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Iris Project
Venice

"Kevin Appel (b. 1967) has had numerous solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, which include Christopher Grimes Gallery (Santa Monica, CA); “Paintings,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Culver City, CA); “Drawings,” ACME (Los Angeles, CA); Marianne Bosky Gallery (New York, NY); and …

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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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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Belief In GiantsMiles McEnery Gallery
2017
Kevin Appel: slip collapse then andChristopher Grimes Projects
2016
Kevin AppelMiles McEnery Gallery
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Untitled, 2011

Acrylic and screen ink on paper
26 1/2 × 18 3/4 in
67.3 × 47.6 cm
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IP
Iris Project
Venice

"Kevin Appel (b. 1967) has had numerous solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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