The Thomas Brothers, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

1874. Upfest 2018 (93)

I first encountered the work of The Thomas Brothers at Upfest 2016 where they produced this wonderful work in North Street. Their style is highly distinct and recognisable, pulling together a kind of 1980s meets pop art flavour full of colour and dazzle.

The Thomas Brothers, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
The Thomas Brothers, Upfest, Bristol, July 201818

This piece can still be found in the Tobacco Factory car park and is well worth a look. It is particularly gratifying to have pictures of the work in progress as it gives an insight into how the brothers construct their work.

The Thomas Brothers, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
The Thomas Brothers, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

Backgrounds are laid down first, which are then over-painted with stencil work, marking out the finer detail of the piece, such as the writing and the features on the woman’s face. The final touches are added to create the completed collaboration which is vibrant and assertive.

The Thomas Brothers, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
The Thomas Brothers, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

I like the way these guys work and am pleased that they visited again in 2018.

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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.

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