Mark Dober

Mark Dober’s vividĀ  paintings bring a heightened sense of the tactile landscape through a finely honed sensibility. Alive to both the nuances of his medium and necessity of interpretation, Dober’s simplified annotated forms convey the energy of an encounter.
Mark Dober’s work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Australia Council of Trade Unions, the National Bank and many others. He holds a PhD in Painting from Monash University. See Links below to Mark’s work in important collections and his extensive C.V.

'The forest at Chewton' Mark Dober 2022
Painting by Mark Dober 'Goldfields landscape Campbell's Creek'
'Goldfields landscape Campbell's Creek' Mark Dober 2022

An intimate and solitary world is revealed in this new body of landscape painting in oil and watercolour. In these paintings, one does not survey a scene or take in a view; instead, we are outnumbered - alone amongst a plethora of organic forms. A physicality is embodied in these works, painted entirely plein air in the Castlemaine area, Victoria.
Mark Dober's interpretation of landscape continues to respond to more than mere location.

Before it can ever be a repose for the senses, landscape is the work of the mind. Its scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock, Simon Schama

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