metazoa by roa
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Belgian street-artist ROA’s latest work follows on from where his previous projects left off. He paints portraits of animals, particularly paintings of animals we have banished from out urban environments. This particular set of paintings came about as a result of a residency in a New York gallery, so, instead of his usual murals, he has created a different fascinating proposition. When he does his paintings, he normally uses a limited range of colours. This time it’s no different as he only uses black, white and red to paint the animals’ anatomies, but on this occasion he has painted on specially made unusually-shaped furniture structures. Normally, an artist would have to choose between painting the outer appearance or the anatomy of an animal, but ROA has come up with a way to include both in the same piece of art.