Artwork #35

Somewhere in Bexar

by Lana Waldrep-Appl

Oil on shaped panel, 2019

Courtesy of the Artist

I often joke that I make art for introverts. I am not entirely joking.


I make paintings of the anonymous spaces that I so love - simple corners of not-so-important buildings, the niche that a water fountain occupies, a small piece of a generic dentist’s office.

In an anonymous space, I can be anonymous. I emphasize the geometry of these spaces, because the orderliness of geometric forms is a great vehicle for de-cluttering the mind. My paintings are filled with subtle shifts of color which allow the paintings to unfold with time and space. They both seek and create silence.