Erik Winkowski is an American video artist, born and raised in New York City, but currently based in New Orleans.

He fell in love with animation as he was still in school and, after he graduated, he spent several years working as a Motion Designer.

But later he managed to establish a strong international reputation for himself when he transferred to Instagram a format that he was already adopting as a kid, launching what he has called a “video sketchbook”.

There he uploads a new video experiment every day, combining photography, handmade drawing, and digital animation in the form of a video collage. Erik uses animation to transform ordinary scenes in playful, colourful and surreal ways.

His pioneering spirit can be seen in his collaborations with world-renowned brands such as Prada, Gucci, Hermès, and The New York Times.

Erik Winkowski