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Kevin Appel

A Living Room with Oranges, 1996

Oil and acrylic on canvas, mounted to panel
65 × 52 in
165.1 × 132.1 cm
Bidding closed
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Signed, titled and dated "K. APPEL "A LIVING ROOM WITH ORANGES" 1996" on the reverse
Kevin Appel
American, b. 1967
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Kevin Appel has been exploring the environmental, social, and psychological impact of architecture in his varied paintings since the mid-1990s. “I come from a family of architects and designers. [Architecture] has always interested me in its psychological possibilities,” he has explained. The structures and surroundings of his hometown of Los Angeles consistently serve as his subject matter, though his style of representation has varied. While his early works featured stylized interiors of homes, he gradually shifted his focus to the exteriors of homes and other buildings, which he deconstructed and recombined into roiling, semi-abstract forms in grandly scaled compositions. Appel now incorporates photographs—of animals, landscapes, and urban detritus—into his canvases. Barely visible behind a scrim of painted gestures and shapes, they hint at the things that are displaced as we build.

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About the work
Exhibition history
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Provenance
P
Phillips
Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed, titled and dated "K. APPEL "A LIVING ROOM WITH ORANGES" 1996" on the reverse
Kevin Appel
American, b. 1967
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Kevin Appel has been exploring the environmental, social, and psychological impact of architecture in his varied paintings since the mid-1990s. “I come from a family of architects and designers. [Architecture] has always interested me in its psychological possibilities,” he has explained. The structures and surroundings of his hometown of Los Angeles consistently serve as his subject matter, though his style of representation has varied. While his early works featured stylized interiors of homes, he gradually shifted his focus to the exteriors of homes and other buildings, which he deconstructed and recombined into roiling, semi-abstract forms in grandly scaled compositions. Appel now incorporates photographs—of animals, landscapes, and urban detritus—into his canvases. Barely visible behind a scrim of painted gestures and shapes, they hint at the things that are displaced as we build.

Kevin Appel

A Living Room with Oranges, 1996

Oil and acrylic on canvas, mounted to panel
65 × 52 in
165.1 × 132.1 cm
Bidding closed
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