Face 1st, Dalrymple Road, Bristol, July 2019

2331. Dalrymple Road

This is indeed a special wall because there is not one, but two pieces by Face 1st painted I think at different times. I found these pieces on a walk of St Paul’s with Paul Harrison a couple of weeks ago.

Face 1st, Dalrymple Road, Bristol, July 2019
Face 1st, Dalrymple Road, Bristol, July 2019

Both of the murals demonstrate beautifully the way that Face 1st is developing his art and on the left are twins dressed up like Everton mints. These cheeky girls were painted first, and when I saw them on Instagram I couldn’t work out where they were… probably because I’ve never photographed this wall before.

Face 1st, Dalrymple Road, Bristol, July 2019
Face 1st, Dalrymple Road, Bristol, July 2019

It is the second piece that really captivates me though, where a girl is peering over her sun specs standing in front of some kind of structure (is it speakers?). Her flowing hair is unmistakably Face 1st, and the pattern on the dress a technique shared by fellow PWA member Soap.

Face 1st, Dalrymple Road, Bristol, July 2019
Face 1st, Dalrymple Road, Bristol, July 2019

There is something about the form of this young woman that I find incredibly compelling, but I just can’t quite put my finger on it. What a treat to find both of these pieces, and what fun watching Face 1st doing new stuff. I look forward to his next pieces.

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scooj

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.

One thought on “2331. Dalrymple Road”

  1. Both excellent pieces as you say and really good to see him changing things up
    I also think the second piece is the more compelling of the two and look forward to seeing more new work sometime soon . . .

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