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Streets: ROA (Australia)

Last month, prolific muralist ROA (interviewed) was in Townsville painting a few of his favorite things. Commissioned by the city council as part of the Street Art Activation Framework in a push to make the city the arts capital of the North Australia, the Belgium painter has once again chosen local fauna as his inspiration – the Goanna, Sugar Glider, and turtle resting on top of a crocodile. Take a look photos of the three murals below… Photo credit: Regan Tamanui (top image) & Tom Dickson (other images). […]

Recap: Coney Art Walls

After a close look at the creation of three murals (Eine, Miss Van, Maya Hayuk) for the Coney Art Walls, we now have an recap of the event for you to enjoy. Curated by Jeffrey Deitch at an empty lot on Coney Island at 1320 Bowery on the west side of Stillwell Avenue (open 7 days a week), 30 artists were invited in to paint among food vendors chosen by Smorgasburg. Highlights for us was something from Futura (seen above) mirroring some of his photography work, a […]

Streets: Surface Project (Copenhagen)

The 5th show on Søren Solkær‘s Surface world tour opened on June 12th at Øksnehallen in central Copenhagen. The exhibition itself features 122 portraits of some of world’s most famous street artists, who were all featured in his recent book Surface (covered). To celebrate this big event, the Danish photographer invited six international and esteemed artists to create large-scale murals in the streets of Copenhagen. Some of them were returning the capital, some visiting for the first time,  and in the week before the opening Copenhagen’s cityscape got ugpraged by six […]
Sainer - Krakow - Poland (photo credit by Majki Malinowy)

Streets: World Roundup (May 1 – May 20)

It’s been few months without our Streets World Roundup feature, but it seems like the season for street art festival has arrived, so the only way to cover some of it is to do a group report on some of the most important murals worldwide. Tahiti once again hosted the ONO’U festival and this year’s lineup included such names as DALeast, Faith47, Seth Globepainter (who teamed up with local artist HTJ), ROA, Dabs Myla, and Pose. The south hemisphere street art scene was active once again in Dunedin […]

Streets: ROA (Jersey City)

As mentioned in our interview with ROA last month leading up to his solo (covered) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York, the prolific street artist also had plans to paint a mural in New Jersey while in the area. The Belgian artist made good on his word recently with this new piece on a building owned by Mana Contemporary located near the approach to the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City. Continuing his portraiture of animals in various stages of anatomical dissection, he chose the skeleton of the […]

Openings: ROA – “Metazoa” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

After our interview & studio visit with the Belgium-based ROA ahead of his solo in New York, we attended the opening to see the results of his hard work over the last month crafting and painting a new body of work entitled Metazoa. The show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery’s  529 West 20th Street location featured the prolific street artist’s familiar animal imagery painted on found objects with clever interactive panels or different point of views that highlight different anatomic systems in each of his subjects. Take a look at the photos […]

Interviews / Studio Visits: ROA – “Metazoa” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

After spending some time with the Belgium-based ROA in Hawaii last month (covered), we followed up recently with a visit inside his studio as he was busy preparing for his solo with Jonathan LeVine Gallery entitled Metazoa at their 529 West 20th Street location. The work for the show was being created during a residency at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City with plans also to paint a mural at a Mana-owned building located near the approach to the Holland Tunnel (more on this later). Along with shots of […]

POW! WOW! ’15 / Streets: ROA

ROA debuted at POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015 (more coverage here) with a double piece painted just outside of Lana Lane studios. Familiar with using architectural elements and obstacles wisely in his work, he made a great use of the corner wall he was painting on. The creatures of choice for this mural was the nautilus and hermit crab, both native species of the Hawaiian islands. The Belgiun artist said he had a wish to paint a nautilus for a very long time, but until now he was never painting in […]

POW! WOW! ’15 / Streets: Mural Overview (Part I)

At 10am on Monday, Feb 9th, the mural painting part of POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015 officially begun with a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony at the Lana Lane headquarters in Kaka’ako in Honolulu. After the ceremony, the artists picked up their paint and needed equipment and started working on their designated walls. With 100+ international and local artist in attendance, this years event crossed the borders of Kaka’ako district. And while some artists were painting over freshly buffed walls from previous years, the others were creating works at new […]
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Rewind: Jan 2 – Jan 25

Time for some more art-related videos to finish off your weekend with this latest edition of our Rewind feature. Starting things off are a series of videos from our friends at POW! WOW! with the Hawaii edition fast approaching. Up top is a look at a feature with legendary photographer Martha Cooper (interviewed) as she reviews last year’s festival. Down below are two other videos from last year’s POW! WOW! event in Taiwan. Other notable videos: A look at the El Mac + KWEST + STARE mural […]
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