Artist features

Every month, ArtULTRA highlights the work of an emerging artist.

Read more about our emerging artists in these special features.

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Raki 

NIKAHETIYA

Raki Nikahetiya is a New Delhi-based interdisciplinary artist. His work is a mix of conceptual and process-oriented art that seeks to interrogate identity and belonging in the 21st century (...)

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Marcos 

HENSON

Having studied Illustration at London College of Communications until 2020, Marcos is fascinated by how illustration can be much more than images accompanying a text(...)

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Karwea 

SHARRATT

Karwea Sharratt is an emerging painter based in London. Their works often depict figures in ordinary places: at a swimming pool or in front of their home. Karwea paints these calm scenes of public life (...)

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Yoram 

CHISIN

Israeli-based painter Yoram Chisin creates abstract works that explore the conflicting realities of war and beauty. Yoram fuses his love of fabrics and colours with working through his own emotions of pain (...)

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Alba 

URQUIA

Alba is interested in expressing the (sometimes absurd) duality of the human condition caught between the tangible material world and the intangible world of ideas (...)

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Paola

CHAPDELAINE

Paola is a photojournalist and street photographer whose projects revolve around social and environmental change. Studying political science and urban development, she grows a strong interest for the urban form (...)

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Diana

OLIFIROVA

Asked about films and filmmakers that inspire her, Diana suggested Playtime and Mon Oncle by Jacques Tati. As she says, Tati made ‘pure film’ without much use of dialogue. (...)

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Mirella

BANDINI

Inspired by natural landscapes and the female form, Mirella Bandini is an emerging artist who works mainly with ceramics and metallic found objects.  (...)

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MAMIMU

Working across a variety of media from digital prints to xR (Extended Reality) motion graphics, MAMIMU creates colourful designs and animations that help fulfil her mission to inject more optimism into the world. (...)

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Teresa Zerafa

BYRNE

Teresa Zerafa Byrne is a London-based multi-disciplinary artist who explores embodied perception and memory. (...)

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Megan 

ALEXANDER

Megan Alexander is a full-time fashion artist and illustrator based in the Scottish Highlands. Using thick pressed watercolour paper, Megan is able to layer watercolours and then inks. (...)

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Beatriz

SANTOS

Beatriz's practice is centred on the effort of translating poetic fragments into visual compositions. By engaging with eclectic poetic metaphors and images, her work shows contrasting (...)

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Nina

ROBINSON

Having studied photography in Cardiff, Nina didn’t immediately pursue her interest in photography, deciding to develop different skills in the digital arena instead. Five years on, she returned to photography. (...)

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Farnaz

GHOLAMI

Farnaz is a London-based painter, printmaker and installation artist. Her practice explores geographical and cultural forms of dislocation through ambiguous landscapes and empty interiors. (...)

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Sophia 

HOWARD

Following the first lockdown, and the painting series called In My Skin which reflected her feelings of claustrophobia and frustration, Sophia turned to the exploration of the body. (...)

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Machado

LEÃO

Machado Leão is an emerging digital artist based in Brazil whose practice explores science, surveillance and spirituality. Machado’s surrealist photo collages that blend sci-fi with  (...)

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Sky

CAESAR

Sky Caesar is a 22-year-old writer and artist living in South London. She recently co-created a multi-media exhibition ‘L.E.G.A.C.Y.’ which re-evaluates Black History Month. (...)

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Emmanuel UNAJI

"Everything I do is intentional. I use controversial, iconic or lesser-known subjects, and I question how the public consumes their images offered up by the media." (...)

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Matilde

MERLI

"My process reflects my personality; I never finish one thing, I’m impatient for the next thing, I act on impulse. I imagine and also forget things quickly, so I must capture these fleeting images rapidly & release them on canvas." (...)

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Dwayne

BRIMAH

Dwayne is a self-employed illustrator and graphic designer. Having studied graphic design and illustration at the University of Hertfordshire, his training is reflected in his technical approach to creating artistic work. (...)

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Matt

DOSA

What got Matt into art was graffiti, which he practiced obsessively as a teenager. Today, he has left the street for the studio, where his media of choice are canvas, paper, acrylics and spray paint. (...)

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DEEPEY

Deepey (Dan Price) is a Birmingham-based conceptual artist and CEO of Tryumph. Inspired by Pop Art, Neo-Dada & contemporary brands, his work explores the desires, escapism & impersonality of consumer culture. (...)

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LUNA

COLLECTIVE

The Luna Collective includes the four London-based artists Amy Wiggin, Blandine Bardeau, Misa Gott, and Gina Morton. As a group, they are interested in materiality, divinity in nature and a powerful sense of femininity. (...)