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Helene Appel

Wheat Grains, 2013

Oil on linen
30 × 18 in
76.2 × 45.7 cm
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Appel renders her subjects to exact scale, clutched by delicate shadows only resting slightly off …

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Appel renders her subjects to exact scale, clutched by delicate shadows only resting slightly off the surface of her unprimed canvas. In Wheat Grains, Appel’s technique shows a visual investment in the each grain. Unlike a traditional still life, the aerial view challenges the traditional painterly representations and …

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German-born artist Helene Appel’s work has a spectacular feeling of repetition, rhythm, and labor …

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German-born artist Helene Appel’s work has a spectacular feeling of repetition, rhythm, and labor associated with domestic ideas not typically connected to painting. She renders her subjects to exact scale, clutched by delicate shadows only resting slightly off the surface of an unprimed canvas. In Wheat Grains, …

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Helene Appel
Germany, b. 1976
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Helene Appel focuses on the unassuming materials and sights of daily life—a rumpled blanket, bits …

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Helene Appel focuses on the unassuming materials and sights of daily life—a rumpled blanket, bits of onion on a cutting board, plastic sheeting, knitting—drawing out their delicate, intrinsic beauty in photorealistic paintings that border upon abstraction. By emphasizing textures and patterns, she plays with genres, …

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Appel renders her subjects to exact scale, clutched by delicate shadows only resting slightly off …

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Appel renders her subjects to exact scale, clutched by delicate shadows only resting slightly off the surface of her unprimed canvas. In Wheat Grains, Appel’s technique shows a visual investment in the each grain. Unlike a traditional still life, the aerial view challenges the traditional painterly representations and …

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TWO x TWO

German-born artist Helene Appel’s work has a spectacular feeling of repetition, rhythm, and labor …

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German-born artist Helene Appel’s work has a spectacular feeling of repetition, rhythm, and labor associated with domestic ideas not typically connected to painting. She renders her subjects to exact scale, clutched by delicate shadows only resting slightly off the surface of an unprimed canvas. In Wheat Grains, …

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Courtesy of the artist and The Approach, London
Helene Appel
Germany, b. 1976
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Helene Appel focuses on the unassuming materials and sights of daily life—a rumpled blanket, bits …

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Helene Appel focuses on the unassuming materials and sights of daily life—a rumpled blanket, bits of onion on a cutting board, plastic sheeting, knitting—drawing out their delicate, intrinsic beauty in photorealistic paintings that border upon abstraction. By emphasizing textures and patterns, she plays with genres, …

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Helene Appel

Wheat Grains, 2013

Oil on linen
30 × 18 in
76.2 × 45.7 cm
Bidding closed
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