162. M32 roundabout Junction 3 (1)

I use this roundabout frequently and have been aware of loads of graffiti dotted around its superstructure. I decided on Tuesday to park up and take a closer look. The whole place is awash with amazing street art. Most of it is made up of wildstyle burners (intricate lettering) although there are some great art pieces too. Today I’ll start off with an artist I’ve not come across before.

Laic 217, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
Laic 217, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, March 2016

This burner is by Laic 217. I imagine he is local, as there are a couple of his works nearby. My searches on the Interweb have not given me much information about the artist, but he does have an active Instagram account.

Laic 217, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
Laic 217, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, March 2016

This piece has a symmetry about it, and the gaping portrait reminds me a little of the ‘Hellraiser’ movie. I’ll post more as I find it.

6.5/10

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161. Albert Park Place (2)

Yesterday was a red-letter day for me. I must have gathered up some 50 or more new (to me) pieces around Bristol. Something has to give…either I stop taking pictures or I post more often. Whatever happens, my backlog is getting serious.

Sepr & Piro, Albert Park Place, Bristol, March 2015
Sepr & Piro, Albert Park Place, Bristol, March 2015

This is an absolutely outstanding piece by Sepr and Piro. I have written on many occasions about Sepr and his wonderful work, indeed his work previously adorned this wall. Piro is a bit of a mystery to me, and I am having to do a little more digging around.

Sepr & Piro, Albert Park Place, Bristol, March 2015
Sepr & Piro, Albert Park Place, Bristol, March 2015

Together this collaboration is almost perfect. The colours are amazing and the balance between the characters and the burner works really well.

Sepr & Piro, Albert Park Place, Bristol, March 2015
Sepr & Piro, Albert Park Place, Bristol, March 2015

The piece is relatively recent, I believe it was sprayed in early march, and it retains its freshness.

Sepr & Piro, Albert Park Place, Bristol, March 2015
Sepr & Piro, Albert Park Place, Bristol, March 2015

I absolutely love this work and I also love the location, it has a small footfall…this is a work of love.

9/10

160. Stokes Croft, The Art House

Hardly a day goes by when I don’t stop to take a quick look at this familiar and wonderful piece. It is a constant when all around it is in continual flux.

Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015

‘Dandy Lion’ is a private commission, presumably for the householder,  and has commanded great respect from the tagging community over the years; it remains unscathed.

Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015

Both the lion and the mouse are delightful. You can see the care and preparation that went into the work on the Lucas Antics website.

8/10

159. Jamaica Street (2)

On the practice wall outside the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft, is a very different piece by Mr Sle7en from the one featured a couple of days ago.

Mr Sle7en, Jamaica Street, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Sle7en, Jamaica Street, Bristol, January 2016

This time a humorous piece, somewhat critical of middle-class activists and people, well…a bit like me I suppose. Ouch! It is very funny, and I love the bourbon biscuit. Lots of nice Bristol references, and some more Buzz tributes just to the right of the picture.

7/10