Object..., Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2018

1428. Stokes Croft

Right next door to the huge Alex Lucas mural in Stokes Croft is this interesting recent shutter piece by Object… . This is a commission piece from TLD cycles and helps us to understand the boundaries between commissions and free street art.

Object..., Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2018
Object…, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2018

Object… is no stranger to this blog, and much of his work is highly political and outspoken. He is also an artist who needs to make money, just like the rest of us, and producing work like this is how he does it. What I really like about this piece is that is is a really nice rendition of a bicycle gear block which carries the strong signature stule of the artist. The shop could easily have commissioned some sterile corporate artwork, but instead chose a local artist. The shopfront as a result really fits in with the area.

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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.

2 thoughts on “1428. Stokes Croft”

  1. Great to see this in other cities. I’m sure you saw this a ridiculous amount when you were in Barcelona. I love to see the shops work with the artists as opposed to against each other.

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    1. Yes I took a lot of pictures of commissioned shutters in Barcelona. I particularly like it when ‘illegal’ artists do this, it always fees a bit more edgy, even if it is paid for work.

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