Oil paintings, dry pastel and graphite pencil drawings by the artist Corné Akkers
Corné Akkers was born (1969) and raised in Nijmegen, Netherlands and made drawings and paintings for as long as he can remember. He 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 that the public expects from an artist. Besides all that, exaggeration is king 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 although reduced to smithereens.
Recently he teaches art in Voorburg, Netherlands and has his studio in The Hague, Netherlands. His works has been displayed in many galleries and sold to collectors all over the world.