Asre, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2022

4946. Various locations

Asre, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2022
Asre, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2022

There was a period early last year, when it felt like every available space in multiple spots was being filled with a portrait mega-tag by Asre, aka Runaway Joey. These distinctive characters are based on the same central core elements, but they are ‘pimped’, so that each has a distinctive look and theme. This is a mini-gallery of pieces by Asre from April last year. At another point in time, I will have to do another of these galleries to sweep up a bunch of other Asre pieces in the first half of 2022.

Asre, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2022
Asre, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2022

This was a small piece in Jamaica Street that reflects the basic character template.

Asre, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2022
Asre, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2022

A Moon Street cheeky character wearing a red hat, beautifully picked out with the customary three layered thick border.

Asre, M32 Spot, Bristol, April 2022
Asre, M32 Spot, Bristol, April 2022

Asre shows his versatility with this quick column piece under the M32.

Asre, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2022
Asre, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2022

Rounding off this mini-gallery with a piece behind the fence in Dean Lane, this time the character is wearing a blue hat.

One of the curious things is that Asre’s prolific activity simply dropped off a cliff later in the year, so I guess there might have been a lifestyle change at some point. It would be nice to think that he will return to our streets in due course.

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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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