Hemper, M32 roundabout, Bristol, April 2021

3640. M32 roundabout J3 (312)

I was lucky enough to run into Hemper as he was painting this humorous piece on the M32 roundabout. It was a rather overcast day and I had the dog with me for company. Hemper stopped for a chat, and I learned a little bit more about him and his work. He is a real gentleman and was more than happy to make time.

Hemper, M32 roundabout, Bristol, April 2021
Hemper, M32 roundabout, Bristol, April 2021

The piece itself is a bit of a departure for this prolific street artist because of the inclusion of two characters. What was interesting was that Hemper, well known for freestyling his work was using pictures on his phone to get the characters right. Some may have spotted that they are Mark Zuckerberg on the left and Jeff Bezos on the right – great to see caricatures of two of the wealthiest people on the planet dissing each other’s businesses.

Hemper, M32 roundabout, Bristol, April 2021
Hemper, M32 roundabout, Bristol, April 2021

In between the two characters Hemper has written SERFS, no need for any picture prompts here and the whole thing is painted in front of a backdrop of gold coins, lovely gold coins. Yet another Hemper stunner.

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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.

6 thoughts on “3640. M32 roundabout J3 (312)”

      1. It’s actually ‘SERFS UP’ which I believe is a play on words

        Peasants were the poorest people in the medieval era and lived primarily in the country or small villages. Serfs were the poorest of the peasant class, and were a type of slave. Lords owned the serfs who lived on their lands. In addition, serfs were expected to work the farms for the lord and pay rent.

        So SERFS UP I see as a kind of uprising of the lowest classes against the oppressive rule of this Govt, the media and real powers that be . . .

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