Roundism – 17-04-18

Roundism – 17-04-18

In this drawing I tried to combine the edgy triangular bodyscapes with a circular movement of the model. Although the reference picture did not sbow much contrast I still was attracted to the compositionary possibilities so I added lots of grey and black tones in order to let the body come forward. Looking at it thumbnailsize while writing this comment I see that the drawing looks rather clairobscur / realistic while the drawing next to my laptop still shows lots of cubistic abstract elements. Therefor I draw the conclusion that I have succeeded somehow in my goal to combine realism and impressionism with cubism and roundism.


Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Strathmore 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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