There is such importance placed on curating one’s social media feeds, especially when it comes to Instagram. But what about curating a media experience?
Like many others, I have found the platform to be an unpleasant experience as of late. I’m not convinced the platform is worth the time and effort that it requires. Despite its faults, Instagram is still a great place for inspiration. By approaching it the same way I approach Pinterest, it has made me excited to discover niche interests such as art.
Surprisingly, I prefer ‘inspiration’ accounts such as @hello_artists, @c_l_o, and @carlottawinder to the more established museum and magazine accounts when searching for new artists.
The following are a few visual artists who I am following:
Fantine Reucha is an illustrator whose work and photos of Paris are eye-candy. Her aesthetic is that certain minimal-romantic aesthetic, which is loved at the moment, but will also be charming years from now.
Toyin has had an incredible year! Recently, the Whitney acquired her work and she has been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair and Frieze—to name a few. It’s exciting to follow one of the great artists of our time on Instagram that is impeccably curated but also gives a glimpse into her process.