From photographers and embroidery artists to henna specialists and masters of illusion, these Asian artists on Instagram are just too cool to ignore

1. Sheena Liam

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Above Photo: Courtesy of Sheena Liam

Some people doodle their self-portraits, but former Asia’s Next Top Model winner Sheena Liam prefers embroidery to do the same. The Malaysia-born model and artist is engaged to Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic whose own Instagrammable street art murals in George Town have gained worldwide acclaim.

Follow her at @sheenaliam

2. Dain Yoon

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Above Photo: Courtesy of Dain Yoon

No one does body and face paintings quite like South Korean make-up artist Dain Yoon. Her mind-bending illusions are will make you look and think twice before trusting your own eyes.  

Follow her at @designdain

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3. Izziyana Suhaimi

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Above Photo: Courtesy of Izziyana Suhaimi

A fibre artist since 2008, Singapore native Izziyana adds an extraordinary dimension to sketches on a regular canvas with beautiful hand-woven and hand- embroidered patterns on paper.

Follow her at @izziyanasuhaimi

4. Sneha Shrestha

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Above Photo: Courtesy of Sneha Shrestha

Nepali painter and graffiti artist Sneha Shrestha likes to incorporate elements of Sanskrit scriptures in her artwork. Her achievements go well beyond epic Instagram posts—she founded the first Children’s Art Museum in Nepal, later completing several commissioned street art projects in the US.

Follow her at @imagine876

See also: Bernard Chan: Hong Kong Palace Museum Open To International Exhibitions

5. Mok Zijie

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Above Photo: Courtesy of Mok Zijie

Singaporean artist Mok Zijie uses watercolour paints to illustrate miniature houses, buildings and plants—if you like what you see on his Instagram, check out which of his prints are available for sale on Etsy.

Follow him at @artcrop

6. Aaron Pinto

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Watch for Mumbai-based Aaron Pinto’s captivating digital artwork on his Instagram page—a curious mix of colours, unconventional patterns, and provocative messages that will stick in your mind long after you put your phone aside.

Follow him at @kidsquidy

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Shanghai photographer NKCHU may work from behind a cloak of anonymity, but that doesn’t stop him and his drone from capturing remarkable scenes of city life within Shanghai, Hong Kong and other cityscapes around the world.

Follow him at @nk7

8. Takashi Murakami

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Above Photo: Courtesy of Takashi Murakami

Versatile and eccentric in one sitting is Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami—the same artist who designed the cover art for Kanye West's album, Graduation. Scroll through his Instagram feed for a chance to see the world through his unconventionally quirky artistic lens.     

Follow him at @takashipom

See also: Artist Chris Huen Sin-kan Reveals Hong Kong's Quiet Side

9. Aaron C

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Above Photo: Courtesy of Aaron C

When he's not painting his way through Instagram with elaborate mandalas and other quirky designs, Aaron works on projects in the community at Sibu (be sure to check out the floral-fancy street mural he created for the Sibu Street Art Festival this year.)

Follow him on @aaroncwl

10. Agi Putra Aspian

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Above Photo: Courtesy of Agi Putra Aspian

The commercial-worthy flat lays and suave styling in this Indonesian photographer's Instagram collection will give you enough artsy feels to last a century.        

Follow him at @agiputraaspian

See also: 10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions To See In August

This article originally appeared on Thailand Tatler

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