Instagram isn’t only for looking at cute animal pictures or seeing your friends on the beach or at the restaurant. It’s also a great way to stay up to date with art news and discover the work of talented artists. From Shepard Fairey’s street art to Ai Wei Wei’s daily life… Artsper offers you a selection of 8 artists that you should absolutely follow on Instagram.
Ai Wei Wei
Photographer, sculptor, architect, blogger… we’ve lost count of all the activities of this Chinese independent artist. Famous for his protests against the communist regime, Ai Wei Wei displays his daily life for us, via Instagram.
Daniel Arsham is an up and coming international artist, represented in Paris by the Perrotin Gallery. It is his way of playing with classical architectural styles that fascinates us.
Shepard Fairey is one of today’s most influential street artists. He achieved international fame by creating Barack Obama’s Hope poster.
Martha Cooper is considered a pioneer between the photographers who portrayed Hip Hop culture in New York City. Her work doesn’t cease to take us back into the atmosphere of the movement’s golden age.
JR became famous worldwide by exhibiting his black and wide photographs for free in the streets, especially in favelas and poor neighborhoods. JR also pays homage to women throughout his work and through his film ‘Women are heroes’.
Paul Octavious is a young photographer who became known thanks to his ‘Pantone Project’. The artist tries to match everyday scenes with the traditional Pantone hues.
Follow the Japanese artist’s daily life and enter his manga-influenced universe.
Kenny Scharf is an American artist from Keith Harring and Basquiat’s generation. In the 80’s, he played an important role in the interaction between contemporary art and graffiti. Today, his work is part of numerous public and private collections.