Jee See, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

1687. Upfest 2018 (27)

Many of you will now that I am a big fan of the work of Jee See (Goshiku Chavu) and have featured his work many times on this blog. It is not only his raw and passionate artwork that I like but the honesty and integrity of the artist himself, and the rich life experiences he has had. His journey into street art has been an interesting one and it is probably all the better for it.

Jee See, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Jee See, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

For Upfest Jee See produced this rather haunting piece ‘escape airstrip one – 1984 is not fiction’ – a politically charged piece. I have just noticed a rather annoying balloon string hanging right across the photograph, obscuring it a little. Grrr. At the base of the hooded character Jee See offers his trademark ‘seismic’ tag, always a winner in my book. My only regret about this piece is that by the time I got to it, he had left North Street Green and I didn’t get a chance to hook up with him. Maybe another time.

Jee See, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Jee See, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

2 thoughts on “1687. Upfest 2018 (27)”

  1. Thanks once again Scooj. I quite like the balloon string……makes it look like a crack in the piece. I rocked up at this spot, not knowing if I was going to be painting there or not, the friendly hi-viz guy said I could as there was a board “that nobody wanted to paint on” because of the invading branches of a nearby tree. As luck would have it, it was right next door to where my good friend Annika Pixie was painting which was a bonus. Shame I missed ya Scooj although to be fair I was only there for about an hour and a half 🙂

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