Bet you didn't know that Hong Kong is home to some ridiculously talented artists like these creatives who will make you smile
While Hong Kong is a place that is largely known for its beautiful skyline, exceptional shopping and great food, there’s also a steadily growing creative scene bubbling away in the city. If you’ve been a follower of these art galleries in Hong Kong and regularly check out art exhibitions, then these Hong Kong artists on Instagram will blow your mind with their creative works.
We follow these Hong Kong artists on Instagram
Inspired by her personal experience in modern world dating as a heterosexual woman, illustrator Claudia Chanhoi loves to portray female sexuality with humour and sarcasm. Her colourful cartoon-based images are lighthearted but also provocative, she’s definitely one of our favourite female Hong Kong artists on Instagram.
Coming from a fine art and fashion design background, French artist Ophelia Jacarini is now a full-time artist in Hong Kong most known for her paintings about nudity and everything related to humans. Her portray of the naked female body aims to help modern women to embrace themselves and eradicate the stigma of nudity.
Hong Kong-based street photographer Michael Kistler loves to display the many facets of Hong Kong with his lens. From colours and neon lights to buildings and crazy heights, Michel Kistler is especially drawn to imperfections – that’s why the city he captures is so vivid.
Read our interview with Michael Kistler.
Zlism, AKA Zoie Lam, is a well known Hong Kong artist currently working in the city. Her fun little mosters and colourful works can be seen on murals throughout Sheung Wan and she regularly collaborates with high profile brands such as IKEA, Nike and Samsung. We even have one of her works hanging at the Garage Collective office in Sai Ying Pun.
The work of Onion Peterman is both funny and bold. The Hong Kong artist creates captivating prints and zines and you may have seen her mural at Yat Fu Lane. You can buy a selection of her prints and zines at cool Wan Chai print gallery, Odd One Out.
Fascinated by the ever-changing nature of things, bamboo scaffolding, tzxis and trolleys and more, street photographer Tricia Darling enjoys capturing serendipitous moments across the city and little things on the streets.
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@alittlebigco is one of those Hong Kong artists on Instagram who will make you smile. Expect fun portraits and beautiful line work along with some stunning nature paintings that will blow your mind.
Fuquan Junze draws gorgeous hyperrealistic portraits and still life images that are simply stunning. The artist also creates miniature drawings that you have to see to believe.
Cath Love – AKA Catherine Grossrieder – has creativity flowing right through her and is simultaneously a graphic designer, an artist and a DJ. Well known for her character Jeliboo, she has collabroated with brands such as Nike and Lane Crawford, and you’ll often see her murals popping up across the city.
Check out our hilarious video with Cath Love.
If bold lines and colours are your jam, then Isatisse is one Hong Kong artist that you need to check out. With products available in PMQ and at HKTDC Design Gallery, Isatisse – AKA Isabel Tong – imagines people and characters with striking features and highly geometric elements.
We sat down to chat with Isabel Tong.
Hailing from Hong Kong and a graduate of Camberwell College of Arts in London, Kylie Chan is a wonderful illustrator with a unique and quirky style (with love the gun-wielding ladies!) Focusing a lot on everyday people, events and animals, she occasionally offers portraits at Wan Chai gallery Odd One Out, where you can also buy some of her zines and prints.
Check out our interview with Kylie Chan.
We can’t get enough of Little Thunder. Between her live painting videos on Instagram and her Encyclopedia of pole dancing moves, The Blister Exists, this Hong Kong artist is on fire (and we think her 373,000 followers on Instagram would agree!) She is constantly examining the female form, and her use of colour is somewhere between 70s comic-style and contemporary.
With over 43,000 followers on Facebook, this Hong Kong artist has fans across the globe who love his hilarious works and personality. He’s most well known for his Facebook Live drawing sessions where he will select people watching and then illustrate their name in real time with cute and funny characters.
Super talented artist Koanne Ko (@koanneko) creates dreamy portraits with gorgeous colours that make you smile. We love the detail that goes into her illustrations, along with the on-point style that her characters have. You’ll often see her illustrations gracing the pages of fashion magazines or working alongside major beauty and makeup lines. Definitely one of our favourite Hong Kong artists on Instagram.