- 210 Owen Hall
Rob Anderson is a Cincinnati based artist, who came to UNC Asheville after teaching various levels of two-dimensional foundation, painting, and drawing classes for nine years at Northern Kentucky University. He is currently in serving his third year at UNCA. He earned an MFA in Painting from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Xavier University, graduating Cum Laude.
"My work explores the subtleties of the ordinary human experience. The paintings are mostly done from direct observation, allowing me to slow down and examine the things usually seen through a glance and left overlooked; the mundane. I am interested in making quiet images focusing on the senses rather than the sensational. The geometric nature of the images creates a sense of solitude, allowing the pictures to slowly unfold to the eye, and developing into unique situations within the image.
In my paintings, I investigate all I can within my surroundings, pulling out intensities where they may be seemingly lacking. Through the visual restraints, my creativity is often found. Developing images from what is in front of me is essential to my work. Since I am only dealing with what is within my general experience, I am speaking honestly through the paint."