114. Pallant North, Chichester (2)

My mother tipped me off about this one a couple of weeks ago when she saw it on a shopping trip in Chichester. I cannot express how pleased I was, firstly that my mum is quite cool and secondly that JPS has hit Chichester with one of my favourite stencils.

JPS, North Pallant, Chichester
JPS, North Pallant, Chichester

I wrote about this stencil (in Bristol) in my second street art blog, and it remains one of my favourite works of any street artist.

JPS, North Pallant, Chichester
JPS, North Pallant, Chichester

Chichester is one of those cities that has no culture of street art, but held a festival in 2013 (I think), so it is all a bit organised if you know what I mean. The JPS piece adds a little bit of spice as I’m not too sure it was a part of the festival.

Wonderful.

9/10

113. Stokes Croft, Palmer’s (2)

Back in September I posted a tribute to Mibsy at this exact location.

Recently it would appear that another much loved member of the Bristol graffiti community has passed away, and tribute pieces are popping up everywhere, as tags, burners or full scale walls like this one.

Deamze, Ames and Skank, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2016
Deamze, Ames and Skank, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2016
Deamze, Ames and Skank, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2016
Deamze, Ames and Skank, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2016

There is little documented information about Mike Buzz, but there is this quote taken from the Bristol Graffiti and Street Art FaceBook site; “one of the nicest guys in the graffiti game. Buzz says love life. Rocking in paradise”

Deamze, Ames and Skank, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2016
Deamze, Ames and Skank, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2016
Deamze, Ames and Skank, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2016
Deamze, Ames and Skank, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2016

This is a lovely work by Deam, Ames and Skank, and once again reaffirms just how close the graffiti and street art community is in Bristol. It is also good to see that there is a small reference to Mibsy on this new work. There will be more posts on Buzz soon.

8/10

Jon5, Silent Hobo, Sepr, Deamze and Dotcom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
Jon5, Silent Hobo, Sepr, Deamze and Dotcom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2015

Circumstance

Falling through the cracks

victims of austerity;

my head hangs in shame.

 

by Scooj

 

  • I sometimes struggle with the word victim, and the ‘victim culture’ that thrives during ‘shocks’ of all kinds. In this case I feel the word is valid.

112. Millennium Parade

One of the unintended consequences of developing the Bristol harbourside has been the erection of hoardings in front of unrented retail spaces. Being Bristol, these would have been magnets for graffiti of all kinds. It would appear that the developers commissioned Cheo, a prolific local artist, to paint the hoardings to brighten up the area, and to prevent others from scrawling.

Cheo, Millennium Parade, Bristol, December 2015
Cheo, Millennium Parade, Bristol, December 2015

This four panel mural tells a story of a giant squid and pirates; a suitably nautical theme for Bristol.

Cheo, Millennium Parade, Bristol, November 2015
Cheo, Millennium Parade, Bristol, November 2015

People seem to take these murals for granted. Every time I go to Millennium Parade I watch, and I have never seen anyone stop to look at the art although I am sure they are conscious of it.

Cheo, Millennium Parade, Bristol, December 2015
Cheo, Millennium Parade, Bristol, December 2015

As always Cheo has plastered the panels with his trademark bees.

Cheo, Millennium Parade, Bristol, December 2015
Cheo, Millennium Parade, Bristol, December 2015

7/10