Embracing a variety of media – principally photography, but also drawing, animation, performance and sculpture – the work of Robin Rhode uses simple, ephemeral devices (soap, charcoal, paint and chalk) to comment on urban youth culture, colonialism and socio-economic issues in a simple, witty and subtly effective way. His work often uses the street as his canvas or his backdrop, alluding to hip-hop and the role of the graffiti artist, and he often operates within the gritty aesthetic associated with that culture.
LACMA: Contemporary Projects 12: Robin Rhode (05:06)
March 11–June 6, 2010
Push play or go to LACMA
The exhibition Robin Rhode, in the Contemporary Project room at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) artinamericamagazine
Catch Air: Robin Rhode @ Wexner Center (04:40)
Wexner Center Galleries.