The digital art age is a space to showcase creatives online talent and escape into the worlds futuristic metaverse. If you are looking for inspiration from artists who are changing the meaning of art. Then you need to check out these accounts.
Simply put, digital art is an art that has been created in this digital age. Not many museums or physical art spaces have been taking this new form of visual culture as a serious subject matter. However, in the last 10 years, this concept has changed. Now many venues around the world are embracing this creative area and the artists within it.
Many of us think of art as being bound to a creative box. A box holding the elements of the visual and the performing arts from dance to design, paintings, sculpture, music of all kinds to theatre. But, another type of art has been developing and transitioning along with our fast-paced evolving society – digital art.
Digital art is a term and a practice that has been prevalent in the museums and contemporary art sectors since the 1960s. As technological advances mean that digital innovations are now pervading many more areas of our lives, the arts industry is starting to take the work of artists working in the digital realm by storm.
One platform that thrives on this category, is of course the social media platform Instagram. Now, digital art is the new now. Not only can we escape into online worlds created by virtual reality and collect digital tokens via NFT’s (non-fungible tokens) but our metaverse is giving artists a way to stay in the creative game through platforms like Instagram.
If you love getting sucked into the digital art world then here are five Instagram accounts that you need to follow:
Steven Baltay (@realimposter)
If you enjoy 3D motion graphics, Baltay showcases pastel animation that’s unexpected, silly, but surely many hours of work. These short video clips are eye-catching and extremely unique. With 122,000 dedicated followers under his belt, this 27-year old American NFT artist nimbly draws the line between the beautiful and grotesque, between the familiar and surreal, and between the logical and absurd.
The Toilet Paper Magazine (@toiletpapermagazineoffical)
The biannual magazine co-created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari is one of the top profiles for displaying graphic colours and eccentric visuals. The page continues to carry there aesthetic online and in video format. Their content has even been sold on various media products exploring the multiple possibilities for images to live beyond the pages. The duo has a soaring following of over 270 000 followers to date.
The Tax Collection (@taxcollection)
The Tax Collection is a multimedia platform dedicated to exposing the worlds most inspiring artists and creatives. With some of the most shared posts, this Instagram page aims to support and showcase artists worldwide by creating space for both digital and physical art. This collective has amassed a huge content base of contemporary art. With over 960 000 followers, Tax Collection stays on beat with anything absurd or are representative of the current landscape.
Love Watts (@love.watts)
With 2 million Instagram followers, it’s clear to see why this collaboration of both digital and physical art pages is popular. Created by Jordan Watson, you would have surely seen one of his pulp fiction creative content or studio’s modern art submissions. Peppered with visual satire and commentary, the account has branched out with sub-accounts focusing on lifestyle, its own merch, and even one specially dedicated to the drug weed.
Oliver Latta (@extraweg)
It’s everything pink and more with this German-born digital artist. His digital NFT artwork has more than 900 000 followers on Instagram. Latta describes his approach as one that concerns itself with the fundamental aspects of aesthetic, story and technique, which lay the groundwork for his animations.
Extraweg has become an international force in 3D animation and design. His provocative work often showcases humans and unusual body parts in integrated motion — often displayed in pink hues. Some find his work amusing while others find it disturbing.
We cannot help but fall into this new evolving online digital world. These artists have certainly shown us all that art will always be subjective in its own right and brought into the light – no matter what the gallery space.