Outdoor Art: INSA Gif-itti

March 18, 2013 | Art, Modern Masters

Please accept my apologies if this might be a bit too much to look at on a monday morning.  The idea of this art is just too cool though. I’ve mentioned a few times that I think that Grafitti is a bit of a trend for gardens – certainly is to the natural backdrop for many urban growers. (This post and this one are about the trend of grafitti).  Artist INSA has taken grafitti to a whole new level.  It is called Gif-itti.
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Gif-itti involves the artist painting the mural upwards of four different times, photographing it, and creating a .gif with the images — before he leaves the site with a final painting. (see above and the final below).   
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This got me in the mood for spring as much as the melting snow.  You may recall that I have been wanting to hire an artist to paint the garden side of my barn (something like this).  Well last night as I was pulling this post together…all this coolness prompted me to also contact an artist who might be able to help me….the ball is officially in motion.  I am so pleased!

INSA grafitti art

This piece (above and below – which covers the entire exterior of XL Recordings) is a collaboration with artist Stanley Donwood called Hollywood Dooom to celebrate the release of a new album for Atoms for Peace.   From INSA:

My challenge was to take two very static items, a beautiful lino-cut and a less beautiful box of a building, and bring them to life. After a week of sweating in the Los Angeles late summer sun re-painting the whole building several times I got there. Animated as a continuous GIF it may only live online but some would argue that is where most now live there lives…

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You can see more of INSA’s gif work and other pieces on his blog.

images from INSA

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