Kevin Appel


Screen (barn owl), acrylic and UV cured print on canvas over panel, 2011, 72″ x 60″

Screen (cholla), acrylic, enamel, and UV cured print on canvas over panel, 2011, 60″ x 48″

Untitled, Gouache and collage on paper, 2010, 24″ x 19″

 

Screen (arial river), enamel, acrylic, screen ink, and UV cured print on canvas over panel, 2011, 77″ x 58″

Screen (trial), acrylic and UV cured print on canvas over panel, 2011, 77″ x 58″

 Screen (swainson hawk), acrylic, screen ink, and UV cured print on canvas over panel, 2011, 72″ x 60″

Screen (owl prehistory), enamel, acrylic, screen ink, and UV cured print on canvas over panel, 2011, 77″ x 66″

Screen (martial eagle), acrylic and UV cured print on canvas over panel, 2011, 72″ x 60″

Artist Statement 

My work addresses the relationship between physical space, architecture and the painted image. Currently, I am employing photographic material as a ground on which to build paintings. The nature photographs act as a location, a point of identification or projection. The physical paint acts as a screen over the photographs compressing the space and bringing two methods of viewing together on the surface as a means to explore new territories of representation and reception in my work. Looking through one element to another and back has become a consistent visual space in the work. I am interested in the sense of loss the photographs instill as a moment past alongside the immediacy of the abstracted architectural proposal.  It is a relationship between what is actual and what is imagined. The use of nature photographs softened by the act of blowing them up from off-set lithography proposes an already mediated relation to that which is deemed more authentic than the non-objective image. I am interested in the tension, the tenuous moment between these modes and the incongruities they produce. (CCF)

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