Juxtapoz // Monday, December 23, 2013
In a surprise when we attended Ferris Plock's opening at White Walls in SF a few weeks back, we saw an amazing, immersive installation created by ROA in the backroom of the gallery. Just stepping into the space was an incredible experience, with so many details and pieces to take in from the constantly traveling Belgian artist. From the press release, its states that Paper Trails is based on "a new collection of animals encountered through the artists' profuse and worldwide travels."
Street Art // Friday, December 20, 2013
Participating in the Bubblegum festival in Australia, the world traveling vagabond animal artist, ROA, painted this peculiar looking building with his monochrome animals alive and dead.
Street Art // Wednesday, November 13, 2013
For the past 3 years, we have been invited to Stavanger, Norway to participate in the NuArt Festival, where an international roster of street and public artists convene on the west coast of the country to create a yearly project that combines art, city planning, and good old-fashioned street intervention. This year, the roster included David Choe, Vhils, Faith47, ROA, Martha Cooper, M-City, Aiko, Hush, DALeast, and many more, and today, the good people behind NuArt released a video recap of this year's festival...
Street Art // Friday, November 08, 2013
Roa has a gift with integrating his animals to fit the architecture of a buildings and surrounding environments. They often appear like they were meant to be there. This one in Panama City idoes exactly that and brings new life to the decayed exterior.
Street Art // Thursday, September 26, 2013
An armadillo the same size as a horse is a rare sight. Roa paints his animals to be larger than life, each with their own individual personalities. This scene photographed in San Paulo is great in so many ways!
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 16, 2013
Here is a final look at some of the street works, murals, and beer tunnel installations that help complete the story of Nuart 2013 and our week in Stavanger, Norway. Aiko, David Choe, ROA, Faith47, and Vhils all had standout pieces, but we loved seeing the works and meeting DALeast, Martin Whatson, Strok, Dot Dot Dot, Ernest Zacharevic, and all the artists who put work up all week...
Street Art // Monday, September 09, 2013
Participating in the Fundacja Urban Forms Festival, the always-traveling vagabond artist, Roa, painted three ferrets (we think?) protecting their nest of eggs. One of the aspects of Roa’s work we admire most is his ability to utilize space to incorporate his animals. This particular piece is a perfect example of thoughtful placement.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 07, 2013
As we showed you yesterday, we have been in Stavanger, Norway this week for the Nuart Festival, and as you probably know by now, each year the artists complete murals and street pieces around the town. Here is a look at the first series of street pieces, from David Choe, Martin Whatson, Vhils, ROA, Strok, Hush, and Ernest Zacharevic. More to come...
Street Art // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
The streets of Lagos, Portugal now have the odd, but strangely endearing painting of two snails mating courtesy of the drifting artist, Roa. The animal-activist-artist was invited by the ARTURb to attend a residency, so we are expecting to see more work pop up around Lagos soon.
Street Art // Friday, August 16, 2013
After we just saw Roa in Rochester, NY for Wall Therapy, he is now in Brooklyn where he just finished painting a decomposing coyote on the side of Pandemic Gallery. No stranger to making use of awkward spaces, Roa made great use here by going above the door and made the animals tail extend on to the rolldown.