English street artist Paul Insect is best known for his exhibition “Bullion” at the Lazarides Gallery. He also goes by the name PINS and works with artist Luke Insect as the collective ‘Insect.” He has also previously worked alongside Banksy at the London Cans Festival.
Insect’s work has evolved from Victorian graphics to Dada-esque collage. There is a primitiveness to his aggressive subject matter that is almost disguised by his joyous use of colour and entertaining style. Insect’s dark content lends itself to a fun, playful display of baby heads split open, Bishops on i-books and smoking joints with clown hair and mice noses, skeletal playboy bunnies adorned in bling and angels clutching syringes. His images are provoking yet light-hearted and demand a sense of morality that transcends common acceptance.