The ROA Instillation Isn't for the Faint of Heart

 - Feb 29, 2012
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Belgian Artist ROA created the 'Defragmentation' instillation for Scarlett Gallery. Normally working in street art and using concrete as a canvas, the artist has moved his talent indoors. Though roofing his skill, ROA maintains his hard edge with spontaneous brush marks and simplistic color schemes.

The installation features ROA's signature black and white beasts. The lumpy creatures boast exaggerated proportions and expressions thick with confusios. ROA's composition leaves the beasts sprawling on top of one another, in a claustrophobic heap.

While the the exhibition and artistic technique is excellent and memorable, ROA takes it to the next level with an interactive backdrop. The animals are painted on shifting panels in a warehouse. The viewers are invited to move and compile the beast to their liking, often leaving them dismembered and bloody.