If you don’t know who Christoph Niemann is yet, then prepare to be amazed. This man is an artist, an author, an animator and a genius whose art is absolutely bonkers…well, in a good way. Over the years, Niemann has written several books such as “The Pet Dragon”, “I LEGO N.Y.”, “Subway” and “Abstract City” and has also been inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. While his work regularly appears on the covers of The New Yorker, Wired, and The New York Times Magazine, it’s his Instagram account that acts as a one-stop platform for all of his works and is something that we all need in our lives.
Here are three reasons why you should definitely check out Christoph Niemann’s Instagram page.
1. His work is mind-blowing!
Who really looks at a sock and thinks “Ooh. I bet that would make a nice head for a dinosaur?” Well, only the great Niemann. Niemann has the ability to use plain and mundane objects, items that we see and use in our everyday lives, and portray them in a completely different manner. He combines these objects with simple but confident brush strokes and vibrant colours to create what can only be described as brilliant works of art.
2. #Sunday Sketching
Being the busy man that he is, Niemann believes in taking some time off for himself and his art. Thus enters the concept of “Sunday Sketching’. On Sundays, Niemann switches off from deadlines and assignments and all those scary things to simply doodle. He preaches this theory to other artists as well, as he believes that this time off enables him to rejuvenate his creativity. And after seeing these beautiful pieces of art can we ever really deny?
3. Inspiration overload!
Niemann has the ability to see art literally everywhere…even inside an aeroplane bathroom. His work comes off as something which is not bound by any form of restrictions. It is goofy and witty but also very pretty. Whether you are a budding new artist or an expert, who has been in the art industry for you don’t know how long, Niemann’s subtly phenomenal work will surely introduce you to a plethora of new ideas.