ROBBBB was born in Beijing in 1990. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Department of Stage Design, The Central Academy of Drama. Now he is living and working in Beijing.
ROBBBB is an iconic figure in China’s contemporary street art field. His 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. Meanwhile, he also tried to remind us of inquiring the awkwardness and hostility that was ubiquitous again. 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 coincidences 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".
His artworks have appeared in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok, Rangoon, Colombo, Prague, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, Berlin, Milan, Florence, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and other cities.
Talking about “ROBBBB”?
R: It is my code name.
What do you think of graffiti and street art？
R: Father and son.
Is your street art legal?
R: Not really.
What do you think of the commercialization of street art？
R: Thanks to Banksy.
In recent years, many international street artists have been active in China. What do you think?
R: Just like a war, they both have aggressive ideas.
What do you think of China’s artistic environment?
R: It allows me to stay cautious constantly.
How do you understand the relationship between art and politics？
R: It can’t be understood.
Do you use Facebook or Twitter？
R: I am living in Beijing now.
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