New York-based Giles Clarke (his work appears in Issue 93 of Aesthetica) is an award-winning photojournalist with Getty Images Reportage. His work focuses almost entirely on capturing the human face of current and post-conflict issues throughout the world. Upcoming exhibitions include Art Market San Francisco, which has been rescheduled for 13-16 August.
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Jaehee Yoo’s work appears in Issue 93 of Aesthetica. Using plant dyes, traditional paper and natural scenery, her practice draws upon materials and techniques from ancient South Korea. The compositions are indicative of tradition and identity, revealing memories and emotions surrounding solitary landscapes. Yoo will be exhibiting work at Artexpo New York, which has been rescheduled for October.
Ninja D. Evangelista is a London-based Austrian artist and fashion designer whose practice explores the moments between life and death, religion and culture. Praised for combining craftsmanship with technology, she was named one of the best emerging talents at UAL’s Xhibit 2019. Evangelista also won a Procter & Gamble Better Lives MA Award, which harnesses fashion and art to drive social change.
Aesthetica Artists' Directory: Current Artists' Profiles
The Aesthetica Artists’ Directory is a global network of artists engaging with the professional art world. In print, on our website and in social media we have created a forum for discussion and interactivity where artists, galleries, collectors, critics, curators and enthusiasts can meet and discover art from around the world.
A moving, curated platform of those shaping the industry today, each Directory runs concurrently in our bi-monthly magazine, including print and combined digital profiles that offer a gateway to boundary-pushing practices and innovative modes of thought.
Below is a selection from the current issue; to view the artist’s full profile, click their name.
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The concepts of family and memory provide much of the foundation for London-based Alex Colley’s photographic practice. His work is often performative and rendered through images, video, sound and archival material.
Arantxa X. Rodríguez is a New York-based artist from Mexico City. Her work can be interpreted as “paintings in space” and represent an introspective examination of her Mexican culture and Buddhist practice.
Ariel Ruby is an Australia-based artist whose experiential installations explore a liquid relationship between polarities: beauty and the grotesque; synthetic and natural; human and nonhuman.
Using her art practice as a vehicle, Caitlin Mary Margarett researches ethics, religion and gender studies; attempting to make sense of feminist spirituality, systems of flourishing and suffering.
Chan Suk On's 2019 TT Portrait series encapsulates the fluctuating emotions felt by the artist during the anti-government demonstrations; photographic equipment is arranged to create facial expressions that represent sadness, anger and helplessness.
Claudia Ungersbäck works between the fields of text, image, movement, painting and music; she pushes the boundaries of sculpture, performance and spatial art.
Danielle Becknell is a Texas-based multidisciplinary artist exploring ceramics, photography, glass, steel and textile. Her eclectic and diverse practice is driven by personal experiences that become the narrative.
Milan-based Debora Barnaba photographs express the power of self-portraits, with bodies that are controlled and subverted in favour of the photographic lens.
Barcelona-based Diego Rey is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist. In The Narcissus Wall he explores surfaces as "elements that reflect the human being at its most despicable."
Eden Sweeney is an Australia-born, London-based multimedia artist. She often uses alternate personas when examining themes such as the mundane, humour, fandom, self-portraiture and topics that may be considered taboo.
UK-based Elise Wootten’s practice reflects an interest in the nature of photography – the visual and physical flatness of the print and the perspective determined by the lens.
The art of Franco Salas Borquez evokes the ferocity of the ocean; he draws attention to water as both a creative and destructive force, "where beauty is presented as the central point of this duality."
São Paulo-based Heloisa Lodder investigates human behaviour in relation to our given environments. Through the use of photography, sound construction and multimedia, she draws attention to different kinds of human vulnerabilities.
The work of Athens-based Iasonas Kampanis unfolds a fragmented visual world, composed of abstracted or reinvented ideas, in a playful dialogue between classical and contemporary image-making.
Ilze Helgeland's paintings emphasise simple structures to draw attention to sources of light. Key genres through which she expresses her focus include landscapes, portraiture and still lifes.
London-based Jad Oakes explores the possibilities of photography and the moving image for sculptural installations, prints and photogravures.
Using plant dyes, traditional paper and natural scenery, Jaehee Yoo's practice draws upon materials and techniques from ancient South Korea.
Janusz Kawa has worked for over twenty years as a fashion and portrait photographer in Paris and New York; his images have appeared in numerous international publications including Vogue, The New York Times and Interview magazine.
Juliana Bernal's practice is based upon four key principles: folding, geometry, symmetry and colour. She notes: "It should be considered a simple act, but a fold produces a complex reaction."
Slovenian painter Julijana Ravbar creates pieces that are abstract-expressionistic, leaving the viewer free to experience colour and texture as it appears in front of them. Ravbar’s works are held in numerous collections worldwide.
Frankfurt-based Karsten Thormaehlen's latest series, Streets of New York, focuses on the semantics of urban architecture – pedestrian crossings and sprayed concrete.
Katie Webb's experiences of moving around her UK home have become an artistic way of creating a dialogue – confronting her disability.
New York-based artist Keryn Huang's focus is still lifes and landscapes. Exploring colour and light, she creates painted backgrounds and then photographs living objects before they begin to decompose.
Kirstine Mengel is a Danish architectural photographer, specialising in creating space and capturing the lines of manmade structures.
Kiyomi Baird creates kinetic compositions in multi-dimensional spaces that explode with energy. Collaged forms coalesce at the centre of each piece, provoking open-ended exploration.
Leila Godden’s tranquil seascapes aim to evoke feelings and experiences personal to the viewer. Based near the south coast of England, she is a member of the Free Painters and Sculptors (FPS).
Lenworth Johnson is an American artist based in Houston. The use of colour, light, shadow and composition help to convey a dramatic style of photography that is bold and expressive.
Celebrated sculptor Mike Renard creates three-dimensional depiction of environmental fragility, in which both small and large-scale life forms are in danger of extinction.
Warsaw-based Marta Promińska is an award-winning artist. Using old masters' techniques – such as oil painting and sketching – combined with modern architectural inspiration, she translates traditional art through a "neoperceptive" lens.
Muriel Paraboni's multimedia works are defined by hybridism – experiments with narrative, poetry and abstraction through installation, film, photography and more.
Natalie Webb is a London-based ambidextrous artist. Her work is based on interaction with the environment, observation of human activity and spontaneity, and is produced in a variety of media.
Natalya Burgos is based in the Texas countryside, where she is inspired by the surrounding fields, trees and a distant horizon. Themes of nature, fairytales and ancient myths emerge from portraits, landscapes and abstracted compositions.
Ninja D. Evangelista is an award-winning London-based Austrian artist and fashion designer; her practice explores the moments between life and death, religion and culture.
Correlation is an exhibition and culmination of a mentoring relationship between artists Orsi Cowell-Lehoczky and Dr Sándor Pellet. At The Fountain Gallery, London, 9-21 June.
Stockholm-based Pia Forsberg is a renowned artist and educator. Her works explore the idea of heritage and memory; as images are passed down from generation to generation, individuals turn into purely faces and names – all that remains is anonymity.
Poggio Di Poggio is a Franco-Belgian artist based in Brussels. A key inspiration is water; through geometric paintings he expresses the spiritual nature of the universe, based upon experiences during his previous life as a Buddhist monk.
Rachael Docherty is a UK-based artist of Latvian heritage via her great-grandmother. She uses the act of translation as a way of confronting the complexities of collective memory, focusing on the erosion of fact into fiction.
Ron Cooper’s award-winning photographs celebrate humanity. The Colorado-based artist travels extensively, exploring diverse cultures and communities across the globe.
S.F.Batchelor explores the intersection between new technologies and traditional art. The resulting interactive, video and still works use the physical process of painting to reveal new perspectives on data.
Based in Central Finland, Sari Mansala calls upon the landscape as a central, abstract concept. She experiments with texture and colour to make ethereal and sculptural paintings.
Sophie Berenika Broch is a Norwegian ceramic artist based in Tromsø. Her works embody a diversity of textures, shapes and colours inspired by lost and weathered objects.
Multidisciplinary artist Stephan Crawford is interested in reflecting on the natural world and our human interactions within it. Alongside his studio practice, Crawford founded The ClimateMusic Project – an arts/science/technology collaborative.
Japan-based artist Sumio Matsuoka is interested in the viewer's journey. Although the works are inspired by personal experiences of struggle, the compositions feature light and colour to connote hope and new ideas.
Navigating shape, form and texture, Susie Hartley's sculptures represent and interpret the human form. Using the torso as the focal point, a sense of movement is captured in clay.
Tamás Ábel is a Hungarian conceptual artist whose primary materials are glass and mirror. His projects deal with equality, tolerance and diversity, using geometric forms and an array of colours and textures.
Terry Beard’s work is a response to the landscape and surroundings of her studio in Fenland, UK. She explores depth and form using abstract marks and making intuitive decisions during the development process.
Teti is a Minsk-based multidisciplinary artist who has spent a number of years having an independent practice defined as "re-nouveau."
Xenia Miltiadou's work is about juxtaposition. Bold, colourful and textural works consider how two opposing forms can meet to create balance and cohesion.
Yande Ren is a Chinese artist based in London. His numerous video works explore the development and symbolism of societies.
Moscow-based Yaroslava Liseeva looks for interconnections between the forces and energy of nature. Her paintings depict a sense of flow, expressing the notion that nature is constantly moving and changing.