Reflective Environments

Six N. Five is a design studio that specialises in still life visuals and videos with a clean and modern aesthetic inspired by the works of Edward Hopper.

Playful Direction

LM Chabot cast a critical yet sensitive eye over the environment and society through photographs that span fashion, architectural and editorial genres.

Human Observation

Whitney Hayes is a photographer passionate about capturing the defining moments of humanity – driven by mood as a compositional element.

Cultural Influencers

Championing young artists, architects and designers, COS extends its aesthetic to the wider sector, acting as a gallery space for new visionaries.

Transient Installation

A new generation of artists considers the allure of visual stimulation, creating playful and immersive projects that trigger sensory experiences.

Towards Connectivity

In an age where photography is democratised, Foam’s 2018 Talents create an overview of the world in a time of upheaval and apprehension.


Internal Worlds

Sweden-born photographer Gabriel Isak returns with Entities, a series of images inspired by existentialism, inner worlds and the self.

5 New Innovative Buildings

From new technologies to sustainable regeneration, this selection of contemporary buildings presents new models for the future.

Implied Presence

Fires is the new series from Aesthetica Art Prize alumna Ellie Davies, weaving symbolic narratives between the human and natural world.

The Human Performance

New York-based May Parlar is a photography and video artist creating visual narratives that explore the notion of identity and belonging.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica’s selection of exhibitions to see this weekend investigates public and private worlds through photography – in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Global Perception

A new Minimalism exhibition in Singapore brings together artists from around the world as part of a wider global dialogue around the movement.

Aesthetica Awards: Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Awards are open for entries; accepting innovative submissions for the Art Prize, Creative Writing Award and Film Festival.

10 to See: Winter 2018

From New York to Zürich, Paris to London, art and photography explores the limits of human perception whilst offering social commentary.

Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Aesthetica collates 10 organisations providing inspiration for the festive season; delve into our list of creative ideas for art and culture lovers.

Harnessing Light

A new publication explores a fascination with light through the lens of artistic practice – featuring Aesthetica Art Prize alumnus Liz West.

5 to Read: This Month

December’s must-read publications look at socially responsive architecture, environmental sculpture and thoughtful global photography.

Visual Tension

Utilising peculiar perspectives, Sharon Alviz invites viewers to consider architectural compositions and our wider relations to them.

The December / January Issue

Issue 86, A Renewed Perspective, is very special; through our features and editorials we are diving into bigger subjects head on.

5 to See: This Weekend

Spanning photography and installation, shows opening at the start of December demonstrate approaches to personal and collective identities.

Top UK Architecture Shows: This Winter

Spanning prestigious awards, conceptual designs and powerful monuments, this season’s must-see exhibitions examine how buildings shape lives. 

Nordic Design Brands To Watch

Demonstrating a rich sense of heritage whilst looking to the future of design, this selection blends bold aesthetics with functionality.

Intriguing Spaces

In a new exhibition, Dutch photographer Ellen Kooi’s cinematic panoramas revisit the timely relationship between humans and the landscape.

Recovering Histories

Michael Schwan’s mission to explore lost places in Europe is rooted in the idea of the urban explorer, looking behind closed doors.

5 to See: This Weekend

Demonstrating a variety of approaches to social documentary, must-see  exhibitions offer experimental, realist and stylised photography.

Transient Forms

Eamonn Doyle’s strikingly bold and ethereal series, K, is set against a compelling and fitting backdrop untouched by human presence. 

Creative Reflections

Designblok, Eastern and Central Europe’s largest design week, explores ideas of national identity whilst looking to the next generation of talent.

Suburban Narratives

Miles Aldridge and Todd Hido offer an intriguing view into life in residential neighbourhoods, tapping into ideas of urban isolation and tension.

Evocative Portraits

Nicholas Nixon’s images, on view at C/O Berlin, weave deeply personal and individualistic moments into a story with global resonance.

New Structural Languages

Studio Joy Works’ latest release celebrates the 25th anniversary of his firm, featuring a vast range of attention-grabbing structures.

Constructing the Land

From nearby urban neighbourhoods in Paris to desert landscapes in the American West, Edouard Sepulchre’s images capture prairie-like idealism.

5 to See: This Weekend

This selection of retrospectives, group shows and international events celebrates women in the industry whilst reflecting on its history.

Deconstructing Illusion

The Beauty of Lines creates juxtapositions between diverse works, revealing unexpected echoes and resonances of form and structure.

Rediscovering History

Where Memory Remains is a thought-provoking theme for the 15th edition of Photaumnales, especially in today’s media landscape.

Coastal Documentation

Rusty Wiles is a Florida native, who serves as a firefighter and paramedic. Five years ago, he downloaded Instagram and began to shoot.

5 to See: This Weekend

Top picks for the beginning of November use cinematic aesthetics and candid photography to capture the essence of pivotal eras in history.

5 to Read: This Month

From new photographic series to architectural monographs, November’s must-read publications chronicle migration, urbanity and post-war life.

Urban Expanses

Around 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Chronicling this phenomenon across major cities is photographer Michael Wolf.

5 Interior Design Brands

A selection of innovative companies transforms domestic space through sleek aesthetics, functionality and conceptual innovation.

Innovative Perspectives

Spanning architectural imagery, fashion campaigns and photojournalism, 30 Under 30 celebrates women in contemporary photography.

Nostalgic Outdoors

Dylan Lewis is a photographer from Richmond, Virginia. Addressing themes of loneliness in the 21st century, the images express a sense of longing.

Celebrating Innovation

The eleventh edition of Beazley Designs of the Year – now on view at Design Museum, London – comprises 87 nominations across six categories.

5 to See: This Weekend

From innovative 21st century software to pioneering post-war photography, shows opening at the end of October hold up a mirror to society.

Top Tech Products: This Autumn

From wearable technology to AI-assisted cameras, this selection offers a range of interactive, forward-thinking everyday solutions.

Spatial Illumination

Design To Shape Light transforms perceptions of space through compositions inspired by thoughtful illumination and sculptural forms.

5 to See: This Weekend

Aesthetica’s must-see shows for mid-October investigate the politics of image-making through documentary, post-production and installation.

Enhancing Reality

After delving into commercial photography, Matthew Dempsey looked towards creating original work with draws a line between artifice and fine art.

Luminous Colour

Aesthetica Art Prize finalist Liz West is featured in a new book highlighting practitioners working at the cutting edge of light-based practice.

Democratic Exhibition

Looking towards the future of creative practice, Affordable Art Fair Battersea showcases contemporary work by new, international artists.

5 Female Artists To Watch

Looking to the 21st century experience for inspiration, a selection of visionaries occupies the changing boundaries between truth and fiction.

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