LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
ROBBBB（b.1990), born in Beijing, graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Department of Stage Design, The Central Academy Of Drama. ROBBBB is an iconic figure in Chinese street art field. He was once nominated by Complex Magazine as “25 Contemporary Chinese Artist You Need to Know” together with Yue Minjun, Zeng Fanzhi and others. He was also recognized by CityWeekend as “5 Funny Chinese Artists” with artist Zhou Chunya and others. His works once attracted the attention of major media in the world, and he accepted exclusive interview with the Reuters, the BBC and other media. In addition, the RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong) and the CNS (China News Service) have also produced documentaries for him that played on TV and the Internet. ROBBBB is enthusiastic about public welfare and charity. He has been contributing to many public-benefit projects by cooperating with different organizations such as China Children's Hope Relief Foundation, People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and so on.
ROBBBB's artworks are created based on inspirations from his living environment and his reflections on the relationship between today’s era and people, society and people, as well as city and people. With penetrating insight into the constantly changing reality, he has created many artworks featuring a sense of black humor, which focus on exploring the contradiction and absurdity of existence as well as the anxiety, distress and weakness deep in our minds under a certain disordered state. Besides, his artworks also attempt to remind us of those embarrassment and hostility everywhere. ROBBBB attaches great importance to the value of situation and makes the situation work in the overall works through special architectural approaches. “Theatre is the laboratory that examines the behavior of humans in certain situations," says dramatist Bertolt Brecht. Based on this theory, ROBBBB thinks there exist various coincidence between city and theatre such as a functional overlap and volitional coincidence. ROBBBB builds a relationship between city and theatre so that his artworks have intensely dramatic effects. Therefore, his works have been described by critics as a "static drama".
In addition to street art, ROBBBB also works on public art, easel painting, mixed media, video art, digital art, etc.
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