Book Preview: Rock Candy: The Artwork of Femke Hiemstra

Book Preview: Rock Candy: The Artwork of Femke Hiemstra

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Dutch artist and designer Femke Hiemstra has a unique style and vision that evokes the work of Robert Williams and Mark Ryden, but with a less cynical worldview that invites the viewer to enter the magic spaces she creates. Rock Candy is the artist’s first retrospective and fully spotlights her talent, whimsy and wit in a deluxe package certain to catapult her to the forefront of the Pop Surrealism movement.

Hiemstra’s paintings and illustrations are united by a meticulous attention to craft that gives life to her dark, lush, fairytale landscapes where inanimate objects come to life and frolic with anthropomorphs of all types. She incorporates mixed media, found objects, typography, and a variety of influences ranging from fireworks packaging to Japanese woodblock prints.

Rock Candy presents Hiemstra’s entire life and career under one cover. In addition to over 100 gorgeous reproductions of her paintings and illustrations, Rock Candy includes photographs and reproductions of her studio, her influences, her family and much more. The book also includes an introduction by Kirsten Anderson, author of Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art and proprietor of the Roq La Rue Gallery (Seattle, WA), as well as an interview with Hiemstra, statements about the works by the artist, and many other surprises that are certain to make Hiemstra a household name amongst fans of Pop Surrealism.

Rock Candy: The Artwork of Femke Hiemstra - sample page

Rock Candy: The Artwork of Femke Hiemstra - sample page

Rock Candy: The Artwork of Femke Hiemstra - sample page

Rock Candy: The Artwork of Femke Hiemstra - sample page

Rock Candy: The Artwork of Femke Hiemstra - sample page

Rock Candy: The Artwork of Femke Hiemstra - sample page

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i hope you have time to make

i hope you have time to make more of your work becouse i realy love it, i been study a lote of surrealism, comics and ilustration... i have buy your book...im portuguese and in a cople of years i have broth a lote of books...beacouse im in love with this kind of art...i study paiting in the university but now i`m turned to the comics and ilustration...maybe i can mix both...with love andre sory about the english xxx

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