Piet van den Boog (b.1951, Amsterdam)
Lives and works in Amsterdam.
A modern day alchemist, van den Boog’s experiments with base metals like lead, copper, steel etc. form a grand visual allegory of personal transmutation and the quest for a cure for the human soul.
Van den Boog’s work is exciting and emotionally rich in that as viewers we participate in his process and feel transformed by it. He benefits from the uncontrollable nature of chemical action by way of accidents, which bring chaos to the organized mind.
Piet van den Boog’s work is included in many important international museums and collections, most notably the Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands; Scheringa voor Realisme Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands, the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Jersey City, New Jersey, the Art Collection of Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Den Haag, Netherlands; ING Art Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands and the Miniature Museum, Gemeente Museum Den Haag, The Netherlands.
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PIET VAN DEN BOOG | THE ALCHEMIST