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During the 1990s, with Brit Art on the rise, figurative draughtsman and painter, Mark Demsteader found himself surrounded by an art market dominated by conceptual art.

In the difficult years that followed however he finally found massive success, especially following his recent popular drawings of actress Emma Watson, and earning several notable awards including The Lyceum Prize and The Sidney Andrews Scholarship in the process.

His incredible work, a combination of original charcoals, pastels and oils, has undoubtedly renewed interest in traditional life drawing and classic figurative paintings. His drawings typically feature a beautifully balanced combination of the detailed, closely observed upper torso leading to equally striking expressive line work below.

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An Ivatan woman - the local reference for the people inhabiting the Batanes Islands in the Philippines - attends to the lawn of the San Jose de Ivana Church at crack of dawn together with her fellows to replant it with flowering roots for the incoming rayun (summer). 

Ivana, Batan Island
March 2015

Related read: 
The Batanes Islands by Francisco A. Datar


Daniel Mączyński (Poland, born 1976)

Polish artist Daniel Mączyńskis melds traditional portraiture and landscape painting with the influences of fractured abstraction of glitch distortion that is typically used for digital work. 

  1. Portrait with Yellow Eye, 21.7 H x 17.7 W x 0.8 in, acrylic on canvas, 2014
  2. Portrait in Grey, 15.7 H x 15.7 W x 0.8 in, 2014
  3. Swordsman, 39.4 H x 35.4 W x 0.8 in, acrylic on canvas, 2014
  4. kot i szprot, 27.6 H x 31.5 W x 0.8 in, acrylic on canvas, 2014
  5. Camouflage, 43.3 H x 59.1 W x 0.8 in, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2014
  6. Morning Head, 35.4 H x 31.5 W x 0.8 in, oil on linen, 2014
  7. Living Room, 39.4 H x 47.2 W x 0.8 in, oil on canvas, 2009-10
  8. colonel (red), 21.7 H x 17.7 W x 0.8 in, 2014
  9. Black Star, 35.4 H x 31.5 W x 0.8 in, acrylic and oil on canvas
  10. Comet, 47.2 H x 39.4 W x 0.8 in, images posted with permission of the artist. 

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Specular Portraits 

Project from James George uses 3D scans for portraiture which transition in form and appearance, shifting in identities:

I have a writing practice: at regular intervals, in a stream of consciousness I list the current cast of characters in my life. The prominent people who are on the forefront of my mind at that time are written down by name without further description. Over the years, individuals emerge and fade away, sometimes to appear again years later. Roles of friends and lovers are filled and  vacated. Ties with family members fluctuate. Specular Portraits is a new and ongoing series of portraits depicting individuals as they enter this cast of characters. 

Using a process I call ‘geometric light’, figures fade and appear, shifting identities and trading places as the lights give and remove their form.

You can find out more here