Our perceptions of time and space are created by the language we use and experience. Language, at its most basic, consists of gesture, sound, and mark, all clues to some past experience beyond memory—a ghost of meaning, containing some comprehensible, relative meaning.
I have stripped the form of many references from my work, and left only their essence, in order to create that ghost of feeling and knowing. The visual experience triggers memories, both past and future, then crosses into the realm of the conceptual.
Ken Ober was born in Cambridge, MA. Ober studied Art, Art History, and Literature at the University of Maryland, College Park for two years. The art, religions, and cultures of Asia served as an introduction to Buddhist philosophy, which led him to Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.
The desire to connect with a larger art world brought Kenneth to California, where he graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in 2001. Since then, he has lived and worked as an independent, professional artist in Los Angeles.