Model – 01-12-17


Some months ago I started attending some drawing sessions at Rotterdam where I did short positions again. I liked it a lot and since there is so little time to measure things out, I had to come up with a different way of rendering the model. Contrary to my roundism style I had to rely on my trained eye for proportions, positioning and scaling and lay thick strokes of pastel right away. The result I think is a new kind of style I never employed and yesterday evening I had a great model to work on. She showed all the right curves and I used a lot of strong colours that combined would ‘grey up’ the total pastel at a certain distance. It’s the same technique (a kind of pointillistic divisionism) I used in a previous pastel I recently made of a little boy.

Next to this, for quite some time I am looking for different ways of rendering a model. My style of roundism still suits me but I want to do live drawing a little bit more and then cubism / roundism consumes too much time. At the same time my newly discovered Pastelmat offered me to lay thick strokes of pastel very quickly, enabling me to test colour relations quicker than I ever did. Combined with a great live model this pastel is the result and I am planning to do more in the near future.

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Model – 01-12-17

Pastel drawing on Clairefontaine Pastemal paper (49.8 x 69.6 x 0.1 cm)

Artist: Corné Akkers

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Weight 100 kg
Dimensions 50 × 70 × 0.1 cm

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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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