The advancement of the internet has brought many benefits. One of them is the ability to appreciate and look at art from all over the world. Gone are the days where we have to fly to museums on different continents to appreciate famous pieces of art. With the advent of social media, different forms of art can be appreciated with a click of our fingers. Therefore, today we will be introducing 7 art influencers that have inspired our love and appreciation for art.
Art Instagrammers: #1. Banksy
Firstly, we have @banksy, who is an artist based in England. Who is he exactly? Well, we do not know as his identity is not revealed to his 11 million followers online. However, what is more, important is his valuable contribution to art or more specifically street art over the years.
What is he famous for? Well, his pieces of artwork mysteriously pop up in different public places. The walls of buildings on the streets have become canvases for his artistic expression.
Among the many pieces that he has produced, he has famous for the piece known as the Flying Balloon Girl. It is a piece of artwork painted on a wall on the West Bank in Israel. Its political undertones have been heavily discussed on the internet.
Do check out Banksy’s Instagram account for some meaningful street art!
Art Instagrammers: #2. kingfisherdaisy_art
Secondly, we have @kingfisherdaisy_art, who is an artist based in Singapore. Many of her creations have been used as tattoo designs. She has displayed the ability to create different types of designs. From designs incorporating animals like cats to designs that include different types of flowers – she developed quite a talent for creating unique pieces. Indeed, with her artistic talent, it is no wonder why her pieces are in such demand.
Apart from her creative artwork, she is also the proud owner of a dog, and also runs a dog account on the side. Therefore, if you are interested in animals or dogs specifically, do check out her dog’s account.
Art Instagrammers: #3. Themistermineko
Thirdly, we have @themistermineko, who is a talented self-taught artist that is based in Singapore.
Her professional journey in the field of art actually started in 2014, after the birth of her child. Since then, she has very generously shared her artwork on Instagram.
You may recognise her drawings by their simple yet unique slant. The colour black is heavily used in her drawings. Occasionally, she also uses pops of colours to accentuate certain details of her drawings.
Apart from sharing her works on Instagram, she has also published a picture book called the Saurus Series. If you are interested, do check out her Instagram and her website for more of the fun pieces that she created.
Art Instagrammers: #4. KAWS
Fourthly, we have @kaws, who also goes by his name, Brian Donnelly. He is an artist based in the USA but has spread his love for art to millions over the globe. With 3.6 million followers, he is one of the most popular contemporary artists of the 21st century.
Like many of the other art influencers on this list, his widespread recognition is the result of his many years of hard work. In fact, he started out as a graffiti artist in New York many years ago. From billboards to bus stops and phone booths, he made his art readily accessible to millions of people.
How do you spot his artwork? Well, if you look closely, you will be able to observe the letter “X” on the hands and eyes of his artworks. Apart from his Instagram account, many of his pieces have been showcased in different locations all around the world. Just recently, there was a Kaws exhibition at Marina Bay in Singapore.
Art Instagrammers: #5. sirjoancornella
Moving on, we have @sirjoancornella, who is a cartoonist based in Spain.
If you are a fan of dark humour and enjoy cartoons, Joan Cornellà’s Instagram account is a must-see. His short yet relatable one-liners have gained traction amongst the global population – as clearly from his 3.2 million followers.
Apart from gaining fame on Instagram, he has also won several awards for his contribution to the artistic scene. One of the most notable awards would be the Josep Coll Prize, where he won the third edition of the award in 2009.
Several magazines and newspapers have published his illustrations. Amongst them include the New York Times. Do check out his account on Instagram for cartoons that are funny yet capture the realities of life,
Art Instagrammers: #6. Kowfong
Next up, we have @kowfong. You may know him as Ah Guo. This local-based artist shows us that it is possible to balance multiple commitments in life. Apart from publishing a picture book, he is also a columnist and a full-time polytechnic lecturer.
His cartoons may be characterised by their highly mystical, dreamlike quality. It certainly brings us back to our happy childhood days. It is no wonder why stationery stores like Popular Bookstore and NBC have reached out to him to feature some of his art on their stationery.
Art Instagrammers: #7. Takashipom
Lastly, we have @takashipom, who is also known as Takashi Murakami. He is a popular contemporary artist based in Japan.
From the cover of Kanye West’s album to the prints on Louis Vuitton bags, this artist has dabbled in all sorts of art.
Additionally, he was also the brain behind the term “superflat,” which the aesthetic characteristics of the Japanese artistic tradition and the nature of postwar Japanese culture and society.
In a nutshell, Instagram is not only a platform we get on to connect with our friends and family. It can also be a platform to nurture our creative selves. If you have a passion for art, do check out these 7 art influencers on the list.