Feinkunst Krueger Gallery in Hamburg, Germany, is opening their 8th edition of the annual Don’t Wake Daddy group show on the 1st of December. Including the works of 24 international artists, this exhibition is one notable events for Lowbrow Art in Germany. The preview night is scheduled for Saturday, the 30th of November 2013 from 8pm, with many of the artists being present. This year’s event will feature contributions from some familiar names who have returned, but as always, some new artists have been added […]
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PressurePrinting.com recently released a postcard portfolio from Dutch artist and illustrator, Femke Heimstra, just on time for her new website launch. Famous for her recognizable “anthropomorphic animals that roam in a dark, fairytale like world, together with all sorts of characters”, she often paints with acrylics on old surfaces like antique panels or books. It was exactly this kind of work that the studio and the artist wanted to show with this release. This is her 2nd collaboration with Pressure Printing since the successful release of her intaglio […]
Roq La Rue changed it up for this month’s opening. The works on display are from the personal collection of the Baxter family, who are selling some of their collection to move overseas. The pieces in question were collected over the past decade and represent a who’s who of the pop surrealism scene including Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Audrey Kawasaki, Camile Rose Garcia, Lori Earley, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Liz McGrath, Glenn Barr, Donald Roller Wilson, Kukula, Ana Bagayan, Fuco Ueda, Joe Sorren, Brian Despain, and Femke Hiemstra. […]
Dutch artist Femke Hiemstra will be opening a solo show this Saturday, June 22nd, at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. The new body of work, collectively entitled Fiebertraum or Fever Dream, draws inspiration from near and far like song birds that came to visit her garden during the colder months and the Indian Holi Phagwa festival. Take a look below at some preview images of pieces, some painted on found objects, featuring her animal characters and their surreal adventures. Discuss Femke Hiemstra here.
The I’ll Love You ‘Til The End of the World group show opened at Roq La Rue this past Friday to a large crowd which simultaneously got to see some great art and escaped the freezing temperatures outside. The title of the show is based upon a Nick Cave song of the same name, which finds the protagonist just after a bomb blast rocks a hotel as he speeds away, thanking his girl continually in the chorus. While some of the artists rendered the lyrics in […]
On Friday night, the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle will be presenting all new works from Femke Hiemstra (showing alongside Ryan Heshka). Let The Devil Wear Back will feature the Dutch artist’s mixed media paintings as well as black & white drawings that chronicle the stories of mysterious animals (like cats!) as well as come-to-life inanimate objects. These dark fairytale scenes are often rendered on found objects like books and boxes, further enhances each piece’s whimsy and “magical powers.” Discuss this show here.
Next month in Seattle, the Roq La Rue Gallery will be hosting a joint show with Femke Hiemstra and Ryan Heshka entitled Let The Devil Wear Black. Hiemstra has been spending lots of time on an new body of work featuring her anthropomorphized animals and their surreal adventures – all rendered exquisitely. Here are some glimpses of the Dutch artist’s new painting, but plan to attend the opening (scheduled for December 7th) if you are in the area. Discuss Femke Hiemstra here.
The Roq La Rue Gallery has graciously offered up a Femke Hiemstra prints as a giveaway to one of our readers. La Mort En Cadence (edition of 20) is a 11″ x 11″ giclee with the image itself a little over 8″ in diameter and is based on an original from the Dutch painter for the currently running Death and the Maiden group exhibition at the Seattle showspace. To qualify for the random drawing, just identify the image below and email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer. […]
Tomorrow night (June 8th), Roq La Rue will be presenting a group show entitled Death and the Maiden featuring works from Kazuki Takamatsu, Femke Hiemstra, Travis Louie, Glenn Barr, Esao Andrews (seen above), Andrew Hem, Sylvia Ji, Peter Gronquist, Marco Mazzoni, Ciou, Lisa Petrucci, Laurie Lee Brom, Amanda Manitach, Jessica McCourt, Madeline Von Foerster, and Jessica Joslin. Artists were ask to submit pieces based on the medieval theme of a maiden dancing with a skeleton, a metaphor for the fact “no one gets out alive,” […]
Earlier this month, the Roq La Rue hosted the third rendition of the Lush Life group show. As usual, a impressive lineup of artists (many who have showed with or will show in the future with the Seattle gallery) joined in on the fun including Femke Hiemstra, Chris Berens, Josh Keyes, John Brophy, Travis Louie, Marco Mazzoni, Jessica Joslin, Joseph Park, Mia Araujo, and more. See more opening photos via Hi-Fructose after the jump…