Hatert Meres (Hatertse Vennen) 02 (2012)

Hatert Meres (Hatertse Vennen) 02 (2012) 

A view on The Hatert Meres, near Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands. The emphasis lies on the reflection of the trees in the water. The Hatert Meres (Hatertse Vennen) are situated close to where I was born. Crowded with marshes, pines and sand dunes it is a place of wonder. I made a series out of these of which some are in China, the U.S. and the Netherlands right now. This is one of the pastels I liked to do back in 2013 when I was still practising my hached strokes style which I previously employed to nudes. I always have liked water reflections because they are so rewarding in recognizing water. The strong complementary colour mix orange / blue did the rest 

Pastel drawing on Canson Mi-Teintes Touch paper (50 x 65 x 0.01 cm)

Artist: Corné Akkers

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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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