by Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Redditor sneakylawyer and his girlfriend were out ‘urban exploring’ (Uh-huh. Urban exploring. Wink wink) in Ronse, Belgium when they came across the message, ‘There’s beauty in destruction’, painted on an abandoned hospital. Like the characters in a horror movie, they did the most logical and safest thing to do, go in the abandoned, structurally unstable, evil lair-ish hospital.

Inside, they did find the most villainous of characters. But not what you might expect. Painted on the walls were graffiti art of Gotham’s villains, i.e. The Joker, Bane, Poison Ivy. But nothing to fear, there were also murals of Gotham’s Dark Knight. The graffiti were signed by a guy named ‘Peteone’.

Whoever this Peteone is, he’s the hero this hospital deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll look at his art. Because he can take it. Because he’s not our Banksy. He’s our silent graffiti artist. A watchful creator. A Dark spray painting Knight.