Karel Appel is one of the founding members of the CoBrA movement in the 1950s. Later Appel emerged as one of the most important modern artists of the 20th century for his use of color. Appel is held in the collections of innumerable museums worldwide.
“My paint tube is like a rocket which describes its own space. I try to make the impossible possible. What is happening I cannot forsee; it is a surprise. Painting, like passion, is an emotion full of truth and rings a living sound–like the roar coming from the lion’s breast.
I portray my vision of those things on that single moment witch surpasses time and place: only those details, the “brush strokes”, Which connote the emotional strength of the scene are reproduced, and as directly as possible, without any vagueness. It evokes which cannot be expressed with words.- Karl Appel 1978-