When did you first start making GIFs? What was the first GIF you made?
I think a long time ago, like in 2001 or so. But now I’m posting daily stuff since 2012.
What kind of a process do you go through to create your art?
It’s a mixture. Generally I have an idea/image in my mind and then just go. And sometimes I work with series testing and mixing and that reveals new ways/feelings.
Why GIF art? What makes it more appealing than other mediums?
GIF art is simple and complex at the same time. It’s endless, short, concrete, fun, can be everything. I found it pretty effective. I had the idea and some dedication to do GIFs in parallel with working on my daily jobs, so I can project my ideas in a short way, and consult them at any time.
Who are a few of your favorite GIF artists/or artists in general?
GIF artists: traceloops, mrdiv, weird5cience, carivanderyacht, badblueprints.
Artists: Francis Bacon, Basquiat, Warhol, Dada, Milton Glaser, Peter Max, Mark Ryden, Mk12, Psyop, Lobo, Davidoreilly.
What is your all-time favorite GIF?
Life is flashing before your eyes - Vince Collins (1984) by The Gypsy Astronaut
Check out Gustavo’s artist page and download a screensaver of his art on Giphy here.