May 19 2013 Latest news:
John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Multi-media artist and Barking and Dagenham student Rui Rodrigues captured the lifestyles of islanders on an archipelago off the coast of Africa.
Rui, 24, used painting, sculpture and photography to illustrate cocoa cultivation, motorbikes and the New York-type taxis in São Tomé and Príncipe off Gabon.
The East Ham artist, who studied at Barking and Dagenham College, visited the country 150 miles off West Africa between December 2011 and January this year.
His three-week show about the islands ended at Dagenham Library in the Heathway on Friday.
He has also worked on an Olympiad exhibition about Rio, which was on show at the V22 studios in Bermondsey this month.