Donghwan Ko: Video Profile

Changyeon Lee: Video Profile

Denholm Berry: Video Profile

Harriet Moutsopoulos: Q&A

Matthew Adam Ross: Q&A

Cristina Rodrigues: Video Profile

Meng Zhou: Q&A

André Lichtenberg: Q&A

Linda Kosciewicz: Video Profile

Anne Hoerter: Q&A

Ming Lu: Q&A

Harry Bunce: Q&A

Charlotte Pann: Video Profile

Anna Fafaliou: Q&A

Nina Baxter: Q&A

Danny Sepkowski: Q&A

Christina Pauls: Q&A

Mariojosé Angeles: Video Profile


Aesthetica Artists' Directory: Q&As and Video 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.

On this page we spotlight selected artists with Q&As and video profiles.

For more information, please contact Katherine Smira at directory@aestheticamagazine.com


Video Profile: Donghwan Ko

Donghwan Ko lives and works between London and Seoul, exploring notions of home and the spaces inbetween.

Video Profile: Changyeon Lee

New York-based Changyeon Lee’s practice specialises in kinetic sculpture through the use of mechanical components and natural objects.

Video profile: Denholm Berry

Milan-based British artist Denholm Berry approaches portraiture with an innovative and unconventional methodology.

Disruptive Collections

We speak with Sydney-based Harriet Moutsopoulos, a collage artist working under the name Lexicon Love; she seeks out the unexpected connections between humour and tragedy.

Contemporary Manipulations

American artist Matthew Adam Ross, based in Los Angeles and New York, considers his practice to be a line of enquiry. We speak with him to find out more.

Poetic Techniques

Meng Zhou’s artistic projects draw on analogies of Chinese cultural history and myth. We speak with him to find out more about his past and current work.

Rural Reinterpretations

We speak with the UK-based multidisciplinary artist Harry Bunce about the British countryside, his latest work and looking forward to the rest of 2018.

Experimental Methodologies

Jane Gottlieb’s latest solo show is at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara, until 29 April. We speak with her about the exhibition.

Ethereal Inspirations

Swedish artist Marie Åkerlund’s subtle works revolve around the fragile, ethereal and essential notion of inspiration. We speak with her to find out more.

Video Profile: Sweet Clarity Glass Art Studio, Melbourne

Structurally complex and intricately designed, these unique pieces call upon environmental consideration. Through the inspiration of natural forms, glass is transformed as a material through which to re-enliven Art Nouveau.

Considered Expressions

London-based Ming Lu is a multidisciplinary artist who combines contemporary techniques with an examination of social and cultural expectations.

Video Profile: Dongeun Lee

In her series Who in the www am I? Lee explores questions of identity in the digital era, through a character called Alice.

Video Profile: Charlotte Pann

Vienna-based artist Charlotte Pann focuses on the phenomenon of relation as a base for and as a result of spatial constellation.

Video Profile: Dave Weindorf

Blending the past with contemporary contexts, Dave Weindorf’s work offers a sense of conceptual and compositional movement.

Layered Surrealism

Paul Biddle is an award-winning surrealist photographer who often makes use of found objects, or photographs of objects from museums.

Video Profile: Linda Kosciewicz

Linda Kosciewicz’s work explores female identity, emotion and transience through constructed worlds, self-representation and performance.

Video Profile: Michael Wagner

Michael Wagner focuses on the concepts of identity and celebrity, with each piece exploring the allure of the person behind the composition.

Video Profile: Yuko Mizobuchi

Yuko Mizobuchi is a Tokyo-based multimedia artist. She works primarily with permanent paint markers, watercolour ink, Japanese Sumi and carving on wood board.

Video Profile: Cristina Rodrigues

Trained as an architect, Portuguese artist Cristina Rodrigues combines social concerns, ethnography and gender relations in her practice.

Video Profile: Mariojosé Angeles

Dominican Republic-born Mariojosé Angeles has exhibited internationally. The expression of his Caribbean identity is a key objective of his work. 

Figurative Exploration

Amy Hughes is a New York-based British painter. Her work considers relationships between body and mind – we speak with her to find out more.

Shifting Perspectives

Anne Hoerter examines new ways to exhibit botanical forms; she is also developing her portrait portfolio. We speak with the artist about her practice.

Photographic Contemplation

British-Thai Tuck Muntarbhorn is an artist, curator and contemporary art collector. We speak with him about how his approach to life underpins his art practice.

Emotive Interpretations

In her abstract paintings, Ruba Badwan explores deeply-held emotions. We speak to the Abu Dhabi-born artist about her work.

Surrealist Reflections

Hawk Alfredson is a New York-based artist born in Sweden. He has worked exclusively in oil for 40 years, exhibiting in galleries and museums internationally. We talk to the painter about his life and practice.

Textured Expressions

Goldsmithing and textiles have inspired Germany-based Christina Pauls to combine these forms of design. We talk to the artist about her practice.

Fluid Technique

Without exception, each of David Cass’s artworks describe water in some way. From straight depiction of seas or pools to exploration of environmental extremes.

Reflective Cityscapes

Jersey City-born watercolourist John DuVal strives to capture the light and colour of urban landscapes to create a fresh, yet familiar feel for the viewer.

Meta-Textual Influence

Zoran Poposki explores cultural translation, liminality, identity, and public space through a number of different genres and media.

Cultural Iconography

Olga Lomaka plays with recognisable images and products of consumerism, pooling contrasting beliefs to give a second meaning to hidden symbols.

Connective Threads

Yusuke Sugiyama uses the concept of boundaries to explore the spaces in between; somewhere between abstraction and embodiment, reality and memory.

Transformative Materiality

Robi Walters’ practice encompasses a re-examination of collage. Utilising bright colours and overlapping textures, each piece finds beauty in everyday materials.

Interrelating Composition

In Lennette Newell’s Ani-human series, the gap between humans and animals is diminished, along with hierarchies imposed by digital technology.

Subjective Environments

André Lichtenberg’s practice explores contemporary landscape photography, combining childhood memories, sensory visualisation and digital collage.

Geometric Transformation

London-based artist Nina Baxter produces abstract paintings that focus on the interaction of colour, drawing inspiration from landscape and architecture.

Connecting Cultures

Examining the balance between tradition and new trends in contemporary society, Olga Lomaka’s Artefacts combines elements of surrealism and pop art.

Diagrammatic Expression

Moich Abrahams discusses the dialogues between contemporary practice and the digital age, including spontaneity and the longevity of painting.

Digital Manipulations

Anne Hoerter discusses the development of a practice based upon the intersection between still life painting and technology.

Algorithms of Nature

Nikki Stevens specialises in large-scale watercolours which explore our relationship with nature. Animals roam freely amongst symbols of society.

Infrastructures as Influence

With a deep interest in fashion and costume design, Meiyi Yang explores the relationship between jewellery and clothing as they relate to the human body.

Conceptual Realities

Gabriela Torres Ruiz is a German-Mexican photographer and Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 shortlisted artist. She discusses the notion of place.

Visual Territories

Tomas Harker recontextualises images culled from classical paintings and found photographs. Aesthetica talk to the artist about traditional inspiration.

Experimental Textures

Swiss artist Fabien Bruttin’s work is based on experimental approaches with different paints. We delve into his fascination behind accidental creations.

Personal and Collective Memory

Carmen Selma is a Spain-based painter. Memory is one of the fundamental pillars of her work. We talk to the artist about the influence of historical contexts.

Expressing the Unconscious

Moich Abrahams has been selected for numerous exhibitions including ICA, Hayward Gallery and Whitechapel. We talk to him about his practice.

Spatial Perceptions and Memory

Anna Fafaliou is a London-based conceptual and visual artist fascinated by the relationship between the colour white and memory. We talk to the artist about her practice.

Q+A with Naturalist Photographer Danny Sepkowski

Danny Sepkowski provides exciting images of Hawaii’s ocean and waves. We catch up with him to talk through his processes and inspirations.

Interview with Mixed Media Artist Carolina Amaya

Carolina Amaya is a visual artist from Colombia. She works with mixed media materials such as textiles, photography, oil and acrylic, exploring the subject of dreams, intuition and other ways of life.

Interview: Photographer Kirsten Mumford

European born but raised in South Africa, Kirsten Mumford left her home to forge a life as an expatriate, travelling the globe and applying her unique, nomadic perspective to her photographic practice.

Interview with Fine Art Photographer Viet Ha Tran

Madrid-based Vietnamese fine art photographer Viet Ha Tran captures ephemeral moments of female emotion, and is influenced by Asian culture, classical painting, poetry and philosophy.

The Art of Tobbe Malm

Since 2008 Swedish artist Tobbe Malm has been living and working in Norway and creating his metal sculptures full time.

A Closer Look at the Work of Artist Terence Burton

Australian artist, Terence Burton works exclusively with pencil on paper. His bold and unique style, that he likes to call Abstract, Mythological and Tribal, is heavily influenced by aboriginal traditions.

Abstract Designs Amongst Colours and Forms- The Art of Anna Edholm

Self taught Swedish artist Anna Edholm works with layers of acrylic paint on canvas. With her abstract designs aim to direct the viewer to use their imagination and to find patterns and meanings.

A Closer Look at the Work of Photographer MAKIKO

MAKIKO is an award-winning photographer and author. She recently published a documentary/photography book titled Beautifully Different.

A Closer Look at the Work of Margaretha Gubernale

Oil on canvas painter Margaretha Gubernale creates mystical worlds with the source of her inspiration being nature and philosophy. She has worked for nearly 30 years as an international artist and her work has been exhibited widely.

Insight Into The Work Of Robin Campbell

Robin Campbell is an architect and artist. As architect he has been responsible for the Environment Centre and Tower of the Ecliptic. He established Air Architecture.

Interview With Jessica Zoob

Jessica Zoob is a British contemporary artist who works from her Lewes home and studio. She exhibits regularly in and around London and has works in private collections worldwide.