Street Artist ROA is famous for his monumental black-and-white paintings of rabbits, birds, rats, fish, and other animals, which he first started painting on the walls in the surrounding towns of his native Ghent. The animals, often sunken, skeletal, or dead, reflect ROA’s pessimistic view of society. Along with Banksy, Invader, and others, ROA was included in “Art in the Streets,” a groundbreaking 2011 street art exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. He has been commissioned to create public works in towns all over the world, from Gambia to Western Australia.
Belgian, Ghent, Belgium