Tiago Rodrigues (b.1988) originally from Paarl in the Western Cape. After completing high school he moved to Cape Town. Rodrigues began working as an artist’s assistant for a number of South African artists, and from there he was accepted into Michaelis School of Fine Art where he graduated his BAFA majoring in Sculpture, with a distinction in Discourse of Art.
Rodrigues’ central preoccupation lies in acts of transgression, and the irrevocable shifts which result from these acts. Directly concerned with pushing against material, ideological, and psychological barriers, the artist enacts a number of repetitious and highly laborious processes in order to locate a formal beauty in subverting signifiers of violence and control.