Monday, January 30, 2012

Roa mural

i had a really hard time choosing one of the pics i took from the mural i want to show this week. finally i choose this pic, but to see the entire mural, you have to click on it! unfortunately, my pics dont do this piece justice... :( it was sooo impressive! this is in miami, the sunbather that i showed earlier is on the wall to the left. if you go here, you can see a few more pics, close ups etc.
the one above is made by the street artist roa. of course, i had to look what i could find about him online (where would i be without the internet!). roa is from ghent, in belgium. he has painted in many cities in europe and the usa, including london, paris, new york, los angeles, and recently he had a show of his work in paris. he mostly paints animals, in various stages of decay. in this interview i found, he mentions that the type of animal depends on the region where he paints, as he likes to paint the ordinary animals from that location. quote; " I dream to go one day to Africa or Australia to extend my choices". he likes to paint abandoned places, as you can see here (you should really check it out! many beautiful, and funny murals). i think his work is really beautiful, and very well fits the locations!!
here you can see more monday murals.

10 comments:

RedPat said...

This is so well done! Great catch!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Whoa. This is compelling if not a little unsettling. Racoons, swans, skunks, and other stuff I'm not too sure about. So complicated that you just keep on looking. You're right, the bigger picture is something else. Glad you decided to contribute to Monday Mural this week.

VioletSky said...

I really, really like this. The line drawing is superb. And seeing the whole mural is very impressive.

biebkriebels said...

Wow, I like this one, it is great. some people are real artists to make such a huge painting. How do they do it and keep the overview.

JM said...

Glad you posted this. Although I haven't seen it in person, I love his work! A friend of mine has a lot of photos taken in London.

Kay said...

Wow! What an amazing artist, and what a big scale he works at! His work is really interesting. He's certainly not one who aspires to be hung in fancy galleries and it looks like he just doesn't take his paint and an easel out for a day's work!

CaT said...

im glad you like Roa too! i hope i will see him again somewhere....

Nellies said...

I think it's a little bit scary, this mural. But the size is impressive. Nice capture CaT!

tapirgal said...

Strange mural. I LIKE IT!

Francisca said...

Amazing mural...