“INSA’s work, contray to some at first glace, speaks to an inquisitive and informed viewship. His beattiful 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 obseeeion 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.
Debord’s forefather Karl Marx argued, “Fetishism is ‘the religion of sensuous appetites'[…] the fantasy of the appetites tricks the fetish worshipper into believing that an ‘inanimate object’ will give up its natural character to gratify his desires.
This critique of contemporary consumer culture and commodity fetishism is personified throughout INSA’s works of immediacy and presence.”
Katie Zuppann- Juxtapoz Magazine
Portrait photograph by Bernard Miller