Meet Corné Akkers

Meet Corné Akkers

Please meet Corné Akkers, a Featured artist on Art Evince

"Young as I was when I started drawing and painting I started my professional art career at age 35 after ending a succesful carreer as a business lawyer. I kept on handling my brushes and pencils after childhood but never dreamed I could make a living out of art.

Nowadays I teach art to 90 students per week and create art for a living.

The internet offered me an online showcase through my own website and many affiliate websites focusing on displaying and selling art, such as Singulart, Saatchiart and Artfinder. Since then 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.

I combine figurative work with the search for abstraction. I think neither of them individually 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 balanced colour scheme and a high tonal bandwith, in order to create art that, when the canvas or paper would be torn into pieces, in essence still would be recognizable."

2007 – Galerie ‘Het Licht’ – Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
2008 – Museum Marishuis – Heumen, Netherlands
2012 – Flowerport – Shanghai, China
2015 – Gallery Brugman – Voorburg, Netherlands
2016 – Museum of Comtemporary Art, Artplu – Shanghai, China
2017 – Galerie R – Rotterdam, Netherlands
2017 – Gallery Ludens – Voorburg, Netherlands
2018 – Galerie Plugge, Poeldijk, Netherlands

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