ROA USUALLY USES A MINIMAL COLOR PALLET, SUCH AS BLACK, WHITE, BUT ALSO CREATES WORKS USING VIBRANT COLOURS DEPICTING FLESH AND/OR INTERNAL SYSTEMS WITHIN THE ANIMALS AND BIRDS.
He In 2010 came to particular notice in the UK when Hackney council threatened to paint over one of his paintings, a 3.5m high rabbit. The rabbit had been legally painted on the wall of The Premises Studios in Hackney Road, London. A campaign was launched to keep the mural, by the building’s owners and local residents, forcing the council to change its mind.
While exhibiting works at Perth‘s Form Gallery, ROA was commissioned by the City of Fremantle to leave his mark onFremantle, in about 12 hours ROA created a 25-metre (82 ft) mural of a Numbat which he chose because it is a local endangered species.
ROA is a street artist from Gent, Belgium renowned for his giant paintings of black and white animals.