Robin Rhode (1976) was born in Cape Town during the apartheid era and grew up in Johannesburg, where he attended the Technikon Witwatersrand (now the University of Johannesburg) and the South African School of Film, Television and Dramatic Art. In 2002, he moved to Berlin, where he continues to live and work. His work has been acquired by numerous collections, including those of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and Johannesburg Art Gallery in Johannesburg.
Over the past two decades, Robin has created an extensive and multi-faceted oeuvre with a strong individual signature. His work is playful and contains a wealth of references to music, poetry, art, and history. His oeuvre is characterised by a visual combination of street art, drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, film, and photography. His preferred materials are charcoal, chalk and paint and you can recognise his work by its simple and clear language of form. Over the years, Robin has transformed himself from a lone performer to the director of an artistic fellowship with whom he can realise more ambitious productions. While his artistic journey began in his homeland, South Africa, Robin and his interventions have since travelled to every corner of the globe.
http://www.ftn-books.com has the scarce first Rhode publication available. This publication was sponsored and partly funded by Marlene Dumas.