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Blending the elements together

Posted by: Jo Briton

Categories: Illustration,

Wed, 23 Apr 2014

These fascinating illustrations are created by Netherlands-based visual artist and illustrator Redmer Hoekstra; they blend and merge together people, animals and everyday objects. The detail in the illustrations I find exceptional and are a study of contrasts and strange connections.


With meticulous pencil work, Hoekstra even tackles blending three forms together in his illustration of a whale emerging from a submarine that doubles as a banana.


Hoekstra's illustrations reveal his philosophical musings on how the world works. He explains, “As a child I had all kinds of theories about how the world worked. 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.”


See more of Hoekstra’s work on his website.

Source: My Modern Met




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