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by Scooj

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46. Greville Road

Jodi, who painted this mural, lives in Brislington, Bristol. He is a direct contemporary of Banksy, and started as a graffiti artist in 1987 at the age of 15 at the Barton Hill Youth Club.

Jodi, Greville Road, Bristol, September 2015
Jodi, Greville Road, Bristol, September 2015

He left the graffiti behind him and studied design and is now an established designer and brand consultant. In 2008 he came out of ‘retirement’ and started working on street art commissions. This mural was completed for this year’s Upfest, and is a treat for those who like incredibly detailed and realistic work.

Jodi, Greville Road, Bristol, September 2015
Jodi, Greville Road, Bristol, September 2015

Jodi also took a commission in Millennium Square this year above the drinking water fountain, depicting the source of the water that the fountain is fed from. This commission was part of European Green Capital 2015.

 

45. Moon Street (1)

Another gold mine of street art is the area around Moon Street, tucked away behind Stokes Croft.

This week I stumbled upon another couple of Kid Crayon wheatpastes. What I like most about KC is that he seems to have found walls to paste his works all over the center of Bristol, and I am quite enjoying finding them.

Kid Crayon, Moon Street, Bristol, September 2015
Kid Crayon, Moon Street, Bristol, September 2015

His style is very distinctive, usually colourful portraits. There is always something slightly menacing about the faces. Some people don’t consider wheatpastes to be ‘real’ street art. I think they are wrong, and that is that.

Here are some reminders of his other works:

IMG_3309 KC image 2

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