I think about my still life's as if they are theatre or religious pieces. I've always been fascinated by the history of art as well as the strangeness of the natural world and try to combine that in my paintings. When I design a painting it's always conceived first in my mind. The colors, the textures and objets d'art are all actors cast to tell a visual story. I like using the same objects weaving in and out of paintings creating a personal iconography and giving them a world to exist in. Nothing I paint would ever just happen to be come upon. I don't paint nature, I reimagine it.
The art of Matthew Bober will be on display at Afterlife Gallery in NY beginning January 20th, 2018.