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Helene Appel

Born in 1976, Karlsruhe, Germany

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Working mostly with watercolour, acrylic and oils on raw linen, Helene Appel renders everyday objects and substances in minute detail. Shards of spaghetti, folded blankets, or fragments of broken glass act as subjects, with Appel’s mastery of trompe l’oeil and illusionist painting magnifying the very fibre of these materials. Through the process of painting these tableaux, the intrinsic beauty of these items is revealed, and the art historical weight of the untreated linen pedestals of these ent...Read more