INSA

A renowned fine artist and designer, INSA established himself through extensive street-level graffiti work before going on to exhibit in gallery shows across the globe. From murals and public installations (such as his viral "Girls on a Bike"), to large scale commercial projects, he showcases an experimental approach to investigating diverse concepts, embracing a variety of media. His ambitious digital and interactive projects include filming from space and creating looping-animated ‘GIF-ITI’ (a meticulous and labour-intensive process often requiring the artist to repaint an entire wall by hand for each frame). On top of commissions for private collectors and celebrities, INSA has designed signature collections and worked on product collaborations for brands such as Kangol, Oki-Ni, Kid Robot and NIKE (His custom designs for NIKE were so popular that fakes appeared on the market from China, even though the originals were never for sale), and he has gained a huge global following for his work - a recent limited edition release of digital print INSA leggings sold out in just 6 minutes, using only Instagram and Twitter as platforms. INSA’s innovative work aims to challenge preconceived notions of space and time, the transience of objects and question the paradox of his own position as an artist within contemporary consumer culture, although he is probably best known for his now trademark ‘graffiti fetish’ pattern and Heels motif - a clever play on spatial distortion, alluding to questions of gender stereotypes and the portrayal of female sexuality, as well as perceptions of ownership, possession and the ‘fetishisation’ of material wealth and success. He was commissioned in 2010 by Tate Britain to produce a piece of work in response to Chris Ofili's retrospective exhibition, as well as an invitation to curate and sculpt a room in the ICE hotel, Sweden. As part of the artist’s ‘swapshop’ project in 2011, in one of his on-going experiments with social media – fans and followers were asked to propose ‘swaps’ in return for a bootleg INSA x NIKE t-shirt. The offers elicited were astounding – one US citizen bid to name her first born child after the artist, while other fans were tattooed with INSA artwork to claim their prize. In February 2012, INSA produced a short film for Channel 4’s Random Acts, ‘Looking for Love in All The Wrong Places’, again demonstrating his ability to play with a wide range of media. Other recent significant moments include a ‘GIF-ITI’collaboration with Stanley Donwood for XL Records, ‘Hollywood Dooom’ - a special commission to celebrate the release of a new album for Atoms for Peace, and press highlights include covers for cult print magazines including Juxtapoz, Graphotism and VNA. Outside of the UK, INSA has left his mark in major cities around the world including; Tokyo, New York, San Francisco Luxembourg, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Warsaw, Berlin, Brussels, Montreal and LA - where he has worked on street pieces with artists Revok and Zoom.

Works By This Artist

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Classic Heels Series - Mint

Classic Heels Series - Mint

by INSA

Price

£180.00
Classic Heels Series - Purple

Classic Heels Series - Purple

by INSA

Price

£180.00
Classic Heels Series - Pink

Classic Heels Series - Pink

by INSA

Price

£300.00