Celebrate Aquarius Season With These Stylish and Water-Themed Works From the Artnet Gallery Network

These artworks celebrate the celestial water bearer's avant-garde and free-flowing creativity.

Jacqueline Ditt, Wassermann (Aquarius) (1985). Courtesy of universal arts Galerie Studio GmbH.
Jacqueline Ditt, Wassermann (Aquarius) (1985). Courtesy of universal arts Galerie Studio GmbH.

We have officially entered Aquarius season, the eleventh and penultimate house in the zodiac calendar. Aquarius is represented by the cosmic water bearer, typically embodied by a man pouring water from a jug or simply a glyph of waves. An air sign, Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, whose planetary energy promotes unconventional, offbeat thinking. Those born under this sign (January 20–February 18) are known to be independent, open-minded, and progressive thinkers. 

As collectors and as artists, Aquarians are unconventional, fomenting trends and styles that may not be embraced for years by the rest of the world. Highly independent and accepting of themselves, they are unlikely to be swayed from their internal compass. Some famous artists born under this sign include Takashi Murakami, Yoko Ono, Jeff Koons, and Édouard Manet. 

Below, we’ve chosen our favorite artworks from the Artnet Gallery Network that capture the Aquarius spirit.

Sama Alshaibi
Water Bearer II (2019)
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Sama Alshaibi, Water Bearer II (2019). Courtesy of Zane Bennett Contemporary Art.

Sama Alshaibi, Water Bearer II (2019). Courtesy of Zane Bennett Contemporary Art.

Tabitha Soren
Sore Labor’s Bath
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Tabitha Soren, Sore Labor's Bath. Courtesy of VirginiaVisualArt.

Tabitha Soren, Sore Labor’s Bath. Courtesy of VirginiaVisualArts.

 

Jacqueline Ditt
Wassermann (Aquarius) (1985)
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Jacqueline Ditt, Wassermann (Aquarius) (1985). Courtesy of universal arts Galerie Studio GmbH.

Jacqueline Ditt, Wassermann (Aquarius) (1985). Courtesy of universal arts Galerie Studio GmbH.

 

Bernd Kirschner
Close to Free (2021)
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Bernd Kirschner, Close to Free (2021). Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Fuchs.

Bernd Kirschner, Close to Free (2021). Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Fuchs.

 

Matthew Benedict
Neptune (2002/2010)
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Matthew Benedict, Neptune (2002/2010). Courtesy of Mai 36 Galerie.

Matthew Benedict, Neptune (2002/2010). Courtesy of Mai 36 Galerie.

 

Evfrosina
Aquarius (2017)
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Evfrosina, Aquarius (2017). Courtesy of Boccara Art.

Evfrosina, Aquarius (2017). Courtesy of Boccara Art.

 

Matjaž Krivic
PLAN B 05 (2016)
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Matjaž Krivic, PLAN B 05 (2016). Courtesy of Galerija Fotografija.

Matjaž Krivic, PLAN B 05 (2016). Courtesy of Galerija Fotografija.

 

Richard E. Aaron
Bob Marley Colorized Background (1974)
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Richard E. Aaron, Bob Marley Colorized Background (1974). Courtesy of Globe Photos.

Richard E. Aaron, Bob Marley Colorized Background (1974). Courtesy of Globe Photos.

Dietmar Lutz
Eine Woche und ein Tag, 9.10.2021 (2021)
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Dietmar Lutz, Eine Woche und ein Tag, 9.10.2021 (2021). Courtesy of DCV Berlin.

Dietmar Lutz, Eine Woche und ein Tag, 9.10.2021 (2021). Courtesy of DCV Berlin.

 

Andrea Neuman
Am Meer 02 (n.d.).
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Andrea Neuman, Am Meer 02 (n.d.). Courtesy of Galerie Koch.

Andrea Neuman, Am Meer 02 (n.d.). Courtesy of Galerie Koch.


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