All the Top Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram Right Now
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If you’ve ever found your social media feed lacking in stunning photos, eye-catching designs and fun content, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the top five artist-Instagram accounts that are a must-follow.
This account is a necessity in your feed if you’re in the market for some more feel-good content. The artists, Sam and Tury, create uplifting content “for the sole purpose of spreading the positive message of Magic, Luck, and Friendship” as stated on their website, friendswithyou.com. They create a variety of sculptures placed in random locations, each one bursting with vibrant colors. The abstract page also features animated videos of some of the sculptures they make, showing them moving and smiling in a cartoony way. Their weird content is guaranteed to bring you some joy. Who wouldn’t enjoy looking at a giant smiling cloud?
For breathtaking nature photography, hit this account's follow button. From cute pictures of animals to incredible shots of the Northern Lights, this page is guaranteed to make you want to travel the world. With endless eye-catching images, you’ll feel like exploring their colorful feed for days. The account also consists of cool time-lapse videos, which show amazing moments like the recent Falcon 9 shuttle launch. When you need a breather or just want to be transported to another country, this page can take you there in a second. You’ll find yourself getting lost in their photographs. On top of all that, this account can teach you a great deal about how to take amazing photographs — something we can all learn.
Seattle-based alpinist and artist Nikki Frumkin explores breathtaking scenery, transforming beautiful sites into small watercolor paintings. What makes Frumkin’s work unique is the way she photographs the paintings in front of their locations, creating a realistic image juxtaposed with a painted one. The self-proclaimed mountain artist uses pleasing colors — such as cool toned-blues and warm-toned reds — to create a wonderful calming effect in her work. Traveling to amazing locations to create even more amazing pieces of art, Frumkin has created a career one could only dream of.
If you haven’t yet heard of the legendary anonymous artist known as Banksy, Google him right now. This England-based street artist is best known for his satirical work on the sides of buildings, spray painting images that seem like they could be made from stencils. While some are humorous, other aspects of his work are much more serious, showing realistic portrayals of street beggars or small children. His Instagram features his latest creations, as well as any recent news he finds circulating around him. This secretive artist is nothing short of genius — even rigging one of his paintings to shred itself after being bought at a prestigious art gallery in London — ensuring his work remains accessible to everyone.
Brandon Woelfel, a photographer based in New York, is one to know. His photographs are not just well-composed, but also brilliantly edited. His portrait photography’s color schemes consist of blues as well as light pinks and greens, creating aesthetically pleasing pictures that showcase an array of subjects. He captures dancers in the middle of New York City streets, smoke bombs in the woods, string lights on a beach and many more amazing moments. His Instagram stories show his shots before and after editing, displaying exactly how this photographer creates such stunning images. His personal account, which can be found through his photography one, shows more images of the artist himself, behind-the-scenes shots and photos that don’t make the cut. To know what simply beautiful photography is all about, give his page a follow.