There’s a new ‘movement’ happening on the social media platform everyone loves to hate. It serves to promote beauty and creativity, rather than selfies (not guilty) and what-I-had-for-dinner posts (guilty!). It goes like this:
The idea is to occupy Facebook with art, breaking the monotony of selfies and bitstrips. Whoever likes this post will receive an artist and has to publish a piece by that artist with this text. My artist is <insert artist>.
I’ve found some new artists whose work resounds with me (like Audrey Kawasaki), rediscovered old loves (like David Hockney and Rene Magritte) and been able to share artists I admire with fans-to-be (like Klimt and JW Turner – if I could only be surrounded by one artist’s work for the rest of my life, it would be Turner, hands down).
As a criticism (again, guilty!), it would be great to see some more local art – local to wherever you are – and not just the more popular names.
Your turn: Which artist would you suggest?