Femke Hiemstra “Extremophiles”
[Image: Femke Hiemstra “New Shift” 2019, 15 x 19.5cm, acrylic on panel]
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Femke Hiemstra was born in 1974 and raised, surrounded by nature, in Zaanderstad of the Netherlands. By encountering her work, one stumbles upon anthropomorphized suns, animals in altered forms and thematically dark, surrealist fantasies realized by means of drawn visuals. Furthermore, the artist’s work features multilingual typography, old picture books, illustrations and covers from magazines, which take from a tradition of techniques characteristic of Pop Art’s humor and satire. Much of her works display sweating suns, spiders collecting water drops, and stories without progression. Reminiscent and nostalgic, these works are perhaps suggestive of a return to a place of nature, where the artist was born, raised and had grown to love.
In addition to her paintings, the artist’s portfolio, which has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the world, features delicate pieces of thin layers of acrylic and color pencil drawn and painted on surfaces of old books and stones. Despite her underground aesthetic, the loyalty of her fan base has remained strong and has subsequently led to numerous exhibitions being sold out only minutes past their announcement. This exhibition presents 10 new paintings.
from October 18, 2019 to November 09, 2019
Opening Reception on 2019-10-18 from 18:00 to 20:00