No contest

 

France – Argentina

or take down the trampoline;

easy decision.

 

by Scooj

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1568. Raleigh Road, Tobacco Factory (11)

I first became aware of Stephen Quick’s work only a few metres from this spot with his fabulous kiss between Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. To this day I am a big fan of his intricate stencils featuring contemporary stars and icons in familiar poses with a commentary twist.

Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2018
Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2018

This piece, a representation of the damage done to the reputation of Facebook in the light of recent scandals, brilliantly portrays the difficulties facing the company. I don’t know if it is intentional or not, but as if to rub salt into the wound, Quick has added his Twitter and Instagram account details at the bottom of the piece in the corporate colour of Facebook. Hah!

Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2018
Stephen Quick, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2018

It is not only the witty content of his work that I am attracted to but it is the brilliant technical approach to his multi-layered pieces that amazes. He posts a lot of videos and pictures of his pieces in production on his website, Splintered Studios, and I thoroughly recommend a visit. All good.

1567. North Street

There is a small wall on North Street that Stewy seems to have made his own. Back in July 2016 he had a fabulous stencil of the great musician Robert Wyatt on this wall, which was a particular favourite of mine, because I like his music.

Stewy, North Street, Bristol, June 2018
Stewy, North Street, Bristol, June 2018

This beautiful stencil, sprayed around the time of last year’s Upfest is a reproduction of a Bristol Pounds five pound note (yes we have our own currency here in Bristol) which depicts a number of Bristol heroes including Isembard Kingdom Brunel, DJ Derek and Robert Wyatt. To get a decent look at it you need to look at it sideways.

1566. St Werburghs tunnel (25)

In a lovely sunny spot at the southern end of the tunnel in St Werburghs, this recent character by Silent Hobo has come to join one of his previous youths. Silent Hobo has been busy on the streets again and his work seems to come in fits and starts.

Silent Hobo, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2018

The contemporary young woman is dressed in ripped jeans and yellow sneakers and her vest sports the word ‘legendary’. In all his works, Silent Hobo conveys enormous warmth and empathy for young people, but I feel that there is an element of sadness in his characters – maybe it is their closed eyes and slightly downcast demeanour.

Silent Hobo, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2018

Looking forward to posting a recent commission by Silent Hobo in Hotwell road fairly soon.

1565. Raleigh Road vector (24)

It has been a while since I last took a trip to Raleigh Road, and similarly I haven’t posted anything by Rusk for a while, so here is a piece by Rusk in Raleigh Road. The building work behind these hoardings is moving on at pace, so this spot is on borrowed time, but for the time being it still serves as a great gallery for Bristol artists.

Rusk, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2018
Rusk, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2018

I have always taken a liking to Rusk’s writing, largely because of his perfectionist approach and desire to turn out high quality work. This particular piece incorporates a horizontal colour gradation that he favours in much of his work, with a strong, bright white accent line running through the middle of the piece. The interlocking letters, decorations and colour palette work well together. Another fine piece from this gentle artist.

Mr Draws

A collection of street art by Mr Draws

All photographs taken by Scooj

Mr Draws, The Bearpit, July 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, July 2018
Mr Draws, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2018
Mr Draws, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2018
Mr Draws, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Mr Draws, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
NEVERGIVEUP and Mr Draws, Ashley Road, Bristol, January 2018
NEVERGIVEUP and Mr Draws, Ashley Road, Bristol, January 2018
Mr Draws, M32, Bristol, March 2018
Mr Draws, M32, Bristol, March 2018
Mr Draws, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2018
Mr Draws, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2018
Mr Draws, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, September 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, September 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017
Mr Draws, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2017
Mr Draws, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2016
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2016
Mr Draws, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Mr Draws, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Mr Draws, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Mr Draws, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Mr Draws, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Mr Draws, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Draws, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016
Mr Draws, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016