Dan Kitchener

A gallery of outstanding murals from artist and street artist Dan Kitchener (DANK)

All photographs by Scooj

 

Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Dan Kitchener, Regent Street, Weston-super-Mare, September 2021
Dan Kitchener, North Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 2021
Dan Kitchener, North Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 2021
Dan Kitchener, North Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 2021
Dan Kitchener, North Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 2021
Dan Kitchener, North Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 2021
Dan Kitchener, North Street, Bristol, July 2021, Upfest 2021
Dan Kitchener, Easton, Bristol, May 2019
Dan Kitchener, Easton, Bristol, May 2019
Dan Kitchener, Easton, Bristol, May 2019
Dan Kitchener, Easton, Bristol, May 2019
Dan Kitchener, Easton, Bristol, May 2019
Dan Kitchener, Easton, Bristol, May 2019
Dan Kitchener, Brick Lane, London, April 2019
Dan Kitchener, Brick Lane, London, April 2019
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Dan Kitchener, Hanbury Street, London, September 2016
Dan Kitchener, Hanbury Street, London, September 2016
Dan Kitchener, Hanbury Street, London, September 2016
Dan Kitchener, Hanbury Street, London, September 2016
Dan Kitchener, Hartland Road, Camden Town, September 2016
Dan Kitchener, Hartland Road, Camden Town, September 2016
Dan Kitchener, Hartland Road, Camden Town, September 2016
Dan Kitchener, Hartland Road, Camden Town, September 2016
Dan Kitchener, Hartland Road, Camden Town, September 2016
Dan Kitchener, Hartland Road, Camden Town, September 2016
Dan Kitchener, Kentish Town Road, Camden, September 2016
Dan Kitchener, Kentish Town Road, Camden, September 2016
Dan Kitchener, Kentish Town Road, Camden, September 2016
Dan Kitchener, Kentish Town Road, Camden, September 2016
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Dan Kitchener, Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, August 2016
Dan Kitchener, Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, August 2016
Dan Kitchener, Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, August 2016
Dan Kitchener, Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, August 2016
Dan Kitchener, Church Road, Bristol, September 2015
Dan Kitchener, Church Road, Bristol, September 2015
Dan Kitchener, Church Road, Bristol, September 2015
Dan Kitchener, Church Road, Bristol, September 2015

4020. Cumberland Basin

Well this is a real beauty from alien specialist Nugmoose down in Cumberland Basin. All in black and embellished with bright colourful flowers, this five-eyed alien is difficult to ignore, and plays to all of Nugmoose’s quirky strengths.

Nugmoose, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, September 2021
Nugmoose, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, September 2021

Nothing lasts very long on this wall, so I was very pleased to get pictures of this one before it was painted over. No signature required from this artist, because his style and content is fairly recognisable, but just in case there is doubt, the alien script, in this instance on the character’s forehead, is a dead give away. An enjoyable piece from Nugmoose.

4019. Brunel Way (126)

There is a relatively new artist in town (at least he has been painting more frequently) who in a few short months has been making an impression with some lovely character/animal pieces. He is Tack Jucker (see what he did there with his name?) and made his debut on Natural Adventures with a monkey piece in Sparke Evans Park, a week or so back.

Tack Jucker, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2021
Tack Jucker, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2021

Here we have another monkey piece, and I managed to catch up with the artist and a friend while he was finishing this one off. He is friends with Nightwayss and that is rather apt as both appear to enjoy painting monkeys. This melting-face individual has smoke discharging from its eyes and seems to be more horror-based than natural history-based. It is a fine piece and one of several in the pipeline.

4018. Purdown HAA Battery (37)

Of all the newer artists in Bristol, I think I know the least about Skronius. Keeping a low profile seems to be the order of the day, or maybe our paths simply haven’t crossed yet. Skronius certainly favours this spot, and since I only visit about once every three weeks or so, the likelihood of meeting are pretty slim.

Skronius, Purdown Battery, Bristol, October 2021
Skronius, Purdown Battery, Bristol, October 2021

I would say that fantasy creatures and worlds are favoured by Skronius, and this dragon head is quite fabulous. His style really doesn’t look like spray-painting, and this piece in particular looks like it could be a watercolour. I think Skronius achieves this effect by laying down the character colours first and then adding in the detail with the black lines. However it is done, it is an unusual effect. I love the way it is signed in the smoke in the top left-hand corner.

4017. M32 roundabout J3 (354)

This is a very appealing colour selection for this fiery Pekoe piece on the M32 roundabout. Another interesting feature is that Pekoe has given us more than just a portrait, which is the norm with her work, and we have the top halfI  of the character.

Pekoe, M32 roundabout ,Bristol, October 2021
Pekoe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2021

I think that this might be an early Halloween piece, or it is simply a cheeky devil, either way it is nice to see, and I love the little winged orange emoji-type thing. Brace yourself for a season of Halloween pieces, which seem to be getting more and more popular every year.

Climate emergency

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Governments tell us

we need time to make changes

‘people aren’t ready’

meanwhile we see Rome burning

I sense a revolution

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by Scooj

  • I am sickened by governments around the world asserting that making rapid changes to our fossil fuel habits will not be accepted by businesses or people. Surely the point here is that they must lead us through this difficult time, making those difficult choices, and selling the long-term benefits to their citizens. Sadly they are still in the pockets of the fossil fuel industry and other big players for whom change is costly and inconvenient. History will remember them for the pathetic cowards they are. They are failing in their duty to protect citizens and our beautiful home, Planet Earth. Time to change this ‘old order’.

4016. Dean Lane skate park (434)

Life is full of nice surprises, and this was certainly one of them. Every once in a while, Xenz pays a visit to Bristol and leaves behind some exquisite artwork. I found this one on my ’rounds’ a week or two back and was extra pleased because I hadn’t seen in on social media, and it must have been pretty new.

Xenz, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2021
Xenz, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2021

Xenz specialises in creating fantasy pieces that portray those ‘sunlit uplands’ we hear so much about from our useless government. This piece of clever writing, spelling XENZ features classical buildings, statues and gardens perched on walls and hillsides, set in a pink, otherworldly landscape/cloudscape. Inspirational excellence from Xenz.

4015. M32 Spot (121)

This is a joyous celebration of Pirate Wall Art (PWA) by Soap, Face 1st and Nightwayss alongside the slip road off the M32 J2 roundabout. In this piece the three friends have combined to fill the space with icons and tags that they use in their work. It is almost like a giant doodle, and a concept these three are having some fun with at the moment.

Face 1st, Soap and Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, October 2021
Face 1st, Soap and Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, October 2021

There are so many little bits to this collaboration, and it is one of those true collaborations where all the artists have combined to make the whole. The faces are by Face 1st, the mouthy skulls are by Soap and the monkeys by Nightwayss. The only mystery is the blue-faced character with the crown, top left, which I think is by Soap.

Face 1st, Soap and Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, October 2021
Face 1st, Soap and Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, October 2021

A whole bundle of fun.