A major talent on the international art scene, Robin Rhode’s art uses the barest of means to comment on urban poverty, the politics of leisure and the commodification of youth cultures. Born in Cape Town and raised in Johannesburg, Rhode has a reputation for brilliantly inventive performances, photography and video animations in which drawing plays a crucial role. In his works, which are often created on the street, Rhode interacts with two-dimensional representations of everyday objects: he draws a candle and attempts to blow it out; he paints a bicycle and tries to ride it. Recently, he has moved towards more abstract forms in paintings and drawings and has also begun to make sculpture.
Robin Rhode: Who Saw Who is the fully illustrated catalogue accompanying the artist's solo exhibition at Hayward Gallery, London (7 October - 7 December 2008). For the first time in print, this volume includes reproductions of Rhode’s newest work created at Southbank Centre, London, alongside an interview with Stephanie Rosenthal and essays by Michele Robecchi and James Sey, Who Saw Who provides insight into Rhode’s imaginative practice.
Essays by Michele Robecchi and James Sey.
Interview with the artist by Hayward Gallery Chief Curator Stephanie Rosenthal.
22.5 x 22.5 cm