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"INSA's work, contray to some at first glace, speaks to an inquisitive and informed viewship. His beautiful women flaunting oiled skin and high heels or name brand sneakers serve as modern icons and symbols of our lavish and unsustainable, even unhealthy, lifestyle. Our obsession with sex, consumerism, the female body - he uses the inherent "want" of humanity in this most modern context to show that it isn't really about any of that. The whole game is serving up exactly what is least anticipated.
"This critique of contemporary consumer culture and commodity fetishism is personified throughout INSA's works of immediacy and presence." - Katie Zuppann - Juxtapoz Magazine
INSA's world is one where art, product, graffiti, fetishism, and desire collide.
INSA is a fine artist and designer who has established himself from a graffiti background through extensive street level work and gallery shows around the world. Throughout his career, INSA has allowed himself to explore different approaches and outlets for his artistic agenda, including designing signature collections for brands such as Kangol, Kid Robot and Oki-Ni, as well as starting his own heel company 'INSA HEELS'. He has undertaken many private commissions for clients such as Sony and Nike and was recently invited out to Sweden as one of only two British artists to help curate and sculpt the 2008/2009 ICE hotel.
INSA's canvases and installations are often hyper real, finely crafted creations in which sexual desire and commodity-fetishism merge and contrast. Always with a heavy sense of irony, INSA visually exaggerates the notion of objectification meets commodification with graphically depicted oversized body parts that are suspended in the controlled architectural lines of a sneaker or bold black and white graphic patterns. INSA uses these powerful patterns to play with and distort the spaces where his work is installed to entice the viewer into the 'fantasy' - a shallow fantasy of materialistic aspiration where sexual objectification is flaunted as a symbol of wealth and success.
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