Plasmolen – 16-05-19

Plasmolen – 16-05-19

Plasmolen – 16-05-19

At Mothersday I went to the hills at Plasmolen, outside Nijmegen. Hard to understand for foreigners but the Netherlands do have them and that is the landscape I grew up in. That and the numerous polders. The latter are great to experience endless depths sometimes interrupted by a view on a church and some cows. The first – the hills – are great for an artist like me, especially on a sunny day when the cast shadows in the woods return. In the front, covered by shadows at the St. Jansberg, my mother Marijke is only just visible.

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

Artist: Corné Akkers


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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