Black Headed Gulls

 

Fearing my approach

gulls sidle away from me

before taking flight.

 

by Scooj

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74. Armada Place (1)

This wonderful stencil depicting how mobile technology is interfering with daily life, is tucked away on a heavily tagged wall and easy to miss. Just off Stokes Croft, it is well worth a visit. To me this is stencil work at its best. Social comment combined with excellent execution and location.

Unknown artist, stencil and graffiti, Armada Place, Bristol, November 2015
Unknown artist, stencil and graffiti, Armada Place, Bristol, November 2015

I’m not too sure what the dynamite is all about (on second inspection I think it is Christmas crackers). Unfortunately I have no idea who the artist is, but will try to find out, and when I do, I will update the post.

UPDATE: I understand the piece is by Goin, a French artist who I belive lives in Bristol.

 

73. Ashley Road (1)

Another huge and vivid mural appeared at the end of September by the Bristol based duo Zase and Dekor. I have seen the mural a few times, and it is truly stunning. It also occupies a fantastic spot, at a three-way road junction, and is seen by huge numbers of people every day.

Zase and Dekor, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2015
Zase and Dekor, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2015

The cheerful piece contains all the characteristics you would expect from the pair. Fabulous detail, a dream-like subject matter and Zase’s name taking centre stage. Some great photographs of its creation can be found here.

Zase and Dekor, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2015
Zase and Dekor, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2015

The mural is thought to feature Zase’s son, but beyond that Zase suggests that you simply have to make of it what you will.

Zase and Dekor, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2015
Zase and Dekor, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2015

Other works by Zase and Dekor appear in Cottrell Street, Claremont Road, Cheltenham Road and York Street.

8.5/10

72. Grosvenor Road (1)

Another clear day and a couple of excursions to find more street art and graffiti. I saw enough artwork to keep me out of mischief for some while.

Sepr, Grosvenor Road, Bristol, November 2015
Sepr, Grosvenor Road, Bristol, November 2015

I have seen this particular Sepr work many times, but always in the car, and parking nearby can be difficult, so I have never stopped to photograph it. Sepr has sprayed numerous shop fronts dotted around Bristol but somehow this one looks perfect for its setting in St Pauls. My only minor observation is the missing apostrophe.

7/10