Roundism – 07-09-18

Roundism – 07-09-18


The second drawing I did of my Spanish model Julia Gómez Avilés. In preparation of the long pose for the pastel she did some stretching and almost dance-like movements. The result was the pose for this drawing. I like the extreme bend-over of her leg creating a whole different pose that I am used to get from live models. I try to mimic some circular movements of the body and connect them to the negative space around her. The result is rather clairobscur impressionistic but still bears all the roundism features of my own style. I wanted to let both styles touch eachother so the abstract roundism idea can only be interpreted through the impressionistic / realistic impression.


Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format)

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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