Dineke Versluis

Video Profile: Gudrun Nielsen

Farihah Aliyah Shah

Johanna Reich

Oleg Lobykin

Jacques Brun

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.

For more information and queries about print or digital submission, please contact Katherine Smira at directory@aestheticamagazine.com

Amy Hughes

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

Ana Junko explores the interplay between light and darkness as a visual language. In the Hymn to Silence series, she explores "thoughts about time".

Andrea Rosales-Balcarcel

Guatemalan jeweller and painter Andrea Rosales-Balcarcel considers the connection between personal identities and the environment.

Bodyfurnitures – Gian Luca Bartellone

Gian Luca Bartellone is an award-winning Italian jeweller treading new paths with a combination of daring materials.

Brett Dyer

Brett Dyer's latest solo show Deliverance: Rescued and Set Free is at the Irving Arts Center in Irving, Texas until 28 July.

Claudia Pombo

Brazilian-Dutch painter Claudia Pombo offers an adapted view of nature and human situations.

Colette Gambell

Passionately inspired by the ocean, Colette Gambell explores creativity through colour, fragility and the emotive landscape.

David Miles

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

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

Dodi Tabbaa's collage series centres on the early life of her parents and utilises photographs, notes and rare textiles belonging to her mother.

Enrique Azócar

The abstract paintings of UK-based Chilean Artist Enrique Azócar evoke the icy mountain landscapes of his native South America.

Farihah Aliyah Shah

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

Frankie McAllister examines how areas that have been developed for winter sports affect previously remote mountain communities.

Gavin Smart

Gavin Smart's award-winning practice spans both advertising and fine art genres, with particular attention to theatre and arts promotion.

Gudrun Nielsen

Through site-specific, large-scale installations, Icelandic sculptor Gudrun Nielsen addresses human impact within contemporary cityscapes.

Gunilla Daga

For Gunilla Daga, each of her works is an investigation of materiality, achieved though natural tones and delicate forms.

Houda Bakkali

Barcelona-based Houda Bakkali's work is on display at the Women and Digital Art: Breaking Stereotypes exhibition in Lorca, Spain.

Ian Heslop

Inspired by the surrounding landscapes of Cumbria in the UK, Ian Heslop creates dynamic large-scale oil paintings.

Ioana Marinca

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".

Jacques Brun

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

Jae Young Park's Woolscape series considers dual aspects of minimalism and realism; the works question what it means to be an individual.

Jaehee Yoo

Using plant dyes and traditional paper, Jaehee Yoo's practice draws upon materials and techniques from ancient South Korea.

Jean Davis

Jean Davis is a figurative abstractionist painter who integrates subjects into undefined environments to express subconscious thoughts and feelings.

Jessica Alazraki

Mexico City-born, New York-based artist Jessica Alazraki's figurative portraits convey everyday stories through bold, hyperreal colour schemes.

Jessie Pitt

Jessie Pitt is an Australian artist based in Austria, whose contemporary landscapes are inspired by mountains, light and shadow.

Jingfeng Li

Beijing-based Jingfeng Li specialises in the intricacy and potency of the black line.

Johanna Reich

Johanna Reich is exhibiting work for Women in Media Technology, as part of the Athens Digital Arts Festival, 1-12 June.

Julijana Ravbar

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

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

Kexin Di is an established oil painter, creating dark and highly textured portraits that capture elegance and serenity.

Kit Martin

Photographer Kit Martin engages with the opposite ends of the scale, moving between historic camera-less techniques and digital technologies.

Kristin Pavlick

Florida-based Kristin Pavlick poses important questions about consumerist societies: how much does visual culture influence our decisions?

Lorette C. Luzajic

Award-winning Canadian artist Lorette C. Luzajic creates affordable art for small spaces: square foot-sized mixed-media collage paintings.

Margaretha Gubernale

Swiss artist Margaretha Gubernale utilises traditional materials such as oil on canvas to express a sense of spirituality and interconnectedness.

Ming Ying

Wispy brushstrokes. Free-flowing colours. Fluid outlines. Ming Ying's paintings blend Chinese philosophy with western modes of representation.

Nadal Antelmo

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.

Nunan & Cartwright

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.

Oleg Lobykin

A classically trained stone carver, Oleg Lobykin uses conceptual ideas to communicate his fascination with contradiction: order and chaos, light and dark.

Ricky Leaver

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.

Ros Johnson

With an improvisational process, Ros Johnson takes stock of a wide range of media including painting, drawing and textiles.

Rosie Waring

Handweaving patterns with bold, blocky colours and fine lines, Rosie Waring produces designs using nature's polychromatic palette as inspiration.

Ruini Shi

Ruini Shi’s works explore notions of virtual intimacy and question humanity’s compatibility with the digital world.

Samantha Silverton

Samantha Silverton transforms ceramic pieces using glaze and mark making. Each work reflects memories and colours associated with particular landscapes.

Satomi Sugimoto

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.

Susanna Bauer

Directly crocheting onto natural leaves with fine cotton thread, Susanna Bauer creates highly detailed three-dimensional works.

Suzy Corby

Suzy Corby’s photographs evoke her compassion and serenity from a perspective that is honest, elegant and assertive.

Thelma Pott

Opening dialogues about the psychological experience, each of Thelma Pott's works considers the space between what we see and what we perceive.

Tzyy Yi Young

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

Yuko Mizobuchi has exhibited work at numerous shows throughout Japan and is currently preparing for the Tokyo International Art Fair, 7-8 June.