Robin Rhode

Mrz 14, 2013

Although South African artist Robin Rhode paints in the streets, external walls do not fully showcase his art. They merely present an abstract excerpt instead – one that only becomes whole via photographs documenting the evolution of his work.  As such, the 37-year-old’s works are like urban theater or flip books rather than street art. Either way, they illustrate evanescence and our fast-moving natures.

After studying art in Johannesburg, Rhode traveled to Berlin for a three-month residency – and stayed. We met him in his studio in Prenzlauer Berg to discuss his relationship to graffiti and street art, and the influences from his native land.

Read the full interview in the printed issue of Wertical.

Release: 2014.

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