Having originally featured in Aesthetica’s #newartists scheme on Instagram, Adrienne Raquel’s (b.1990) images provide a rich sense of femininity. Focusing on tropical motifs and the representation of idealistic landscapes, the works are at once playful and vibrant, communicating a sense of hazy nostalgia and optimism. Circular mirrors, open doorways and geometric interiors offer bright and airy arenas for self-reflection and open-ended journeys. Meanwhile, a distinct use of muted pastels and warm tones render each composition as a complex, summery vignette; colour play enables the simplest of objects to come to life as part of a wider visual tableau. As the New York-based photographer and art director notes: “I have a growing obsession with pink; it is such a divine shade which possesses so many alternative meanings. In colour psychology, it is suggestive of a sense of hope and ultimately assures emotional energy.” www.adrienneraquel.com.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call For Entries Countdown: Last Day
Today’s the last day to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize. As a celebration of excellence in art from across the world, it offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work.
Photo Docks Art Fair 2016
Photo Docks Art Fair launches its eighth edition on 16 September. Established in 2007, the event provides a platform for gallerists, artists and enthusiasts to view photography and digital art.