5 Artist you Need to Follow on IG and Buy From
Written by Benjamin Unanaowo
The dance between artist and hip hop artist has been going on for quite since a few B-Boys decided to start break beating, spinning rhymes, and drawing graffiti mosaics in through the boroughs of New York. Today, the advent of technology, namely the internet, has not only allowed the spread of hip hop across the globe but apps like Instagram have become the new Lourve. A testing ground for trained and freeform painters, sketchers and artist alike. There are a plethora to chose but here are 5 artist on IG that are really making a mark.
Affirming herself as a God Taught Artist this proverbs 31 woman beautifully captures the expression, social relevance, and realism in her art work. This Queen has literally been winning awards for her artistry since grade school. It’s beautiful to see how her paintings tell stories of feminism, self love, body positivity, sexism, and black love. From prints to originals you won’t be disappointed with the quality of work.
If Optimus Prime, the Transformer is the supreme leader of the Auto-bots. Artist Markus Prime is one of the key leaders on the coptic marker drawing scene. His work stirs a sense of uncomfortableness for some and a quite truth come to light for other. His use of Coptic markers is a sight to be hold and sometime you can catch him on IG Live blessing his followers with a video of his process.
I know ya’ll are excited to for Halloween but that just means Christmas is right around the corner. Don’t get caught slipping as the Grinch and Scrooge of the family. Thankfully Artist Tara James has you covered. On her website she has a beautifully array of melinated handmade cards. With black bookstores becoming harder to find Tara took it upon herself to create positive relatable images for the culture. Her attention to detail is outstanding. So bring your seasons greetings in right with a heat felt card.
If you haven’t jazzed up your jean jacket, satchel, or hat with any of the pins and patches from coloring pins then you’re naked out in these streets. Artist like Issa Rae have been spotted showing these artist love. The art of the remix has never been lost on the clothing game and right now it really does feel like the Bad Boy Records 90’s. Support the culture by visiting the page and adding a little pepper to to ya fashion.
“I’m an ARTIST not a fashion designer remember that…!”
Those are the words of multitalented artist Preston Mitchell and his artistry is smoother than a New Orleans baby. All the materials are one of a kind. Hand created so wear it with pride or hold on to it for the artwork it is, not matter what you do you’ll see brilliant use of color, contrast, and hue.