Gnasher, Paint festival 2018, Cheltenham, September 2019

2467. Cheltenham 2018 (3)

As I mentioned in a previous Cheltenham post, this was my frist visit to the town’s paint festival and I was luck enough not only to see some of the incredible pieces from this year, but also some of the permanant walls from last year too. This was one of those wallsb with an iconic piece by London- based artist Gnasher.

Gnasher, Paint festival 2018, Cheltenham, September 2019
Gnasher, Paint festival 2018, Cheltenham, September 2019

I have a soft spot for chameleons because we have one in the family called George, who although he belongs to my daughter, might as well be mine given that I feed him, clean him out etc etc. He is a Panther Chameleon, the same as the one in the Gnasher piece… (note to self – take a picture of George posing on a spray can).

Gnasher, Paint festival 2018, Cheltenham, September 2019
Gnasher, Paint festival 2018, Cheltenham, September 2019

Gnasher is an extraordinary artist who uses a photorealistic style and knocks out some absolutely stunning work. I like the way this piece has a spectrum of colour starting with greyscale on the left shifting to full colour on the right – perhaps the influence of the chameleon.

The great thing about Chelteham is that there isn’t much of a culture of tagging, so pieces like this have remained untouched for a year.

Gnasher, Stucley Place, London, November 2017
Gnasher, Stucley Place, London, November 2017
Gnasher, Leake Street, London, 4 July 2016
Gnasher, Leake Street, London, 4 July 2016

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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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