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8 artists you should follow on twitter
Artstyle 21 Jan 2015

8 artists you should follow on twitter

Artists today don’t limit themselves to creating with paint or clay. A lot of the most inventive actors of the art world are projecting their work on a much larger scale and unexpected materials. The good news is you can find many of them on twitter sharing their thoughts and vision 140 characters at a time on Twitter.

Artsper has compiled for you 8 artists you should follow on twitter.

#1 Brandon Stanton

Brandon Stanton is a photographer based in NY, who became famous with his blog “Humans of New York”. His portraits of the Big Apple’s inhabitants were recently compiled and published in a book. Follow him on twitter and you will find a feed of Stanton’s pictures and the remarkably insightful witticisms of the subjects.

#2 Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson plays with light and color in his fascinating installations. In 1995, he founded Studio Olafur Eliasson where his team works on new projects and experiments on spatial research. The twitter account of Studio Olafur Eliasson shares the group’s thoughts and viewpoints on their latest developments.

#3 Wendy Macnaughton

San Francisco artist Wendy Macnaughton who’s whimsical work often appears on popular website Bran Pickings, illustrated The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert. Her twitter feed is full of witty thoughts on business and news in the art world.

#4 Ai Weiwei

Ai Wei Wei has been working referencing Chinese art and culture through traditional materials as well as western contemporary art. His work is diverse and covers sculpture, architecture and photography. Ai Wei Wei has also been very involved in denouncing China’s politics. Although his posts are in Chinese, his fans have worked to share translations of his tweets in English.

#5 Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel defines herself as a cartoonist. However her resume includes a long running webcomic, many graphic novels and other writing and drawing projects. Her twitter profile is quirky and funny just like her!

#6 Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon is an artist and a poet. He was first nationally praised for his blackout poems. These creations were made by crossing out all but a minority of words in newspaper and magazine articles. His project expanded and he published an illustrated book with advice to become an artist called Steal Like an Artist. Lately he has published Show Your Work where he evokes more the business side of being an artist always with a hint of humor.

#7 Kat Von D

Why should art be restricted to canvas? Kat Von D, renown tattoo artist, discovered on reality television has built an empire in Los Angeles. Even though she is famous for her body art, her twitter shares information about variety of subjects from art to fashion and music.

#8 Raghava KK


Artist Raghava KK is an established painter. He is also known for creating an iPad app called Pop it. He is constantly creating and reflecting over education and technology as well as art. Keep track of his thoughts and philosophies on his twitter account.