Vivid Depiction

Yannis Davy Guibinga’s pronounced photographs are part of an expansive conversation about the representation of Africa and its wider diaspora.

Imagined Architecture

Alexis Christodoulou is a Cape Town-based artist who specialises in three-dimensional renders. He draws on the parameters of video game graphics.

Playful Combinations

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.

Digitised Landscapes

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.


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.

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.

Creating Space

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.

Celebrating Print

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.

Investigating Consumption

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.

Alternate Views

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.

Out of the Everyday

In Dan Commons’ work, red flowers, shuttered windows and urban staircases are taken out of context, asking viewers to consider the narrative.

Prix Pictet: A Virtual Platform

Prix Pictet has launched a virtual platform. Designed by Gabriel Stones using gaming technology, the exhibition is a recreation of the 2019 V&A show.

Illusory Sculpture

Anish Kapoor brings clouds down to earth in a new outdoor exhibition at Houghton Hall. The sculptures explore ideas of presence and absence.

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