Indescriminate

 

Prejudice is a

human concept based upon

interpretation.

 

by Scooj

This photograph was a bit of a fluke, but it made me very conscious of a black/white narrative, something I imagine the cattle were utterly unaware of.

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980. The Bearpit (86)

Object… has been busy in The Bearpit again, with a flurry of political pieces. This one cleverly uses the existing posters that were pasted to the wall as a colourful and contextual backdrop to his central piece.

Object..., The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017
Object…, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017

This is a really good piece, creative and imaginative, and always with an edge that we expect from Object… . The character is imprisoned in a circle and encouraged with the words ‘push past their walls’.

Object..., The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017
Object…, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017

There is a strong feeling of movement and momentum in this piece and it works really well for me, but it would, wouldn’t it?

979. Stokes Croft, the Carriageworks (28)

I hope that by posting this piece I will learn more about it from others who may know about it. I don’t recognise the artist, whose name appears to be ISRA, and no amount of Interweb searches have yeilded anything. What I can say is that this is a stunning piece with an extraordinary colour palette, modest and low key.

ISRA, Stokes Croft, Bristol, August 2017
ISRA, Stokes Croft, Bristol, August 2017

The protrait is quite incredible, and is complemented beautifully by the abstract colour pattern to its right. This is a rare piece from an unknown artist, but a work of real quality.

ISRA, Stokes Croft, Bristol, August 2017
ISRA, Stokes Croft, Bristol, August 2017

These arches at the Carriageworks are on borrowed time, as the building is due to be renovated and turned into flats that nobody from these parts will be able to afford, but wealthy landlords will snap up to make a tidy profit on. Perpetuating the housing crisis and buy-to-let economy which prices the poor out of affordable accomodation. Rant over.

ISRA, Stokes Croft, Bristol, August 2017
ISRA, Stokes Croft, Bristol, August 2017

I am determined to enjoy these fine pieces on these arches for as long as I am able. Gentrification happens everywhere and it is not all bad.

978. The Bearpit (85)

A theme used by many street artists is the depiction of a monster – I guess this is so that they can be creative and use their imagination as there is no template for a monster really.Another common theme is to seen a character using a spray can. This monster piece by NEVERGIVEUP in The Bearpit brings these themes nicely together.

NEVERGIVEUP, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017
NEVERGIVEUP, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017

NEVERGIVEUP is taking over the mantle of most prolific artist in Bristol and is varying his style, which started with his customary bunnies. He is a versatile and young artist and I’m sure will develop his styles over time. He is certainly fearless in spraying walls not previously sprayed, but is respectful of other’s work too.

NEVERGIVEUP, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017
NEVERGIVEUP, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017

The Bearpit has had a little bit of a renaissance since Upfest, and there are som decent works there, in amongst the throw ups and tagging.

977. Moon Street (35)

This is what graffiti art is all about – a slightly dodgy alley with a derelict store room where the door has given way. Here RIP has found the perfect spot to spray one of his ‘Dia de muertos’ stencils. I know I sound like a scratched record, but half of the art of graffiti art is the placement of the piece.

RIP, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2017
RIP, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2017

I’m not too sure when RIP did this piece, but I think it might have been during Upfest, so it falls neatly into the category of a little gift left behind after the festival. More from RIP to follow soon.