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.
The seventh edition of Next Generation, an annual feature showcasing new photography graduates from the London College of Communication.
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.
View from Above
David O’Meara’s photo composites walk a fine line between forms, evoking a familiar sense of longing
whilst hovering above pedestrian crossings.
The difference between being “seen” and being “watched” is important to Rineke Dijkstra’s work, which explores human development over time.
Isaac Julien offers a poetic meditation on the life of Frederick Douglass – a visionary African American writer, abolitionist and a freed slave.
Soul of a Nation
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the final venue to present ‘Art in the Age of Black Power.’ Curator Kanitra Fletcher speaks to Aesthetica.
Virtual Photography Shows
There is a wealth of content to explore online. Log on to these visually striking exhibitions to explore themes of travel, escapism, myth and solitude.
Language and Connectivity
Filipe Peregrino’s AR project encourages intercultural exchanges, to make people from all around the world feel valued and welcome.
New Photobooks to Read
From representations of the body to Hopper-esque images of the American landscape, these new releases are curated to inform and inspire.
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.
A Luminous Horizon
Jordan Pope’s images use colours as a way to express emotions, creating dreamy hillsides at the rise and fall of the day.
Chris Hytha grew up in a small town suburb outside of Philadelphia, fascinated by the city and its urban pull. His images build a surreal narrative.
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.
10 Quotes: Contemporary Artists
Aesthetica compiles insights from 10 leading names working today – exploring the importance of creativity, and what “art” means to them.
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.