Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra’s Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

Redmer Hoekstra presents surreal depictions of animals merged with architectural exteriors, everyday objects, and humans, or just some human body parts. This Netherlands-based artist graduated from the Art Academy in Zwolle as a visual artist and illustrator in 2009. His playful drawings are both literal and abstract: one sad wiener dog is tied in the middle like an edible frank, and pair of swans’ soft tufted feathers fly off like dandelion seeds. The illustrator combines hawks and bell towers, giraffes and toothbrushes, and imagines a goose composed of saxophones rather than feathers. We don’t want to spoil too much, so you should proceed with the gallery and see for yourself what kind of magic our featured illustrator does. Be sure to check out Hoekstra’s website and see his rich portfolio, also you can visit his Instagram Page for more brand new art pieces.

“I’ve always loved alienation and fantasizing, daydreaming.”

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

“As a child, I had all kinds of theories about how the world worked.”

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

“At the Academy I was able to rediscover this and process this in to my work.”

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

“How things work is a fascination of mine and in many drawings you can find that.”

 

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

“I open up appliances and objects and freely change what is inside.”

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

“Often a subject gets a completely different feeling or meaning.”

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

“I play with form, meaning and function, while new combinations arise.”

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

“Often surprising, strange and funny but also with a strange kind of logic, a fantastic and surreal world.”

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

“It is important to draw as realisticly as possible, to make the alienation most powerful.”

Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

“It’s a laborious and almost artisanal technique.”

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Fantastic and Surreal World in Redmer Hoekstra's Illustrations of Animals in Alienating Combinations

 
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