Here at theMET, we're huge fans of ROA. Over the past weekend, the Belgian street artist opened up his first West Coast pop-up show at the New Puppy Gallery in Los Angeles. The event was hosted by Thinkspace. In the exhibit, ROA continues to explore the relationship between natural and man-made worlds. What really separates him from the rest of the field is the way he adds different layers into a piece, giving his viewers multiples perspectives of the biology behind his animal subjects. It's almost like he gives us x-ray vision. ROA provides us amazing dual views using several different approaches: accordion style pieces created out of household doors placed at 90 degree angles, window shutters that flip to reveal another reality, strategically placed panels which open to reveal an animal's innards, and finally a video projection installation which reveals alternating views of a boar's stomach contents.
ROA New Puppy Gallery via [daily dujor]