Artist Interview: ROA
October 20, 2022
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Matthew A. Eller: Currently I am sitting with the very elusive street artist ROA. For people who don’t know who you are, please give us a brief intro! ROA: Well, I’m ROA <laughing> and I’m an artist. I live currently, and I’m originally from Belgium. Matthew A. Eller:  Well, you’re not just an artist, you’re…
“Street Chronicles” Group Exhibition at UrbanBreak, Seoul, South Korea
July 19, 2022
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Urban & Street Art Fair, URBAN BREAK 2022, marks its third anniversary this year. URBAN BREAK drew attention with 15,000 people attending in 2020, the first year alone. Last year, despite COVID-19 at its peak, 40,000 people visited the fair, thereby solidifying its status as one of the most prominent fairs. Rom Levy, director of StreetArtNews, co-planned the Special Exhibition of International Street Artists. Entitled Street Chronicles, the exhibition is showcasing the works of artists who were the pillars of street art techniques, concepts and different styles. STREET CHRONICLES retraces a side of Urban Art history bringing the streets of NYC and London to Seoul.…
“#PRLOVE” and “MANATEE” by ROA, in Puerto Rico
April 19, 2021
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Internationally renowned artist ROA is painting his animal murals in a roadtrip across Puerto Rico. He has completed over 15 murals and has just finished his largest on the Isla de Cabras; an infant manatee with an adult skeleton. His initiative #PRLOVE, seeks to generate awareness of the animals and to celebrate the biodiversity of…
ROA in Ghent, Belgium
June 21, 2020
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Internationally praised street artist ROA just finished his new masterpiece on the façade of the GUM (Ghent University Museum). The brand-new science museum now acts as a canvas for a magnificent pile of skeletons, including that of an elephant, a rhinoceros, a grizzly bear and an okapi. In this piece of art, ROA once again…
15 Striking Animal Street Art Murals
May 15, 2020
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The animal kingdom have been a source of inspiration for many artists. Through reintroducing nature with the urban landscape, we get to rediscover our environment. From raising awareness about animal rights to just simply appreciating the beauty of the creatures, there are a lot of themes found in animal-inspired street art. Whether it is a whimsical…
Artist Retrospective: ROA
May 12, 2020
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During this uncertain period, Street Art and outdoor murals have been halted. We will use this downtime to showcase a series of artists and the oeuvre that they have created over the last decade. We start off with ROA, the most prolific muralist the world has ever known! ROA is a world-renowned graffiti and street…
March 26, 2020
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Roa’s latest show, ‘Annihilation’ is on now at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne, but due to current circumstances, the exhibition is only available for viewing by appointment only. However, as a special treat for StreetArtNews fans, we have loads of pictures of the install and artworks to share with the rest of the world. Stay tuned to…
ROA returns to Melbourne with a giant “Honey Possum”
March 1, 2020
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ROA recently dropped back into Melbourne for a six week residency as he prepares for his upcoming solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery. Before getting started, he painted this Honey Possum on the side of  STREAT, a neat social enterprise based in a 150 year old building that was previously a bordello. Renowned for his monumental…
ROA’s Pangolin in Cape Town
May 27, 2018
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ROA recently stopped by the lovely city of Cape Town in South Africa where he got to create another of his lovely monochrome creatures. The Belgian artist brought to life a giant Pangolin, also known as scaly anteaters, are reclusive and nocturnal animals that roll up into a ball when threatened. Pangolin is an animal also…
ROA Paints a New Mural In Kiev, Ukraine
August 20, 2016
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Right before flying to Bali for the inaugural TropicaFestival, our friend ROA spent some time in Kiev. Invited by the curators Geo Leros, Iryna Kanishcheva and Waone Interesni Kazki, the Belgian artist painted this large new mural on a side facade of a 5 storey building for the ongoing ArtUnitedUs  project. Using a lot of negative space to emphasize…