Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021

3997. Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare

The artist needs no introduction, but for those of you not so familiar with some of the bigger names in street art, this is an incredible geisha piece by Dan Kitchener or Dank as he is sometimes known.

Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021

Everything about this piece is close to perfection. The location and wall, the proportions and of course the artwork. The parked car at the bottom left is the only blemish, and even that has little impact on the magnificence of the mural.

Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021

It seems that Dan Kitchener never stops. Every time I surf Instagram, he seems to have yet another new mural or canvass piece on the go, most of which are strongly themed with these Japanese street scenes, and for me have a touch of ‘Bladerunner’ about them.

Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021

To combine the geisha with the street scene is a clever shift, bringing together two elements that he loves to paint into one piece. The top half features a white-faced portrait of a geisha fully decked out with her amazing hair decorations and headdress.

Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021

Underneath the beautiful lady is a street scene, with neon signs and wet weather, of course, that Dan Kitchener captures so well and presents us with something full of bustle and atmosphere.

A brilliant piece and fabulous gift to the people of Weston-super-Mare.

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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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