, INSA creates slices of infinite un-reality, cutting edge art for the tumblr generation.”
We never thought we’d have art specifically catering to the Tumblr generation, but there we have it. INSA’s art is something that can only exist because art and the internet have been combined and grown together over time.
INSA’s pieces and collaborations
are not just fantastic to look at, they’re a really fascinating examples of mediums blending and colliding in different ways. Not only does he create intricate and beautiful pieces in real life, but he then works with the same amount of detail creating their movement on a computer. It doesn’t take an art critic to appreciate his work. At first glance each of his pieces look really cool, and that’s all people need to feel to begin understanding and appreciating street art like his.
Check out more of INSA’s work and collaborations on his website here!