Robert Gober

Gober works primarily in sculpture, installation, and photography. He is best known for his handcrafted works that relate to domestic and familiar objects such as sinks, doors, beds, and legs. Gober’s replicas of everyday objects are autobiographical and bound up with themes of politics, religion, sex and nature. In the late 1980s, Gober made the “quintessential type of drain” from pewter casts soldered together. The drain with its cruciform design references his Catholic upbringing and appears as a window onto another world. Gober emphasises the autobiographical, which serves to extend the meanings of the personal in his hand-made works.