Paul Insect is a British street artist, most famous for his first solo show Bullion exhibition at London’s Lazarides Gallery, when famous Damien Hirst purchased the show days before it opened. Insect also goes by the name of PINS.
Along with eye-popping gallery exhibitions, Insect has established himself as one of street art’s seminal figures. Known for his visceral pop style, Insect mixes bright colours with morbid themes, Donald Duck and Pinocchio brandishing guns and bombs, while human skulls sport multi-hued Playboy bunny ears.
Insect’s work has evolved from Victorian graphics to Dada-esque collage. There is primitiveness to his aggressive subject matter that is almost disguised by his joyous use of colour and entertaining style.