Surprisingly enough, you don't need to be part of the European Dadaism movement to keep up with the latest art: that's what Instagram is for these days!
Thanks to the Insta-generation these artists gain much of their visibility via accounts such as @thetaxcollection and @plastikmagazine, which create digital art galleries by publishing selected submissions from the freshest digital talent around the world and of course, help them reach a huge following using the power of social media.
In this article, Selfmade did a lil' list of the hottest, coolest and rudest digital artists making the best of the 'gram right now.
Madbutt is an artist currently based in her hometown of Brisbane, Australia and is experimenting with digital and hand cut collage techniques using vintage and modern materials. She frequently travelled to New York in 2016 to find materials to encorpate into her next solo show in mid 2017.
Buy Madbutt's art here: www.madbutt.com.au/shop
Paul is a graphic designer, based in Mexico City, who enjoys staging everyday objects into surreal and colorful compositions creating pop mashups.
Buy Paul's art here: https://society6.com/paulfuentes
Antoni is a part German 3D artist who, despite his young age, has collaborated with some huge brands such as MTV, BMW, MINI, Wella, KLM and many more. His favourite artist is DXTR from The Weird.
Buy Antoni's art here: https://www.behance.net/antoni
A personal favourite, Kerry Lambert is an English mobile artist. This means that every single piece of his art is made on his iPhone. Yeah, crazy stuff.
Kerry is very open about his struggles with ADHD and loves producing electronic music. He is also a moderator for @RSA_Graphics, a hub of the Instagram graphics community which focuses on mobile art.
To commission Kerry’s art contact him directly. Get 15% off his prints here: www.mipic.co/kerry_fin/ with code "KERRYFIN15"
Saint Hoax is a pseudonymous Syrian artist, satirist and sociopolitical activist. He combines politics with popular culture to create POPlitically incorrect statements. By manipulating images and icons, Hoax creates beautiful visual lies that tell an ugly truth.
Buy Saint Hoax’s art here: http://www.sainthoax.com/prints/
Reza Noer Fajar is a 30 year old contemporary surrealist who lives in Indonesia. He is awesome and I wish I lived inside his brain.
Freddie Smithson is a creative designer at CULT LDN by day and a freelance content designer by night. He is one of the wittiest digital artists out there. His art consists of funny abstract montages featuring pop icons and mainstream celebrities but it varies a lot. Freddie has revealed to Hunger Magazine that even though he is a bit obsessed with Instagram, he actually prefers sharing his art on Tumblr, as it is a bit less conformist and doesn’t consider nipples a violation of the community rules. Just saying.
His favourite accounts on Instagram are @plastikmagazine and @michelgaubert
Another personal fave, Naro is a digital artist who is based in Spain. His art is definitely daring, and his aesthetics are probably not for the faint of heart. 18+ only even. Naro Pinosa's collages mainly feature an imaginative mixture of sexuality and nostalgia, by merging classical paintings and sculptures with rather sexually graphic images.
Buy Naro's art here: https://m.facebook.com/Naro-Pinosas-Collages-812388078816826/
Tony Futura is a digital artist based in Berlin. He creates surreal art which focuses on the quirky and witty side of materialism and pop-culture within the western world’s lifestyle. His
digital art isn’t shy in nature and is usually fully charged with sexual energy.
To collaborate or commission Tony’s art contact him on: firstname.lastname@example.org
In her words…
“Confusion breeds confusion.
Having been brought up in a turbulent environment, my work aims to tackle themes of identity within a fragile sociopolitical landscape.
Always striving to question my place within a cultural system that is both foreign and familiar.
This feeling of the uncanny, the uncomfortable, is projected in my relentless attempt to question, deconstruct, and reassemble existing social frameworks. This reconstruction usually takes the form of photography, video, and installation art.
But is always recreated from the mind’s eye of an eternally, cynical idealist.”
Tell 'em gurl!
Buy Sara’s art here: www.sarazaher.com