art instas your feed needs // INSTAGRAM

Whether you’re looking for design inspiration or just want to zone out while commuting to work, art-centric instagrams are a great add to your feed.  Here’s our list of 9 Art Instagrams you should be following (because 10 is too many and 8 is not enough).

zemer peled

“Zemer Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world.  Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, engaging with themes of nature and memories, identity and place. Her works are formed of thousand of ceramic shards constructed into large-scale/small-scale sculptures and installations.”

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rebecca chaperon

“[Rebecca’s] process often begins with the idea of place. In Like A Great Black Fire we see paintings of dark landscapes that seems to stretch infinitely, a doomed place invented by the artist as a theatrical stage where various protagonists bravely live out mysterious vignettes. Antarticus, inspired by the mid/late-20th century travel stories of her uncle and father, saw the amalgamation of two places, the tropical island of Mauritius and the icy tundra of the Antarctic.”

R E T N A

“Retna has become known for his long and geometric script, which he developed while looking towards Egyptian and Native American traditional symbols. Though his marks resemble the calligraphy of multiple cultures (and he maintains that he composes his works in English and Spanish), the writing does not belong to a particular language. Retna explains, ‘I want my text to feel universal. I want people from different cultures to all find some similarity in it—whether they can read it or not.'”

 

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ursulaxyoung

“Ursula finds inspiration in the organic yet urban landscape of San Francisco and its surrounds; the crossed wires, Victorian buildings and fog-filled horizons, that are often backdrop to her brightly painted doe-eyed flower girls. She is also highly influenced by her travels to the far-flung reaches of the globe and the variety of colorful characters that she encounters – both real and imagined – along the way.”

fnnch

“fnnch wants more art in more places. Public spaces are canvas upon which it is illegal to paint. By putting beautiful art on sidewalks, mailboxes and parks, fnnch forces people to grapple with the idea that they want something illegal to exist. Perhaps the art should stay, and there should be a system permitting artistic expression in these spaces.”

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jessica brilli

“Inspired by Kodachrome slides and generations-old photographs gathered from yard sales and basements across America, Brilli brings a contemporary eye to subjects often overlooked or forgotten. She sees her paintings as a way of giving renewed life to images that haven’t been seen in decades. Having had no direct experience with the images, the process of painting them takes on a different dimension for Brilli; like borrowing memories and elaborating, editing, or directing stories that intersect the knowledge and assumptions of two people who are strangers to each other.”

BiP

“I do what I do for several reasons,” explains the artist who calls himself Believe in People, or BiP for short. “Some are not really worth going into, but on whole, my primary motivation is that I want to change the way people interact with their environment in a positive way. Seeing even a faint smile on a viewer is profoundly satisfying. Knowing that you were able to communicate a thought or a feeling…It makes everything worth it.”

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amos goldbaum

“I am a line-drawer, street peddler, and muralist based in San Francisco. You can find me and my wares at many San Francisco festivals as well as on the corner of Valencia St. and 23rd most Saturday and Sunday afternoons.”

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paper fashion (Katie Rodgers)

“[Katie] began her creative journey with a gifted set of watercolors and a sense of imagination. Fashion, whimsy, and nature have forever been lurking inside her mind and onto the blank pages of her sketchbook.”

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