Beastie and Decay, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017

862. Greville Road (6)

A rather poor featured image picture of a rather unusual collaboration by Beastie and Decay. This is not the first time these two have collaborated – or rather shared a wall – and I posted this Raleigh Road piece a few weeks back. The picture is poor, because I took it on a bright day with the sun behind the wall…never a good idea.

Beastie, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017
Beastie, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017

This shared wall – I use this expression rather than collaboration, because the two works were painted at the same time, but there is little read-across between the two, each having its own distinct style.

Beastie, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017
Beastie, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017

On the left is an unusual piece by Beastie featuring what I would describe as a fictional bird (I might be wrong here) near a small woodland and pond. I don’t know if it is symbolic or representative, but it is a rather pretty bird. I love it when artists incorporate the street furniture, in this case a litter bin, into their works.

Decay, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017

On the right, is a nice piece by Decay. His work, arguably, is the most distinctive in Bristol. There is absolutely no way that it could be confused with anyone else. The abstract symmetry and concentric bands of reds, greys, whites and blacks have Decay written all over them. Really good drips here too.

Decay, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017

Overall this is a lovely shared wall, but it will be here only for a fleeting moment as  we approach Upfest at the end of the month, and this wall is a popular one for the festival.

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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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