Boudewijn Korsmit produces artworks using watercolour and mixed media with an emphasis on layered colour and texture. Working with a variety of subjects, the artist explores both the immediacy of his medium, and more conceptual, introspective ideas.
I really like how Boudewijn is able to combine a splattered application of pigment with a rather smooth gradient over the entirety of the substrate. In many works, the artist achieves this look through a mixture of frenetic paint application and careful attention to placement. Close-up, some of these works remind me of the splattered illustrations of Joey Feldman. Boudewijn’s application of pigment -- heavy on one edge of a work, and lighter on another -- lends to a monochromatic look that becomes more and more translucent, or blends with a different colour.
It’s interesting to look at Boudewijn’s sketches alongside his colourful paintings. The sketches really capture the slightly eerie, textural line-art aspects that are a little more muted in the painted works.