Title, Upfest, Bristol, July2016

407. Upfest 2016 (40)

One of the most striking pieces at Upfest this year was this incredible portrait by Title. There is something about this work that simply draws you in to take a closer look.

Title, Upfest, Bristol, July2016
Title, Upfest, Bristol, July2016

Title, emerged from the hip hop and graffiti writing culture in Birmingham in the eighties before moving onto canvass work in the ’90s and studying ¬†computer graphics and digital art.

Title, Upfest, Bristol, July2016
Title, Upfest, Bristol, July2016

Thankfully, he has returned to the streets with enthusiasm and appears to be enjoying himself returning to his first passion. It is difficult not to be intrigued by this piece. The face seems to be that of a young man…there was a #Alfie on the image on his website, maybe it was him.

An aside – a great many pictures by street artists seem to feature spray cans – the tools of the trade – note to self…write a special on spray cans.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

2 thoughts on “407. Upfest 2016 (40)”

  1. This really is a powerful portrait – so much expression. I’m always intrigued at how street artists can use spray paint, which I don’t think as being that easy to use to create fine details, and yet the artists can create these kinds of nuance and detail.

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