As much as might find myself pouring over Facebook, Instagram remains my social media channel of choice. Where a Facebook session seems to often end in an extended bout of self-loathing, Instagram instead gives me an inspirational window into infinite worlds.
More so than almost any other channel, artists seem to use Instagram positively and willingly, thereby offering insights into their creative process and sharing finished results (which in turn allows collectors and dealers to browse and buy). Many are also using the channel as a presentation platform in and of itself, where work only exists in this medium and there is no IRL equivalent.
I reached out to a number of people to ask them to share some of their favourite artist accounts, and the results – I hope you’ll agree – make for a fascinating crop of new worlds to fall into. Thanks to everyone who contributed – Abdul Abdullah, Vasili Kaliman, Jain Moralee, Deb Mansfield, Gabby Shaw, Heath Killen, Anna Shapiro and Tristan Deratz. Continue reading