Summer Spray Artist Exhibition: Carlos Roa

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm



Join Summer Spray 2023 artists as they showcase their work at 1201 N. High St.



Carlos Roa was born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in Columbus, OH after being adopted at the age of 6. He was always creative growing up and often found his home in art.

He started his career by enrolling to Columbus College of Art & Design as a part of their graphic design program. Outside of his job, he found joy in creating, breakdancing, spray painting, selling art at markets and live painting for events.

Carlos discovered his style through his own native Colombian roots and inspirations from other cultures. He takes an array of colors and dream influences; and applies them to his creations with the aim to visually express beliefs, emotions and cultural heritage. His artistic philosophy is to give homage to the spirit of the indigenous people of all nations and unify audiences through art. He has been sharing his philosophy through murals around Columbus and the Midwest starting back around 2014. Although grateful for his degree in graphic design, he craved an art job that would give him more freedom to express his own style and designs. This led Carlos Roa to get his tattoo apprenticeship in 2015 after falling in love with the culture, history and teachings of tattooing. After engulfing his full life into the industry, he decided to take it one step farther and opened 5th Element Tattoo in February of 2019. From there he has been working with different organizations and groups to create community events and experiences.