Jeremiah Elbel

Region: Midwest

 I have spent almost two decades investigating how the perspective of the collective consciousness impacts how we interpret events of great tragedy, political unrest, injustice, violence, beauty, and sublimity. This interpretation is often viewed through the unreliable lens of memory and aesthetic archetypes. Through the use of painting, drawing, building, architecture, design, and making, I strive to discover how my own investigations affect the way I interpret my past, present, and future experiences. More important is how that narrative connects to and viscerally influences the viewer’s perspective of an implied reality that seeks to reveal universal truths about the identity of an American culture entertained.