Through creative direction, set design and visual storytelling, Daphne Westland explores the boundaries between surrealism and the everyday.
The Role of Activism
What does it mean to be an activist? How can we use social media? In the age of Instagram, Houston Center for Photography considers visual identities.
Journey into Midnight
Liam Wong’s photographs are deeply influenced by the visual identities of video games, utilising vibrant colours, open landscapes and cyberpunk imagery.
Pairing and Accents
Romain Laprade captures rolling hills, angular buildings and languid portraits, underpinned by complementary colours and low passing light.
Design is systematic and methodical; it is creative and collaborative. Studio Gang considers the kinds of buildings we need for the near-future.
Inspired by a new podcast, Aesthetica highlights five pioneering women sculptors who have redefined the medium through materials.
Art Terms to Know
Aesthetica explores 10 art movements to know, looking at key artists across a range of genres – including installation, minimalism and video.
Online Collections: Tate
As Tate’s galleries are currently shut, Aesthetica highlights five online collections to enjoy and explore from your home.
An Intimate Gaze
Santiago Perez explores the concept of relationships and the romantic gaze. False eyelashes point upwards from a dewy plane of skin.
Creative Writing Award: 10 Lines
Aesthetica brings together a collection of ten evocative lines from the Creative Writing Award, chosen to spark your creativity whilst at home.
Aesthetica Art Prize: 5 Photographs
Photography has never been so present in our lives. The Aesthetica Art Prize celebrates image-makers who are exploring today’s complex world.
Aesthetica Issue 94
The April / May edition is titled ‘Resilience.’ This issue is about ideas and innovation, standing together through cultural collaboration.
Influential Buildings to Know
Aesthetica selects ten exciting 20th century buildings from around the world – offering examples of shifting architectural movements.
Kasten: Experimental Forms
Whilst the show at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is closed, Aesthetica speaks to Barbara Kasten about materiality, abstraction and creative perseverance.
Moments in Time
“The photography I most respect pulls something out of the ether of nothingness.” Paul Graham’s everyday snapshots connect us to the past.
The Space Inbetween
Ismail Zaidy’s images explore distance between family members – the emotional estrangement and tensions that can cloud our experiences.
Aesthetica Archives: Stephen Shore
Stephen Shore is one of the most influential photographers in modern history, who developed his parents’ negatives from six years old.
Images to Inspire Your Writing
Aesthetica selects five images from the archives to inspire your creativity. These atmospheric works are rich in narrative, for a poem or short story.
Mue Studio’s series ‘Somewhere in the World’ is deliberately open-ended – leaving the mind to wander and explore in expansive horizons.
5 Trailblazing Women Architects
Aesthetica pinpoints five groundbreaking architects who have changed the landscape with their pioneering designs.
Call for Reportage
The Marilyn Stafford Foto Reportage Award has returned for 2020. The prize is looking for female photographers documenting our changing world.