Jon Keppel Artist
Jon Keppel (b. 1979) is an American artist who utilizes several different media to express deeply personal feelings that deal with existential and spiritual considerations. He received his BFA from The Ohio State University in Sound Art in 2007. Jon currently works in the mediums of painting, drawing, photography, animation, video, writing and others. The emphasis in Keppel's work is placed on the transferance of a primal feeling through the sharing of vital energy in different material manifestations. The themes of self-realization, mystery, energetic response and play function from artwork to artwork as fuel for an ongoing conversation about impressions that impact our state of mind, state of heart and state of soul.
Jon's work has been shown nationally and internationally in the past and is in a stage of rebirth. After destroying his first body of work for lack of artistic and personal satisfaction, Keppel has found his way back to the roots and core of what makes him an artist. New works are now emmerging from the fray of this individual who has lead a tumultuous life having battled serious depression and melancholia. The newest chapter now unfolding include some of the strongest work accomplished by the artist to date. Jon's first solo show in this new season of his journey as an artist is forthcoming and promises to be a powerful communication of a strong artistic voice.