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Eriks Apalais

W (Fragment), 2016

Oil on canvas
66 9/10 × 45 7/10 in
170 × 116 cm
location
Riga
About the work
Eriks Apalais
Latvia, b. 1981
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Eriks Apalais produces paintings that fall between abstraction and representation, featuring non-narrative scenes taking place in ambiguous and unidentifiable settings. As he explains, “In my own work I try to create a reflection of internal memory processes.” Apalais is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg where he studied under Andreas Slominski, as well as maintained a correspondence with Janis Avotins that became instrumental in Apalais’s development as a painter. He also cites Gerhard Richter as an influence, and was deeply affected by Andrei Tarkovsy’s films and St. Augustine’s Confessions—both of which he has written about at length.

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About the work
Eriks Apalais
Latvia, b. 1981
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Eriks Apalais produces paintings that fall between abstraction and representation, featuring non-narrative scenes taking place in ambiguous and unidentifiable settings. As he explains, “In my own work I try to create a reflection of internal memory processes.” Apalais is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg where he studied under Andreas Slominski, as well as maintained a correspondence with Janis Avotins that became instrumental in Apalais’s development as a painter. He also cites Gerhard Richter as an influence, and was deeply affected by Andrei Tarkovsy’s films and St. Augustine’s Confessions—both of which he has written about at length.

Eriks Apalais

W (Fragment), 2016

Oil on canvas
66 9/10 × 45 7/10 in
170 × 116 cm
location
Riga
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