In his latest collection Mark Demsteader has produced a series of 22 new oils depicting the female figure in contemplative mood. Each painting is a masterpiece of contemporary figurative painting. The works combine the ideal of contemporary feminine beauty with the gravitas of a centuries old fresco emerging from the ravages of time. The aura of antiquity that the paintings convey is belied by the very modern appearance of the models he chooses, each a young beauty of the moment cast in the timelessness of a Renaissance chiaroscuro. The models emerge from the shadows, caught in some moment of distraction by the sudden appearance of a beam of light providing an edge of mystery and drama to the great beauty of each piece.
His first collection in London’s West End since the success of his recent sell out collaboration with the
actress Emma Watson, these paintings have been eagerly awaited by his many fans around the world.