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Metazoa: Mixed-Media Cabinets by ‘ROA’ Reveal the Hidden Anatomy of Animals

April 14, 2015

Christopher Jobson

Composition II: Lutrinate, Salmonidae, Anguilliformes Belgian artist ROA (previously) just opened his first solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC titled Metazoa. The new series of mixed media works feature the artist’s familiar black and white depictions of animals painted on various cabinet-like furniture pieces that can be opened or shifted to reveal anatomical details. ROA often chooses to depict animals native to where he is…

 

 



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Fun New Murals by ROA Utilize Tunisia’s Domed Architecture

August 1, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…Belgian street artist ROA (previously) is currently in Tunisia along with 150 other participating artists for Galerie Itinerrance’s Djerbahood open air museum project in Djerba, Tunisia. The artist cleverly took advantage of the many domed buildings in the city for several of his monochromatic spray paint murals that spread across multiple surfaces. You can see more recent pieces on the Djerbahood website. (via Savage Habit, Street Art News)…

 

 



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Gargantuan Street Murals by Aryz

April 9, 2014

Johnny Strategy

“Overprotection” | Linz, Austria 2014 “Double Tie” | Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain 2013 Oslo, Norway 2013 “Grateful death” | Köln, Germany 2013 “feat. OsGemeos” | Lodz, Poland 2012 “Rotten apples” | San Francisco, USA 2013 “Monkey Business” | St. Denis, Reunion Island 2012 “love letter” | Lodz, Poland 2012 If you’re trying to find the globe-trotting Spanish…

 

 



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New Environmental Street Art by ROA

December 9, 2013

Johnny Strategy

photo © ROA photo © Jaime Rojo/BrooklynStreetArt.com photo © Jaime Rojo/BrooklynStreetArt.com photo © Jaime Rojo/BrooklynStreetArt.com photo © Jaime Rojo/BrooklynStreetArt.com photo © ROA photo © ROA photo © ROA photo © ROA photo © ROA It’s hard to keep up with Belgian street artist ROA (previously here and here), who has been bringing his spray-painted monochromatic depictions of animals to all corners of the globe. This year he’s…

 

 



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Lenticular Street Art by Roa

April 15, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Back in 2009 artist Roa (previously here and here) painted this amazing lenticular street artwork on Curtain Road in London. Depending on the angle of viewing the art shifts between the fuzzy exterior of a rabbit to an illustrated interior of its circulatory system, a trick he used late last year here in Chicago to pretty gruesome effect. You can see much more of Roa’s work over on Flickr which seems to be updated most frequently. (via…

 

 



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ROA Stacks African Animals on a Building Facade in Johannesburg

October 30, 2012

Christopher Jobson

…Street artist ROA was recently in Johannesburg where he created this epic new work featuring six enormous African animals lounging on the side of a building. ROA’s work has been popping up everywhere lately including a stop here in Chicago just last month. See many more photos of this latest piece shot by Martha Cooper over on I Art Joburg….

 

 

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