Belgian street artist ROA, is known for creating large murals of animals, specifically those that have been forced to dwell in the outskirts of urban society. His latest solo exhibition titled “Metazoa" at Jonathan Levine Gallery, on view through May 2nd, consists of a new series of creatures painted on wooden assemblages made from discarded materials, that can be opened or slid to reveal anatomical features such as skeletal structures and internal organs. From the press release: "Wherever man settles, the desire to explore beyond the borders of survival leads to the extinction of species. This extermination due to mankind’s impact not only disrupts the natural balance but also leads to drastic cosmic changes, which ROA aims to convey by depicting the life, transience and carrion of animals."
Via [Brooklyn Street Art]