Street Artists Instagrams You Should Follow For Inspiration
There are great street artists all over the world and you can’t be everywhere at once. Even in a street art mecca like New York, there’s a lot you can miss. Luckily, most artists are more than willing to put their work online and what better way to see it than straight from the artists themselves.
DALeast is a globe trotting artist from China. His murals of fractured animals are captivating and have quickly earned him respect in the street art community. He says his murals use animals to reflect elements of human insecurity. He uses dark tones on disintegrating figures and delivers images with an incredible energy. Always seeming to be on the verge of moving. DALeast has also been vocal about street art at home in China. He feels like the voice of Chinese street art stands to be lost as artists try to copy western styles. His art makes this statement too. Wherever you find his work in the world, people know it’s his.
Moving between Hollywood, London, Detroit and New York in the first twenty years of his life, Tristan Eaton has perspectives from some of the most creative street art hubs in the world. He’s one of street art’s biggest successes outside the world of street art. He designed his first fisher-price toy at 18 and has been sought after in the world of designer toys and marketing ever since. His murals are a clean, commercial mix of old school and contemporary work. Huge tags combined with cartoon imagery or layers revealing different styles throughout the one piece.
Under a pseudonym taken from his mother’s maiden name, Judith Supine has pushed the boundaries with his collage style of paste ups. His work is a collection of fragmented pieces taken from magazines, posters and other places. The work is an intentionally ecclectic mix, reflecting the artist himself. He spent most of his childhood communicating through drawing pictures, not able to talk until he was 17. He brings this keen sense of communication through art into his pieces now and makes for some of the most evocative street art around.
Os Gemeos are Brazilian twins who have been steadily shaping the world of street art since the 80s. The pair started out in 1987 and quickly gained attention for their mish mash of cartoonish and realistic characters. Notable for their blending of contemporary street art and urban culture with more traditional Brazilian style, Os Gemeos have led the charge of street art in Brazil. Their most recognisable trademark being the yellow skinned, cartoon figures that appear in their pieces. Their work is loud and vibrant and while they don’t shy away from using their art for issues, their main goal is fun and enjoyable pieces.
Taylor White makes liberal use of the human body in her work. She matches the natural with something very unnatural through the colour palettes she uses. Dark greys and blacks on portraits of children make them stand out and show White is an artist unafraid of evoking emotion. The heavy, unreal and neon colours of her more recent pieces are some of their most stand out features. She’s showing herself capable of going to opposite ends of the spectrum to get an emotional reaction. The depth of the colour making the human shapes at the centre of her pieces into moody, aggressive snapshots.