In the Artist’s Studio with @Adam5100

There’s attention to detail, there’s obsessive attention to detail, and then there’s Adam Feibelman.

If you’ve never seen Adam’s Instagram feed, @adam5100, you’d probably never be able to tell that his exquisitely detailed paintings were actually produced with stencils. But as Feibelman’s photos make clear, every painting requires numerous stencil layers, each requiring an abundance of patience, precision, and X-Acto knife blades.

Feibelman brings his Instagram followers into his San Francisco, California studio, not only documenting progress made on his larger fine art works, but also sharing photos of his free-form daily warmups.

"Instagram is like the chapter marker of the day. I start in the morning with doing a single free hand papercut to loosen the brain, and when that’s done I post it," Adam says. "Then it’s on to much harder stuff. If I finish another layer that day, I post it. Instagram is like a little reward for completing a step when it comes to my art."

Posting photos from his studio helps keep friends and fans up to speed on his work. “Your friends can’t always be with you to share in seeing something crazy or making something fun. Instagram is all about the opportunity to open up a window into your life.”

Follow Adam’s artistic undertakings on Instagram at @adam5100.