British street artist, INSA, has recently published an animated GIF captured by a satellite 431 miles away in space. Well known for his combination work of animating his streetart through GIFs, INSA himself states that his work is “cutting edge art for the tumblr generation.”
Now having created the largest animated painting in existence, INSA has now become a point of reference as the king of Graffiti +GIF-ing aka “Gifiti”. The four-frame animation that was painted over 576hours in Brazil could only be photographed by satellite, since it measured 57,515 square meters.
INSA, who showed at our FIFTY24SF Gallery this past February, just completed his largest Gif-iti piece yet in Newcastle, England for the White Walls Project there. As WWP writes, “The beauty of INSA’s GIF-ITI is that it only truly lives when viewed online, where these days most street art ends up being viewed, and exaggerates the ephemeral nature of graffiti as each layer is painted instantly over the last. Mixing retro internet technology and labour intensive painting, INSA creates slices of infinite un-reality, cutting edge art for the tumblr generation.