Reframed: Graphics and GIFS
A reaction gif is worth a minimum of 1,500 words, but art gifs are worth even more. Maybe like 2,750. Gifs have been around since 1987, but only in recent years have they begun to make the transition from GeoCities-style annoyance to art form. The following artists will be featured in the upcoming gif exhibition in the Paper Darts Pop-Up at SooLOCAL (a division of SooVAC) from June 14 through June 26.
An illustrator/painter/prop maker based in London who won’t reject a handmade aesthetic.
A motion graphics designer and aspiring game developer with a grainy finish.
An illustrator/animator/musician working from Brooklyn with folkloric and cyberpunk flare.
A psychology grad living in Kiev, Ukraine, who recently flipped the switch from black and white to color.
A Pennsylvania-based artist and animator who brings cute characters to strange life.
A Brooklyn-based artist/designer who’s one part quality Midwestern stock and two parts playful abstraction.
An artist/designer from Brooklyn who knows the value of not taking oneself too seriously.
James Jirat Patradoon
An Australian artist with a penchant for black metal and pro wrestling.
A Chinese animator/illustrator with a darling take on life.
A UK-schooled/Australia-based artist whose mission is to impart ”delirious joy.”