Robin Rhode

South African , 1976 -

Robin Rhode b. 1976 in Cape Town, South Africa, lives and works in Berlin. How can history, imagery and political action unfold in a dynamic and contemporary aesthetic? South African Robin Rhode is a good example of how site-specific performances, political symbolism and forceful, contemporary imagery can meet in art. The artist’s media include everything from photography and digital animation, to sculpture and high-energy performative actions supplemented by classical and easily accessible materials like charcoal and paint. In a static media like the print, Rhode’s works are like a condensed image – or the final result – of a reflective and action based contemporary art practice that focuses the gaze on the artist’s native country and political legacy.
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