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Artists on Instagram

We all know there is a wealth of fantastic images on Instagram but how do you wheedle out the best ones to follow? I’ve found four artists I reckon have pretty darn good Instagram accounts for a bit of daily eye candy. From top left to right: Portuguese artist Bordalo II creates massive sculptures from others unwanted ‘stuff’ and junk, like these two flamingos at a riverbed made for @festivaliminete curated by @vhils. Follow @b0rdalo_ii. Floral artist and creator from Tokyo Yukiko Masudo posts sublime photos of her work and creations, with a theme of moody greys and soft pinks. Peaches get the royal treatment in this one which makes you want to dive in and eat them. Follow @nonihana_. Australian florist Katherine Dorrington’s Instagram also favours pinks and blues and greys plus lots of blossoms and sprinklings of petals. You’d think it was permanently Spring. Follow @katherinedorrington. San Francisco-based Lucy Litman doesn’t usually post mounds of petals but this one got my attention because of its simplicity and, of course, the googly eyes (and it goes with the others …

Surrealism with Brock Davis

Artist and ad-man Brock Davis nails it with his surreal photographs, in which he says, ‘The familiar becomes new, the ordinary, extraordinary’. Just like these kernels, salt sprinkles and popcorn … These pencils and rubberbands … This peeled banana … This cheese grater, he calls ‘The burning building’ … This foot and ice cream … Check out more of Brock’s work on Instagram @brockdavis and his website ‘It is the world that made you small’.

Link Love | Art Matters

Have you ever thought what life would be like without art or artists who re-imagine the usual or re-imagine their medium? Today I’m sharing four pieces of art that show some great creative re-imaginings. Which is your favourite? From top left to right: Photographer Aaron Tilley and set designer Kyle Bean ramp up the tension with their photo series which puts everyday things in potentially disastrous situations for the latest issue of Kinfolk magazine entitled ‘Adrenaline’. In this photo, you’re hoping like mad the egg doesn’t fall! First seen at Yellowtrace. Swiss self-taught illustrator, Loïc also uses everyday objects for his art. By placing them in imaginary situations with his very cute ink drawn mouse, he makes us laugh and want to see more. Surely he should be creating a children’s book series? Find him on Instagram at Apredart. Face paint gets a whole new makeover by Canadian makeup artist Andrea Reed and her specialist lip art. Can you believe this bee is painted on? Find Andrea on Instagram. First seen at Ultralinx. These biscuits look too good to eat! …

Art to make you go wow

From surrealism in everyday objects to staying in a painting, today my four finds test the imagination … From top left to right: Russian artist Asya Kozina’s fascination with historical wigs has turned into a festival of Baroque hairstyles all made from paper. See more at Lost at E Minor and read about the artist here. Her work is extraordinary! Want to know what it feels like to stay in a painting of a great master? Airbnb is letting you do just that having recreated Van Gogh’s iconic painting The Bedroom for Airbnb guests to stay in. The installation coincides with an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago featuring three versions of Van Gogh’s bedroom at his home in Arles, France. Check it out here. See Istanbul as a drone does (with a bit of tweaking involved)! Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş has used a drone to produce a series of digital artworks called ‘Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions’. After months of technical problems (i.e birds), bad weather and issues with permissions, his persistence has paid off. See more photos here and on his Facebook page. Oh …