Animated gifs by Zack Dougherty
- Esther Jablotschkin
Sometimes after a long staring contest with a great piece of art, you might feel a little exhausted, maybe even start seeing things. Zack Dougherty‘s latest project doubles down on this idea by featuring a clever collection of manipulated, hypnotizing GIFs. The Portland-based digital artist takes a simple sculpture and turns it into eternally repeating images, transforming pristine busts into psychedelic moving pictures. These switch so rapidly that eye and brain need some time to grasp the lightning evolution of the picture. But when one fathoms this sequences the deed is done: he is witness of a captivating ode to art history.
All images © Zack Dougherty