Cristina Rodrigues: Video Profile

Anna Fafaliou: Q&A

Christina Pauls: Q&A

Danny Sepkowski: Q&A

Mariojosé Angeles: Video Profile

Nina Baxter: Q&A


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


Artists’ Directory: Video Profile

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

Artists’ Directory: Video Profile

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

Artists’ Directory: Video Profile

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

Artists’ Directory: Video Profile

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.

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.