We were very excited to have ROA come visit us in Chicago last week.
ROA is an artist from Ghent, Belgium whose work has often been recorded and photographed, but very little is known about the artist and even less is documented. He is primarily known for his strong obsession of animals and rodents. He often combines life, death, and life after death in his murals, which quickly distinguishes him amongst traditional muralists. His animals are painted to include skeleton and internal organs, making the sight even more realistic.
ROA’s work can be seen on the streets around the world. His anonymity has kept his work and his spirit free.
This amazing new mural is located on N Mendell and Armitage. Here is the finished artwork, along with some progress shots below. Stay posted for a bigger ROA - Vertical Gallery collaboration in 2018!
In progress photos: