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Neo Deco - 02-08-23 Drawing

Corné Akkers


Drawing, Graphite on Paper

Size: 8.3 W x 11.1 H x 0 D in

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This graphite pencil drawing ‘Neo Deco – 03-08-23’ is a return to the female form. After a couple of celebrity portraits I felt it was time to do a nude again. The fact that I received a wonderful picture from a follower of my artworks online also helped. It depicts his wife. Their dream was to be portrayed in a way similar to the one I did back in June. As a matter of principle, I have nothing against women who volunteer to be drawn by me. Therefore, the decision to move ahead was easy. Not that I commence right away. The model has to be a good one. Not everybody can strike a pose I like and the opposite naturally is true. Not everybody likes my style or approach. That’s why the relationship between model and artist is ‘sui generis’, a world on its own. The match has to be perfect. In fact, in this particular case that was true. Even though I didn’t see her in the flesh. The reason was the reference photo was a good one. She is standing in front of a window. I must say, the sheer curtains matched the hefty tonal play on her body perfectly.

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Drawing:Graphite on Paper

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Size:8.3 W x 11.1 H x 0 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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