As one of the UK’s leading figurative painters, the work of Mark Demsteader has reached an international audience now held in collections around the world. Epitomised by his use of vibrant pastel colours and delicate and yet powerful female figures set against a brooding, dramatic backdrop, Demsteader’s captivating paintings never fail to draw you in.
On the back of our first successful exhibition of Mark’s work in 2020, we were suitably thrilled to be able to showcase a brand new and highly sought after collection of Original paintings this month. The collection features Demsteader’s signature blend of drama and beauty, but taken to the next level. The portrait painting is even more delicate and on point, while the abstraction is pushed in new directions with the figure almost disappearing in a flurry of mark making.
There are touches of classic elements and hints at previous models, for example, ‘Reclining Study’ a tranquil and demure reclining figure, reminds us of the breathtaking work he did with Hollywood starlet Emma Watson in 2011.
Growing up in Failsworth, Manchester, Mark originally trained as a butcher but decided to pursue a career in art, something he had shown promise in from a young age. His ethereal and alluring work has now gained him international attention and is celebrated as one of the UKs leading figurative painters. Demsteader has been bestowed with distinguished awards such as The Lyceum Prize and The Sidney Andrews Scholarship.
With a vivid colour palette, heightened abstract elements and angelic, bright faces combined with the now signature Demsteader chiaroscuro, this is one of the most beautiful collections we've seen from the artist to date and one not to be missed.View the new work here and experience this bewitching collection before it goes.