ROA “Lifesize Animal Murals”

As this week is devoted to Street art in Flanders, It is absolutely essential to dedicate an article to ROA.
ROA is a Belgium Street Artist from Ghent and probably one of the most famous urban artist’s in the world.
Whether on social networks or on a wall, it is likely we have all seen at least once of ROA’s incredible frescoes.

mouses or rats painted by ROA in a Brownfield site in Ghent Flanders
ROA in Ghent – “brownfield site” – photo Noel Perez

Seeing ROA’s artworks, one immediately feels the impression of discovering a reinterpretation of the animal sketching found in old biology and wildlife books.
Although instead of drawing with China ink ROA uses a spray can and painting rolls … with such talent and precision, you can only imagine the skill and technique needed to accomplish this! However the talent of ROA goes beyond his technique, with every animal representation he paints lifelike he also integrates his artwork into our urban environment, playing with surfaces, volume, materials … well beyond simply finishing at the aesthetic representation of the subject.

Ghent – ROA – “brownfield site”

With a vivid imagination ROA stages the animals in his artworks to portray a strong message. A skinned rabbit with a tortured cry of pain, stacked suffering horses, piled like commodities rather than sentient beings highlighting the exploitation and abuse of animals throughout the world.
ROA appears a dedicated and committed artist to animal welfare and wildlife preservation. He systematically chooses to paint endemic animals of the country or region where he is located. A heron,a hedgehog , a fox, can be discovered on the walls of our European cities, with exotic animals across the oceans from his native Flanders. An excellent and creative way to raise public awareness of the endangered and suffering animals within that particular area.

ROA in Ghent - brownfield site
Roa in Ghent – Brownfield Site

ROA artworks can be discovered all around the world, although some of his oldest work and most well known, is held within his native Flanders (Ghent, Antwerp, … and in brownfield sites)  . Here are some of the most emblematic artworks of this genius Flemish painter from Ghent!

ROA International  Art Gallery: 

Roa street artist from Ghent (Gent, Gand in Belgium Flanders)
Roa from Ghent
Roa masterpiece " crocodile"
Roa masterpiece ” crocodile”
Street artist from Ghent - Flanders - Belgium. Roa street art masterpiece "Bird"
Roa street art masterpiece “Bird”
Roa Street Art Masterpiece
Roa Street Art Masterpiece
Incredible snake mural painted by ROA, street artist from ghent in flanders
Roa mural in Mexico
Roa Rabbits Ghent Belgium
Roa Artwork – Ghent
Roa paint a skull fish in Brazil
Roa “Fish” in Brazil
Famous street artist from Ghent paint an animal in Brazil
Roa Artwork in Brazil
Roa painted a snake on a red mural in Australia
Roa famous mural in Australia

pictures by courtesy of the artist

ROA Artworks in Flanders: Photos by Noel Perez – StreetArt360 

Roa in Doel - Flanders
Roa in Doel – Flanders
Roa - Ghent Spot
Roa – Ghent Spot
Roa - Ghent Spot
Roa – Ghent Spot
Roa Ghent Spot
Roa Ghent Spot
Roa Ghent Spot
Roa Ghent Spot
Roa Ghent Spot
Roa Ghent Spot
Roa Ghent Spot
Roa Ghent Spot
Roa Ghent Spot
Roa Ghent Spot
Roa Ghent Spot
Roa Ghent Spot
Roa in Doel
Roa in Doel

 

 

 

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