Traditional life drawing and figurative oil painting has long been considered a fusty 19th century art forms. In his pictures Manchester based artist Mark Demsteader proves otherwise.
There is something graceful, intimate and sensual about his images of contemplative female beauty that prove you don’t have to be abstract or conceptual to be contemporary.
They remind me of a more abstract John Singer Sergeant, while in no way turning away from the modern world. According to his bio Demsteader’s work has sparked a renaissance of interest in traditional life drawing”
As they say everything old is new again.