ROA | Defragmentation & Fragments
February 2012 | Stockholm
Who would imagine that the infamous urban artist ROA would ever visit ‘Zero Tolerance’ Stockholm.
Well, in January 2012, ROA stepped off a plane at Bromma airport, and for the next five weeks lived on a Hornstull rooftop in a NASA designed 10msq house, taking all the Swedish Winter could throw at him. During this time he produced the most awesome double bill show for us, which will be referenced and fondly remembered for years to come. This was something unique for Stockholm and a show we will be forever proud of producing, with huge help from our good friends 100hus.
DEFRAGMENTATION - part 01 of the show, a huge installation show situated in the retired 'transformer' station in Hornsbruksgatan 50, Hornstull. All materials were sourced in Stockholm and constructed on site by the artist and an amazing small team of volunteers The location was kept secret until the day before the vernissage, which on February 17th, witnessed over 400 visitors within the opening couple of hours.
FRAGMENTS- part 02 of the show, a smaller installation and art show previewed the following day at our gallery space on Katarina Bangata. All of the artworks had been created by ROA during his stay in Stockholm, again using materials sourced in the City. The collection, as always, drew attention from ROA collectors worldwide and suffice to say, the gallery was kept extremely busy!
Of course, ROA didn't leave Sweden without leaving a couple of his trademark murals for us.