Pelmo, New Stadium Road, Bristol, June 2022

4515. New Stadium Road (40)

This is brilliant from Pelmo. A compound piece telling a wonderful story, but you have to keep your eyes open. I, and many others, missed the point of this piece, simply by breaking the first rule of looking at street art… Always, always look up! I thought the character in the feature image was the whole piece, a climber at the bottom of a rope – it was new, it was different, and it was by Pelmo, which was more than enough for me. However, I hadn’t looked up.

Pelmo, New Stadium Road, Bristol, June 2022
Pelmo, New Stadium Road, Bristol, June 2022

The whole piece has another climber at the top of the rope, hanging down from the top of the tunnel entrance. How on earth did I miss this? I only found out when Pelmo responded to a post on Instagram from another photographer who had also missed the top climber. D’oh!

Pelmo, New Stadium Road, Bristol, June 2022
Pelmo, New Stadium Road, Bristol, June 2022

When I spoke to Pelmo at Upfest he suggested that he might be trying a few more of these ‘compound’ pieces in the future, which would be wonderful if happens. Expect to see some more orange and red pieces coming from Pelmo, as he seems to be favouring these colours at the moment.

Pelmo, New Stadium Road, Bristol, June 2022
Pelmo, New Stadium Road, Bristol, June 2022

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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.

4 thoughts on “4515. New Stadium Road (40)”

      1. Waiting for hospital appointments is boring, and painful, and the ones I should be have had this week have been postponed for at least 12 weeks which doesn’t help matters . . .

        Went to see this piece today but only the top part was still there which was a shame, especially so seeing as what went over it was total shite . . .

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