“11 Instagram Posts” is a self-reflexive mural that seeks to represent how people convey themselves and their environment on social media. Employing ‘the selfie’ as the conceptual foundation, the painting is an exploration of how pedestrians read and interact with painting in a creative-placemaking context.
Gaia grew up in New York City and is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. His studio work, installations and gallery projects have been exhibited throughout the world most notably The Baltimore Museum of Art, Rice Gallery and Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive. His street work has been documented and featured in several books on urban art, including “Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art”, (Berlin, 2010). Gaia lives and works in Baltimore, MD, but spends a majority of his time traveling and painting murals across the world.