Instagram is full of incredible artists who use the social media site to offer insights into their creative worlds. It seems a shift is happening, where artists are creating their own success, and not just through the traditional route of commercial galleries and art publications. Self-promotion means building a new type of fan base. To that end, we’re curated ten of the best artists on Instagram right now. Get ready to tap Follow.
Alexandria J Park: @ajpstudio_
Alexandria’s Instagram gives an insight into her dreamy world, filled with paintings and stylish interiors. (For a closer look peep The Makers shoot we did with her.) Alexandria’s art delivers everything from surrealist viewpoints of European beach scenes to simple-but-abstract depictions of faces. Everything she created is rendered in soft, muted shades with bright, punchy accents of colour.
Heather Day: @heatherday
Scrolling through Heather’s Instagram akin to swimming through the ocean on a beautiful day. Abstract forms in blues and greens cover her sizeable canvases—everything feels delightful and fresh. Her feed gives unrestricted access to her studio and details her #goals collaborations with companies like Camelbak water bottles, Google, and Airbnb.
Mia Taninaka: @miaeatswolves
Come for the abstract-but-whimsical artworks; stay for Mia’s gorgeous family and Bryon Bay Lifestyle. Mia has worked with brands like Banks Journal who are drawn to her style. Think: Bold colour, mystical imagery and an emphasis on nature. She also brings her art to life for the baby linen company she runs with her sister.
Andrea Kollar: @andrea_m_kollar
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Together – ink on paper. . . . #andreakollar #drawing #draw #drawingart #inkdrawing #inkonpaper #together #loveiseverything #minimalism #minimaldrawing #linedrawing #contemporaryart #contemporary #contemporarydrawing #figuredrawing #figurative #figurativedrawing #simplicity
Vienna-based artist Andrea Kollar designs stunning line drawings of the female form, and her feed reads like a love letter to womanly curves. An added bonus, her work translates to incredible tattoos. If you’re looking for ink inspiration, this should be your next source.
Nadia Hernández: @nando_nandez
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Repost from @blackartprojects Nadia Hernández is an emerging artist originally from Mérida, Venezuela, currently living and working in Sydney, Australia. Her practice is informed specifically by the current political climate of her home country and her diasporic experience as a Venezuelan woman living abroad. Articulated through textiles, paper constructions, painting, music, installations, sculptures and wall paintings, her identity encourages her to create work that negotiates complex political narratives through the personal, the institutional and their intersections. Nadia is a recipient of the Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program and will undergo her residency in February 2019, using the time and space provided to commence the development of a new body of work to be exhibited in Melbourne with Blackartprojects. . . Installation view: Nadia Hernández, Este es mi ejército (This is my army), Firstdraft, April 2018. Images by Zan Wimberley.
Nadia is a Venezuelan artist, based in Sydney. (You may recognise her fun geometric artworks on the Sydney NYE 2018 banners.) Her colourful artworks have featured in collaborations with brands like Camp Cove Swim and Corona. She relates a diaspora experience into her works, bringing you closer to her culture.
Kit Agar: @kitagar
Kit’s feed is a carefully curated homage to line art. Her Instagram celebrates her processes and beautiful artworks, allowing you to see the “faces” she creates in a completely different light. She often reposts her followers, showcasing how they’ve repurposed her art to create makeup looks and nail art.
Quentin Monge: @mongequentin
Quentin’s Instagram is a vision of colour and minimalist, pop art forms. His work depicts beachy holiday vibes and can cheer up any grey day. If his work looks familiar, it’s probably because he’s made posters for Courtney Barnett and designed bottles for Grey Goose.
Kirra Jamison: @kirrajamison
Kirra’s artworks are soft and peaceful manipulations of line and colour. It seems fitting that she is also the founder of yoga studio @good_vibes_yoga. Her feed curates an inspiring mix of imagery of both.
Jaimee Paul: @jaimeepaul
Jaimee is an incredible artist who paints realist impressions of animals she loves. Her motivation for paintings comes from her love of the planet, and her aims to save it through activism-artworks. She brings new context to the animals we know, showing them through her eyes.
Bobby Clark: @bobbyclark____
No art lover’s Instagram feed is complete without Bobby Clark. A beloved geometric, minimalist artist, her artwork appears in the background for many creatives’ homes. Make sure to watch her process videos, they will amaze you.