Mysterious Figures: Art by Boudewijn Korsmit
Boudewijn Korsmit is an artist and educator who works primarily in watercolor and mixed media. Boudewijn’s abstract artworks focus on deep pigments and hazy, mysterious figures.
I really love the color palette that Boudewijn tends to work with in his portfolio. The basis for his works is often earthy, warm tones of yellow and brown, a decision that lends to an almost antique look in many of his works. These earth tones are often covered in layers of deep blues or crimson reds, adding a sense of emotion to works that are often completely abstract.
Boudewijn often works in abstracted portraiture, as we saw in our previous feature of his work. Loosely-rendered faces that are often covered by layers of light watercolor washes take on an eerie appearance, like ghostly visages rising out of murky water. In his series of portraits of Dani warriors, Boudewijn creates a great sense of contrast by rendering traditional ornamentation in stark white against the heavy colors that make up the rest of the image.