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Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1957, in Moscow.

Painter, graphic designer. Figures.

Maxim Kantor studied at the Polygraphic Institute in Moscow. He developed an Expressionist technique, using an exaggerated style of drawing and clashing colours. His prime theme is the sufferings of long-stay patients in psychiatric hospitals, a theme which he sees as a metaphor for the degradation of the human condition in the face of the absurdity of the modern world. He has exhibited frequently in Russia, the USA, Japan, and Germany. He exhibited at the Galerie Julia Tocaier in Paris in ...


Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Moscow.


Viktor Kazarin studied in Sokolov's studio. He graduated from the faculty of painting and graphic art in Moscow. He was one of the founders of Russian Neo-Expressionism. He uses a Tachiste technique that comes close to 'dripping'. His apparently abstract paintings often suggest figures drawn from reality, often animals, involving an element of guesswork, detection, deciphering in the style of a Rorshach test....


Dutch, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1964.

Painter. Scenes with figures, figures.

Kiki Lamers evolved from Photographic Realism towards more personal works with some Expressionist self-portraits. She uses the photograph as a basis for her painting in translucent colours, while in her numerous portraits of children she accentuates the attention to detail and the intensity of the look facing the viewer. She lives and works in Rotterdam. Collective exhibitions include: ...