Gaby Cepeda made a sexy leather Alien GIF straight out of a sexual nightmare. Her other GIFs feature digitally altered celebrities, technicolor backdrops, and those glossy anime eyes. That’s to say, It looks like if an editor at People magazine dropped acid and then read some manga.
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.
If you watch this GIF by Dylan Fisher long enough, it feels less like a rotating surface and more like a surface you are circling. It gets less dizzying. It’s a simple GIF, and that’s why I like it: it uses a minimum amount of information to create a disorienting effect.
Amy Poehler’s satire is spot on in her role as self-important art dealer. Playing the role of a blonde Edna Mode, this collection of outtakes for her Old Navy commercial has Poehler skewering the art world in less than 50 seconds.
The rainbow divider was a type of GIF used commonly among early web pages; it was used as an ornamental device to divide up text-heavy web pages. Remember those?
Paul Flannery has set out to “sculpturally repurpose” the now ancient rainbow divider, and he’s doing it in a multitude of ways. Some GIFs in the series end up looking like Art Deco or Japanese room dividers, while others are technicolor optical illusions. Either way, they definitely look better than the originals.
It’s hard to come by a GIF that makes use of that ubiquitous RGB color space white. This is why I like this one by Brandon Jan Blommaert, called AMERICA””’S_MOST_HAUNTED. The blocks in it all fade to that luminous tone. The result looks similar to when the exposure on a camera is too high.
In terms of the title, I can’t say the GIF looks necessarily American. Still, It does end up looking ghostly.
Adam Ferris’s GIFs are hard to look at. Not because they’re not good—because they are,—but because they do something strange to the backs of your eyeballs. You don’t quite see these GIFs, but rather sense them, a feeling not dissimilar to looking at the sun too long.
This particular GIF is fairly tame compared to the others, but if you’re ready to send a few volts through your retinas, check these out.
Those sitting in the panel discussion at the Whitebox Art Center could remove heated rhetoric about “solidarity with Palestine” from the equation by appealing to theory, but only in non-warzones is there this privilege of philosophy.
Ryan Seslow may be the most enthusiastic and active GIF artist we know. Here, he reflects the sunset like a Rorschach Test, gets (what looks like) the Hudson to vibrate, and makes dawn look like the end of days. Most of his other stuff is more graffiti-esque, (outside our wheelhouse) but I like how this one looks like a moving Hudson River School painting.