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 directory@aestheticamagazine.com


Alegia Papageorgiou

Alegia Papageorgiou is an Athens- based multidisciplinary artist. Her work focuses on the images that surround us – specifically their impact on our conceptions of reality and sense of identity.

Alisa Burachuk

Alisa Burachuk is a Siberia-born, Netherlands-based fine artist. Her expanding practice is gradually moving from landscapes and still lifes to abstract compositions.

Carcazan

Illustrator and animator Carcazan offers new visual commentaries on themes of the othering, borders and human rights issues. Her stop-motion film Write To Protest considers UK artists' rights.

Cecilia Sjölund

Cecilia Sjölund is a Swedish painter based in Stockholm. Traditional oil techniques are combined with a contemporary perspective; the compositions tell insightful stories about small, intimate, everyday moments.

Charly Meyer

Netherlands-based Charly Meyer sees the evolution of photography as a source of endless possibilities, as shown in the artworks of the Forest, Fields and Sea series.

Cristiane Chaves

Brazil-born Cristiane Chaves uses the loom to weave narratives. Based between London and Lisbon, she upcycles waste materials, interlacing experiences from the community and her immersion within it.

Deborah Moss

Deborah Moss is a New Zealand artist interested in expressing an intimate connection with the natural world and its transcendent quality through colour and emotive mark making to convey the sensation of being immersed in a place.

Eric Wiles

California-based Eric Wiles’ fine art and landscape photography reveals dynamic images of natural beauty. His goal is to bring awareness to the variety of places in the world, in the hope that we will be inspired to contribute to conservation efforts.

Gal Shahar

Digital and analogue photographer Gal Shahar is based in Tel Aviv. She uses the camera lens as an outlet of the subconscious; as such, her images are the product of the questioning of personal experiences throughout life.

Iana Tovalovich

Iana Tovalovich uses the beauty of nature as a key inspiration for her paintings of landscapes, still lifes and abstracts. The works are imbued with life's broad spectrum of emotions – from the everyday to the profound.

Iryna Sych

Ukraine-born Iryna Sych is based in Prague, where her passion for art evolved. Sych's compositions are abstract and she explores the use of diverse materials such as oil, acrylic, gold and silver imitations, epoxy, crystals and inks.

Junpei Murakami

Japan-based artist Junpei Murakami expresses the dynamism, vitality and variety of living things. His unique and intricate form of art is created by arranging folded silk cloths.

Ke Sun

Ke Sun is a Chinese artist and designer whose practice includes traditional and digital paintings, as well as 3D animation and video installations. She draws upon personal, collective and cultural memory to create a visual language.

Kristine Narvida

Berlin-based Latvian artist Kristine Narvida works with oil on linen, using models as her subjects. Conceptually, her paintings explore the acceleration of time and humankind’s place within the present moment.

La Chigi

La Chigi is an Italian visual artist based in Trento. She utilises unconventional materials and objets trouvés to explore themes of the “house” as a physical space and a place of the soul, as well as the relationships between its inhabitants.

Leili Khabiri

Leili Khabiri is a British-Iranian artist who works predominantly with textiles and sculpture. Her practice is centred around process – shifting the manner of approaching a piece to one that is more ritualistic.

Margaret Juul

Florida-based multidisciplinary artist Margaret Juul’s compositions invoke the colours, reflections and vibrance of water in motion, expressing the fluidity and volatility of the natural world.

Practically Creative

Laura Robertson and Jared Holden are an artist and engineer duo known as Practically Creative. Their more recent interdisciplinary works combine the art of surrealism, analogue collage and generative AI technology.

Raine Storey

Raine Storey's latest oil painting When it Rains demonstrates a distinctive style – combining realism with abstraction, emanating a vibrant atmosphere and spirit of humanity, whilst expressing a calmness in palette.

Richard Wohlfarth

In his work Richard Wohlfarth questions fundamental relationships of nature and time, displaying complex and elaborate visual worlds in black and white. Wohlfarth will exhibit images at Rotterdam Photo, 10-13 February.

Rieko Whitfield

Japanese-American Rieko Whitfield weaves immersive worlds with speculative mythologies through performance, moving image, installation, sculpture, painting, music and text.

Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor is a UK-based digital photographer. He has Cerebral Palsy and is a full-time wheelchair user; dexterity is a challenge, although advances in digital technology help him to further his art practice.

Soushi Tanaka

Soushi Tanaka is a Tokyo-based photographer. His work uses an optical mechanism to compress and transform global news information onto a flat surface. Each unique image features the corresponding date, month and year data and is posted online.

Stéphanie Poppe

Stéphanie Poppe is a paper and embroidery artist influenced by her family’s background in the textile industry. Her style, sitting between abstract impressionism and baroque minimalism, has been informed by an ode to patience and the concept of “mono no aware".

Thomas Witzke

Thomas Witzke is a painter, photographer and digital artist. He focuses on the narrative aspect of colour; this is perhaps best expressed in the L’art pour L’art series, in which the viewer is invited to explore rooms in museums and artists’ studios.

Yeonseo Hong

For Seoul-based artist Yeonseo Hong, home stands at the intersection of light, water, place and time, where there is no need for the notions of "inside" and "outside." As such, she believes that we instinctively look for a primal feeling of home.