1932. Shoreditch, London (12)

I have seen so much of his work on the Interweb, but I think this is the first piece by C215 that I have seen in the flesh. I don’t think it is a particularly new piece, but being only an occasional visitor to Shoreditch, it is new to me.

C215, Shoreditch, London, November, 2018
C215, Shoreditch, London, November, 2018

There is so much to like about his work, with the simple lines and scatter of colours combining to give an astonishingly clear portrait. The style has some similarities with the work of Dzia, where the constituent elements combine magnificently to create a perfect whole. Love this piece.

1931. Shoreditch, London (11)

This is the first of several more Shoreditch pieces from my visit there back in November to see the old year out and the new one in. What joy to spot this trio of Madonna stencils by the flamboyant and vibrant Pegasus, whose work has appeared in Natural Adventures a few times over the last four years.

Pegasus, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Pegasus, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

These images capture Madonna beautifully, in what looks like her Desperately Seeking Susan period, sporting crosses on her ears and large quantities of bangles. It is interesting to note that in the two right hand side stencils, there are extra squares obscuring part of the piece, this in addition to the colour changes leaves us with three different stencils together. Lovely piece.

1930. Wilder Street (25)

In my view, Sled One is the most inventive and creative artist working on the streets of Bristol at the moment, and this piece is an absolute master class. Sandwiched between writing from SMAK and Ments, this character piece acts as a focal point for this curated wall.

Sled One, Wilder Street, Bristol, December 2018 Sled One, Wilder Street, Bristol, December 2018

Many of Sled One’s pieces feature cat and mouse antics, and this one is a great example. The cat, a Samurai cat, is wearing a most glorious helmet onto which a mouse is clinging for dear life. I don’t know what it all means, but it is a visual marvel and so beautifully painted.

Smak, Sled One and Ments, Wilder Street, Bristol, December 2018 Smak, Sled One and Ments, Wilder Street, Bristol, December 2018

I love seeing Sled One’s work, but sadly it seems to be quite a rare occurrence these days. So, so good.

1929. St Werburghs tunnel (57)

Another stunner from the re-vitalised Mr Klue, who is on a real roll at the moment. This one was at the farm end of the tunnel, which, from a photographic point of view is preferable to pieces in the middle.

Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2018

The colours of this piece work nicely with the smoky texture of the patterns. If I work really hard I can see the letters KLUE, but this might be wishful thinking in overdrive. Yet another eye-catching and lovely piece from Klue Wone.