Artist of the Day: Raymond Lemstra

Raymond Lemstra

Raymond Lemstra is an artist living in Amsterdam. He creates drawings of figures with strange distorted features, some emphasized and others reduced. After prepatory drawings in his sketchbook, he meticulously draws many of his pieces in pencil without any underdrawing. A lot of his work references indigenous cultures’ masks and artwork, which he talks about more here.

Raymond Lemstra

Raymond Lemstra

Raymond Lemstra

Raymond Lemstra

Raymond Lemstra

Raymond Lemstra

Visit Raymond’s portfolio website and blog for more intriguing work.

Raymond Lemstra


  • GW

    I find that first drawing quite interesting due to the pinhole eyes surrounded by flesh globes attached to the regular skin. All his work is quite beautiful.