Artist biography

ROA is a visual artist, who was born in Belgium, like other well-known artists such as Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Rein Dufait, Ana Torfs, Zak Wanzi, and André Franquin.


ROA's most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Keteleer Gallery in Antwerp with the exhibition LA BÊTE HUMAINE. The exhibition was open from 18 October 2019 until 30 November 2019. ROA's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Annihilation, which took place at Backwoods Gallery in Collingwood, the United States (20 March 2020 - 05 April 2020).

Historical Context of Belgium

Throughout the 1930s, Belgian art was to play a integral role in Surrealism, particularly through the work of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Other important Belgian artists of the 20th century include Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans.

Belgium has been a vibrant artistic centre since the later years of the nineteenth century. As a small country, bordered by both France and the Netherlands, it has been subjected to significant influence by both the French and Flemish cultures.

In the late nineteenth century, as the era of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was an important centre for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. The Symbolist movement was also an important artistic trend that was greatly influenced by Belgian artists. Key practitioners of this important early precursor to Surrealism include Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor.


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