Los Angeles 2015

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INSA, known for his “GIF-ITI” (Street art and murals he paints, photographs, repaints, etcetera and then animates), just completed the world’s largest animated GIF.  So large, in fact, that it had to be photographed from space by a satellite.  The large-scale mural was painted in teams of 20 painters over 4 days and covered 154,774 square feet.

Check out the GIF-ITI and an epic video documenting the process below:

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The Animated artwork of  Insa - online meets offline, hand painted animated street art

The term GIF-ITI was coined by artist INSA when he started creating his unique animated paintings; street art that paradoxically is only viewable online. Playing with the idea of creating art to be viewed in the hyperreal domain, GIF-ITI is made via a laborious physical process involving numerous layers of painting and meticulous planning. Starting where most artwork ends, GIF-ITI entails photographing each layer the artist paints by hand. These images are then uploaded and overlaid to create the final piece, a looping GIF file which comes to live when released to global audiences online. Describe as: “…slices of infinite un-reality, cutting edge art for the tumblr generation."Now this GIF-ITI app enables audiences the chance to experience the GIF-ITI in real life!!

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Street Artist INSA’s Animated Graffiti Gifs

treet artist INSA paints graffiti murals that he then turns into gifs – called “gif-itis” – by photographing multiple frames of a mural he paints several times, then combining the successive images to create animated gifs. Animating these street murals allows for a viewer to engage with the street artist’s work without leaving their home. The murals exist in the real world as a static image, but when combined with technology, they become a moving image only accessible in the virtual world.

In 2013, INSA traveled to Kubuneh Village in Gambia to paint murals on local structures for the Wide Open Walls Project. He completed his most recent piece (the revolving skulls and hearts at the beginning of this post) a few weeks ago after spending 2 days painting 8 layers of the mural.

You can watch a video of the making of one of his gif murals here.

INSA’s gif-iti on tumblr