Roundism – 11-11-17_(sold)

Roundism - 11-11-17_(sold)

Working again with my favourite model I took bodyscapes of her and saw limbs running back on the canvas apparently deattached from the body. Since the body is a bag of bones and flesh and showing all kind of rectangulars, triangles, circles and cubes, I thought I combine these findings and make this drawing.

I always like to distort figures and getting back to my favourite model (of indian descencance) I saw great planes of cubes, rects and triangles. I also bodyparts coming into the frame I took (with my camera), creating a surrealistic lanscape. It perfectly suited my roundism mood.


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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