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Art you can hang on your wall that isn’t basic

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Jan 14, 2020

Stumped as to what to hang on your apartment walls? Looking for wall decor ideas to refresh your space? An empty wall has endless possibilities, so don’t waste it on basic art that you’ve seen on everyone’s walls.

Here are some artists whose work would make your walls a standout. Skip that cheap print you found on Amazon, or that reproduction of Starry Night and instead commission these young creatives:


Laura Chautin 



Image: @laurachautin


Chautin is an artist/designer living and working in New York. Her work is imbued with a playful spirit, necessary to create and experiment across mediums. Chautin works on personal projects, which people can buy as well. A series of illustrations of New York City storefronts is one of her personal projects.




Instagram: @laurachautin


Emily Bryn 

Image: @emsbrynart


Emily Bryn is an artist based in Austin, Texas. She creates colorful and heartwarming prints that make a great addition to any living room or bedroom. Additionally, she does commissions for very reasonable prices. Van Gough who? 


Image: @emsbrynart

Insta: @emsbrynart



Mai Ta 

Image: @qmaita


Mai Ta is a New York based artist and illustrator, working primarily in gouache. Her subject matters often centers around her experience as a Vietnamese woman and deals with social-economic changes that are happening within her country.

Image: @qmaita

Insta: @qmaita






Rita Lu is a New York City based illustrator, printmaker, and book artist. She produces silkscreen prints, marked by her detailed illustration style. Her work brings to mind Chinatown’s food markets and culture.

Images: @ritualpress

Insta: @ritualpress

David Shrigley 



David Shrigley is a British visual artist. He lived and worked in Glasgow, Scotland for 27 years before moving to Brighton, England in 2015. His illustration style is marked by the naivete of rough lines, snarky copy, and an overall refreshing approach.













Insta: @davidshrigley


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