artreview.com : But do you love failure?
Jeff Gabel : No, but I do thrive on it. Regarding failure as content, there seems to be a strong drive or inclination in me towards exploiting its nature or celebrating it, and it's one of my most comfortable subjects to work with. As for the reason, it's internal, which means that I probably can't see or comprehend it as clearly as others around me can, so I'll leave it at that, it's an internal thing. Regarding failure as art process, it is easier for me to be a little objective. It comes from my temperament's gross inability to condition itself to wide open-endedness or situations which involve turning chaos, even mild disorder, into clarity.