James Keul

Fish in Troubled Waters, oil on canvas, 72\\\" x 96\\\"

In my work, I aim to engage and provoke viewers to see the beauty alongside the risk, danger along with resilience, the ash cloud’s silver lining.Through textured surfaces and masterful brushstrokes, I create immersive paintings that connect us through time, space, and whimsy, to human nature and the urgency of addressing climate change. By inviting contemplation, my art fosters an understanding of our relationship with the environment and offers a classical perspective on the environmental and social challenges that we face in our modern world.  

James Keul, based in Durham, is a fine artist, muralist, and father. James has exhibited extensively and his works grace collections worldwide, including Bekkjarvik Arts Society, Norway, No Boundaries International Artist Residency (NBIAR), and The Savannah College of Art and Design. A graduate with honors from the Savannah College of Art and Design, James continued his education at the renowned Art Students League of NY.  One of James’ pieces has been selected as a ‘top finalist’ and will be included in the 5th National Climate Assessment, which will be published and presented to the US Congress in Fall 2023. He has an upcoming solo exhibition (January 9 – May 24, 2024) at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, a non-collecting museum in Salisbury, NC.

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