Dutch artist Raymond Lemstra creates mask-like characters in his exaggerated drawings and paintings. His artworks are vivid, brimming with textures and abstract forms that inform absurd and sometimes humorous narratives. “With my work I like to refer to the illustrative nature of primitive drawings and sculptures. What I find interesting about these is the distortion as a result of selective emphasis; parts of interest are emphasized, unimportant parts reduced or left out,” explained Lemstra. “For characters this means they come out big headed, where focus is on the face and the body is trimmed to its essential properties.” Take a look at some of the works below, images courtesy of Raymond Lemstra.