One word to describe GIFs by Rick Silva: sublime.
Applause to Andrew Benson for making this rainbow glitch sludge GIF.
This is somewhat of a departure from his wolf and unicorn blog we posted about a few months ago, but there’s a few thematic similarities. For one, there’s the pastel color palette interrupted with darker themes of violence, death, or in this case raw sewage. Also, his Flow website seems on message too, in that it’s a platform to melt faces.
Either way, we embrace the darkness.
A brief look at Aaron Williams’s work isn’t going to get you anywhere. His spray painted crumpled posters look like Tauba Auerbach’s work, his photos resemble photoshop gradients, and his routed paintings channel Joan Mitchell. Everything looks familiar. And that’s not an accident. You have to spend time interpreting the references.
When you’re looking for GIFs, it’s always a good idea to take a quick look around the good old Computers Club site. (That’s how I landed on this GIF, just so’s you know.) Wyne Veen’s got an eye for making monsters out of inanimate objects; her latest (still) photographic series has all that’s there in her “Jewelry and Holographic Gift Wrapping” series, but it’s a little…grosser. This GIF just makes me think of Cookie Monster wearing a Geordi La Forge visor.