KLONE Art Mural at The Roxy Theatre from Off Tatum Productions on Vimeo.
Where are you from?
I was born in Ukraine, which was part of USSR at that time. Nowadays I live in Tel-Aviv, which is physically in Israel, but in its spirit it's in many other places around the world.
How did you get your name?
My name found me through one of my first characters that appeared in 2004, his name was Klone, a kind of different clone then all others around . It got stuck since, and gained many more meanings through the years, in a way I grew into my street name same as people grow into their given names and their adopting their attributes.
Can you describe your style?
My style is many styles. I am too curious and too impatient to stick with one style for years as many artists do. To be able to continue creating, I must reinvent myself all the time, and sometimes I come back to things I used to do years ago as kind of reference for new work. I think it's best when you can see and recognize the artist for his hand/line, but still be surprised every time. For the same reason, in 2005, I started the crew SMD, which stands for Style Must Die, and includes many members and collaborators along the years.
I just came back from US trip so would love to thank all those who made it possible and helped along the way.
'Kloneyourself' on whatever social medias...
location: The ROXY
Sleeping Fox, Bristol, at See No Evil
Vardø, Norway - Walls KOMAFEST - thanks to Pøbel; 3rd image by Ian Cox
The building was formerly used to clean fish. Norway unfortunately still hunts whales. 24 hours daylight to paint.
In the winter they have 24 hours darkness, ... a very unique experience.
New York City
Thanks to Andrew. Image by Luna Park
Bears, Rochester, NY, at Wall Therapy. Thanks to Ian J. Wilson
Possum, Chicago. Thanks to Pawn Works
Driving from the east to the west of America to stop at Tucson.
By invitation of Eric Firestone of the Boneyard Project I got to paint this US Navy discarded plane that been used during the Korean war. Painting such a 'loaded' surface, gives some 'weight' during painting it. Thanks Marcy and Alex.
Also see this video
by Jason Wawro.
The Painted Desert Project, Navajo Nation, Arizona.
Between the south and the north rim of the Grand Canyon we entered at night near Monument Valley at the
Painted Desert. There are no words to describe the beauty of this place, ... magical. Thank you to Chip Thomas.
Johannesburg, South Africa. See a film of Roa's time in Johannesburg
Thanks to I ART JHB, Ricky, Monica and the team.
San Juan, Puerto Rico; Los Muros Hablan
Thanks to Alexis and my other friends.
Also check out ROA's Dominant Species short film
made with MOCA TV. See more by ROA