Roa is probably one of the current most famous graffiti artists in Europe. His unique style, those great animal motives with its high recognition value and his Europe-wide presence are the reason for his success. Only a few weeks ago, first prints of his graffiti artworks were published!
Recently the Fatcap Crew did a nice interview with the Belgian urban artist and talked with him about abandoned places, Jimi Hendrix, street art, of course his animals and many more…
It’s nice to paint in a restful and left behind place. It’s like an oasis between “the civilization”. These places have an unique character, the decay and the lost industrial activity (like the factories) offering lots of interesting situations. Once place with a lot of agitation turns out in a wasteland where nature calls back, little rodents and birds are the only survivors in these black holes and taken over the places like humans did some centuries before. It’s fine to paint with nobody passing by or watching you, just do what you love to do, paint! (Roa)
After I read the interview I stumbled upon a fantastic documentary video, showing Roa in action and his artworks in progress! Although this artist portrait by the PhotoGraff Collectif was published earlier this year, I somehow missed it. Do you know any other interesting things about Roa (photos, videos, statements, interviews, etc.) I haven’t mentioned yet? Write a comment, including a link!