waiting for a takeaway;
waiting for a takeaway;
I love the high-end quality of the work produced by Zase and Dekor. Always highly designed and thought out, their pieces always contain a story picture and a wildstyle ‘Zase’. This magnificent wall sprayed for Upfest is no exception.
It reminds me a little of a piece they did at Deaners a short while before Upfest, which might have been a fun practise run.
Dekor was rather quiet and focussed at Upfest, but Zase was happy to have a good chat while he was working. I asked whether he would be happy to do an interview for my blog, which he agreed to do, but of course I haven’t got round to it yet. Watch this space.
There is something very clean about their work, and the stories contained in them really play a large part. Zase produces these amazing 3D wildstyle writing which are a little like puzzles to unravel, but once you get your eye in are really pleasing.
They workm on a lot of commissions, which is why it is so good to see them at Upfest, and at Deaners during July.
Well here is another weekly dose of Laic217. This piece is from a short while back and can be found at the city farm end of the St Werburghs tunnel, although turnover there is so rapid that it might have gone by now.
This piece bears some resemblance to his larger work in the Dean Lane skate park, and has something of the grotesque about it. Drug culture seems to play a large part in Laic217’s pieces and it looks like this pink individual is smoking weed. Not the most beautiful piece you will see, but all part of the broad and imaginative portfolio of this artist.
These arrogant fools
have sold us down the river;
hold on to your hat.
Sometimes collaborations really work well, and this beauty between Decay and John D’oh is quite a beauty. Half way along North Street, I first saw it during Upfest (it was a weekend and the shutters were down) although I don’t think it was sprayed for the festival.
It is a striking shutter piece and John D’oh’s stencil is rather special. I am not sure who it is of, but it works so well with the colours favoured by Decay. For me this is a special Bristol piece to be treasured.
Here is a great piece of precision wildstyle from local Bedminster graffiti artist, Dibz. All of his works have this characteristic jagged look, and ere always lovely and clean.
I don’t see his work on the streets too often, but he has a fine black book from which photographs are frequently posted on his Instagram feed. Always nice to see one of his sharp pieces up close though.
Day off work today
I’m overwhelmed with options;
Small lesion on head
anxiety and Google
tell me it’s cancer.
I know that there are a great many Bristol street/graffiti artists that are not yet on my radar, which seems mad after two years of writing about them. The main reason is that some don’t sign their work and or have no social media footprint and are really hard to track down, so I see their work, but don’t know who they are.
This is a great 3D piece by Lokey, an artist I had heard of, but whose work I had not knowingly seen. I now find I have photographed some of his work before. There is something pleasing about this piece, it is very easy on the eye, and the fillers around the lettering add a nice touch. I will be on the look out for more.
Dodging the bullets
intended to hurt, not kill.
It’s time for a truce.