Kosc, Smak and Sled One, Picton Lane, Bristol, January 2021

3468. Picton Lane

There is little more I can say about this piece other than it is utterly outstanding. Of course, I can’t leave it like that, so I’ll give you a bit more background. I am guessing it is a commission, because it is on a business wall, but what a commission. The artists are Smak, Sled One and Kosc, and they have smashed this wall out of sight. The only downside is that it is an absolute beast to photograph on account of being in a narrow lane and on a curved wall.

Kosc, Picton Lane, Bristol, January 2021
Kosc, Picton Lane, Bristol, January 2021

From left to right the artists are Kosc, Smak (SM), Sled One and Smak (AK) and they have used a wonderful combination of black red and grey colours. Decay of old would be in his element. Kosc has painted an amazing photorealistic portrait with a bit of a glitch in it and has spelled out his name. This is simply magnificent. On its own this one third of the piece would be worth the trip.

Kosc, Smak and Sled One, Picton Lane, Bristol, January 2021
Kosc, Smak and Sled One, Picton Lane, Bristol, January 2021
Smak, Picton Lane, Bristol, January 2021
Smak, Picton Lane, Bristol, January 2021

Smak has spread his letters either side of the Sled One piece with the SM sandwiched between Kosc and Sled, with the AK rounding off the piece on the right-hand side. As you would expect from Smak, the letters are flawless and the design simply brilliant.

Sled One, Picton Lane, Bristol, January 2021
Sled One, Picton Lane, Bristol, January 2021

Taking up centre stage in this three-way collaboration is a celebration of the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood. Sled One is the king of crazy creativity, and here the wolf is chewing on a spray can, which is squirting paint on one of two ladybirds in the piece. Look closely at the picnic basket, and you might just see a hint that the wolf hasn’t gobbled our heroine up but has instead squished her into the basket.

This is a glorious collaboration from three of Bristol’s best street artists. get yourslf down there.

Sled One and Smak, Picton Lane, Bristol, January 2021
Sled One and Smak, Picton Lane, Bristol, January 2021

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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.

8 thoughts on “3468. Picton Lane”

      1. That’s a funny one as it wasn’t there when I first saw the new collab, or it may have been covered up, but it doesn’t look finished yet it also looks like it has quite a bit of age to it . . .

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