Robin Rhode, the visual artist

Do you know Robin Rhode?

I hope you’re going to say yes because this South African (born in Cape Town) has a real talent.

He graduated in Fine Arts at Technikon Witwatersrand in Johannesburg followed by a postgraduate program at the South African School of Film, Television and Dramatic Art Production.

Robin Rhode has created his own style.

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Multidisciplinary artist, Robin Rhode brings together a variety of visual languages such as photography, performance, drawing and sculpture to tell stories related to everyday life. Indeed, from a simple abstract form he succeeded to transform his art into narrative often emphasizing moments of conflict … to bring awareness.

All his works are made with simple materials such as soap, charcoal, chalk, paint. Which aredeveloped and refined, creating photographs and digital animations sequences.

His specialty: Transforming urban spaces intofantasy world!

Combining individual expressionism with major socio-economic concerns, Robin Rhode’s work reveals a master of illusion, a rich range of historical and contemporary references, and an innate talent for blending shapes.

His inspiration comes mostly from his home country, South Africa.

Thus, with such an innovative art, Robin Rhode got known rapidly. This allowed him to expose his work in museums and galleries around the world, such as the Hayward Gallery, London (2008), Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (2009), or Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California (2010).

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He has participated in group exhibitions as significant as the Sydney Biennale in 2012, MoMA in New York, and Museum of Art Indianapolis, Indiana (both 2011)….

His work can be found in many public collections, including the Castello di Rivoli in Turin,the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden based in Washington DC, the Johannesburg Art Gallery in South Africa….

I invite you to discover his last major exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York which is called “take your mind off the road.” Each artwork is composed of several image captures that represent a singular action, sequentially. A masterpiece!

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