Andrej Wilhelms (his work appeared in issue #72) is exhibiting three paintings as part of Die Grosse 2019 in the Kunstpalast Düsseldorf. This year’s show runs until 4 August at Kulturzentrum Ehrenhof, Ehrenhof 4-5, 40479 Düsseldorf.
Video Profile: Gudrun Nielsen
Farihah Aliyah Shah
Nicolas Vionnet (his work appeared in issue #87) is exhibiting Raubzeug as part of Gasträume 2019: Public Art in Zurich until 1 September. Image courtesy of the artist and widmertheodoridis, Eschlikon. Photo: © KiöR Stadt Zürich / Peter Baracchi.
Ricky Leaver is a fine art photographer specialising in British settings. The images feature bold lines, pronounced geometric shapes and vivid contrasts. Often textural in composition, Leaver’s photographs sometimes veer towards abstraction.
Aesthetica Artists' Directory: Current Artists' 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. Below is a selection from the current issue. To view the artist’s full profile, click the preview.
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Amy Hughes is currently exhibiting as part of the WMOCA International Biennial Portrait Competition at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art until 29 June.
Ana Junko explores the interplay between light and darkness as a visual language. In the Hymn to Silence series, she explores "thoughts about time".
Guatemalan jeweller and painter Andrea Rosales-Balcarcel considers the connection between personal identities and the environment.
Gian Luca Bartellone is an award-winning Italian jeweller treading new paths with a combination of daring materials.
Brett Dyer's latest solo show Deliverance: Rescued and Set Free is at the Irving Arts Center in Irving, Texas until 28 July.
Brazilian-Dutch painter Claudia Pombo offers an adapted view of nature and human situations.
Passionately inspired by the ocean, Colette Gambell explores creativity through colour, fragility and the emotive landscape.
Bristol-based David Miles explores oil painting as both an academic and emotional process. For the American Flag series, he investigates convention, identity and politics.
Dineke Versluis is interested in the boundary between the public and private self and turns a documentary lens on how people live, work and spend their leisure time.
Dodi Tabbaa's collage series centres on the early life of her parents and utilises photographs, notes and rare textiles belonging to her mother.
The abstract paintings of UK-based Chilean Artist Enrique Azócar evoke the icy mountain landscapes of his native South America.
Culture, identity and land are themes at the heart of Farihah Aliyah Shah's practice. She foregrounds personal and collective memories through figurative photography.
Frankie McAllister examines how areas that have been developed for winter sports affect previously remote mountain communities.
Gavin Smart's award-winning practice spans both advertising and fine art genres, with particular attention to theatre and arts promotion.
Through site-specific, large-scale installations, Icelandic sculptor Gudrun Nielsen addresses human impact within contemporary cityscapes.
For Gunilla Daga, each of her works is an investigation of materiality, achieved though natural tones and delicate forms.
Barcelona-based Houda Bakkali's work is on display at the Women and Digital Art: Breaking Stereotypes exhibition in Lorca, Spain.
Inspired by the surrounding landscapes of Cumbria in the UK, Ian Heslop creates dynamic large-scale oil paintings.
Transylvania-born Ioana Marinca uses photography as a visual diary. Based in London, she focuses on street and documentary genres, exploring the notion of "home".
Paris-based photographer Jacques Brun investigates nature as a utopia. From private to public spaces, the images consider how various environments became domesticated.
Jae Young Park's Woolscape series considers dual aspects of minimalism and realism; the works question what it means to be an individual.
Using plant dyes and traditional paper, Jaehee Yoo's practice draws upon materials and techniques from ancient South Korea.
Jean Davis is a figurative abstractionist painter who integrates subjects into undefined environments to express subconscious thoughts and feelings.
Mexico City-born, New York-based artist Jessica Alazraki's figurative portraits convey everyday stories through bold, hyperreal colour schemes.
Jessie Pitt is an Australian artist based in Austria, whose contemporary landscapes are inspired by mountains, light and shadow.
Beijing-based Jingfeng Li specialises in the intricacy and potency of the black line.
Johanna Reich is exhibiting work for Women in Media Technology, as part of the Athens Digital Arts Festival, 1-12 June.
Julijana Ravbar is a self-taught artist who sees the abstract images she creates as being an intuitive visual diary of a unique interior language.
Katharina Goldyn is a professor of drawing and painting at Studio Zeiler in Munich. Her brightly coloured works fuse traditional imagery with new age visual semiotics.
Kexin Di is an established oil painter, creating dark and highly textured portraits that capture elegance and serenity.
Photographer Kit Martin engages with the opposite ends of the scale, moving between historic camera-less techniques and digital technologies.
Florida-based Kristin Pavlick poses important questions about consumerist societies: how much does visual culture influence our decisions?
Award-winning Canadian artist Lorette C. Luzajic creates affordable art for small spaces: square foot-sized mixed-media collage paintings.
Swiss artist Margaretha Gubernale utilises traditional materials such as oil on canvas to express a sense of spirituality and interconnectedness.
Wispy brushstrokes. Free-flowing colours. Fluid outlines. Ming Ying's paintings blend Chinese philosophy with western modes of representation.
Nadal Antelmo's Cuba: Times of Change series documents the island from a personal perspective.
Inspired by his extensive travels, NPier's works are a discovery of abandoned architecture, exploring structures through stillness and dilapidation.
Australian artists Shona Nunan and Michael Francis Cartwright will celebrate the opening of their new studios in the Provençal village of Correns, France, on 18 July.
A classically trained stone carver, Oleg Lobykin uses conceptual ideas to communicate his fascination with contradiction: order and chaos, light and dark.
Ricky Leaver's cityscapes capture London as a modern yet timeless metropolis whilst his landscapes depict the UK as wild and remote, yet tranquil and bucolic.
With an improvisational process, Ros Johnson takes stock of a wide range of media including painting, drawing and textiles.
Handweaving patterns with bold, blocky colours and fine lines, Rosie Waring produces designs using nature's polychromatic palette as inspiration.
Ruini Shi’s works explore notions of virtual intimacy and question humanity’s compatibility with the digital world.
Samantha Silverton transforms ceramic pieces using glaze and mark making. Each work reflects memories and colours associated with particular landscapes.
The art of Tokyo-based Satomi Sugimoto combines sculpture and painting in order to express the richness and complexity of natural, organic and elemental forms.
Directly crocheting onto natural leaves with fine cotton thread, Susanna Bauer creates highly detailed three-dimensional works.
Suzy Corby’s photographs evoke her compassion and serenity from a perspective that is honest, elegant and assertive.
Opening dialogues about the psychological experience, each of Thelma Pott's works considers the space between what we see and what we perceive.
For Tzyy Yi Young, each of her works reflects upon the vernacular of the everyday – using form as a means of embodying and interpreting different spaces.
Yuko Mizobuchi has exhibited work at numerous shows throughout Japan and is currently preparing for the Tokyo International Art Fair, 7-8 June.