Het Depot Rotterdam’s latest acquisition is the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen. There was this online première in Januari 2021 during corona times but it drew less attention than deserved. Upon my word, I declare ‘Het Depot’ or in slang Rotterdam ‘De Pot’, a new wonder of the world. Surely it looks like a rather plump shiny pot but it is grand and stacked full of art. Boijmans therefor is the first to offer access to its entire collection in this new art storage facility. I look forward to visit it one time soon after the current lockdown has come to an end. A City Mirrored When in front of the Depot Rotterdam city is reflected in a network of mirrored glass covering the entire building. It is an amazing site to see. They even have a roof garden on top and I read there will be a restaurant too. I can imagine myself sitting there, getting sloshed after visiting the museum. Of course all this is reason enough to do put it on paper. After all, it has been a while I visited the place and made a drawing of Rotterdam. Elephants So there I was, still admiring the spot and contemplating a graphite pencil drawing. Now, you would not believe it if I told you so but all of a sudden Heinkel bombers flew over. Unfortunately that is a scene all to familiar to Rotterdam. However, they dropped elephants on parachutes this time. Then I knew I have seen these elephants before and I even made a couple of drawings of them. At long last, the dutch elephants reappeared and they grow in number steadily. Nature always finds a way to balance herself and I suspect she even like art museums. How do I know? I saw it myself. Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Talens Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format) Artist: Corné Akkers
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen – 15-03-21 was created by artist Corne Akkers in 2021. This art piece , which is part of the Drawings - Corne Akkers portfolio, is a Drawings / Sketch artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Surrealism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Animals, Cityscape, Composition, Fantasy, Figurative, Inspirational. The artwork was created in Pencil. The size of the original art is 21 (cms) H x 30 (cms) W.
Words which artist Corne Akkers feels best describe this work of art are: drawing, pencil, corneakkers, graphite, akkers, artist, artista, arts, فن, 艺术, कला, corne, figurative, finearts, depot, boijmans, rotterdam, elephant, elephants, creative, inspiration, inspirational, creativity, iloveart, loumarini, kunst, art, arte, arta, artista, artiste, artist, realism, realisme, realistic, realiste, realist, surrealism, surrealiste, surrealistic, surrealisme, surrealist, surrealisme, gerçeküstücülük, यथार्थ, シュールレアリズム, 超現實主義, سريالية, сюрреализм.
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.
I teach art (drawing / painting) at Voorburg, Netherlands where I have my second studio next to my first at The Hague, Netherlands, where I live.