After my drawing ‘Roundism – 19-08-20’ I put it as my goal to do another solarized one but a little bit less and more abstract. Drawn in my roundism style it looks essential and I did not need much but to be presented as a bodyscape. It is also inspired by my drawing ‘Roundism – 08-09-16’ that I like to call ‘the deco one’.
Eras Gone By
Solarization as a visual element keeps lingering in my mind and I surely don’t know why that is. I keep on thinking of eras gone by, like Art Deco, surrealism, Jugendstil and what have you not. Of course solarization and roundism are fruits from these artistic movements but then again from the past.
Even though I was born and raised in an era of modern art, pre-Word War II-art is more appealing to me. I guess I am an aesthetic and therefor refute everything rude, ugly, mundane and repetitive like contemporary art has to offer these days. Whether it is television, architecture or art, it is all mediocre to be. In my eyes art should present something unique, a beacon of light in a world that serves as an inspirational source. That could be an outdated mentality but it is bigger than me and thus keeps me occupied.
Inspiration by Association or Dissociation
Now you know something more about by artistic objectives I can tell you a secret: Inspiration is nothing more than association or dissociation. Aforementioned eras and uniqueness drive me to see one thing in another and thus inspiration never stops. Association and dissociation keep on bringing me ideas. It is like breeding rabbits. You buy one, buy another and before you know you have 10. This is why the last drawing brings forth this one but with some alterations and in a different way, just as this newest one.
I am curious though to which extent I can stretch the female nude motif. Will I ever hit a brick wall?
Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, 4B) on Winsor & Newton Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers