1019. Upfest 2017 (52)

This work simply made me laugh. It is by the artist Pelmo, whose piece from Upfest 2016 passed me by, which is highly regrettable. I’m not entirely convinced that this was painted on the first two days of the festival, either that or I am losing my touch and missed it.

Pelmo, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Pelmo, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

I love the understated tones used for the piece and the story is there for all to see. It is a witty piece, which would appear to draw some influence from the Gary Larson cartoon style.

Pelmo, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Pelmo, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

About himself, the artist says this in the programme profile:

‘I love painting a good character, a dramatic expression or a body beaten into shape by a little too much life. I generate my ideas by sketching in pubs and paint mostly for fun with the occasional commission.’

Sounds like a good life to me.

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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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