Alexis Christodoulou is a Cape Town-based artist who specialises in three-dimensional renders. He draws on the parameters of video game graphics.
Ulaş Kesebir & Merve Türkan utilise bold primary colours and minimal sets, using draping materials and block furniture to subvert domestic spaces.
Modes of Iconography
With the role of the selfie, how has portraiture changed? Is any idea authentic? Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song consider new visual archetypes.
Following a UN report on the effects of a 1.5°C increase, Google Arts & Culture’s Heartbeat of the Earth series makes sense of the key conclusions.
Sense of Connection
Julia Fullerton-Batten’s latest series, Looking Out From Within, was shot over the last few months of lockdown across London neighbourhoods.
Virtual Photography Shows
There is a wealth of content to explore online. These visually striking exhibitions explore themes of travel, escapism, myth and solitude.
5 to Read: New Photobooks
From representations of the body to Hopper-esque images of the American landscape, these new releases are curated to inform and inspire.
The August / September Issue
Now is the time. This modest sentence is the driving force behind the new issue. It’s a phrase that is bold and empowering. It is a call to action.
Chris Hytha is interested in exploring what could be rather than what is. Cycling trips across the USA reveal surreal buildings and elevated stories.
10 Quotes: Contemporary Artists
Aesthetica compiles insights from 10 leading names working today – exploring the importance of creativity, and what “art” means to them.
Layers of Sound
What is it like to record a song during lockdown? Leeds School of Arts graduate Luka taps into the complexities of human relationships in a new single.
Jair Solís starting shooting just three years ago, when he was 20 years old. His images imbue landscapes with a nostalgic glow.
UK Shows to See this Summer
Museums and galleries are starting to reopen across the UK, with safety measures in place. Aesthetica highlights recommended shows to visit.
The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards has announced the long and shortlist for the 35th edition of the award, championing the photobook in a digital age.
Aesthetica Archives: Digital Renders
How far do we need to be convinced that something is real? Discover three creatives making new illusory worlds and impossible landscapes.
Ren Hang: Capturing Youth
“Photography plays a very important role in my life… like eating, walking or sleeping. There’s no difference.” A new Ren Hang show opens in Italy.
Takeover: Cig Harvey
This weekend, Harvey takes over Aesthetica’s Instagram feed, sharing images which uncover cinematic moments in the everyday.
A new programme at London’s San Mei Gallery aims to raise questions about contemporary food culture – reclaiming “ugly” fruits and vegetables.
Aesthetica Art Prize: Top Tips
Get inspired to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize. We share five key pieces of advice to inform your submission to the international award.
John Baloyi has a distinct aesthetic, producing portraits through a surreal Afro-centric lens. He evokes alternative views of black expression.
A Call to Action
A sense of urgency is prevalent in the works of this year’s graduating students at London College of Communication. These are agents of change.