roa is a ghent-born street art heavy weight whose signature is large scale black and white pieces depicting animals.
one rainy afternoon, i went to the underground stolen space, a london gallery exhibiting roa. the belgian street artist was there at the time, receiving loud congratulations from an american.
hypnagogia is a 2-space exhibition (inside and outside the gallery). the opening coincided with the launch of roa’s first book: “roa: an introduction to animal representation” – a limited edition of 500 and the gallery still has 18 of the hand-made, signed and numbered copies.
the first part is indoors and it includes a rather rare form of upcycling: he paints on found objects.
the second part consists of his large scale murals across london.
here’s more random street art from london:
highlights? muralissimo (kiev street art festival), graphic surgery (amsterdam collective), patti astor from fun gallery, robin rhode, shepard fairey, madC and rob del naja aka 3d from massive attack.
photo credits: lilaesthete, stolen space/roa, google search