Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image


Robin Rhode : Tension, Hardback Book

Robin Rhode : Tension Hardback


The Berlin-based artist, Robin Rhode (* 1976 in Cape Town), engages in a variety of visual languages such as photography, performance, drawing and sculpture to create arrestingly beautiful narratives.

Coming of age in a newly post-apartheid South Africa, Rhode was exposed to new forms of creative expression motivated by the spirit of the individual rather than dictated by a political or social agenda.

This new publication emphasizes the creative influence of the Italian Art movement Arte Povera during the early sixties and seventies on Rhode's hybrid street-based aesthetic.

The creative dialogue transformed urban landscapes and interior spaces into imaginary worlds, compressing space and time, as two-dimensional renderings become the subject of three-dimensional interactions by a sole protagonist.

Rhode's work reveals a mastery of illusion, a rich range of historical and contemporary references, and an innate skill for blending high and low art forms.




Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops