Aesthetica Artists’ Directory: Current Artists’ Profiles

The Aesthetica Artists’ Directory is a global network of artists engaging with the professional art world. In print, on our website and in social media we have created a forum for discussion and interactivity where artists, galleries, collectors, critics, curators and enthusiasts can meet and discover art from around the world.

A moving, curated platform of those shaping the industry today, each Directory runs concurrently in our bi-monthly magazine, including print and combined digital profiles that offer a gateway to boundary-pushing practices and innovative modes of thought.

Below is a selection from the current issue; to view the artist’s full profile, click their name.

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Aaron Knight

Sensual and confident women are central to award-winning artist Aaron Knight’s photography. His unorthodox aesthetic balances feminine allure with free-spirited artistry.

Alejandro Javaloyas

Alejandro Javaloyas employs a minimalist approach to delve into the sculptural potential of a painting surface, and utilises veneered plywood as a canvas as well as an integral part of creative expression.

Ammna Sheikh 

Edinburgh-based Ammna Sheikh highlights the importance of craft whilst embracing digital technology in collaboration with Pakistani cultural practices and laborious handmade techniques.

Anja Hessler

Artist and designer Anja Hessler creates mobiles, sculptures and objects from mixed metals, acrylic and wood; she is captivated by the clean lines and spatial relationships found in architectural design.

Carlos Abraham

Carlos Abraham is an award-winning artist based in Mexico, where he studied architecture and photography. A current focus is to examine and highlight the beauty of the human body through images.

Christy Lee Rogers

Award-winning, USA-based Christy Lee Rogers specialises in underwater photography and videos and is known for the use of chiaroscuro lighting in her often-lauded art practice.

Daria Martinoni

Initially an urban photographer driven by a background in geography, Daria Martinoni's new conceptual series addresses the environmental impact of consumerism.

Deborah Tchoudjinoff 

Deborah Tchoudjinoff is a London-based multidisciplinary artist working across sculpture and digital media. She is interested in the temporal and spatial aspects of ecologies.

Ellen Peckham 

Ellen Peckham is an artist, poet and memoirist is based in New York. As a doubly-gifted artist, she frequently uses both art forms in a single work – the text decorates and explicates whilst the image illuminates.

Ellie Pompili 

Ellie Pompili is an Italian visual artist based in Brighton. Known for her examination of the female figure, she explores themes surrounding objectification and subjectification.

Gemma Fenol

A background in architecture and work as an experiential and set designer fuels Gemma Fenol's practice – it encourages audience involvement as an integral aspect of the work.

Ian Brooks

British artist Ian Brooks creates etchings that evoke the unique sense of place of remote, fragile landscapes. He responds to the inherent unpredictability of the etching process to create prints that are both delicate and strong.

Kate Hrynko 

Kyiv-based artist Kate Hrynko uses photography and painting to express her artistic vision. Bright colours are a driving force, allowing communication on a level beyond words.

Kerry Ann Moffat

Kerry Ann Moffat is a British artist based in York. She currently paints in oil – her practice encompasses a variety of subjects including landscapes, still lifes and self-portraiture.

Malika Sqalli

Moroccan-Austrian artist Malika Sqalli is also known as Lady Yellow. Extensive travels and living in various countries have inspired her to examine our relationship with Earth and the cosmos.

Néstor Vega

Néstor Vega is a Fine Arts PhD student at the Complutense University of Madrid. His practice and research merges martial arts and performative drawing, resulting in an interweave of the body and tools.

Noa Levy

Australian designer Noa Levy holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design and focuses on creating renders of spaces that resonate with fellow practitioners, clients and those with an interest in design as an art form.

Paul Bursnall

British painter Paul Bursnall is a member of ABNA – The Association of British Naïve Artists. He works in his Cornwall studio, where he is inspired by activity along the local coastline.

Sara Rawlinson

Sara Rawlinson is a multi-award-winning fine art photographer. Her work as a former seismologist informs and inspires her art, and often incorporates tectonic forces and the natural world.

Sarah Hag Ali

Sudanese-Hungarian artist Sarah Hag Ali uses colour, texture and depth to explore possibilities in portraiture; shapes and lines are depicted in ways that reflect the flow and nature of life.

Shouta Kanehira

Tokyo and New York-based Shouta Kanehira is an interdisciplinary artist and designer at URBAN KNIT. Art, architecture and urban design fuel his retooling of the practice of spaces relative to the uncertainty of climate change to foster social life.

Stuart Franklin

Stuart Franklin is an artist, photographer and writer based in London and Malta. His current practice centres on a braided embrace of landscape and memory, with a focus on trees.

Teodorico Teixeira Mendes

Teodorico Teixeira Mendes is a Portuguese artist based in Barreiro. He focuses on mapping new territories and as such, has created a new alphabet and symbolic expressions.

Vlad Hrynko

Vlad Hrynko is based in Kyiv, where he specialises in photography, digital and algorithmic art. A computer science background helps to inform his art practice, of which architecture is a field of interest.

Yimei Zhu

Interdisciplinary artist Yimei (Emair) Zhu merges art with technology to explore disability and post-human bodies via interactive media such as wearable, fabric installations.

Zsolt Berszán

Zsolt Berszán explores the process of dissolution and decomposition. Remains and residues are evident traces of existence that reflect both disappearance and the idea of regeneration and a continuous evolutionary process.