During this year’s Upfest 2015, arguably the premium wall was handed to Argentinian artist Martin Ron. This enormous mural is a picture of his girlfriend, her torso emerging from what looks like a tablecloth. I am very fond of the fish, but am not sure what it symbolises.
Stik, I think, has to be one of my favourite street artists. The simplicity of his figures masks a deeper emotional connection with the viewer…oh dear, beginning to sound a little pompous. All I mean is that there is a lot more to them than first meets the eye.
This pair are on a block opposite the Nick Walker mural featured recently. Stik has a knack for finding the perfect location to present his works. These figures are probably best viewed from a distance.
More on Stik from recent posts by Street Art Rat here and here and from one of my own from August 2015.
This central Bristol location was host to the ‘See no Evil’ event in 2011. One of the most striking murals of the event was the gentleman in a bowler hat dripping paint from a tin, on the side of one of the many tired grey blocks in the area.
Due to the event, the area is now something of a gallery for some of Bristol’s and the world’s best street artists. Always ephemeral though, the area is changing rapidly with new blocks replacing the old ones…mostly for student accommodations.
This is a wonderful Bristol landmark, and a ‘go to’ site for anyone interested in street art.