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Robin Rhode

Parabolic Bike

Robin Rhode born 1976 in Cape Town, South Africa lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He studied at the South African School of Film, Television and Dramatic Arts, Johannesburg, South Africa and received a National Diploma in Fine Art from Witwatersrand Technikon.

Working predominantly with everyday material like charcoal, chalk and paint, Rhode started out creating performances that are based on his own drawings of objects that he interacts with. He expanded and refined this practice into creating photography sequences and digital animations. Reminiscent of practices of street culture. Rhode usually works in public spaces, using walls, public basketball courts or just the street as his “canvas”. His preferred materials are easily accessible ones like charcoal and paint.

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Parabolic Bike

Artist Book - Independently produced and published

"Parabolic Bike" a child apparently riding her bike along a white line of bricks. Produced and published by Rhode himself, this artist book not only shows Rhode's passionate strive for emphasizing the playfulness of the creative act.

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