Art Brokerage: Andrei Medvedev Russian Artist: b. 1960. Andrei Medvedev has developed his own style, which has close connection to his authentic personality and his insight into people’s souls and psychology. Without leaving beauty behind, Andrei gives his paintings depth of thought, and questioning of the main forces present in all of humanity: good and bad, hope and fear. The Russian artist has been painting since the age of four, when his grandfather first encouraged him to pursue and develop his talent. Now, as an adult, we can sense in his creations the strong influence and inspiration he found in artist Diego Velasquez, Medvedev’s most favored artist. The resemblance is most clear in observing Medvedev’s work and Velasquez’ greatest creation, Las Meninas. Andrei dedicates his time to his art, his family, (especially his young grandson,) and doing Readings at the Orthodox Church he attends before 6am most mornings. His daily routine, full of love, splendor and spirituality, shine through in the creativity and sense of inner beauty of his works. Through the eyes of his creatures, the windows to their souls, we can witness many things; uncorrupted innocence, vulnerability, irony and fate. Yet there is no denying the paradoxical element of humor, which is equally portrayed. His figures talk to their on-lookers, inspiring relationships between them and us. With every meeting, we discover something new in their expression, be it light-hearted, or dooming. Listings wanted.