Jake McMylor

Jake McMylor is a photographer who experiences Aphantasia; a condition that means he lacks visual memory, relying on photographs.

Charlotte Taylor

Charlotte Taylor’s recent sculpture series, entitled Creatures, considers abstraction, texture and form, inspired by marine life, such as Cephalopods.

Chloe Heffernan

Chloe Heffernan is an illustrator whose art is a fusion of brutalist line work and organic forms, drawing upon natural, pastoral and industrial themes.

Jack Shepherd / Vanya

Jack Shepherd / Vanya’s work uses fashion as its starting point. Shepherd is influenced by the weird and wonderful and work that pushes boundaries.

Avalon Iris

Avalon Iris questions how humans can reconnect with the Earth. Nature Transience navigates the connection between humans and the natural world.

Charlotte Marshall

Charlotte Marshall is a documentary photographer who focuses on studying relationships, identity and livelihoods across a range of themes and forms.

Alex Appleby

Alex Appleby’s practice interrogates the line, exploring the endless potential, and more currently a collection of gestural marks layered together.

JR²

The work created by the duo JR² consists of found material/surfaces, focusing specifically on accessible material with a child-like approach.

Laura Mackenzie

Laura Mackenzie focuses primarily on underwater photography. She draws her audience to the critical need for education about ocean wild life.

Heather Mottram

Heather Mottram explores textiles and natural materials and reinterprets the features of objects and structures already in existence.

Emily Cholerton

In her series entitled The Gas Leak, Emily Cholerton captures dreamlike scenes of her grandmother, in reference to themes of visions and premonitions.

Elliot Hutchinson

Elliot Hutchinson’s hand-drawn and painted images are hallucinatory, where fantastical characters are bound in new and intriguing ways.

Daisy Ashworth

Daisy Ashworth is an artist whose work reflects the nostalgia surrounding childhood memories using images are from her own youth.

Tilly Thornborrow

Through a material-led practice, Tilly Thornborrow explores family photo albums from the viewpoint of a younger generation.

Sasha Bykova

Sasha Bykova is interested in the role of pleasure, creating three-dimensional paintings that evoke a sense of freedom through their tangibility.

Samantha Murphy

Sam Murphy’s practice is heavily informed by feminist theory, literature, music and cinema. She examines emotions, desires and vulnerabilities.

Rohini Jones

Rohini Jones’ work responds to themes of culture, race and gender. Tranquillity explores the idea of sacred locations and rituals.

Olivia King

Olivia King’s work is inspired by vivid dreams and how they feed into everyday life, working across print, photography, painting and collage.

Nick Small

Nick Small works predominantly in black and white photography, creating a bold visual statement without the distractions of colour.

Monica Marshall

Monica Marshall’s practice explores the subconscious and the psyche, making sense of the of life through colour, text and distortion.

Mia Coldwell

Mia Coldwell’s work is a commentary on how society interacts with the organic world focusing on issues such as biodiversity loss and pollution.

Melissa Meachen

Melissa Meachen’s practice revolves around the traditional method of printmaking, whilst asking questions about superstition and folklore.

Madeleine Hoyle

Madeleine Hoyle’s distorted bodies series is inspired by 19th century corset designs and contemporary gender studies, exploring body image.

Lucy-May Turner

Lucy-May Turner uses collage to counteract women’s predisposition of comparing themselves to the unrealistic body imagery.

K Eliza

K Eliza’s abstract approaches unearth and release deep-rooted emotions as part of a cathartic process of the rebirth of the self.

Jessica Mitchell

Jessica Mitchell’s practice highlights humanity’s relationship with beauty and the negative effects that come from trying to define it.

Jesse McMahon

Jesse McMahon is a multimedia artist. Drawing influence from avant-garde music and film, he creates experimental installations and video.

Jasmine McKnight

Central to Jasmine McKnight’s work is the use of artificial colours to create other worldly atmospheres and disorientating experiences.

Emilia Brassington-Jones

Using experiences of mental illness, Emilia Brassington-Jones creates visual representations of her mind through line and illusion.

Elinor Williams

Elinor Williams is an illustrator and animator. She is an artist living with chronic illness, and her work is driven by a fascination with human anatomy.

Deborah Sisk

Deborah Sisk is a sculpture and collage artist whose work explores her own extraction of personality, as a woman sacrificed to undervalued roles.

Chloe Wong

Chloe Wong’s practice pays close attention to the details of everyday items. She surveys textures, colours and natural beauty that is found in decay.

Chelsea Stephenson

Chelsea Stephenson focuses on re-creating the created. Her main interest surrounds landscapes and seascapes, with a focus on plastic waste.

Annabel Scott

Annabel Scott’s practice is inspired by popular culture, demonstrating the way that urban and cultural areas affect the way art is viewed.

Tallula Scrimshaw

Tallula Scrimshaw is best known for her installation pieces; tactile sculptures made from scrim and plaster or clay hang and drape to create tension.

Recalibration:
The June / July Edition

This issue is about realignment and hope. As humans, we need to understand our place in the world and the fragility of this ecosystem.

Reality Usurped

KangHee Kim distils the everyday, transforming it into something altogether different and utterly fantastical – encouraging imagination in viewers.

A New Conversation

Through bold costume, colours, pageantry and performance, Athi-Patra Ruga asks meaningful questions about how to decolonise the art sector.

Portraits in Isolation

Julia Keil’s self-portraits reference works from the worlds of film and fine art to express familiar experiences whilst living in global lockdown.

Powerful Narratives

World Photography Organisation outlines the principles behind successful visual storytelling through technical and conceptual innovation.

Design as Resolution

How can architecture create a more inclusive and connected world? Lina Bo Bardi offers vital lessons about how to rebuild and repurpose.

Tapping into Nature

Humanity’s interactions with nature are swiftly being rewritten. Makoto Azuma investigates this idea through large-scale botanical installations.

Colour and Motif

Diane Villadsen builds on our appetite for candy coloured compositions. Dreamlike tones move from blush pink and lemon yellow to soft lilac.

Body as Performance

Photographs from Nana Yaw Oduro provide the manifestation of thought and emotion, expressed through bright colours and physical movements.

A Visual Playground

Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda’s images redefine the conventions of structural photography with an aesthetic inspired by metropolitan living.

Towards the Horizon

Six N. Five develops the idea of “non-spaces” that captivate the attention, providing a visual oasis that is neither real or artificial; inside or outside.

Aesthetica Art Prize:
Dive into the Archive

Dive into previous Aesthetica Art Prize shows and get inspired by boundary-pushing photography, video, sculpture and more.

Artistic Restoratives

Danielle Becknell’s eclectic and diverse practice is driven by personal experiences that become the narrative. The creation of each artwork is a healing gesture – an intuitive expression of physicality shaped by perspectives of nature and unprocessed elements intended to both release and replenish.

Aspiration and Innovation

When André Fu completed The Upper House hotel in Hong Kong 10 years ago, he quickly became an overnight sensation. A new book explores.

Alias Trate: Technicolour Malaise

London-based Canadian artist Alias Trate visualises the human condition through abstraction. He works from the subconscious.