Even though things are changing with longer videos, new algorithms and more, Instagram continues to surge as today’s premiere social media network, having surpassed 400 million users late last year. Of course, your feed is only as good as who you follow, so a strong set of accounts is paramount in getting the most out of Instagram. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or just a bit of eye candy, IG is packed with incredible imagery from all over the world.
Switching up our ongoing 5 Instagram Accounts to Follow feature once again, this week team Highsnobiety looked to the art world and chose five of their favorite Pop artists on Instagram. Each of these accounts share amazing photos of their artwork and process on a regular basis, so you’re sure to find someone new to keep your feed interesting.
Read on for our Pop art picks.
@msenna / Followers: 12.9k / Joined: January 2011
Favorite art account to follow: Ai Weiwei @aiww is one of my favorites because he uses the platform to address social issues, speak about the same subjects that his art addresses and show his journey of actively standing behind the causes he supports. I also like @Paulinsect because I’ve been a fan of his work for some time now and like the pieces he creates for the platform.
Favorite place to shoot photos: I like to shoot photos as I travel. It's usually the best opportunity for me to spend time with my camera and I really enjoy capturing the cities and people as I explore new places. Tokyo and Spain have been two of my favorite places to shoot on my travels.
Footwear of choice: Recently the Jordan 5 and Air Max 1 are my go to.
@aaronkkai / Followers: 34k / Joined: 2011/2012
Favorite art account to follow: @powwowworldwide - it's ran by my friends and they always put you on to new and different types of art around the world. Jasper and Amy make it easy to appreciate young/new artists.
Favorite place to shoot photos: Favorite place to shoot is at my studio because that's where I'm at 99% of the time
Footwear of choice: Nike Air Force 1; I prefer the ones made before 2007 when the shape changed.
@hanecdote / Followers: 31.2k / Joined: 3 years ago
Favorite art account to follow: I love following @erinmriley because she seems like a wicked person, and her art explores themes which I find really interesting myself, including sexuality. She also uses textiles in a really cool way which subverts the stereotypes of the medium, which is what I'm all about too.
Favorite place to shoot photos: I love taking pictures all over London, I think the city is so beautiful yet has gritty parts, so I like those contrasts. Where I live in the outskirts of London we have lovely parks and views of the city on the skyline. I just love London.
Footwear of choice: I recently got a pair of Nike Air Waffle Trainers for super cheap and they've kinda replaced my Air Max as my most worn trainers.
@reginaldsylvester2 / Followers: 20.9k / Joined: 2011/2012
Favorite art account to follow: @Lizny3 - she posts a great variation of art, paintings in particular.
Favorite place to shoot photos: I don't really shoot much but if I had to choose a spot it'd be different rooftops I've been to. I really enjoy taking photos of the sky and different skylines.
Footwear of choice: '70s Converse in black
@stephfmorris / Followers: 18k / Joined: 3 years ago
Favorite art account to follow: @cj_hendry has been my biggest inspiration for the past couple of years now and everything she touches turns to gold - literally! Just when you can't imagine her doing a more impressive piece than the last she proves you wrong again. I just love what she does.
Favorite place to shoot photos: I spend the majority of my time at my desk so that's where I take most of my photos. For an artist I think it's important to contextualize the work so my progress shots will always develop in the studio.
Footwear of choice: My ultimate shoe is the Nike Cortez and I'll forever be a fan but at the moment I wear a lot of Vans.
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