GIF-graffiti artist Insa on creating real-world works just for the internet

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Insa is a UK graffiti artist who’s gained some notoriety for his technique of creating GIFs by photographing shifting murals — his work with Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood is a notable example of late. In a two-part interview with Adobe’s Photoshop blog, he discusses his creative process, inspirations, and the incredible difficulty involved in producing the GIF-iti works. It took three days to paint a building four times for the work you see in the video and GIF below, for example.

While the work is physically carried out in the real world, Insa creates art that can only be viewed online. The plan now is to experiment with augmented reality so that people can “experience the work firsthand through different viewing platforms.”


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