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Powerful Works From Two Countries

Art: ‘Germans and Russians’ at Ober Gallery
The figures in Vasilly Shulzenko’s “Bar” seem defeated by alcohol and aimlessness.Photo submitted

Rob Ober calls the current show at his eponymous Kent gallery “Germans and Russians,” an innocuous title for a small, powerful show that reveals much about the psyche of both countries.

First up are eight watercolors by Markus Vater, born in Dusseldorf but now living in London. Only 47, Vater works across many mediums, but his work tends toward primitivist, expressionist surprise. 

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