Helene Appel

1976 · Germany

Artist biography

Helene Appel is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other well-known artists such as Harald F. Müller, Mario Wagner, Markus Golz, Stefan Kürten, and Jürgen Von Dückerhoff. Helene Appel was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Helene Appel is represented by two galleries, which are P420 in Bologna, Italy and James Cohan Gallery | Lower East Side in New York, the United States. Helene Appel most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at The Approach in London with the exhibition Outside. The exhibition was open from 03 July 2019 until 03 August 2019. Helene Appel's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; James Cohan: Twenty Years (31 October 2019 - 19 December 2019) at James Cohan Gallery | Tribeca in New York and Twenty Years (31 October 2019 - 19 December 2019) at James Cohan Gallery | Lower East Side in New York. Helene Appel's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Group Exhibition and took place at Galerie Judin in Berlin, Germany from the 21 July 2018 to 08 September 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Helene Appel

Helene Appel was born in 1976 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Conceptual photography began to gain popularity, and was particularly inspired by German ideas and artists. German artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created works with a cinematic quality that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the artistic community.

Helene Appel

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