ROA Belgium, Ghent

In 2013 our friends from the Viennese urban art gallery INOPERABLE curate their first wall at Mural Harbor and create a true game-changer; At a very young age Roa remembers wanting to be an archaeologist or something adventurous and collecting little skulls from birds and rodents to draw at home. He grew up in the eighties and naturally was inspired by the American life; music, skating and so forth. The love for music, more in particular hip hop, quickly triggered his curiosity in graffiti. Like most writers, he began by spraying throw-ups under bridges and walls. During his early years, Roa expressed an active, eclectic mix of styles. Roa is primarily known for his strong obsession for animals. He often combines life, death, and life after death in his murals, which quickly distinguishes him amongst traditional muralists. His animals are painted to include skeleton and internal organs, making the sight even more realistic. The artist states, "Organs are the vital substances of our body and they represent a lot of the symbolism which I like!"   His preferred methods to paint are spray paint or acrylic paint. In fact, most of his work is created through a mixture of black, white, and gray scale colors. At times, the muralist prefers to sketch, especially those large murals. He first began his artistic career by paining buildings and warehouses in his hometown. Nowadays, his distinctive black and white style can found worldwide. Roa’s anonymity has kept his work and his spirit free. (Source: streetartbio.com)

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