This little side street just off Stokes Croft is a very popular spot with DNT and his friends, one of whom is Mr Klue. We are used to seeing rather more abstract pieces from Mr Klue, so this seated figure with a hat would have to go down as one of the more unusual pieces by him.
I really like the calmness of the work and it’s distinctive style. He is an artist I am really enjoying at the moment.
Since becoming aware of Laic217’s work work only a matter of two months ago, I seem to find his stuff everywhere. This is his latest piece that can be found on the staircase down into The Bearpit on the Northern side.
The head, and the colours used in this piece remind me of ‘the Mekon‘ who was the alien villain in the Dan Dare strip from the Eagle comic. My grandparents had a set of Eagle annuals, and I would read them from cover to cover when I used to stay. I ought to add, that they had belonged to my uncles, and that I was reading them several years after their publication. I digress.
I believe Laic217’s work is finding its place in the general order of Bristol street art, and is continually improving. He belongs to a small group of street artists that spray in both North and South Bristol. This is a good piece.
Just to make a point I guess, I thought I’d post another Deamze burner in exactly the same place as the one in the previous post. As mentioned, these pieces are all very similar in structure and style, but each time the colour selection seems to be faultless.
There are more of these in my backlog of Bristol street art, but I will give you a break for the time being.
The master of wildstyle writing in Bristol is also known for his rather less elaborate burners, particularly in the Stokes Croft area. They all follow a similar structure and clearly show the ASK (After School Klub) tag. Another tag that these are often given is ‘oxygenthieves’ to which I must admit to knowing very little, although I think it has something to do with Soker, Epok and Old Hempsy – I would guess a crew, since they are all established Bristol writers.
I love these striking burners. They have such clear, crisp lines and colour contrasts that seem to work very well together. Stokes Croft wouldn’t be Stokes Croft without a DEAM loitering out there somewhere.
I have only seen one other piece by Zesk, and it is the rather lovely work on the side of the Three Tuns pub in Partition Street, near my work. This Burner contains many of the characteristics of Zesk’s work, including the stars and the colours, shading and black spots used. I guess the biggest give away though is that it says ‘Zesk’ in big letters.
This is a nice piece by a great artist. It is good to see that someone who is accustomed to doing commissions, still hits the areas where street art is tolerated rather than permitted (another way of saying not strictly legal).