Posts Tagged ‘ghent belgium’

Artist of the moment……Belgium street artist ROA….

ROA is an up and coming street artist from Ghent, Belgium born in 1975. He is best known for making works in black and white that include wildlife. This artist is the Bob Kuhn of the street art world. Some great mixed media works are done with spray paint on pochoir. ROA also has worked with gouache.

The artist burst upon the national scene when a recording studio hired him to paint the outside of their locale with a rabbit. The neighbors were unhappy, but in the end ROA piece was able to keep its original location.

Some works are as large as two stories.

In this clip the artist paints a large bird.

A great underground movie featuring the work of ROA. A wall containing a zoo!

Here we visit the artist working at http://www.aviary.com producing one of  the birds the artist is known for.

In addition to these works the artist has also done gallery shows. No price range is available for a certain medium and I am unable to form a pricing schedule.

ROA is an artist in very high demand. He has worked in Chicago, Illinois, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Love the street movement! Don’t fight it, embrace it! See it not only as a form of art, but also journalism. Artists used to be revered for their creativity and ideas.

D