Last week, ROA opened his new exhibition “Stop Over” at Bodson Emelinckx in Brussels. Following a prolific year of world travels and international projects, the artist returned to his native country for a solo show that seems to continue his exploration of the systematic cataloguing of nature as a mechanism of imperialism and world domination. ROA applies his illustrative painting style to interactive installations for this show. Cabinets filled with scientific tools double as canvases for ROA’s paintings of animals in various states of sleep and decay. Contributing photographer Henrik Haven was able to spend a week with ROA as he prepared for the show. Check out his photos below.