Bootsy Holler

Mark Forbes

Victoria Wareham

Seema Mathew

Kirstine Mengel

DS Mangus

Christine-Ann Richards

Melanie Furtado

Qianwen Yu

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

Barry Martin

Barry Martin is perhaps best known as a pioneer of the Kinetic Art movement. Martin's boundary-pushing work has been exhibited at Tate Britain and Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, amongst many others.

Ben Vickers

For Ben Vickers, art is where we try to meld our affinity for storytelling with our perception of reality. As such, he embraces montage, juxtaposition, an image-base fed by the media and a range of formats to explore sense-making in even the most mundane situations.

Bootsy Holler

Bootsy Holler is a Los Angeles-based artist whose new large-format series Without Words: Grounded in Nature chronicles her vivid episodes of depersonalisation. Recreating scenes based…

Brendon Marczan

Brendon Marczan is a painter and illustrator based in London. Many of his artworks feature a tipi symbol – a nod to the traditional dwellings of some Indigenous Canadians and Native Americans.

Christine-Ann Richards

The gardens of China and Japan are a decades-long source of inspiration for the thrown porcelain and garden ceramics created by UK-based artist Christine-Ann Richards.

David Green

Digital artist David Green explores urban architecture with particular examination of the personal and national identity within the domestic parameters.

Derek Morris

Derek Morris is a Norwich-based artist who combines geometry, light and colour to full effect, creating constructed art pieces that are held in public and private collections.

DS Mangus

Dereck Stafford Mangus is a visual artist and writer based in Baltimore. His work is informed by the urban landscape, which he views as a massive work of art composed of complex, moving parts.

Elissavet Sfyri

Athens-based Elissavet Sfyri holds an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art and a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths. An award-winning multidisciplinary artist, she has participated in several international group exhibitions.

Eric Wiles

Northern California-based artist Eric Wiles' unique focus on fine art and landscape photography reveals dynamic images of natural beauty and manmade objects.

Flor Troconis

Flor Troconis is a Venezuela-born artist based between Miami, Los Angeles, London and Istanbul. Her extensive travels fuel a curiosity and appetite for experimentation with geometric colour and form.

Gail Fox

Concerned with juxtaposition and composition, York-based Gail Fox's work relies on intuition whilst adjusting and distilling towards a sense of balance and harmony.

Ira Hoffecker

Ira Hoffecker is a German-Canadian artist based in Victoria. Her new painting series explores the perception of depth in organic and geometric forms, where aspects of one informs the other.

Ji Eun Lim

South Korean multidisciplinary artist Ji Eun Lim is currently based in New York. Her focus since 2020 has been cardboard art – a material explored in both her MAT thesis and teaching practice.

Joan Andal Romano

Toronto-based artist Joan Andal Romano questions public and private domains – what to share with the world and what to keep as hers alone. Vulnerability is at the core of her practice.

Johanne Narayn

Johanne Narayn is a UK-based paint and print artist who is fascinated by the flora and fauna of her father's birthplace, Trinidad. Vibrant colours are used to depict the beauty and elegance of birds.

Kirstine Mengel

Kirstine Mengel is an award-winning Danish architectural photographer, specialising in creating space and capturing lines of manmade structures. The style of her work is influenced by visual serenity, light and minimalism.

Marc Santos

Marc Santos is a fine art photographer based in New York. Long-flowing motion blur with luminous figures is a hallmark of his organic improvisation style.

Mark Forbes

Melbourne-based artist Mark Forbes is best known for contemplative and atmospheric, nostalgia-tinged documentary photography. The use of film is an integral part of the creative process in his personal work.

Maya Mitten

Portugal-based Maya Mitten is an internationally-renowned collage artist. Traditional cut and paste techniques are used as a vehicle to explore journeys both real and dreamed.

Melanie Furtado

Canadian sculptor Melanie Furtado explores subtle emotional states through the contemporary figure. Her work often depicts groups of solitary individuals during intimate moments of introspection.

Molly Harrington

Molly Harrington is a mixed-media sculptor based in Boston who aims to show the value of the permanence of a moment in time. She draws from personal experience as well as the natural world, philosophy, science, culture and psychology.

Nina Valetova

Nina Valetova explores connections between ancient cultures, fantasy, mythology, metaphysics and philosophy. Searching for new ways of expression, she has established a synthesis painting style in contemporary art.

Patrizio Sanguigni

Patrizio Sanguigni regards decoration, in the serial repetition of patterns, including architectonic detail, as a playful activity springing from close- ups and concentrating on the particular.

Paul Butler

UK-based artist Paul Butler is obsessed with the circle and its myriad possibilities. Experimentation with colour, texture and materials brings the elegant simplicity of this round plane figure to life.

Qianwen Yu

Qianwen Yu harnesses traditional and contemporary techniques, combining them with 20th century modernism in weaving, animation, sound and architecture, to explore new possibilities within the moving-image arena.

Richard Gowland

Richard Gowland is a UK-based contemporary artist specialising in paintings imbued with psychological drama. Of particular interest is the depiction of conflict and the devastating consequences of war.

Robert Palmer

Phoenix-based artist Robert Palmer graduated from Arizona State University. He specialises in painting representational landscapes, capturing the varied elements of the natural world through a lively colour palette.

Seema Mathew

Hong Kong-based Seema Mathew is a self-taught artist. A key component of her practice is experimentation, as seen in her most recent work with water-soluble graphite on linen paper.

Simay Kislaoglu

Simay Kislaoglu is a contemporary Turkish artist based in Istanbul. Her practice is influenced by time spent in Florence, where she studied the Italian language as well as a variety of art masters.

Tomasz Susul

Tomasz Susul is a Polish fine art photographer and mixed-media artist specialising in landscapes and urban architecture. In his latest series of works he pursues a unique form of craftsmanship.

Victoria Wareham

Victoria Wareham is an Australia-based artist. She works across video, print and installation to explore the screen as an unstable, spectral entity that exists between the image, the object and the viewer.

Yuko Mizobuchi

Japanese artist Yuko Mizobuchi recently opened the BrainBrunnGALLERY in Tokyo – a space built around freedom of imagination. The current exhibition Brunn! is on view until 4 April.