Blank

 

How is it that when

your mind is cluttered and full

it feels so empty?

 

by Scooj

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67. Nelson Street (2)

Inkie is a hugely influential artist on the Bristol, and indeed world, street art scene. Originally from Clifton in Bristol he now works in London. His works are celebrated alongside Banksy, Nick Walker and 3D…he even has his own Wikipedia page, so he must be important.

Inkie, Nelson Street, Bristol
Inkie, Nelson Street, Bristol

I walked past three of his works today, but have been puzzled and most intrigued by this one. My first impression and assumption was that it was not completed, but that would seem to be mad…Interweb to the rescue.

The work was completed as one of the central pieces for the ‘See no Evil’ event in 2012, which Inkie himself organised. I have featured several other remaining artworks from the event in previous posts.

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The ownership of the host building was set to change hands in November 2012 and the departing landlord started to remove the street art prior to selling, but only removed a part of it before leaving it as we see it today. The following link is a news item from the time. The comments at the end make for really interesting reading, and show the spectrum of views about street art in a light that might not at first be obvious.

7/10

66. Nelson Street hoarding (3)

It seems a little ridiculous, but this is the first time I have posted any solo artwork by Silent Hobo. It simply demonstrates the vast number of Bristol artists painting and spraying across the city.

Silent Hobo, Nelson Street, Bristol, October 2015
Silent Hobo, Nelson Street, Bristol, October 2015

Silent Hobo’s work has a similar cartoon style to Cheo, and they are both popular for commissions on public buildings and spaces. Actually I have featured him once, on the collective tribute piece to Mibsy; I think he painted the portrait.

Silent Hobo, Nelson Street, Bristol, October 2015
Silent Hobo, Nelson Street, Bristol, October 2015

Silent Hobo makes a living through his work and has painted not only in Bristol, but across the country, Europe and beyond. He has a pretty decent website here. I will post more Silent Hobo soon. So many artists…so much street art…so little time.

Silent Hobo, Nelson Street, Bristol, October 2015
Silent Hobo, Nelson Street, Bristol, October 2015

7/10

65. Fairfax Street

I have been sorting through a few pictures of Bristol’s street art that I have taken recently, and there really is a lot of the stuff, and such variety. In October, I came across an unusual work by one of Bristol’s most prolific artists, Kid Crayon.

Kid Crayon, Fairfax Street, Bristol
Kid Crayon, Fairfax Street, Bristol

What is interesting about this mural is that it is a departure from his wheatpaste work, which I have featured many times in my posts.

Kid Crayon, Fairfax Street, Bristol
Kid Crayon, Fairfax Street, Bristol

It can be quite difficult to get decent shots of this mural because it is on the wall of a small private car park, and there are usually cars parked up against the wall. I really like this mural and will seek out more of his paintings.

Kid Crayon, Fairfax Street, Bristol
Kid Crayon, Fairfax Street, Bristol

8.5/10