Back in 2004 INSA rejected the traditional graffiti letters and style that had raised him and began painting the now instantly recognisable 'Graffiti Fetish' pattern everywhere he travelled. The gender ambiguity of the design was a deliberate contrast to the macho world of graffiti, and precipitated INSA’s work into a more interesting and inclusive place.
The free flowing pattern of legs and lines were easily able to wrap whole buildings, playing with the idea of ownership and fetishism for the surface or object that was engulfed in the soon-to-be ubiquitous design. Appearing on buildings around the world from whole city blocks in LA to Lagos, it was painted everywhere and went on to cover such coveted items as luxury cars, designer shoes. It became collected as prints and clothing and appeared in museum collections and galleries across the globe.
'Graffiti Fetish 3.0' is a new phase in INSA work that begins to look under the surface.
Large Acrylic: 5.8 x 8.4 x 1 inches
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UK-based artist, INSA, is recognised globally for his technical complexity and innovation, creating groundbreaking works of street art across the globe, breaking world records and manifesting his own independent union.
From his graffiti upbringing, to his 'graffiti fetish' street and studio practices and onto creating his own subgenre or art called 'GIF-ITI'. INSA has independently built a veritable brand which encompasses furniture and clothing design to custom cars and much more. From public installations to giant works filmed from space, and large scale commercial projects, works often only appear in very limited editions, or for a short amount of time, showing the artist’s continued interest in confounding concepts of time and space, the way in which we process and consume, and the transience of objects.
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