Recently, I have been exploring sort of new and different art media, pushing my creative boundaries and seeking too, inspiration from social media. One platform that has captured my attention is Instagram Channels, where I’ve been sharing my blog posts through my channel, ValArt.
However, I admit that managing and growing my presence on Instagram Channels has been perplexing. In an effort to connect with my audience, I decided to reach out and invite input. I was surprised to receive a few responses, each expressing curiosity about artists that inspire me.
I draw inspiration from a wide range of sources. Some artists whose work has deeply resonated with me is Frida Kahlo (no surprise there). Her bold and introspective self-portraits, often depicting her struggles and vulnerabilities, they are a powerful testament to strength of the human spirit. Kahlo’s art is a depicts her strength of will and the healing power of creativity. She taught me the importance of expressing one’s authentic self.
In addition to this iconic figure, I have been exploring contemporary artists who push the boundaries of traditional work. Self-taught, Monica Fernandez, a Mexican artist, is at the top of my favorites. She began as a self taught painter from an early age and later enrolled in studies in Italy. I am a big fan of Canadian Artist Deb Weiers, I love the deconstructed, figurative style of loose lines in her work that roam around almost as if the pen has never lifts from the page. Using multi medias she reflects on various aspects of life, politics, history etc. There is another young Russian artist I discovered on Etsy, who has a quite remarkable style, unfortunately I’ve forgotten her name
I often find inspiration in different artistic movements and periods throughout history. From the Renaissance masters, with their impeccable attention to detail, to the abstract & expressionism of the mid-20th century, each era offers it’s own unique perspective and techniques that have contributed to my artistic development.
Art, should have the ability to transcend language barriers and connect people from all walks of life. I hope that by sharing the art and artists that inspire me, I spark curiosity in you. After all, discovering new artists and exploring different mediums is an ongoing journey for all of us, or it should be. Whether you’re an art creator or art enthusiast continue to seek out new sources of inspiration or always be open and curious. The world is so much bigger when you open the lid of your box.
Inspiration exists; it just has to find you working.Pablo Picasso
Until next time,