Andy Council, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2022

4333. M32 roundabout J3 (400)

It is fitting that the 400th piece I have posted from the M32 roundabout should be by one of Bristol’s most established and respected artists, Andy Council. This is a superb piece that was part of a collaborative effort alongside Hemper.

Andy Council, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2022
Andy Council, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2022

Andy Council’s work is easily identifiable by its composition. His creations usually feature an animal that is made up of component parts; he used to paint small buildings and architecture, but these days he uses ‘blocks’ threaded together, almost like a child’s toy. He manages to turn a 3D concept into a completely credible piece of wall art – amazing really. This beast looks a little bit like something from a horror film. Always good to see Andy Council’s imaginative work.

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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.

5 thoughts on “4333. M32 roundabout J3 (400)”

  1. Before I started following your blogs Stephen, I hardly knew the difference between tags, graffiti and wall art, and even though I still disapprove of the desecration of buildings by people who add nothing much to enhance most people’s idea of a civilized lifestyle (even if they don’t have one of their own), you’ve introduced me to work from people like Andy Council – and this is another great piece of artwork from him. Thanks for giving us an insight into a world that many people don’t want to see.

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    1. It is a fine balance, and the ‘edge’ that upsets people is also central to the form. It is difficult to appreciate something that annoys or irritates. This discomfort is part of the journey for artists and observers alike.

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  2. It’s a tiger with the word CAGE in the ribcage and was painted to mark the very untimely passing of Richard Shipley (Art) who was also known by his graff writer’s name Cage One . . .

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