Three Things You Should Know About Helene Appel

1. Helene Appel creates photorealistic paintings of everyday objects like textiles, fishing nets and foodstuffs, always on a beige linen canvas.

2. One such painting of a dishrag, Absorbent Cloth, was named among attention-worthy art at Frieze New York 2013 by New York Times writer Roberta Smith.

3. While Appel’s paintings have a trompe l’oeil effect, the artist intends for her paintings to evoke the presence of the object, not trick to eye.

Find Appel’s work in the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art auction, 2013.