Last hope

 

Am I wrong to pray

for divine intervention

preventing Brexit?

 

by Scooj

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2512. Cheltenham 2018 (6)

I have been aware of Mr Wigz for a long time, ever since I saw a collaboration he painted with SPZero76 in Gloucester Road back in 2016, but I have seen little of his work since. Finding this enormous piece in Cheltenham, which was painted for the 2018 Paint Festival, was both a surprise and pleasure.

Mr Wigz, Paint Festival 2018, Cheltenham, September 2019
Mr Wigz, Paint Festival 2018, Cheltenham, September 2019

I was fortunate enough to spot him at this year’s festival and chatted with him for a little while as he was finishing off his piece (to follow). This fantasy piece though is quite magnificent and uses the wall to great effect creating a window into another world, or reflection of our own (in better times). There is a depth to the piece and plenty to look at and think about. There is something about the subject matter that reminds me a little of the work of Xenz. It is a fine piece indeed and how lucky we are that the Cheltenham Paint Festival organisers are trying to keep the walls from previous festivals intact.

2511. Dean Lane skate park (255)

An absolutely gorgeous collaboration from Kash and Flava136 on the large wall at Dean Lane skate park. Although I have not posted anything by either artist on Natural Adventures before, I have been an admirer of the work of Flava136 for a while.

Kash, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Kash, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019

Kash is an artist I have not come across before or at least I have I have done so unknowingly (have to check those archives again). I have taken a look at Kash’s Instagram account, which is private, but the avatar image is taken from this piece, so its obviously something the artist is proud of. The writing is in a 3D style and resembles slightly a mash up of Dibz and Lokey in my mind at least.

Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Flava136, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019

The brilliant character in a spaceship is the work of Flava136, and although this is the first time I have posted his work here it is most certainly not the last. There is something really easy on the eye about his tone and colours, but it is his character that brings the piece alive.

2510. Dean Lane skate park (254)

I have always liked Ugar’s work which he consistently turns out to a high standard. I remember that I first saw his work in The Bearpit (RIP) as part of a collaboration with Kid Crayon in which he painted a dog, I think. Nearly everything else I have seen from him since has been graffiti writing. I’d love to see him do some character pieces again.

Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019

This is a nicely thought out piece that is largely contained in an orange backdrop, but is itself quite plain. Somehow the whole thing comes together well though. One of the things I like abut Ugar is that his letters are rarely uniform and so his writing often takes on quite an organic appearance. Can’t believe I have only met him once.

2509. Hillgrove Street (8)

Right in the heart of the Stokes Croft area, on the crossing of Jamaica Street and Hillgrove Street is this amazing new bright and shiny abstract piece by Emma Jayne Holloway and e5 Creatives. Using techniques and angular shapes in the style of artists like Annatomix or Paul Monsters.

e5 Creatives and Emma Jayne Holloway, Hillgrove Street, Bristol, September 2019
e5 Creatives and Emma Jayne Holloway, Hillgrove Street, Bristol, September 2019

The whole thing, I think, but don’t know, was designed by Emma Jayne Holloway and has this extraordinary effect which makes it look like it is standing out from the wall. It is not only the geometric shapes that make this piece so special, but also the butterfly and heart on the gold-painted utility box which make the piece complete. It is great to see new names and extra great to see a business, in this case e5 Creatives, getting involved in brightening up our streets.