If there's anyone out there who surrounds himself with art in every aspect of his life, it's Swizz Beatz. Not only does Swizz make art, collaborating with Marcelo Eco and painting on car hoods for Jay-Z, he also works to discover and promote new artists, like 13-year-old street artist Skyler Grey. Jeffrey Deitch, the former director of MOCA, even compared him to Jean-Michel Basquiat. As such a committed art enthusiast, Swizz has turned his Instagram into a platform for fostering creativity and embracing #ArtLife. Here's our guide on How to Live the #ArtLife According to Swizz Beatz.
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Chill with Artists Regularly
It's as Swizz says in a selfie shot in front of a piece by the Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami, "Surround yourself with greatness." Because when great minds come together, greater ideas flourish. Not to mention the fact that artists are really dope people to be around. Swizz knows, frequently meeting up with the likes of KAWS, David Rockwell, and JR. Even when Swizz was in Brazil collaborating with Marcelo Eco, he spent his down time chilling with local street artists there, depicted in the video below.
And last week, Swizz Instragrammed a photo of Woodkid, JR, Pharrell, and him at the opening of the Galerie Perrotin, where he also told the New York Times that "the art world is the new music world." Sounds like we can expect even greater things from these artistic masterminds.
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Explore New Art
Swizz is constantly on the lookout for new street art. During his time in Brazil, he took it upon himself to snap photos and share a quick Instagram video of the murals in Favelas. Nothing like expanding your horizons.