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Robert Appleton

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My foundations are rooted in my understanding of art history and contemporary art practices. In my creative process I choose a niche to work within not because it is unique, but because I feel it needs to be expressed. I studied various art movements such as the renaissance, folk art, and minimalist painting to formulate the techniques to create my paintings. As an artist, I feel I must operate on a cognitive, emotional, and visceral level while creating. Placing myself in the roles of painter, viewer, and subject, consistently asking myself questions a detective, physiologist, or actor would ask. Why this particular subject and
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palate? What emotions are provoked? What is the viewer’s, subject’s, and creator’s responses? - Ladies of the Night: Paintings and Works on Paper by Robert AppletonAppleton, who graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art with a degree in Interrelated Media, is a visual and performance artist. Ladies of the Night draws inspiration from the shroud that falls as twilight begins, permitting one to transform oneself, reinventing personas, and engaging in solitude and quietude. It deals with issues of decadence, loss of control, and nonconformity. - His work was included in Betrayal/Portrayal in fall 2003 and previously in Art of the Portrait: Fantasy, Fetish, and Celebrity in 2002 at PSCA. His paintings and sculptures of sailors were included in Bodilicious in 2003 at the Temple of Art and Design in Staten Island. His work has been included in shows in New York, California, and Massachusetts. Past exhibitions of Appleton’s work have appeared in Gay City News, New York Blade, Staten Island Source, and Time Out NEW YORK. - Appleton, as a performance artist, has collaborated with many prominent contemporary artists, such as Tony Oursler and Mike Kelly in The Poetics Project; Karen Finley in Make Love; and Julie Atlas Muz (who is included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial) and Flawless Sabrina in Ravaged by Romance. He will be seen this summer in Wallace Shawn’s new movie with Julianne Moore and Matthew Broderick Marie and Bruce.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION : 1. - Imposter (red), 2001, oil on paper, 12 x 9.5 in. 2. - Imposter (blue) , 2001, oil on paper, 12 x 9.5 in. 3. Hotel Room Germany, 2004. Watercolor, gouche and pencil on paper mounted on canvas, 12 x 12 in. 4. - Flawless Sabrina: Cannes 1969, 2004. Charcoal, graphite, pencil and gesso on paper mounted on canvas, 12 x 12 in. 5. - Revolutionary Hearthrob, 2003. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 12 in.
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