Aerosol psycho

A relatively new location in the heart of Cardiff city centre is Callaghan Square which has attracted a range of street art over the last two years.

Set amongst a burgeoning business ‘quarter’ and road system – these two concrete walls have been painted by local artists Rmer, Hoxe and Unity most since the beginning.

Street art Cardiff, Callaghan Square
Grenfell Tower street art
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square

Previously attracting the taggers more pictures of the street art can be viewed by clicking each image or the following links:-
https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/square-deal/
https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/grenfell-tower/

Tributes to Grenfell Tower appeared on the wall whilst the original Unity piece lasted nearly the full two years totally untouched – until recently.

Where Litra and co painted over the larger wall first then closely followed by Zilch and Seti.

Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan SquareStreet art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square These small pieces of wood all wrapped in a patterned fabric have been found at quite a few locations around Cardiff recently – does anyone know who created them?

Whereas fast forward almost 2 years to the exact date from the first paint on this wall and there had been some tagging to the Unity piece.

This has resulted in a rebirth of her work whilst new buildings have been rapidly risen all around.

Street art Cardiff, Callaghan SquareStreet art Cardiff: Callaghan SquareStreet art Cardiff: Callaghan Square

Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square

Painting together for 20 years now, local duo Rmer and Hoxe, have recreated Patrick Bateman from the blockbuster movie American Psycho on the longer wall.

“Patrick Bateman is a fictional character, protagonist and narrator of the novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, and its film adaptation. He is a wealthy, materialistic Wall Street investment banker who leads a double life as a serial killer.”

Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan SquareStreet art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square

This fantastic piece only lasted a short time before this and Unity’s work was annoyingly added to with multiple bits of text featuring rants about gender, plastic, narcotics and saving the bees! (what a selection…then they calmed down!)

Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square

Then another few days later some iconic rabbits appeared to help brighten up the concrete wall courtesy of Follow My Rabbits.

These rabbits have been popping up throughout the UK on the roadside and numerous facility boxes for quite a while now. Have you spotted any?

Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square
Street art Cardiff: Callaghan Square

A fantastic few walls in the capital that seems to attract waves of attention – we’re currently in a big wave of street art on it! More please!

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