Artist Statement

Through the medium of paint and collage aesthetics, Jan Appel investigates thematic questions on daydreaming, the imagination and life itself. The Meat People is an amalgamation of world inspired by myths as well as mythological figures depicting imagined moments and narratives of fictional scenarios. Through materiality, storytelling, process and world building, Appel navigates his relationship with mortality, impermanence and what it means to live within and through human experience.