“The world is my canvas”, a well-known quote in the wonderful world of street art. Also in our little country Belgium, we have a growing collective of street artists who use spray cans, paint brushes, posters, stencils and various installations to beautify the street scape. Street Art Belgium wants to document this art form and invites you to see this with your own eyes.
According to Wikipedia, Belgium covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres and has a population of only 11 million people. However due to its impressive amount of museums and numerous art schools, Belgium is also home to a large number of painters, graffiti and street artists of whom ROA is definitely the best known.
Always painting in black and white, ROA's work can very easily be distinguished amongst others. His paintings testify to a huge interest in anatomy and the animal kingdom. Always working on a very large scale, the murals leave a striking impression on the spectator. His artwork has brought him throughout the world with murals in almost every country. ROA is considered as one of the most influential street artists worldwide. Belgians do it better, that's for sure!
Belgium is rarely a holiday destination but a lot of the European folk will one day pass through the country. This is due to it's centralized location and the fact that Belgium is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters as well as those of several other major international organisations such as NATO. Combine all those things together and understand why infamous and well-known artists love to paint the streets in Belgium.
Curator — Van Poucke, Bjorn, Founder Street Art Belgium