Sans titre – 30-03-18

Sans titre - 30-03-18


 

Following my previous sans titre drawing this one shows more clairobscur (chiaroscuro), giving it a rather impressionistic look. I kept the cubistic forms that define Marilyn Monroe in my roundism style because as an artist I know it is all about seeing one thing in another. It was the challenge to create maximum impression and feel of a tangible person based on abstracted forms, using a perfect harmony between variation and repetition of values, directions and forms. My motto is: In case of doubt follow the light (and the darkness that surrounds it).

 

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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