Zase, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, September 2018

1752. Newfoundland Road

I found this by complete accident. I was driving around town and decided to make a quick trip over to the M32 roundabout to see if there was anything new to photograph there, but on the way I passed this building and caught sight of the bright colours in my peripheral vision. Thank heavens for peripheral vision…eh?

Zase, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, September 2018
Zase, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, September 2018

The piece, on a newly redeveloped site is by Zase and has really made a statement for this otherwise utterly unremarkable building. I often wonder to myself whether great murals add to the value of a property or detract from it. I know my own personal view, but would love to know the view of buyers and sellers of property.

Zase, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, September 2018
Zase, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, September 2018

I’m not sure what the brief was for this mural, but he has incorporated portraits of ordinary people, perhaps reflecting the diversity of the surrounding area. As always he has incorporated his 3D ZASE, which is something of a hallmark on his murals.

Zase, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, September 2018
Zase, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, September 2018

If you can be bothered, it is well worth going onto Google maps and streetview to see what a fantastic improvement has been made to this building by the refurb and the mural togather. This is almost like gentrification but maintaining the spirit of the community, and I am all for it (provided the resulting apartments/offices are truly affordable).

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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.

7 thoughts on “1752. Newfoundland Road”

  1. Given 2 properties, one with a great mural like that, and one without, my instinct would be to choose the one with the mural even if it were a bit more expensive. The logical part of my brain is thinking about protection and preservation of the mural and the expenses of that going forward but the emotional parts all say “ooohhhh, cooool”!

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  2. It is very bright and eye-catching and I think does improve the building. It’s hard to see if he has painted directly onto the bricks or if it is some sort of board, as it appears to be in your second photo with the dark pink triangle bottom right.
    I also find it interesting that my eye fills in the ‘blanks’ of the diagonal lines going through the windows.

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