Rob “Problak” Gibbs is a painter, muralist, graffiti artist,...
and the Co-Founder/ Paint Studio Director at Artist For Humanity. He grew up in Roxbury venturing between Lenox st. apartments and Orchard Park projects. From a young age, he had a vision of beautifying the ghettos of Boston with street art and graffiti - an art form that is frequently overlooked, undervalued and misunderstood. The concept that a picture is worth an infinite amount of words inspires Rob and provides him with the opportunities to take ownership of one of our culture’s modern hieroglyphics.
He developed a vision of beautifying Boston purely by instinct, experiencing his “calling” as a young man, a child of the HipHop golden age. The need to place social consciousness in HipHop culture is a driving force behind Problak’s creativity.
His work impels the viewer to allow imagination to become a playground for testing boundaries and breaking rules.
Problak has demonstrated a continued commitment to passing on the tools, techniques and traditions he has learned to the next generation of artists, serving as both mentor and inspiration to countless young people through his work as a co-founder and studio manager at Artists for Humanity.