I am including this piece, in spite of the fact that it has been around forever, because I have only rarely seen it, when I am in this part of town and the shutters are down. It is by DNT, who normally reserves his talents for the Stokes Croft area.
The shutter piece is situated on Nelson Street at the oriental supermarket, and has a western-oriental flavour to it. The cherry blossoms, characteristic of the Far East, fringe a portrait of a girl, almost geisha like but with western eyes.
I like this piece, especially as it is quite different from the kind of stuff I’m used to seeing by DNT. Worth waiting for.
This is not a new piece by Shab, it has been here for months, but it replaces a piece by him that was here before and which I posted in February 2017. It would seem that Shab has the permission of the owners to claim this spot as his own.
I never tire of the abstract form that Shab brings to his work, enjoy the anatomical references he makes in his work, which recently has been the inclusion of an eye. In this piece he includes another eye and also the eye scokets and nasal cavity of a skull.
This is an interesting piece and slightly off the beaten track. One for the locals.
On a trip to Camden Town in November 2017 I took a very long stroll around the area part of which took in this backstreet where market sellers parked up their vans. This being Camden Town I guess it should have come as no surprise that the vans would have been finely decorated by London street artists.
This van played host to Himbad and Dotmaster whose collaboration works beautifully as Dotmaster’s stencilled children pull back covers to reveal a cutely frightening Himbad monster and host of monster eyes. I really love this piece and would love to see both of these artists make a trip to Bristol. One day maybe.
This is a really unusual piece, especially for the M32 roundabout, but it has managed to stand the test of time very well. It is by an artist called Artezes (Cesar perales). I cannot find out much about the artist except that he visited Bristol in August 2017 and left a couple of lovely pieces of which this is one.
I would describe this piece as fine art street art – it feels as though the artist has had a classical training and then taken to the streets…only a feeling. Another artist who has done this is Bristol’s very own Tom Miller.
The subject for this piece is really interesting, and the hot cup of coffee has something magical about it, drawing the eye up towards the purple steam. This is a wonderful work by an irritatingly obscure artist.
I walk past this alley way most days, but it was not until recently that I learned that it was the centre of the Bristol drugs trade and after dark a dangerous and depraved place. I have been walking the alley for a couple of years, taking pictures, and although it was rather grubby, I never realised the extent of the drug dealing that was happening there.
Thankfully it has been cleaned up a bit, but the wonderful graffiti continues. This piece is by DNT who actually runs the Matchbox Gallery on the other side of Stokes Croft. It is an interesting piece because I have seen it replicated in other spots. I don’t know the background to it, but it is a bright and colourful piece that actually reminds me of the 1980s – I don’t expect to be thanked for that. Nice work from DNT.