Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Surreal Illustrations by Redmer Hoekstra

Netherlands based artist and illustrator Redmer Hoekstra is known for drawing incredible illustrations that are unconventional and intriguingly strange. His drawings is a fusion of animals and objects such as an owl with books for wings to a lizard with computer keyboard scales. The realistic and beautifully detailed drawings can take around 32 to 40 hours average to finish. For some these drawings can be disturbing, for others they can be hilarious. Which ever way you see them they are definitely a specimen of creativity and genius imagination.

“I’ve always loved alienation and fantasizing, daydreaming. As a child I had all kinds of theories about how the world worked. At the Academy I was able to rediscover this and process this in to my work. How things work is a fascination of mine and in many drawings you can find this. I open up appliances and objects and freely change what is inside . Often a subject gets a completely different feeling or meaning. I play with form, meaning and function, while new combinations arise. Often surprising, strange and funny but also with a strange kind of logic, a fantastic and surreal world.’’