The Thomas Brothers, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

487. Upfest 2016 (61)

I knew nothing of the Thomas Brothers before Upfest where I saw this dazzling piece. The British brothers work together and bring in elements of 80s childhood experiences into their work, such as cartoons and Japanese toys, and create their contemporary works using these influences.

The Thomas Brothers, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
The Thomas Brothers, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Looking at this piece, I can really feel the 80s screaming out at me. The style they use, they call collaborative layering, and there is more explanation of this on their website. I would describe the whole effect as 80s pop art for the 10s. Hmmmm.

The Thomas Brothers, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
The Thomas Brothers, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
I will be keeping a sharp eye out for these two in future, as I like their work and it ticks a lot of my own ‘looking back’ boxes.

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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.

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