Empty Walls 2014: Ekstraternek

Set in a prime city centre location between a Wetherspoons pub, a fruit stall and a Boots shop this was Ekstraternek’s contribution to The Empty Walls street art festival that was happening across Cardiif. Ekstraternek creates highly detailed illustrations merging complex pattern work with imagined landscapes, figures and creatures.” Using wooden hoardings on a closed…

Ekstraternek! Ekstraternek!

No it’s not the latest episode of Dr Who being filmed in Cardiff but instead the latest installment from local artist Ekstraternek! Hailing from Ipswich in Suffolk this piece takes prominence on the Northcote Lanes just off Cardiff’s City Road. A total monochrome piece featuring well… yes you can see what it features a creature…

Joy, Ekstraternek and Colour Doomed collab

Sat previously in this location was this fantastic ‘Marbles’ piece from Colour Doomed but it wasn’t respected properly and ended up like this. Click the photos to view The Marbles post. So Colour Doomed was joined by two other artists to create something special on this vast breeseblocked canvas – step forward Joy and Ekstraternek….

March of Ownership

You can’t beat a day of urban exploring in derelict buildings around Wales (aka urbexing) and this day took us to the South Wales valley town of Abercarn. The 1890’s Chapel laid abandoned and forlorn amongst the leafy valley which had deteriorated slowly since it’s closure in 1980. Even though there was space to park…