New York

Derek Aylward, “Untitled (gator),” 2021, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 36 x 48 in (91.4 x 121.9 cm)


The Swamp is two-artist presentation of new works by Derek Aylward and Rob Ober, both American painters.

Derek Aylward (b. 1976, Boston, MA) creates expressive paintings that meditate on a sense of community and togetherness, while depicting images of disembodied heads, Donald Duck, oversized alligators and tennis matches gone riot.

Rob Ober (b. 1968, Wiesbaden, Germany) works in a stream of consciousness style, painting quickly without editing or hesitation, and his canvased are frenzied, often intense, daring and always draw us in with an inherent humor.

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