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.

For more information and queries about print or digital submission, please contact Katherine Smira at

Aivaras Simonis

Aivaras Simonis is a still life and product photographer whose work expresses the beauty of objects in striking, conceptual worlds.

Alex Ewerth

Alex Ewerth's practice includes painting, sculpture and installation; she is strongly influenced by unconventional materials.

Anita Lortije

Shape, colour, pattern and size are elements in the work of Maastricht-based Anita Lortije. The alignment of these key strands ensures harmony, whilst painting with…

Brendon Marczan

The tight patterns throughout London-based Brendon Marczan's work reinforce a sense of community in fractured times. 

Brett Dyer

Brett Dyer's latest series combines abstract figures with evocative colours and textures, revealing the complexity of the human spirit.

Claudia Pombo

Brazilian-Dutch painter Claudia Pombo offers an adapted view of nature and human situations.

Derek Morris

Derek Morris is a Norwich-based artist who combines geometry, light and colour to full effect, creating constructed art pieces.

Desiree Cyganek

Desiree Cyganek works across portrait, fashion and fine art, capturing the essence of models with a recognisable aesthetic.

Elvira Daeter

Elvira Daeter is a Dutch painter and sculptor based in Middelburg. Line, shape, colour, contrast and light drive her playful geometric works.

Hayley Brown

Hayley Brown's current series Living with Endometriosis documents the diagnosis and personal experience of this long-term condition.

Ioannis Galanopoulos-Papavasileiou

Galanopoulos-Papavasileiou's art examines the relationship between place and the connections between objects, the media and society.

Joe Gilling

Joe Gilling is a Brighton-based artist whose audiovisual projects reflect upon our relationships with virtual spaces.

Jordan Garelick

Jordan Garelick's work is centred on exploring communication and fluidity, and how they work within boundaries such as time and space.

Judie Long

New York-based photographer Judie Long demonstrates a love for her subject matter as well as the action of creation.

Julie Reid

UK-based Julie Reid creates a dialogue between mark making, surface, interwoven collage materials and paint.

Katja Kolesnik

Katja Kolesnik's painting is imbued with protrahere – the Latin word meaning "to bring to light" – in an attempt to make the innermost of a person visible.

Marcus Hamilton

London-based infrared photographer Marcus Hamilton uses a light spectrum imperceptible to the human eye.

Maryia Walker (Skarakhod)

Maryia Walker (Skarakhod) combines intuitive art and poetry in order to experience a deeper connection with the subconscious.

Mitch Greer

Mitch Greer's work examines alternative states: non-objective processes of envisioning such as that of dream and memory.

Miya Turnbull

Canadian artist Miya Turnbull is a mask-maker who also works with other mediums such as photography and video.

Monica Vanzant

Monica Vanzant is a painter whose primary medium is oil; she explores how pattern and texture interrelate to help tell a story.

Ole Gahms Henriksen

Ole Gahms Henriksen plays with light and layers, although it is colour that is of paramount importance in his latest large-scale series.

Ori Gerard Frances

Ori Gerard Frances believes the language of poetry and art is the only way to express certain aspects of our experience of reality.

Palak Patel

Palak Patel finds inspiration from aspects of her Indian heritage and also from everyday-observed shapes and patterns.

Perilu Huang

University of Sussex alumnus Perilu Huang specialises in post-processing of photographs with graffiti and collage.

Qianwen Yu

Qianwen Yu harnesses traditional and contemporary techniques to explore new possibilities within the moving-image arena.

Rebecca Jonas

Rebecca Jonas is a New York-based fine art photographer. She specialises in black and white compositions, finding beauty in the broken and the remarkable within the ordinary.

Sachi Satomi

Sachi Satomi is a Japanese artist based in Venice. Her practice includes painting, sculpture and installation.

Sheree Murphy

Sheree Murphy's practice includes photography, video and painting; her work is connects to the human soul of change and difference.

Stephan Crawford

Multidisciplinary artist Stephan Crawford is interested in reflecting on the natural world and our human interactions within it.

Suyu Chen

Suyu Chen's jewellery and wearable objects are inspired by experiencing relationships through the lens of her cultural background.

Svitlana Moiseienko

Svitlana Moiseienko's series was created by photographing close-ups of blooms, using multiple exposure to create a sense of depth.

Sylvana Burns

Sylvana Burns' practice revolves around the female body, its representation and sexuality as a form of existence in itself.

Tianyuan Hu

Goldsmiths, University of London Tianyuan Hu's practice explores alienation, traversing spaces between the lucid and the lunatic.

Viola Sevostianova

Viola Sevostianova explores sociopolitical issues and uses her art to convey messages regarding racism, feminism and religion.

Yana Grishchuk

Yana Grishchuk is a Los Angeles-based artist who works with concrete, photography and performance.