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

Arian Nowbahari

Norway-based Arian Nowbahari is an Italian-Iranian artist and engineer. As such, his creative process based upon the conversion of a scientific energy into an artistic one.

Bavand Karim

Los Angeles-based Bavand Karim is an Iranian-American filmmaker whose varied career spans print journalism, television, narrative and documentary film as well as brand campaigns.

Caitlin Cafferky

Caitlin Cafferky uses photography as a means to explore and process loss and subsequent grief. Inspired by 18th century memento mori, the images draw upon raw, personal experience.

Carlos Abraham

Lebanese-Mexican photographer Carlos Abraham is based in Puebla. He studied architecture and then photography; his current focus is to highlight and celebrate the beauty of the human body.

Cathy Veale

UK-based Cathy Veale specialises in large watercolour seascapes; her fascination with the sea is fuelled by its changing patterns formed by the sky’s reflection and tidal states.

Emily Latimer

Emily Latimer is a San Antonio-based artist and photographer; she uses a personal perspective to explore physical and metaphorical journeys through time and space.

Ettore Albert

Art that does not hang quietly on a wall – Ettore Albert's works are loud, powerful and expressive. For admirers of pop art, the bold works of Albert are, as one collector notes, "a real insider tip."  

Filip Blommaert

Belgium-based Filip Blommaert is a photographer, videographer and licensed drone pilot. His background as a special forces combat diver allows him to explore a variety of terrains.

Francesco Capasso 

Naples-based Francesco Capasso focuses on essential geometries, empty spaces, precision, clean lines and soft colours allow for the exploration of the essence of a place.

Grażyna Wikierska

Polish multidisciplinary artist Grażyna Wikierska is based in the UK. She uses art to explore deep aspects and questions about the human condition, such as who we are and why we exist.

Guy Geva

Guy Geva is an Israel-based artist who specialises in landscape and studio photography. His In To Nowhere series explores a Covid-19 lockdown from a personal view.

Hannah Isabel Lewis

Hannah Isabel Lewis is based in London, where she creates botanical, folklore and mental health-inspired work. Traditional and digital techniques are harnessed in various projects.

Imogen Marsteller

British-American artist Imogen Marsteller focuses on the lives of women – the social and the secret, the theatrical and the intimate.

Ivan Kanchev

The works of Ivan Kanchev can be perceived as objects, sculptures, vessels, mosaics and paintings, although they are created as three-dimensional installations.

Kyle Hackett 

Kyle Hackett is a visual artist based in the USA. His bold, confident paintings explore local issues of race, class and social standing through approaches to self-representation and the constructed image.

Leili Khabiri

Leili Khabiri is a British-Iranian artist specialising in handwoven textiles. Of primary interest is the symbolism of process – how a work possesses energy through the making rather than from the use of visuals.

Luca Suriano 

Zürich-based Luca Suriano is an Italian architect who became an artist in order to free himself from his obsessions, with an aim of reworking the codes of street art.

Patricio Alarcón Molina

Stockholm-based designer Patricio Alarcón Molina creates unique, one-off couture pieces without the intention of creating complete collections.

Pauline McKinley

Pauline McKinley is Fife-based artist specialising in conceptual abstraction oil painting. For her Covid-19 series, she expands upon the possibilities of the medium and uses a variety of materials.

Ray Besserdin 

Australia-based Ray Besserdin was pioneered the signature style “impressionistic sculptured paper” which aims to capture emotion over realism.

Rob Miller

Rob Miller is a lens and object-based artist with interests that include romanticism, pictorialism, walking and contemporary issues surrounding the Anthropocene.

Roberto Pestarino

Italy-based photographer Roberto Pestarino began his artistic journey in 2011 when he became deeply inspired by local nature.

Simone Del Sere

Italy-based multidisciplinary artist Simone Del Sere has a background in publishing and graphic design, which he uses as a foundation for the creation of abstract, figurative and sacred Christian art.

Sixue Yang

Sixue Yang is an experimental ink painter based in China and the USA. Her art practice explores issues surrounding the pace of progress, and its impact on nature and human behaviour.

Ursula Macfarlane

Ursula Macfarlane's background in science and computing provides her with a base from which to explore the rich and varied dimensions of art.

Vinitte Chen

Vinitte Chen is a Shanghai-based artist whose multidisciplinary practice is influenced by an upbringing in two countries: China and Canada. Various natural landscapes, cultural norms…

Wataru Iwata

Wataru Iwata is a multidisciplinary artist based in Japan, where he plays and composes music in addition to creating digital and other forms of visual art. Since 2020, he has furthered his creativity into performance as an artistic director – exploring a composite of contemporary dance, live piano playing and visual programming, thus allowing an idea or concept to reach its potential.  

Wei Ting Chen

Wei Ting Chen's award-winning, varied practice includes video art, performance and sculpture, along with paintings using acrylic and oil pastel, which are often accompanied by poems that correspond to the visual parts of a piece.

What the Frog is That

UK-based art studio What the Frog is That examines the line separating the beautiful and the unsettling, using anthropomorphic forms as a focal point.