We’ve posted about Roa’s street art before, and now he has hit Gambia. Working with Wide Open Walls (W.O.W.), a project organized by Lawrence Williams, Roa traveled to the village of Kubuneh in Gambia, Africa. W.O.W.’s objective is to promote Gambia as a tourist destination while also presenting an astounding art installation that “WOW’s” the world.
I love how Roa has incorporated local animals into these pieces while still keeping his style.
With the release of the new Banksy film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, the world seems to be abuzz with an interest in street art. Belgian street artist Roa has been around for awhile now, but his work seems to be getting a lot more plugs of late.
This piece in Shoreditch, London is just one of many pieces that are popping up around the UK and Europe. Looked at from one angle you see a furry rabbit and from the other the creature’s insides.
Roa has also done this cool ‘Rabbit Decay’ piece that you can view in the time lapse video below.
If you’re in NYC you can check out Roa’s show at Factory Fresh until the end of May.
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If you haven’t already heard, satirical street artist icon Banksy, has torn himself away from paint fumes and midnight art raids and made a film. Titled ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ the film debuted at Sundance earlier this year, was released in the UK last month and has now made its way to US shores.
The film works its way around a story of a camera obsessed Frenchman who decided to try and track down, uncover, befriend and film Banksy, but in the end has the artist turn the camera back on him. Banksy commented, ‘It’s the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable… and failed.’
Previously some had speculated that this may be the greatest uncovering of one of the biggest enigmas in popular culture since ‘The Stig’. Thankfully, Banksy did pull away the mask to reveal to us all that he is really Rolf Harris and spoil the romanticism. Check out the trailer for the film below.
Katie Sokoler is a freelance photographer and street artist from Brooklyn. She has a whimsical approach to her work which often involves a humanistic element. There is a great mini documentary about her art here which you should definitely take a look at. She also updates her bright and beautiful blog with works on a regular basis. The pictures below are from one of her projects which involved a real life game of Pacman throughout the city.