Born 1976 in Cape Town,South Africa,
lives and works in Berlin,Germany.
Robin Rodhe's art uses the barest of
means to comment on urban poverty,
the politics of leisure and
the commodification of youth cultures.
The artist 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,Rodhe 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 moved towards more
abstract forms in paintings and drawings
and also begun to make sculpture.