Voorburg – 01-06-19

Voorburg – 01-06-19

Voorburg – 01-06-19

Molen (Mill) ‘De Vlieger’ is an oasis of tranquility and admidst the polder landscape reflects an ancient piece of Holland in cities like Voorburg that, just like Schiedam did to Kethel, seem to encapsulate little villages in order to cherish what nearly was lost. Personally I have great difficulties with Charles Baudelaire’s statement artists should portray the present while the latter can only offer flat buildings and repetetive modern unaesthetica in these times. Above all, modern times cannot give me round and organic shapes I love so much.

Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Winsor & Newton paper (10.5 x 14.8 x 0.1 cm – A6 format)

Artist: Corné Akkers

Voorburg – 01-06-19
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About corneakkers

1969, born in Nijmegen. My work can be seen in many countries all over the world. I employ a variety of styles that all have one thing in common: the ever search for the light on phenomena and all the shadows and light planes they block in. My favorites in doing so are oil paint, dry pastel and graphite pencil. It is not the form or the theme that counts but the way planes of certain tonal quality vary and block in the lights. Colours are relatively unimportant and can take on whatever scheme. It is the tonal quality that is ever present in my work, creating the illusion of depth and mass on a flat 2d-plane. I combine figurative work with the search for abstraction because neither in extremo can provide the desired art statement the public expects from an artist. Besides all that, exaggeration and deviation is the standard and results in a typical use of a strong colour scheme and a hugh tonal bandwith, in order to create art that, when the canvas or paper would be torn into pieces, in essence still would be recognizable.

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