Dominique Appia was born on July 29, 1926, and died on January 8, 2017
He was a Swiss painter based in Geneva.
His paintings depict imaginative scenarios of cities, landscapes and interiors where familiar elements are juxtaposed as in a dream: a cathedral becomes a railway station, the Mediterranean gushes up from the Paris Metro, and a room with disappearing children is invaded by different world environments.
His “Entre les trous de la memoire”, in English “Between the Holes in the Memory”, is the best known image by this intriguing and little-known artist.
Appia’s dreamlike paintings are often mistaken for the work of Salvador Dalí.
Dominique Appia passed away at 90 years old.