Deamze and Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017

637. Richmond Road (4)

I came across this wall quite by accident. I was looking for somewhere to park in the Montpelier area – a challenge in itself, so that I could investigate some garages which I had checked out on Streetview.

Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, January 2017
Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, January 2017

I noticed some scaffolding and early stages of spraying of a tribute to DJ Derek, more about him here and here. The first day I visited nobody was spraying – maybe they had gone home for the day, so I returned the following day.

Deamze, Richmond Road, Bristol, January 2017
Deamze, Richmond Road, Bristol, January 2017

This time two artists were working on the piece. Obviously I stopped for a quick chat – one was Sepr, I didn’t speak to the other, but it might have been Deamze. It was good to ask about the piece, and to meet Sepr, who is, like my daughter, the owner of a panther chameleon.

Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017
Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017

The piece is a really fitting tribute to the great, and very much missed, DJ Derek by two of the very best street artists in Bristol. And what a wall too. The right hand side of the collaboration, the protrait, is by Sepr and is quite unusual because most of his work is rather more cartoon-like and creative, let’s say.

Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017
Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017

The portrait is a good likeness to DJ Derek, and I am sure it will remain here for quite some time.

Deamze, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017
Deamze, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017

On the left hand side, we have some very recognisable writing from Deamze spelling out the words ‘One Love’ without any wildstyle disguise. I am guessing, but I don’t know that this might have been one of many catch phrases that DJ Derek was known for.

Deamze and Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017
Deamze and Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017

Everything about this tribute is good, the artists, the wall, the quiet location. It is great to honour important Bristol figures in this way.

 

 

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scooj

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 “637. Richmond Road (4)”

    1. It is a fine piece, and I expect it to have considerable longevity. Highly unlikely to be tagged. A panther chameleon is a beautifully colourful chameleon (lizard with independently moving eyes and a very long tongue for catching insects). Good pets and captive bred in the UK.

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