02/19/2013 03:22 pm ET Updated Feb 19, 2013

GIF Art: Yuriy Mironoff Creates Mesmerizing Moving Images (PHOTOS)

Combining vibrant graphic design with the beauty of the moving image, artist Yuriy Mironoff (aka MiRon) recently created a series using Graphics Interchange Format, or GIFs, that are truly mesmerizing.

The five-frame characters are reminiscent of the street art designs of Keith Haring mixed with the multi-colored details of Erik Parker. The Ukraine-based artist is serious about his GIF artwork, too, as he stated to the Daily Dot:

“For me, as an artist, it brings life to my creatures. I think that magazines and books will use GIFs as a common visual language. There will be more and more artists using GIFs as mediators between [the] world and themselves.”

Scroll through the slideshow of MiRon's work above and let us know what you think of his outlook on the future of GIFs in media in the comments section.

h/t Visual News

Yuriy Mironoff's GIFs


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