I ART JOBURG: PART 3

Street Art // Friday, October 05, 2012
One thing you notice walking the streets of Johannesburg is everything is hand painted, with vinyl signs having little presence. Espo started another mural that is twice as big as the previous “Stay Up” mural and while they worked away, we walked around. Local artist Faith 47 happened to be putting up work around the corner from where were staying, so we briefly chatted with her.

I ART JOBURG: PART 2

Street Art // Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Often when traveling to unknown lands, in this case Johannesburg, one can create certain expectations in their head and discover the exact opposite. After a few days running around, are initial skepticism of Joburg has been revoked and anything but negative. Aside from countless memorable adventures from our hospitable hosts and curators of the event, /ANDPEOPLE, we have witnessed two massive murals by ESPO and ROA come to completion.

I ART JOBURG: PART 1

Street Art // Tuesday, September 25, 2012
After a sleepless 15 hour flight, we anxiously arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa for the I ART JOBURG project presented by adidas Originals and curated by /ANDPEOPLE. This month long project has brought five international and local artists to create large-scale public murals in the bustling streets surrounding the Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg’s central art district.

Preview: ROA "Dominant Species" @ 941 Geary, SF

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 14, 2012
After ROA placed one of our favorite street pieces of the year (do we rank things like this now?) in Chicago, the Belgian artist, although we assume he hasn't seen his own bed in years, is back in San Francisco for an installation and exhibition at 941 Geary. Dominant Species is his latest body of work created directly after his road trip from the East to the West of America.

ROA in Arizona Desert

Juxtapoz // Saturday, August 25, 2012
Appearing to be everywhere at once, Roa’s work is now popping up in the desert of Arizona in conjunction with the Painted Desert Project. Organized by artists, Yote and Jetsonorama, the project aims to educate other of the various creative aspects of Navajo Culture.

Roa Paints Building in Arizona Desert

Street Art // Friday, August 24, 2012
Appearing to be everywhere at once, Roa’s work is now popping up in the desert of Arizona in conjunction with the Painted Desert Project. Organized by artists, Yote and Jetsonorama, the project aims to educate other of the various creative aspects of Navajo Culture. Other artists that have participated and contributed work are Overunder, Doodles, Labrona, and more.

ROA: Optical Illusion in Chicago

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
In case you missed it: One of Roa’s most recent murals shows a giant animal with a massive chunk bitten out of him, yet from another angle it looks fully intact. This one was painted in Chicago and you see it in person off 16th St. in Pilsen.

Roa's Mural Eaten Up in Chicago

Street Art // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
One of Roa’s most recent murals shows a giant animal with a massive chunk bitten out of him, yet from another angle it looks fully intact. This one was painted in Chicago and you see it in person off 16th St. in Pilsen.

Roa @ Wall Therapy Festival

Street Art // Thursday, August 02, 2012
Belgian-based muralist, Roa, painted two massive awkwardly sleeping bears for the Wall Therapy Festival in Rochester, New York.

Pimp My Building

Graffiti // Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Whoever owns this building in Chicago chose a quality cast of artists informally trained in the art of decorating exteriors. The buildings first paint additions started with the Skewville roller and the Roa characters. Now, the building has been officially pimped and covered with additional work from Reyes, Pose, Omens, and Amuse.

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