Robin Rhode, ‘Paper Planes’, 2009, Joyce Varvatos
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Robin Rhode

Paper Planes, 2009

36 digital C-prints
71 × 92 in
180.3 × 233.7 cm
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New York, Southampton
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Edition 4 of 6 + 2 AP
Robin Rhode
South African, b. 1976
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Working primarily in the streets of Johannesburg, Robin Rhode uses walls and sidewalks as the stage for his exuberant, narrative interventions and performances. Captured in serial photographs and stop-motion videos, Rhode’s work explores urban youth culture, socioeconomic inequality, and outgrowths of post-Colonialism. By creating absurd, impossible situations, like drawing a bicycle on a wall and attempting to ride it, Rhode references slapstick comedy and minstrel shows, expressing the struggle for equality and dignity with poignancy, humor, and poeticism.

Robin Rhode, ‘Paper Planes’, 2009, Joyce Varvatos
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About the work
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Edition 4 of 6 + 2 AP
Robin Rhode
South African, b. 1976
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Working primarily in the streets of Johannesburg, Robin Rhode uses walls and sidewalks as the stage for his exuberant, narrative interventions and performances. Captured in serial photographs and stop-motion videos, Rhode’s work explores urban youth culture, socioeconomic inequality, and outgrowths of post-Colonialism. By creating absurd, impossible situations, like drawing a bicycle on a wall and attempting to ride it, Rhode references slapstick comedy and minstrel shows, expressing the struggle for equality and dignity with poignancy, humor, and poeticism.

Robin Rhode

Paper Planes, 2009

36 digital C-prints
71 × 92 in
180.3 × 233.7 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York, Southampton
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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