Kevin J Weir adds to the ghostly nature of vintage photographs with his humorous and unsettling GIFs. Weir’s “The Flux Machine” project uses images from the Library of Congress Flickr account. He posts these photos on both his website and Tumblr account specifically dedicated to this series.
Milos Rajkovic, who creates under the moniker “Sholim” makes surreal animated portraits that enrapture as much as they unsettle. Reason Magazine once said that his GIFs are like “a Max Ernst collage crossed with one of Terry Gilliam’s animations from Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” The Serbian artist remixes the elements on the face of models and figures from pop culture.
Rafael Varona is a illustrator, graphic designer, and self-described “loopaholic” based in Amsterdam and Berlin. The artist creates elaborate GIFs of bizarre machines and nature scenes, for both personal and commercial endeavors. The artist’s “Impossible Bottles” series, which place outlandish situations inside bottle-like vessels, is now in its second set.
Min Liu, a Taiwan-born, Brooklyn-based animator/graphic designer, has posted dozens of red-hued animated GIFs in her Bloody Diary online. The ongoing project features hilarious animations, often full of cats (and several other beings) in surreal situations. The artist keeps her palette simple in this series, with reds, blacks, and negative space used for each creation.