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Composed Minimalism

Swimming pool geometry translates into desolate landscapes reflecting human vulnerabilities in the work of acclaimed photographer Mária Švarbová.

Immersive Landscapes

Darkness is a constant presence in Liam Wong’s neon-noir photographs, which expose the quiet solitude of global nightlife and question reality.

Radical New Ground

Tyler Mitchell has pushed the boundary of fashion photography. His visions of Black utopia provide everyday moments of beauty and contemplation.

Into the Small Hours

Henri Prestes investigates the calm yet ominous presence of the twilight hours in remote locations, producing cinematic and considered landscapes.

World of Imagination

Suppen is a series of limitless creativity. Miguel Vallinas Prieto’s surreal compositions transform ordinary table settings into something magical.

Seamless Horizons

Alexis Pichot’s ethereal archipelagos provide a moment of reflection amidst the constant influx of digital news, images and information.

Crafting a Narrative

Duo Elsa Parra and Johanna Benaïnous blur the distinctions between the photographer and subject in reconstructions of family memories.

Surrealist Assemblage

Priscilla Ong uses assemblage in bold, colourful and often humorous displays of inanimate items, crafting new narratives from mundane materials.

The Future Reimagined

David Uzochukwu’s speculative portraits reflect human identities. He is one of 75 artists invited to examine complex Afrodiasporic experiences.

Visualising the Algorithm

Mónica Alcázar-Duarte exposes the derogatory stereotypes Mexican women are subjected to in real-world and online spaces in Second Nature.

The Power of Reflection

The mirror is a symbol rooted in the history of art and culture. Émilie Möri, a French-Swiss photographer, works in this tradition.

Beyond Illustration

What psychoanalyst Carl Jung once wrote about dreams, painter James Jean actualises onto canvas – pushing the limits of genre and imagination.

The Art of Storytelling
The December/January Issue

Art is about storytelling, and we all tell stories. This issue of Aesthetica Magazine is dedicated to creatives who are weaving inspiring narratives.

The Aesthetica Awards:
Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Awards open for entries on 1 December, celebrating the best contemporary talent across art, photography, literature and film.

Embellished Landscapes

Scarlett Hooft Graafland documents remote geographies in surreal, choreographed scenes – using embroidery to enhance the narrative.

Gifts for Art & Culture Lovers

Aesthetica highlights 10 gift ideas perfect for arts and culture lovers this season – including photobooks, magazines and creative experiences.

A Surreal Universe

Dasha Pears is Helsinki-based artist using the instruments of surrealism, minimalism and colour to tell surprising visual stories with a twist.

Nancy Holt:
From Inside to Outside

For pathbreaking artist Nancy Holt, space and time were paramount to creation. A new book charts her creations, including the world-famous Sun Tunnels.

Pixelated Realities

Aziz + Cucher’s collaboration was sparked by the launch of digital imaging tools. 30 years on, a new show surveys their “post-photography” practice.

Layered Identities

Joanne Coates and Heather Agyepong – winners of the Jerwood/Photowords Award – reflect on regional identities and the authentic self.

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