These creature creations are courtesy of Belgian artist ROA, who has wielded his idiosyncratic monochrome images around cities all over the world.
A new show at StolenSpace Gallery in east London opens next week, taking the animals indoors for a new site-specific installation, entitled Projectum 06.
It’ll be interesting to see how the work translates to the gallery wall, so wrapped up as it is with the architecture and spaces it usually transforms.
According to StolenSpace, ROA’s creative process involves ‘allowing inspiration to flood from buildings and objects and literally ‘waking up’ to the realities surrounding him’ – so a whitewashed interior may well produce something slightly different to the haunting, often skeletal critters we’re used to.
The gallery adds that the artist’s work looks to show ‘the absurdity of the human attitude toward animals, as well as toward their own roots and origin’, with the buildings and detritus around them showing how manmade culture and nature are often at odds with one another.
Projectum 06 by ROA will run from 13 June – 6 July at StolenSpace Gallery, 17 Osborn Street London E1 6TD. The show runs alongsideMax Rippon’s ‘Pentimento’ exhibition in Gallery 2