#FollowFriday, June 22: You Should Be Following These 5 Artists, Photographers and Performers
From India to London, New York to Copenhagen, the five fabulous, inspirational Instagrammers we’re highlighting this week each have a different way of expressing their art and bearing their soul. We hope they inspire you to live the second half of 2018 with twice as much passion!
The simplistic use of form and color by Queer King of Diamonds makes some pieces of his art look downright timeless. It’s powerful stuff from a closeted artist living in India.
He says, “I’m quite a late, late bloomer. It took me a long time to realize my feelings towards men, and I am still coming to terms with it. I started my gay art projects to express my loneliness, my desires and libido. I just wanted to express my hidden feelings of love and lust. I love to make simpler graphic art, to present sexuality in simpler and sometimes in an indirect, suggestive or maybe innocent manner.”
Jaxie is a bearded artsy drag queen from Copenhagen, Denmark, whose quirky and jaw-droppingly original looks would give any of RuPaul’s All Stars a run for their hunny. As well as performing, she runs ‘gender-bending’ workshops throughout Europe.
“I’m a very visual and conceptual queen who loves interacting with my audience, having a good time while making a difference,” he says. “What I do is very gender-bender oriented because we need to pick up all the crayons in the box instead of just the blue and pink one.”