Elvira van Bochove


Here is the world as we want to see it, pleasant and beautiful. Everything is good, the air is clear, the water is fresh and there is yellow-golden sunlight. But, below the surface is that which we would rather not see. The being in the water is asphyxiated.

Swimming and hunting, like sharks with a human body, we come across our own poison.


The blue sky was created for an exhibition with the theme “Breath of Life”. This is a pentecostal theme, referring to the insufflation of life. The work was on show in a new visitorscenter at Sophiapolder, a small island in the river Noord, in a tidal area .
A strange paradox of omnipresent nature in a cultivated, industrial area.

Acrylics are used as matt as possible, without medium, with gesso, zinc- and titaniumwhite. The yellow is partly oilpaint. This makes the sunlight the most intense colour in the painting.

The blue sky 
acrylics & oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
€ 2000,-