Now Playing: Five Mesmerizing Video Artists

Short, provoking art videos may not be the universal salve for this week’s news (fake, real, who even knows?), but you might as well give them a try.

Here, meet five video artists whose videos and GIFs offer you entry to other worlds where everything is pleasantly askew. (You may have already traveled along with them, in the likes of Nike ads or in The New York Times shorts.)

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In Antoni’s world: fat, fringed creatures shimmying around while Audi TTs blast through city streets flanked by massive balloons.

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Followers: 42.9k

A video posted by Sam Cannon (@samcannon) on


In Sam’s world: macabre portraits with micro-movements, bodies kaleidoscoped onto themselves, and some captivating work for Refinery29 and the New York Times.

Location: New York City, NY

Followers: 28.8k

A video posted by ZEITGUISED (@zeitguised) on


In Zeiguised Studio’s world: completely synthetic shapes that recall things we know—tables, textiles, human forms—shifting unnaturally and anticipating the future.

Location: Berlin, Germany

Followers: 61.9k

A video posted by C A T K (@catkberlin) on


In the Cat K Studio world: cut-and-paste collages of wriggling weird tubes and coral waves, from Sebastian Gerbert, Elisabeth Schulze and Malik Bluhm.

Location: Berlin, Germany

Followers: 11.1k

A video posted by Albert Omoss (@albertomoss) on


In Alberto’s world: Escheresque palaces, jellyfish forms and juicy vibrant product placement.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Followers: 73.3k



The wooden base bucket bag Mansur Gavriel devotees are trading up for—from a sister-helmed label whose forms are inspired by industrial objects like electrical outlets and Japan’s Tokyu Hands hardware mecca.