Andre Kohn, Russian painter, was born in Stalingrad in 1972, but was raised in the southernmost region of the Former Soviet Union near the Caspian Sea. He spent the first 12 years of his life surrounded by nature before moving with his family to Moscow in 1984.
Soft emotion in blurry form pours out of these feminine portraits by artist Mark Demsteader. The Manchester-based contemporary figurative artist is a self-taught master of the human form. His oil on canvas pieces feature pale figures set against a dark background.