“I am not interested in making or manufacturing a painting,” says Rob Ober. “Painting has to be an experience, no different than taking a walk in the woods.”

Influences, to him, come from everywhere, articulating various elements of our private life and whatever happens around us. Their advent in the form of art, however, the organization of diverse elements in something cohesive, transcends the rational domain, be it the preparation, the process, or the aftermath—an experience indeed.

“What attracted me to painting and still does, was the opportunity to express a feeling that cannot be expressed or experienced in words.”