Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017

695. The Bearpit (51)

This is a remarkable and really well sprayed piece on one of the stairways of The Bearpit by Deamze. Quite often Deamze will write his name or some other word and incorporate a cartoon character. This time he has really gone to town, and been a little political too (which of course I love).

Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017

His chosen characters, Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx are from the famous British comic strip the Beano. Deamze has recreated these with absolute perfection.

Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017

The whole piece spells out ‘exist resist’ and carries the taglines ‘question authority’ and ‘Government is theft’. I have a feeling that the unending austerity, pressure on schools and the health service, compounded by the significant economic impacts that leaving the EU will impose, will lead to a great deal of protest in this country in the coming years. I hope future protests will be as peaceful and colourful as this.

Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017

I cannot say enough good things about this piece. The location is also well thought out, to be able to accommodate the long words but also with a footfall of predominantly sympathetic eyes passing it every day.

Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017

It is work like this that makes my pleasure a pleasure.

 

 

 

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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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