Haunting portraits of Nordic melancholy make up Piet van den Boog's Ophelia series of oil paintings on black steel. There is a sort of bruised beauty about the subjects, a vulnerability that lingers. Flesh, water and gaze are the main components of these works so full of depth. The Ophelia theme is present, but does not overpower other interpretation or appreciation, so deft is the artist's technique. Colour and stroke make up pictures to be marvelled at.
Artist: Piet van den Boog
Ophelia Series II
I must have been insane to go skating on your name... twice