Aesthetica Magazine – The Thrill of Colour

Colorful vines growing from gallery walls. Piles of woven blobs reaching towards the ceiling. Turquoise tendrils hanging in mid-air. These are works by Sheila Hicks (b. 1934), the Nebraska-born sculptor and weaver whose career has spanned more than half a century. During this time, she has created some of the most vibrant contemporary textile art … Read more

Aesthetica Magazine – Repetition and Colour

In Berlin, residential landscapes composed from prefabricated concrete-slab towers are called “Plattenbau” (literally “slab buildings”). They are often considered synonymous with East-German architecture – and the slate-skied drabness it may evoke for some. Now, in a new book, Jessi Simon presents these structures in all their grid-like beauty. Berlin is a city fundamentally shaped by … Read more