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Nina - 13-09-23 Drawing

Corné Akkers


Drawing, Graphite on Paper

Size: 8.3 W x 11.1 H x 0.1 D in

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This graphite pencil drawing ‘Nina – 13-09-23’ a return to black and white but also to the technique of hatching. Last Spring I did a couple of landscapes and I remember ‘Marlot – 27-03-23’ was also executed in hatched strokes. Strange how these different styles linger about in my head. Then all of a sudden and for no particular reason one takes the lead. Or does it? Perhaps my rationality matched my gut feel in this particular situation. I asked Nina if she had some photos with true chiaroscuro tonal distributions. She referred me to this beautiful picture and I guess I saw the potential of the lighting. It certainly would be a match for my hatching skills. You see, througout the years I found out this technique renders me most sutble tonal transitions. This having decided, what’s next on the menu? Last one of Nina was in done in color. My ambition was to match realism to cubist styling inasmuch people would feel the cubist styling to be real. That lead me to a full array of emotions. 90% found the artwork great. However, there were some nit-pickers that thought I shouldn’t mix up these two styles. Others found the neck particularly bulged, looking like goiter. I don’t mind. Although I have to admit combining styles can lead to confusion. Lovely! I like that and now I know I’m really on to something. Hence, the incorporation of cubism once more in the drawing at hand. Not that much but slightly in order to keep viewers on their toes, catch them off guard. Personally, I think the subtle styling looks a bit similar to the one applied in ‘Julia – 11-09-18’.

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Drawing:Graphite on Paper

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Size:8.3 W x 11.1 H x 0.1 D in

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1969, born in Nijmegen. My work can be seen in many countries all over the world. Corné employs 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. His favorites in doing so are oil paint, dry pastel and graphite pencil. He states that it’s 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’s the tonal quality that is ever present in his work, creating the illusion of depth and mass on a flat 2d-plane. Corné combines 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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