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Wynwood Maimi

While out in Miami i thought i’d get a quick spot in amongst the graffiti disneyland of wynwood walls.
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Thanks to Adjust Gallery for the wall.

And while i was painting local girl Diana rocked up in INSA LEGGINGS ‘MTL Sunset’ which matched the wall perfectly and she was ready to show off her hand walking SKILLZ…..

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And if that wasn’t cool enough on the same day, another local, Joelle walked by wearing the INSA x MAKERS rainbow dress holding a bunch of rainbow balloons…. CRAZY!

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INSA DUG OUT

Here is the beautiful moment the dug out i painted in Africa took its maiden voyage on the River Gambia….
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A traditional African hand carved mahogany canoe painted and varnished and ready for fishing in style!
I hope to return to the Makasutu jungle again in the next year and see how this boat has held up and paint more fishing boats.
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Getting a boat like this into the water is no easy feat. Here are the local guys helping launch it!

Viral Art

Viral Art is an interesting new online book written by RJ Rushmore.

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It discusses how graffiti and street art have always used affective ways of communication from the early days of painting trains to how this has now been shaped by new technologies and if the future of graffiti lies online!?

I haven’t read all of it yet- but it is a thorough and interesting read and available to all to READ ONLINE – which due to the subject is a great way to put the book out.

Personally i find the section on GIFS to be most interesting :)

“GIF-iti is a form of graffiti where the audience is targeted by interest but not limited by geography. For this reason, INSA’s GIF-iti is one of the most important advances in graffiti and street art in the last decade.”

An INSA nativity…

Cool new London boutique ONExONE and me thought it would be fun to create a christmas window display for their new Soho store.
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I chose to re visit my previous work ‘Only God And You Can Judge Me’ within the context of Christmas windows being just another vulgar part of selling commodified festive joy….
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The window installation features a real live bikini wearing, shotgun wielding Virgin Mary, giant golden sphincter, angel winged Uzi machine guns, neon lights and all the razzle dazzle i hope you’d come to expect from INSALAND….
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What could celebrate a decadent capitalist dream more than this?!
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HAPPY CHRISTMAS and
LOTS OF LOVE
from INSA and ONExONE store

The display with be on show until xmas at:
ONE by ONE store
70 Berwick Street
London
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But wait we even made this awesome t-shirt from the original ‘Only God And You Can Judge Me’ piece.
This premium full front printed shirt is now available at ONExONE store or in my online shop HERE
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NEW LEGGING RELEASE TODAY!!

The fifth edition in the ever popular INSA LEGGINGS are here!!!

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The MULTICOLOURED CLASSIC available in the SHOP now!

BUY HERE

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Good Luck!!

MAKE YOUR OWN WAY

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‘MAKE YOUR OWN WAY’ – MAIMI 2013
Painted for Mister Dwyane Wade and Li-Ning to celebrate the release of the WAY OF WADE 2.0 ‘OVERTOWN’

Halfway to Nowhere

Earlier in the year LA photographer Birdman took me, Charlotte my trusty assistant and another artist Echo out into the desert on route to Vegas…..
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….What he wanted to show us was a water park that was built in the 1980’s to look like the 1950’s and abandoned in the 2000’. A very creepy remnant of a failed American Dream. You may have seen this place on road trips to and from LA and Las Vegas but didn’t know exactly what it was. Out there we met up with Sawa, artist and suicide Girl photographer, who was chilling with Lass and Moon (suicide girls) :
With temperatures reaching past 100F and the constant fear of getting killed by tweakers lurking we managed to get the main entrance building covered and shoot some crazy desert life photos…….

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Birdman had an itch to bring this place to life, and did a few trips there with other artist; MEGGS, RISK and UGLAR, and put together this video:


Music by the excellent Portugal The Man

SAWA also made a film about that crazy day in the desert…… Watch hers here:

Thanks to all that were invovled in that awesome adventure! x

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GIF-ITI in the GAMBIA

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LYNX AFRICA (yes the smell of teenage boys) has just turned 18! And to celebrated being grown up they commissioned 18 artists to make a piece of work inspired by Africa. Me being one of them:

It was only after I had had all the inoculations and boarded the plane that I realised I had misread the brief of ‘Make a piece of work inspired by Africa’ to Make a piece of work IN Africa!
Anyway it worked out well as I couldn’t think of a better way to produce a piece of work inspired by a place than actually visiting it. I flew to The Gambia and spent some time in and around the villages on the mangroves of Makasutu Jungle. I painted a traditional african thatched mud hut that belong to Saloum and his 2 wives and many children. Saloum was particularly pleased with the marching elephants as they have pretty much been wiped out in The Gambia apart from the one owed by the president.

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Time passes…..

Another day another new piece of GIF-ITI:Shadow600

Painted in Bogota,Colombia.

Arte TV – New Gif-Iti

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French TV channel Arte TV recently interviewed me for a feature on their programme Trackz.
They filmed me working on the new piece shown above……
Watch the clip from 38minuets in below>>