306. Raleigh Road (2)

This is a really fun piece by the great Bristol artist Angus, who is becoming more prominent on the scene. He tends to concentrate his works in the centre and south of Bristol, and this piece is in Raleigh Road, just off North Street, at the Tobacco Factory. Cosmic Traveller did a lovely piece not so long ago about Stewy and Angus working together at this same spot.

Angus, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2016
Angus, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2016

I like the title of the piece, ‘lazy art’ but I suspect it is anything but. It is fun to see how others have contributed to the piece, adding to the fun. I have several other Angus pieces in my folders and need to get on with publishing them. His work pretty much always brings a smile to my face. Looking forward to seeing him at Upfest.

Gove

 

Dishonourable

backstabbing narcissism;

an embarrassment.

 

by Scooj

 

Still angry and ashamed at the way British politics is playing out. See this haiku I wrote on the subject almost a year ago.

305. Gathorne Road

 

UPDATE: Inkie informs me via Twitter that this piece is going nowhere and will remain in place after Upfest, which is great news.

This wonderful Inkie is enjoying the last days of the Raj. It was created for Upfest 2015, and will in all likelihood give way to another piece at the 2016 festival in July.

Inkie, Gathorne Road, Bristol, June 2016
Inkie, Gathorne Road, Bristol, June 2016

‘Best thing since sliced bread’ is a wonderful piece by Inkie, incorporating his large block writing, and the styalised girl with flowing hair. Interestingly the girl is in three quarter profile, rather than the silhouetted profile that is more common in his works.

Inkie, Gathorne Road, Bristol, June 2016
Inkie, Gathorne Road, Bristol, June 2016

On the wall of a bakery, this uplifting work fits so perfectly in this quiet street, immediately off North Street. I wonder what will replace it.

304. Brusnwick Square hoardings (2)

I have been keeping my powder dry on this one for a long time now. I’m not too sure why. I think it might be because it is another one of my favourite collaborations in Bristol, by three of my favourite street artists: Sepr, Deamze and 3Dom. I like to have this one sitting in my pending file, reminding me just how good some of this stuff is. Today I am setting the pieces free and moving on. Liberation.

Sepr, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
Sepr, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
Sepr, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
Sepr, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016

The left hand side of the triptych is by Sepr and shows a man driving a wheeled vehicle, incorporating the next part of the collaboration. Once more he uses his simple colour scheme that seems to bring out the detail in the character’s face. There is a great sense of movement.

Deamze, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
Deamze, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
Deamze, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
Deamze, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016

The middle section is a wildstyle piece by Deamze, incorporating all the elements that make his writing so recognisable. Just to make it extra easy he even signs it for us. The flow of colour continues from left to right and into the third part of the collaboration.

3Dom, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016

The right hand side of the project is by 3Dom. This is a brilliant cartoon dreamlike character – a dark round ball with face and teeth and everything – riding on a chopper bicycle at speed towards the other pieces. The dust clouds are beautifully done.

3Dom, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016

The three pieces together tell a story, although unfortunately I’m not sure what the plot line is. I really must collar these guys and interview them sometime. Maybe Upfest will be an opportunity to meet and interview a few artists. We’ll see.