FEMKE HIEMSTRA

Femke Hiemstra
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FEMKE HIEMSTRA



Written by Lynsey Rose Kay
19 Friday 19th April 2013

Femke Hiemstra’s illustrations look like they could live in the same creepy fairytale world as either Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland or perhaps the dark mind of director Tim Burton as they combine an air of sweet innocence and undeniable spookiness all at once.

Yet they come from Amsterdam’s Femke Hiemstra, an artist whose work draws inspiration from Japanese ghost stories, fairytales and lots it would seem from one of her favourite animals: cats. Yes, beautifully painted cats can be seen in multiple pieces of work being stalked by ghosts, looking grumpy, being ghostly and acting altogether a little bit mischievous.

For those people who don’t like cats there are still many other bewitching paintings to admire from her large collection of work all in keeping with the theme of a dark fantasy, dream world. She reveals on her blog that many of the detailed works are created on old surfaces such as book covers so the designer spends a lot of her time looking through markets and antique stalls, which sounds pretty sweet.

Catch her work at Atomica, the gallery that’s just opened as part of The Village Green at Hackney Downs Studios or visit her blog here.


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