ROA must be one of the most talked about names in Street Art right now. Hailing from Ghent in Belgium, ROA is most well known for his large-scale black and white animals, which he has painted on walls all over the world.
Tower Hamlets Council had to admit to an error of judgement recently when it covered a piece by the artist – a giant crane on Hanbury Street in London. The council originally obscured the bird with a banner advertising Brick Lane as ‘Curry Capital 2012’, part of their Olympic advertising campaign, but was forced to remove it after public outcry.
Here are a few pieces by the artist in Berlin:
This next piece was originally featured in my Street Art – Jan 2012 Gallery:
Thanks to Skalitzers, a contemporary art gallery in Berlin, for getting in touch to let me know the correct title of the above piece.