Through his website,
, monographic writings, and teaching, Travis Jeppesen has been experimenting with a method called “object-oriented writing,” a practice of perceiving and writing that attempts to inhabit the object rather than merely react to it. In formulating his work, he has been influenced by the speculative realist movement, the art writing of Gertrude Stein, Roland Barthes, and classical Chinese aesthetics.
Travis Jeppesen is an art critic, novelist, and poet. His books include
Wolf at the Door
, and two volumes of poetry. In 2008, he published
Disorientations: Art on the Margins of the “Contemporary”
(Social Disease Publishing), a book collecting his writings on central and eastern European art, which was named Nonfiction Book of the Year by
, as well as launching
, a one-man art magazine. His play,
, premiered in Berlin in June 2009 at the HAU Theater and was directed by Ron Athey. His writings on art have appeared in
Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art
Dazed & Confused
Art in America
, among others. Jeppesen currently lives and works in Berlin and London, where he teaches at the Royal College of Art.