Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019

2344. M32 roundabout J3 (153)


Several of the posts I have written over the last few days have featured artists I haven’t encountered before, which I guess is a testament to Bristol City as a centre for urban art in the UK. Recruitment into the Bristol scene is far greater than the loss  and so we have a growing community of artists, which keeps people like me ultra-busy. I guess it also indicates that street/graffiti art is becoming more mainstream. I hope that this doesn’t mean it becomes too ‘corporate’ and safe, because one of the attractive things about it is the edge. Actually another great thing about street art is that it encompasses so many styles, techniques and approaches in a way that other genres don’t.

Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019
Morny, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019

So what to make of this piece by Morny? Personally I love it, the vibrancy and naive style really work for me, and having looked through the artist’s Instagram feed, it looks like vehicles are a favoured theme. I keep looking at this and whichever way I do so it seems to make me smile every time. I am not sure where Morny is from but an itinerant lifestyle seems to be on the cards, so this might be a bit of a fleeting visit to Bristol, we’ll have to wait and see.

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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.

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