‘The Incredible ROA’
ROA

ROA x The Garage, installation view open, 2010. Left to right 'Heron Head', 'Bird (Sparrow) Head' & 'Squirrel Head'.
September 2010

ROA, Belgium’s master of texture, scale, rodents & mammals brings his intricate black and white works to The Garage.

Known for his monumental murals on the sides of buildings worldwide, ROA’s show at The Garage allows the viewer to get an up close look at his detailed animal works. Acting as a kind of Rorschach test his work exists on multiple levels with some people seeing the subjects as dead, and others as content.

ROA currently lives in Belgium, though frequently travels to paint murals around the world.

 

ROA x The Garage, installation view closed, 2010. Left to right 'Heron Head', 'Bird (Sparrow) Head' & 'Squirrel Head'.
ROA x The Garage, installation view closed, 2010. Left to right 'Heron Head', 'Bird (Sparrow) Head' & 'Squirrel Head'.

ROA mural, Rochester New York, USA.
ROA mural, Rochester New York, USA.

ROA, 'Three Herons', open view, 2010.
ROA, 'Three Herons', open view, 2010.

ROA, 'Three Herons', closed view, 2010.
ROA, 'Three Herons', closed view, 2010.

ROA mural, Ghent, Belgium.
ROA mural, Ghent, Belgium.

ROA, 'Squirrel Head', closed view, 2010.
ROA, 'Squirrel Head', closed view, 2010.

ROA, 'Squirrel Head', open view, 2010.
ROA, 'Squirrel Head', open view, 2010.

ROA mural, Malaga, Spain.
ROA mural, Malaga, Spain.

ROA, 'Heron Head', open view, 2010.
ROA, 'Heron Head', open view, 2010.

ROA, 'Heron Head', closed view, 2010.
ROA, 'Heron Head', closed view, 2010.

ROA, 'Hanging Heron', 2010.
ROA, 'Hanging Heron', 2010.

ROA mural, 'Catch of the Day', Örebro, Sweden.
ROA mural, 'Catch of the Day', Örebro, Sweden.

ROA, 'Bird Head (Sparrow)', open view, 2010.
ROA, 'Bird Head (Sparrow)', open view, 2010.

ROA, 'Bird Head (Sparrow)', closed view, 2010.
ROA, 'Bird Head (Sparrow)', closed view, 2010.

ROA, 'Hanging Birds', 2010.
ROA, 'Hanging Birds', 2010.

ROA mural, 'Still Life With Bison and Bear', Montreal, Canada.
ROA mural, 'Still Life With Bison and Bear', Montreal, Canada.

ROA, 'Hanging Hare', 2010.
ROA, 'Hanging Hare', 2010.

ROA mural, Bethnal Green, London.
ROA mural, Bethnal Green, London.