Belgian street artist ROA has been in London the last week working on a new large scale mural in East London featuring a series of animals in the artists signature black and white style. ROA is currently in London to participate in Street Art London's “Baroque The Streets: Dulwich Street Art Festival 2013”. Check out our photos of the new wall below.
White Walls Gallery - San Francisco || April 9- May 7, 2011 || Street artist ROA got his start by painting intriguing murals of animals in hidden places – underneath bridges and on walls that strayed from the beaten path. A darling of the underground street art scene, photos of his work regularly appear on Vandalog, Brooklyn Street Art, Wooster Collective, Unurth, and a fury of London newspapers and blogs running to his defense when a street piece he did in Hackney faced removal late last year. ROA is earnestly repopulating the cityscape with animals, as a way to have them re-enter the contemporary landscape that was once theirs. With a style all his own.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian artist Vasile Muresan, known as Murivale, thinks art belongs on the street. The white-bearded painter can often be seen sitting on the colorful canvases that he displays in the street, while he is followed by the street dogs who are his companions and also inspire his work.
The 56-year-old from Bistrita — the Transylvanian town associated with the legend of Count Dracula — has been painting with passion since he was a teen, producing vivid works of Monaco, the streets of Paris, the hurly burly of the Romanian capital and huge, colorful, more abstract canvases.
His five dogs even sleep on his vibrant canvases laid out in the streets in a rundown area of the Romanian capital. He also posts some on walls for passers-by to see.
Murivale sees the notion of a real dog lying on a painted dog as summing up what he is trying to say — life and art as one.
He also paints on broken doors and peeling buildings.