Raymond Lemstra

Raymond Lemstra is an artist/illustrator from the Netherlands who makes small meticulous drawings on paper with a strong focus on the craft. Many of his works derive from the notion of childlike wonder; pure curiosity and fantasy not yet pushed into its limits by experience.   In his works he likes to refer to the selective emphasis found in children’s drawings and primitive sculptures, parts of interest are emphasized; unimportant parts reduced or left out. He plays with facial recognition in geometry and puts these stylized shapes into contrast with a more laborious, true to nature, manner of executing his work.

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