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Roa

Roa

Roa, Belgium born urban artist, joined the street art inspired movement #DubaiWalls.

ROA was born in Ghent, Belgium, which is where he began his career painting abandoned warehouses and factories and became fixated on the creatures he found living in the wreckage. His distinct portrayal of animals on a massive scale has made him one of the most recognizable street artists.

Painting murals in locations such as Colonge, Mexico City, New York City, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Rome and Sydney... In 2011, Mammal Press released a limited edition book entitled "ROA - An Introduction to animal representation," which chronicles his work through photographs, sketches and reference materials. That same year his work was included in "Art in the Streets", the first major museum exhibition concerning the history of graffiti and street art, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Los Angeles, California.

ROA specializes in the portrayal of animals, specifically those that have been forced to dwell in the outskirts of urban society. Concentrating on wildlife that is native to the area where he is painting, this nomadic artist creates location specific work in a restricted time frame and allows the immediate surroundings to inspire him.

Predominately using a limited colour palette of black and white, ROA paints his creatures with vivid detail, often including anatomical features such as skeletal structure and internal organs and strived to create powerful sense of intimacy between the viewer and animals represented.

Work in Dubai

Global Highlights

Rome
Johannesburg
Atlanta
London

Roa's wall

Aiko
Beau Stanton
Blek le Rat
D*Face
Eelus
Eine
Etam Cru
Icy and Sot
Magda Sayeg
Nick Walker
The London Police
Ron English
Rone
Roa
Slinkachu
Vhils

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