Window to Other Places
Dreamscapes is a world of elegant imagination. James Tralie’s digital renders reconstruct natural environments and architecture into serene scenes
Moments of Fantasy
Maria Lax’s spellbinding images utilise innovative camera techniques to transform figures, buildings and plants into cinematic, otherworldly creations.
The Story of Aesthetica
Celebrate the publication’s 20th anniversary as one of the founders discusses how the magazine has become a trusted voice in contemporary art.
Nadine Ijewere’s fashion photography redefines narratives of beauty, encouraging more diverse representation in front of and behind the camera.
Sebastiaan Knot’s geometric compositions are calculated manipulations of light. Shapes in bold colours are crafted through analogue techniques.
Women have been at the forefront of every stage of the photographic revolution. Now, pioneering artists are responding to sustainability and climate.
Refik Anadol is an artist at the cutting-edge of a fast-developing medium, using AI to craft breathtaking digital experiences from various and vast datasets.
Shades of Emotion
Colour is fundamental to art. A group show celebrates the ways pigments convey intense emotions, incite symbolism and connect people.
Stepping into Space
Yayoi Kusama’s installations offer the chance to “become one with eternity,” encouraging a detachment from reality with twinkling lights.
Pavlo Fyshar’s work is characterised by a sense of discomfort. Playful pastel pinks and greens draw the viewer in, yet the world they find is off-kilter.
Connecting with the World
Books. Pianos. Window frames. Suitcases. Clothes. These are just some of the items to be found tied up within Chiharu Shiota’s mesmerising installations.
Celebrating 20 Years:
The February/March Issue
Aesthetica marks 20 years since the first issue was published. This edition is dedicated to the power of creativity, the arts and independent print.
A Changing Landscape
Victoria Sambunaris’ large-scale landscapes monitor human impact on the natural environment, illuminating water shortages and ecological crises.
Future Now Symposium 2023:
Discover this year’s Future Now line-up, bringing together award-winning artists for talks that engage with themes from our rapidly changing world.
“A strange fluorescence occurs when certain minerals and materials are subjected to ultraviolet radiation.” Cody Cobb captures this phenomenon.
The Parthenon is an icon of global architecture. Adam Newman and Kelvin Tsang draw inspiration from its once-colourful artistic embellishments.
An Unprecedented Year
99 portrait photographers chronicle the past 12 months through the eyes of everyday people, key workers and national treasures from across Britain.
There is an inherent sense of mystery about forests. Here are five photographers – all featured in Aesthetica – who put them front and centre.
Studies in Motion
German photographer Jan Prengel looks beyond still life – instead capturing flowers and plant stems in motion, over an exposure time of 2-3 seconds.
Mark Power visualises historic weather reports, imagining beautiful, daunting seascapes of blustering winds, endless rainfall and churning waves.