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.

10 Questions with Touria El Glaoui

Ahead of this year’s Future Now Symposium, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair’s Director Touria El Glaoui reflects on her role.

10 to See: LGBTQ+ History Month

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

Discover the Aesthetica Art Prize Jury 2021

This year’s judging panel comprises influential art figures from Magnum Photos, Serpentine Galleries, Leica, Apollo Magazine and many more.

ING Discerning Eye: New Platforms

The annual exhibition is now calling for entries for a brand-new online edition in 2020, giving creatives the opportunity to showcase virtually.

Expressive Figures

London-based Courtney Bae is a Korean artist recognised for her abstract figurative works. A new series of paintings is launching this summer,

Top 10 Virtual Degree Shows

This summer, globally, art schools have had to move their Degree Shows online. Browse 10 universities launching inspiring virtual portals.