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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DAIN FAGERHOLM

How did you first get into making GIFs? What was the first GIF you made?

I first got into making GIFs in 2012 when I saw all the cool GIFs on Tumblr.  I made a few GIFs of Yolandi-Vi$$er shaking her booty in gold hotpants and a few from Disney’s Snow White and Fantasia but I really wanted to make GIFs that were 100% my own. The first original GIF I made was called “Creature with Amethyst Gem” and it was part of a series of GIFs which I called “stereographic drawings”.

Where do you find inspiration?

I am looking for inspiration right now in a book about Netsuke (carved Chinese ornaments). Taoist landscape paintings, and female bodybuilders also inspire me.

Why GIF art?

GIF art has been a way for me, as an artist, to reach a wider audience.  It also satisfies a lot of social needs because I meet lots of people online who have seen my GIFs and I enjoy that.

Who are some of your favorite artists?

Most of the artists I have met on Tumblr are my favorite artists:

Favorite GIF artists/artists in general?

challenger23
Matthias Brown
kidmograph
Cindy Suen
G1ft3d
dotroom
galapa-ghost
zwian
brother brain
ulan-bator
max capacity
Mr. GIF
cuntamination
Colin Raff
chromo-valdez
Televandalist

Favorite GIF?

My favorite GIF is one of my own called “You are Under My Control” because it always looks fresh when I see it pop up on the interwebs.

Check out more GIF art by DAiN8) on Giphy.com.