Virtual galleries of Instagram artists

by adela smejkal

 

Instagram is an endless world of sharing passions and finding inspirations. Here comes the second edition of curated selection of art graduates and emerging artists discovered on this social media platform. Paying a visit to their virtual studios is surely worth it.

 

Erin Lawlor | @theerinlawlor

Erin Lawlor is a London based painter with a number of solo shows in Europe and the US. She is now represented by Fox/Jensen in Sydney and Auckland as well as Rod Barton, London. Her work, exclusively with oil, captures thick gestural brushstrokes creating sort of a cohesive structure. The colours overlap one another, but each carries traits or bits of the opposite colour. The artist explains her pieces might appear as references to geology, flora, and macro and microcosm. Lawlor’s motives together with her gestural brush almost allude melody.

Erin Lawlor selection of Instagram artworks. Courtesy of the artist

Erin Lawlor selection of Instagram artworks. Courtesy of the artist

 

Guido Maestri | @guy_maestri

The works of Australian artist Guido Maestri span over both, painterly and sculptural practice. In 2009 he won the Archibald Prize for his portrait of the Australian musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. The artist's paintings often capture plein-air or animals in their stillness of death. His sculptures as well as his brushstrokes, almost resembling the impressionist technique, consist of vivid colours and sharp gestures. Maestri’s sculptural pieces made of painted bronze embody dynamism of figures or various body parts. The artist is now represented by Jan Murphy Gallery in Queensland, Australia.

Guido Mestri selection of Instagram artworks. Courtesy of the artist

Guido Mestri selection of Instagram artworks. Courtesy of the artist

 

Jon Pilkington | @jpilkingto1

Jon Pilkington is a Chelsea College of Art & Design graduate, now living and working in Copenhagen, where he is also represented by V1 Gallery. He has done a number of solo shows around the world. Pilkington is special in adding a certain playfulness to the surface of his paintings. His works are colourful but not completely eye bewildering. His gestural practice has certain performance and rhythm, which is often inspired by the organic shapes of leafs.

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Jon Pilkington selection of Instagram artworks. Courtesy of the artist

 

Pard Morisson | @pardmorrison

Pard Morisson is an American artist with a rich number of solo shows mainly in the states. He is remarkable for his Lego-like and Rubick’s cube sculptures. Morisson’s practice appears geometrical almost mathematically based. However, their surface remains colorful, resembling children’s toys. Some of his sculptures seem like drawings with the illusion of three-dimensional boxes. Morisson’s works bright up the eye and  throw us back to childhood.

Pard Morisson selection of Instagram artworks. Courtesy of the artist

Pard Morisson selection of Instagram artworks. Courtesy of the artist

 

Sacha Meaden | @sachameaden

Sacha Meaden is a London based painter with an unusual painterly attitude. His series of geometric paintings might seem repetitive, but they are styled up with simple elements like material or color, which are applied to the surface of the canvas. The artist usually uses vivid colours but differentiates the texture of them. Meaden’s paintings are rather minimalistic but with a colorful edge.

Sacha Meaden selection of Instagram artworks. Courtesy of the artist

Sacha Meaden selection of Instagram artworks. Courtesy of the artist

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