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Top Artists on Instagram

Top artists on Instagram

Instagram is the app where you can find beautiful pictures of vacation getaways, cute pets and mouth-watering eats. It’s also a great app to find inspiration. There are hundreds of thousands of artists who exhibit their art on Instagram. Though you probably follow the big names already, there are upcoming artists on Instagram too. We’ve compiled a list to help you find the top artists on Instagram.


Martin Whatson

Street artist Martin Whatson shows the relationship between vulnerability and strength in his work. He does this by using tones of grey and ash juxtaposed with vivid brushstrokes and colorful images. His artwork can be found in Miami at the urban art mecca, Wynwood Walls. Surprisingly, Whatson has as many works on walls as on canvas. His work features in festivals around the world and solo exhibitions from Tokyo to New York. He is definitely one of the top artists on Instagram.

Top Artists on Instagram


We better know Brian Donnelly under his professional name KAWS. The American graffiti artist gets his inspiration from toys and makes paintings and sculptures in his own unique style. If you love art inspired by comic books or cartoons then you should definitely follow KAWS on Instagram. He is one of the top artists on Instagram with more than 1,7 million followers. The artist’s streetwise cartoons make his artworks playful and fun.

Companion (Passing Through) by KAWS is one of the highlights in the garden at Moco Museum. It’s also one of the few sculptures by the artist in Amsterdam. Top artists on Instagram kaws

Tyrell Winston, another top artist on Instagram

Tyrell Winston turns trash into art. He wants people to look at their trash in a new light. He works with cigarette butts, deflated basketballs and ruined nets. For him, these items hold a personal history. In this way, Winston elevates the garbage of New York City into contemporary art sculptures. He describes this work as ’embedded history’. With the hashtag ‘#tyrellwinston’ you can find his unique artworks on Instagram. Check this post for more top artists that work with trash.

Top Artists on Instagram


Daniel Arsham

An artist who absolutely belongs in our list of top artists on Instagram is Daniel Arsham. This New York-based artist works in a combination of art, architecture, design and performance. And for the first time ever, you can see his work in the Netherlands! Moco Museum in Amsterdam is exhibiting Arsham’s solo show ‘Connecting Time’ until September 30th 2019.

The exhibition has several installation spaces; such as Amethyst Ball Cavern, which feels like stepping into an alternate reality. ‘Connecting Time’ at Moco Museum also includes the artist’s never before presented interactive installation Calcified Room. If you’d like a sneak peek of the exhibition then follow Moco Museum and top artist Daniel Arsham on Instagram.

Top Artists on Instagram


JR is the alias of a contemporary, French photographer and visual artist. He is self-described as a ‘photograffeur’ with more than 1,2 million followers on Instagram. On his account, he shares pictures of street art, museum exhibitions and provocative shots from his personal life. Because many people are interested in the lives of famous artists, JR gives us that much needed sneak peek with his Instagram. More importantly, you can see work from JR at Moco Museum.


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