Caleb Gebel uses computer software to generate imagery that is later transferred through physical means onto a surface in an attempt to create a digital mark that is analogous to his own hand. Gebel's imagery is culled from past experiences and opinionated daydreams that are filtered through an optical assemblage of video games, cartoons, comedic horror, and thrash metal to create an abstract agnostic narrative. The paintings search for an illusive allegory that evokes meaning through a process of cultivating their own language while simultaneously deciphering it.
Gebel received his BFA at the University of Missouri St. Louis with a major in studio art and a minor in art history. He is currently working towards his K-12 Teaching Certification, as well as his Masters in Education. He previously attended the STLCC-Wildwood Art Program and the illustration program at the Kansas City Art Institute. He work has been exhibited in several galleries and colleges in St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri, as well as the Leedy Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City, Missouri.