I’ve always admired the work of graffiti artist/designer INSA – particularly his signature tangled disembodied women’s legs wearing stilettos — it’s a sick pattern. And recently I’ve been alerted to another dimension to his work that asserts why I think he’s pretty formidable: walls painted and photographed in sequence to create mesmerizing psychedelic animated GIFs. His latest piece, entitled “Hollywood Dooom,” depicts some familiar Los Angeles landmarks catching an apocalyptic bad one is kinda ill. Even more interesting is that it’s a collaboration with artist Stanley Donwood (largely known for the album covers he’s done for Radiohead,) which celebrates the release of Atoms for Peace’s AMOK LP – for which Donwood did the album artwork. The process entailed INSA painting the entire exterior of XL Recordings’ building four times to create the frames necessary for the animation.
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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…
There’s also some additional images included here that have been floating around the internet for a few months that I thought were pretty tight too. Check em out.
[h/t This Is Colossal]