Roundism – 25-12-17

Roundism - 25-12-17_(sold)

My latest adventure in the roundism style. I liked the overstretched arms showing beautiful curves that I could repeat as a sequence of curves aimed diagonally from the lower left corner to the upper right, creating a beautiful flow whilst the body itself is positioned in a vertical position and the left leg tibia in a right angle to that vertical resting position. I also tried to create rhythym by putting down strong repetative light dark contrasts in the arms and legs. The eventual aim was to balance variation and repetition of light and dark planes.


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