640. Unity Street (4)

Another colourful piece of wildstyle graffiti art from Whysayit, this time from the hoardings down by the Gardiner Haskins car park. I took this picture on a very bright winter’s day, and unfortunately there is a bit of a shadow across the work, which is a pity.

Whysayit, Unity Street, Bristol, February 2017
Whysayit, Unity Street, Bristol, February 2017

I am loving Whysayit’s work. Same general form with creative and imaginative approaches to outlining and filling.

639. St Werburghs tunnel (8)

It is great to see that Silent Hobo is back and busy. Back from where or doing what I am not sure, but in recent weeks he has hit the streets and that is good news. This piece is sited at the entrance to St Werburghs tunnel, which is fortunate, because the light quality is good there.

Silent Hobo, St Werburgs tunnel, Bristol, February 2017
Silent Hobo, St Werburgs tunnel, Bristol, February 2017

Once again we see the slogan ‘you are golden’ and there is something forgiving and loving in that. I like his representation of young people, always positive and upbeat.

Silent Hobo, St Werburgs tunnel, Bristol, February 2017
Silent Hobo, St Werburgs tunnel, Bristol, February 2017

The gold frame sets the piece off nicely and complements the green hoodie and yellow sneakers. Looking forward to a whole load more from Silent Hobo this year.

Silent Hobo, St Werburgs tunnel, Bristol, February 2017
Silent Hobo, St Werburgs tunnel, Bristol, February 2017

638. Ashley Road (12)

This is one of the spots that is favoured by Face F1st, he does a lot of pieced on this hoarding, and on the Carriageworks just around the corner. Any regular reader of my posts will know just how much I enjoy Face F1st’s work. It is frustrating, however that I know so little about this artist. I guess I’ll have to be out there and find him spraying sometime.

Face F1st, Ashley Road, Bristol, January 2017
Face F1st, Ashley Road, Bristol, January 2017

As we so often see, Face F1st has used great combinations of colours which he tends to use a lot, golds and lilacs. He has tagged this with his crew PWA.

637. Richmond Road (4)

I came across this wall quite by accident. I was looking for somewhere to park in the Montpelier area – a challenge in itself, so that I could investigate some garages which I had checked out on Streetview.

Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, January 2017
Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, January 2017

I noticed some scaffolding and early stages of spraying of a tribute to DJ Derek, more about him here and here. The first day I visited nobody was spraying – maybe they had gone home for the day, so I returned the following day.

Deamze, Richmond Road, Bristol, January 2017
Deamze, Richmond Road, Bristol, January 2017

This time two artists were working on the piece. Obviously I stopped for a quick chat – one was Sepr, I didn’t speak to the other, but it might have been Deamze. It was good to ask about the piece, and to meet Sepr, who is, like my daughter, the owner of a panther chameleon.

Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017
Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017

The piece is a really fitting tribute to the great, and very much missed, DJ Derek by two of the very best street artists in Bristol. And what a wall too. The right hand side of the collaboration, the protrait, is by Sepr and is quite unusual because most of his work is rather more cartoon-like and creative, let’s say.

Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017
Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017

The portrait is a good likeness to DJ Derek, and I am sure it will remain here for quite some time.

Deamze, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017
Deamze, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017

On the left hand side, we have some very recognisable writing from Deamze spelling out the words ‘One Love’ without any wildstyle disguise. I am guessing, but I don’t know that this might have been one of many catch phrases that DJ Derek was known for.

Deamze and Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017
Deamze and Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017

Everything about this tribute is good, the artists, the wall, the quiet location. It is great to honour important Bristol figures in this way.