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Life Between Islands

Tate Britain’s current exhibition spans Caribbean-British Art from the 1950s to today. It is the first display of its kind in a major national museum.

Portraits Through Time

John Madu plays with time. He is best known for bright figurative paintings: symbolic portraits which look to the past, present and future.

Gifts for Art Lovers

10 gift ideas for culture lovers this season. 2021’s list includes gallery memberships, photobooks, subscriptions and camera accessories.

The Aesthetica Awards:
Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Awards are open for submissions, celebrating the best contemporary talent across art, photography, literature and film.

Changing Seasons

The process of painting “on the spot” is said to have been pioneered in Britain by John Constable in the early 19th century. What does it look like today?

A Curious Spirit

Art and science are often viewed in opposition. But Kendra Troschel believes in their similarities: working as a microbiologist-turned-painter.

Composite Portraits

Jeff Sonhouse is an American artist creating stylised portraits of Black male figures. His works challenge the conventions of figurative painting.

Vanishing Sublime

What does it mean for an artwork to be ‘sublime’? Siemon Scamell-Katz creates paintings inspired by natural landscapes in Europe and the USA.

Contemporary Painting:
Aesthetica Art Prize 2021

From figurative to abstract, photorealistic to surreal, discover five works from the 2021 prize – showcasing innovative ideas and technical skill.

Evoking the Past

Myths have captivated audiences for millennia. But what is their relevance in today’s world? Mazzi Francesco is inspired by the ancient world.

Expressions of Nature

Circles of red, swirls of yellow, splashes of green. Colours blending, separating and pooling. These are kaleidoscopic works by SPONK.

Discover Art Differently

The Other Art Fair 2021 returns as the first in-person London fair of the year. It’s a leading event for independent and emerging artists.

New Creatives: 10 Shows to See

How have artists responded to the pandemic? What are the latest trends, ideas and media? Discover our top 10 graduate shows. You saw them here first.

10 to See: Pride Month 2021

This June, discover must-see online shows, publications and videos – featuring powerful and inspiring artwork from across the globe.

New Luminaries

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition showcases 20 contemporary artists from across the globe, new luminaries and chroniclers of our times.

Commanding Space

“A painting doesn’t need to exist on just one plane.” Jasper Pedyo demonstrates a strong understanding of colour and form at The Civic.

Home, Identity, Community

What does it mean to feel at home? This is the complex question at the centre of Phoebe Boswell’s latest exhibition at New Art Exchange.

Visual Messaging

Cuban-born, Switzerland-based Dayamí Hayek engages with the key issues of our times through clever visual and textual juxtapositions.

Luigi Pericle: Uncovering the Archive

In 2016, the work of Luigi Pericle was discovered in a house in Switzerland. Hundreds of paintings and drawings, buried for decades, were uncovered.

Democratising the Market

State of the Art Marketplace aims to encourages creativity by building a thriving, inclusive arts space online. The founder speaks to Aesthetica.

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