Street artist Wasp Elder was born in the UK but now lives in Berlin. The artist has painted in Cardiff and also paints as a duo with fellow street artist Helen Bur. In fact, both artists collaborated on a mural on Hanbury Street at the end of last year. Wasp Elder's paints figures who appear to have been in some sort of disaster, and the style used is impressionistic. The figures express emotion while keeping the background a blur and using the impressionist style and muted colours.
The new artwork appears on Hanbury Street and features three figures that appear to be running from something unknown. The figure at the back looks as though he has been pelted by yellow eggs. The other figures are covering their faces.
This spring, Wasp Elder is hosting a show with 1963 Gallery titled "Victims of Circumstance".
In January, Wasp Elder and Helen Bur collaborated on a mural on another wall on Hanbury Street (virtually opposite of the newly-painted wall). The figures show emotion and expression, and they appear slightly out of focus, as does the background. Each figure is looking a different way but appears to be looking "within".
The new mural on Hanbury Street is especially stunning and painted on a large scale on a wall popular with great street art.