Redmer Hoekstra Gallery
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Redmer Hoekstra (1982) graduated from the Art Academy in Zwolle as a visual artist and illustrator in 2009.
"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 process and put 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 freely and change what is inside. Often a subject gets a completely different feeling or meaning.
I play with form, meaning and function and new combinations arise, often surprising, strange and funny but usually with a kind or logic, and then appears a fantastic and surreal world. I find my inspiration riding the train or on the road, where my mind can float through the landscape.
I take a philosophical view of the world and myself. Who am I?
What is my reality and how do I get to decide how it looks and works?
My works are pen drawings on paper. By shading I create light and space, which gives a life to my drawing. It is important to draw as realistically as possible, to make the alienation most powerful.
It's a laborious and an almost artisanal technique. A drawing on average takes 32 to 40 hours to produce."
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