85. North Street, No. 74

This striking portrait was sprayed by N4T4 during the Upfest 2015 festival. N4T4 is an artist and illustrator from Nuneaton in the UK.

N4T4, North Street, Bristol, September 2015
N4T4, North Street, Bristol, September 2015

In the artist’s own words:

“I paint portraits using realism as a reference point for more abstract experimentation. The images are built in layers that become ambiguous and open to interpretation from the viewer. I am inspired by aboriginal art and graffiti; aesthetically and conceptually with their self evolved visual languages, dual meanings, temporal quality and its basis in culture, people and environment rather than just commerce.”

N4T4, North Street, Bristol, September 2015
N4T4, North Street, Bristol, September 2015

The more I examine this work the more I like it.

 

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84. New John Street (1)

This is my second attempt at publishing this post…something horrible happened and the draft I saved completely disappeared.

Soker is a Bristol-based graffiti writer who has been active since the 1980s and is well known for his work all around the city. He specialises in wildstyle burners and is not much bothered with making money from his works.

Soker, New John Street, Bristol
Soker, New John Street, Bristol

This wall is sited just off North Street, the main hub of Upfest 2015. Soker belongs to the ASK crew and KTF (After School Klub and Keeping Things Fresh respectively).

Soker, New John Street, Bristol
Soker, New John Street, Bristol

I am beginning to appreciate more these wildstyle murals, and will feature them more in my posts.

6.5/10

83. Stokes Croft, Slix (1)

A recent 3Dom work in the heart of Stokes Croft that depicts a sad picture of the future, with only one leaf surviving. There is something of the ‘Lorax’ about the scene. Love is the answer.

3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol

Messages and warnings like this do not go unheeded, I mean hey, I looked at it and now I’m talking about it.

7/10