ISRA, Stokes Croft, Bristol, August 2017

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.

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scooj

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.

8 thoughts on “979. Stokes Croft, the Carriageworks (28)”

  1. Gentrification isn’t all bad, but what gets in my craw (aside from pricing out people who have lived there , in some cases for decades) is those people who say they’re moving into the neighborhood because they love the quirky or edgy ambiance of the place and then promptly change everything (local cafes disappear while Starbucks moves in, etc) to look like the suburbs they have come from.

    I do love the “modest and low key” colors of this one. It doesn’t scream at the passerby, but is striking all the same.

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  2. I have a photo of the artist working on this piece, albeit the back of his head. It is a work in progress with him holding the original artwork he is emulating.

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