Feoflip, Gloucester Road, Bristol, September 2016

709. Gloucester Road

Of all the artists to visit Bristol for Upfest 2016, Feoflip probably had the greatest overall impact on the city. Not only did he create a beautiful piece for the festival, but he produced a further seven or eight pieces dotted around the city, many of which are still there.

Feoflip, Gloucester Road, Bristol, September 2016
Feoflip, Gloucester Road, Bristol, September 2016

A truly talented artist and one who seems to know his own mind, he creates scenes that appear to be part mechanical and part organic, and his style appears to draw on artists such as Max Ernst and others of the period.

Feoflip, Gloucester Road, Bristol, September 2016
Feoflip, Gloucester Road, Bristol, September 2016

This piece appears to be a bulldog, but look carefully and it is created from an old boogie box, and the dog is wearing a sport helmet (American football?) The whole thing is quirky and peculiar. The piece is enhanced, in my view, by being sprayed in single grey tones on a blue background. One of the best pieces in Bristol at the moment.

Feoflip, Gloucester Road, Bristol, September 2016
Feoflip, Gloucester Road, Bristol, September 2016

His return for Upfest 2017 would be the best thing…I’ll keep my fingers and everything else crossed.

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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.

7 thoughts on “709. Gloucester Road”

  1. There is a lot going on in this piece–really great. Love all the references to what would appear to be things of the past–American football being one. I agree that the tones of color really help the piece be really good.

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    1. I have been saving this one up. He is an exceptional artist.

      I got really lucky yesterday while out at lunchtime taking pictures…I got to meet Copyright and Gemma Compton working on a piece in North Street. Such incredibly nice people.

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