Decay, Upper York Street, Bristol, April 2020

2868. Upper York Street (20)

A whole block of buildings bar one house on Upper York Street has been demolished and the site is being developed. While this meant that some great graff walls disappeared, they have been temporarily replaced with hoardings. A week or two back some Bristol artists hit the hoardings and this piece from Decay was painted then.

Decay, Upper York Street, Bristol, April 2020
Decay, Upper York Street, Bristol, April 2020

This is a really nice piece from Decay in which he has adopted a slightly different typeface design from the one we are used to seeing. The red line outline provides a nice 3D effect and the painted drips (as opposed to drippy drips) are a nice touch.

This wall is not easy to photograph due to the big sky above it, and afternoons are very tricky indeed – I have been foolish enough to walk down there on three sunny afternoons! This might explain the slightly washed-out look in these pictures.

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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.

9 thoughts on “2868. Upper York Street (20)”

  1. I can’t wait for the next opportunity to ‘do’ Bristol again. I was actually booked to go to London yesterday so was really disappointed in having to cancel that one. I had planned to ‘do’ Shoreditch & Brick Lane. Never mind eh


  2. Noticed two things: there is a bunny figure in the “D” with some writing. Do you know what it says? In the “E” at the bottom there is a little chunk take out–a heart? The artists are putting in lots of nice little touches now.

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