Jeff Gabel


Born 1968, Portland, OR, raised in Decatur, NE
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Jeff Gabel makes pencil drawings that feature both real and imaginary people and often revolve around the routine, day-to-day embarrassments of life, best-forgotten college experiences, or the artist’s own inner monologue. Usually accompanied by a lengthy caption, it is the text that most deftly captures his subject, whether rampant speculation into their thoughts or tidy summations of their personalities. Gabel also delves into obscure foreign literature for material as well; with a flair for languages, he provides translation into his own vernacular for a unique and hilarious interpretation of the novel at mural-sized proportions.