4 Pop Art Instagrammers You Need to Know About/ Art Image : littledrill
Pop Art is being reincarnated by a whole host of young and contemporary artists. We picked our favorites who are taking on the mantle of Warhol, Paolozzi and Lichtenstein.
Artem Pozdniakov a.k.a 360brain, is an art-director based in Moscow, Russia. At first glance, his Instagram profile is a feed full of brightly colored squares with simple, minimal imagery. On close inspection however, what appears to be normal objects, are actually subtle political statements or humorous takes on the everyday. For example, his image of a credit card in the shape of a razor blade dripping with blood, hints at the darker side of debt that can consume many. Artem cleverly edits his subjects to create contemporary art with a touch of irony, something traditional pop art is famous for. Don’t worry, not all his work is so macabre and his work is still full of fun!
Greg Guillemin aka ‘Leon’ is a self-described ‘eclectic graphical gamer’ (he doesn’t call himself an artist). He is very much influenced by his childhood passions; science fiction, comic books and video games. His artwork is like a modern reinvention of the classic pop art of Roy Lichtenstein but features well-known characters from popular culture with a humorous twist. His ‘pop icons’ series takes a look into the fun and ‘slightly steamy’ lives of our most beloved heroes. His work is minimalist but is still full of color and cheeky humor. ‘Leon’ is no amateur and has some impressive collaborations under his belt. His most recent projects include creating artwork (both physical and digital) for the Montreux Jazz Festival (July 2016).
Nicholas Huggins is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Trinidad and Tobago. After 4 years studying for a BFA in Graphic Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, he held a number of positions before becoming an art director at advertising company McCann Port-of-Spain. His vast experience in the sector has enabled him to create some amazing digital pop art. Nicholas’s work usually features famous faces, specifically portraits along with some fun gifs (check out Pablo Picasso transforming into Kanye West!) His advertising background is obvious too as typo-graphics and brand logos also feature on his Instagram. It’s worth browsing quite far back his feed to see some of his earlier work too!
Littledrill are a creative studio based in Brooklyn, New York. The creatives behind the studio, Shelby Edwards and James Lee Whitney, share a love of exploring objects and moods through color and graphics. Their use of weird and wonderful props on plain colorful backgrounds and clean compositions, create minimal but evocative imagery that has proved popular with some huge brands. Previous collaborations have included Adidas, Mansur Gavriel, Interscope Records and Target. Although their work is minimal, what their images lack in busyness, they make up for in humor and character. Banana phone anyone?