Dirk Annokkeé

Light and tension stand at each foundation

“From introvert to exuberant. Between both ends, his work unfolded. From intricate images to the struggle over colours that truly express his deepest emotions. Dirk Annokkeé and the evolution of his strength and weakness.”

At the base of each composition Dirk Annokkeé (Gerrit Rietveld academy) creates large areas of light tones.
“It is within these areas where the power of lines and carves show the beginning of a whole in harmony. Often it is more about perception than creation. The result should always be a well balanced composition of colour. With light captured in the painting, radiating tension.”

Throughout almost his entire artistic career Dirk Annokkeé painted from spontaneity. By applying paint in thick layers, he created expressive canvases. In 2017 this changed after a drastic event: 26 of his paintings were stolen. After that he stopped painting for a while. From the emptiness he had experienced as a result of this, Annokkeé’s working method changed when he picked up painting again. Artificial Intelligence is a good example of this changed working method: at its base it has large areas of light tones. Annokkeé added the details in subsequent stages. The new way of working means that Annokkeé can pay optimal attention to the dynamic interplay between these details.

“From introvert to exuberant. Between both ends, his work unfolded. From intricate images to the struggle over colours that truly express his deepest emotions. Dirk Annokkeé and the evolution of his strength and weakness.”

At the base of each composition Dirk Annokkeé (Gerrit Rietveld academy) creates large areas of light tones.
“It is within these areas where the power of lines and carves show the beginning of a whole in harmony. Often it is more about perception than creation. The result should always be a well balanced composition of colour. With light captured in the painting, radiating tension.”

Throughout almost his entire artistic career Dirk Annokkeé painted from spontaneity. By applying paint in thick layers, he created expressive canvases. In 2017 this changed after a drastic event: 26 of his paintings were stolen. After that he stopped painting for a while. From the emptiness he had experienced as a result of this, Annokkeé’s working method changed when he picked up painting again. Artificial Intelligence is a good example of this changed working method: at its base it has large areas of light tones. Annokkeé added the details in subsequent stages. The new way of working means that Annokkeé can pay optimal attention to the dynamic interplay between these details.

Exhibitions include:

Cobra Museum – Amstelveen
Museum Jan – Amstelveen
Aemstelle – Amstelveen
Fodor Museum – Amsterdam
Gallery van Reeken – Apeldoorn
Gallerie Sous Terre – Aalsmeer
Old & New City Hall – Aalsmeer
Gallery “Lange Anne” – Haarlem
Kunstbeurs – Utrecht