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

A. K. Nicholas

A. K. Nicholas is an American artist who works exclusively with the female form. His photographs mix elements of sensuality with classic art, theatricality and performance.

Carlos Abraham

Lebanese-Mexican photographer Carlos Abraham is based in Puebla. His current focus is to highlight the beauty of the human body.

Carmen Hurtado Pérez

Spain-born Carmen Hurtado Pérez is a multidisciplinary artist who digs into the depths of the human condition. Photography, drawing, writing and embroidery are used to explore memories and dreams.

Celia Dymond

Inspired by the fragility and tactile nature of traditional film-based photography, Melbourne-based creator Celia Dymond honours her affinity for Australia’s coastlines and rugged terrain.


Taiwanese artist Chiwu creates landscape paintings based upon memories; every composition created is a specific piece of a puzzle – when connected, intriguing stories are revealed.

Chrissy Lush

Nashville-based Chrissy Lush is originally from New York. The creation of performative self-portraits articulates her relationship with the world – creating a synergy between the self and the external.

Chuqiao Liu

Chuqiao Liu is based between Guangzhou and Glasgow; she is interested in the changes and contradictions caused by developmental changes in society.

Claudia Fuggetti

Claudia Fuggetti's research sees the creation of images as the endpoint of a visual investigation. Striking a balance between the real and unreal, she proposes new reading keys to interpret the contemporary.

Ekaterina Adelskaya

London-based Ekaterina Adelskaya uses textiles and watercolours to create sculptures that examine themes of destruction and transformation, as can be seen in the Crystalised series.

Elli Asker

Elli Asker is a fine art photographer from Azerbaijan and is based in Stockholm. The Neon City series is a direct expression of her mental state, in which captured landscapes show a distinctive play of light and colour.

Hee Jyung Kim

Hee Jyung Kim is a Korean artist based in London. Inspired by the border of memory and experience, she expresses visual language through drawing, painting, collage and installation.

Hera Mysterium

Hera Mysterium is the pseudonym for a multidisciplinary artist born in Jerusalem and based in Montréal; their layered works explore the complexities of dualism.

Honey Jalali

Iranian artist and activist Honey Jalali is based in Canada. Her work is shaped by opposing feelings – the happiness of freedom and the fear of closing all the doors of the past and opening a new life.

Iwo Zaniewski

Iwo Zaniewski works with traditional oil painting, drawing upon the history of figurative art and portraying subjects from everyday life.

Janna Shulrufer

Janna Shulrufer is an Israeli artist who works in her gallery and studio in the Artists' Colony of Safed. A variety of genres and techniques are used in the creation of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and etchings.

Jiujian Zeng

Jiujian Zeng is a visual artist based in China. He regards all mediums as channels to bridge matter and consciousness; scepticism and insecurities have led him to use art as a means of travelling inside himself.

Katrina Leitena

Katrina Leitena's key inspiration is the language of the body and its expressions. Hand embroidery is used to express a physical and emotional connection with Leitena's artistic themes.

Kiera Jamison

Kiera Jamison is a Houston-based photographer inspired by futurism, nostalgia and 1990s aesthetics; vibrant and playful works focus on themes of self-identity and vulnerability.


leodacripto is a German artist who engages with issues that are not visible at first or seem complex and unsolvable, however upon closer inspection are relatively easy to achieve or see.

Lunyu Fu

Beijing-born Lunyu Fu is based in London. Her works are closely related to the everyday lives and objects around her. A variety of materials are used to express ideas and "fight against fading and disappearance."

Maximilian Girardi

Italian artist Maximilian Girardi, aka Ha.NDS, lives surrounded by nature in the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines. He is inspired by the vibrancy of colours – what they communicate and the memories they convey

Parna Baharali

Parna Baharali is a photographer based in Tehran. Her work includes a deeply personal element – images are used to depict experiences of living as…

Phoebe Lee

Phoebe Lee is a Korean-American creative director and experimental artist whose installation work explores our relationship with materiality.

Robert van de Graaf

Robert van de Graaf is a Dutch painter interested in the connections and relationships between the mystical world, the spiritual world and our soul. The…

Sanghoon Kang

Sanghoon Kang is a Korean artist based in Canada. His aim is to demonstrate a belief that architecture must evolve into something that, with its form, satisfies a spiritual thinking.

Sarah Roberts

Welsh artist Sarah Roberts uses installation, sculpture, collage and text to investigate our capacity to encounter the actuality of the world – surfaces of architecture, landscape and the body.

Steve Miles

Steve Miles' work is an abstract language of painting, combined with a highly expressive and gestural graphic style that is representational of over three decades spent as a graffiti writer and graphic designer.

Tina Hainschwang

Austria-based Tina Hainschwang's work challenges notions of femininity whilst often sitting between provocation and numerous references, both traditional and contemporary.

Vic Dawson

Vic Dawson explores the fates of discarded military structures through photography and printmaking. The work invites the viewer to consider human presence and remnants in the natural landscape.

Ying Lim

Auckland-based Ying Lim is a forward-looking artist who aims to dissolve preconceptions of human materiality in all its shapes and forms whilst questioning the rules of art.