Roundism – 11-01-20

Of late I was busy painting ‘The Restoration of Bettie Page’ and since a month or so drawings do not sprout from my pencil that often. But sometimes you have to let the painting be for a day and return to drawing process.

The commissioneer wanted to have me combine roundism to Kadinsky’s symbolism. Since I feel my symbolism (in my new painting and in my recent drawings) is leading me to the invention of a new language in which I can express myself eloquently, this drawing felt like a relief from my Bettie project and resulting into something new.

Having my model over a certain evening my mind was set to portray a matrix of symbols of the implicite order (David Bohm) meeting or even defining the explicite order. The tonal gradients subtely shifting, some abrupt some gradient, represent life itself in all its expressions.


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

Artist: Corné Akkers