10 Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram in 2016

Left to right: Instagrams by Kristin Texeira, Javier Calleja, and Olaf Breuning.
(Courtesy @kristintexeira, @javicalleja, @olafbreuning via Instagram)

For those looking for distractions, Instagram is a surefire tool to break up the monotony of the day — see a sinfully delicious runny egg here, check out someone’s jealousy-inducing vacation photos there. But if you commit to enough trolling, Instagram can also be a never-ending encyclopedia of some truly beautiful and wacky things. A lot of these posts come to us courtesy of today’s artists (who have found yet another medium to keep us intrigued), so here we present our 2016 guide to the top 10 artists you should be following on Instagram, in no particular order (click here to see who made the cut in 2015). Some may be bigwigs whose work you already know, while others are quieter forces whose intimate mood boards and color palettes will bring a little spark back into your drab, meme-heavy feed. Click on the slideshow to see our picks.