Ione, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

1877. Upfest 2018 (96)

I think that this was my favourite wall of Upfest 2018. Situated just off Dean Lane and on the margins of the Upfest main drag this new wall played host to four or five astonishing pieces, including my favourite piece of the festival by Kowse One. This magnificent and rather different piece is by Ione from Tenerife, which is interesting, because it shares the same understated tones used by Feoflip, a fellow Canary Islander, who came to Bristol in 2016 for Upfest and sprayed many pieces all around the city.

Ione, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Ione, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

I rate this piece very highly in part because it is so unusual. It seems to borrow heavily from the Cubist and Surrealist genres and there are elements that remind me of Picasso and Miro. The figure also makes me think of Mary Poppins, but that might just be me. Subtle and interesting, I love this piece and love the wall.




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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.

4 thoughts on “1877. Upfest 2018 (96)”

  1. Love this piece and this guys work. I met him at a festival called Gargar about an hour out of Barcelona. He did a slightly larger piece there but the same style, really surreal but very interesting. One of those pieces where you find something new every time you look at it.

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