How can history, imagery and political action unfold in a dynamic and contemporary aesthetic?
South African artist Robin Rhode’s works demonstrate how site-specific performance, political symbolism and forceful, contemporary imagery can meet in art. The media he works 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. Rhode’s printmaking projects are condensed images – or maybe the final results – of a reflective and action based contemporary art practice that focuses on his native country and political legacy.
Robin Rhode, born 1976 in Cape Town, South Africa, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He has been collaborating with BORCH Gallery & Editions since 2008.