88. Hillgrove Street (4)

The more posts I write about Bristol street art/graffiti, the more familiar I am becoming with the various artists and their particular styles. I have had to do a lot of research, often on the thinnest of evidence, but sometimes I am simply stumped.

Silent Hobo, Hillgrove Street, Bristol, December 2015
Silent Hobo, Hillgrove Street, Bristol, December 2015

I have been struggling, until today, with the artist that created this beautiful mural on Hillgrove Street in Stokes Croft. The penny dropped when I was looking at Google images of the work of Silent Hobo, and I spotted this one. Of course it is by Silent Hobo…how could I have been so stupid? It is moments like these that broaden my knowledge. I must remind myself that I have only been doing this for a few months and it will take a long time to become an expert.

Silent Hobo, Hillgrove Street, Bristol, December 2015
Silent Hobo, Hillgrove Street, Bristol, December 2015

The Silent Hobo works I have presented before (33 and 66) are not similar enough to this one for me to have made the connection. I am really struck by this piece.

8.5/10

Church of fairies

 

Moment of magic;

unseen doors appear for a

small congregation.

 

by Scooj

 

  • I saw this little doorway this morning. I love it when creative people do things like this. Heartwarming.

87. Moon Street (2)

On the site of a former SPQR spaceman (which for a while was thought to be a Banksy), there is now one of 3Dom’s latest creations. This has the unmistakable hallmarks of his work although it is unsigned.

3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2015
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2015

More research is needed to understand what the alien in a sandscape is all about, but his works are always imaginative, colourful and dreamlike.

3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2015
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2015

Our friend the gnome stencil has also made another appearance, and was added at a later date. I love this 3Dom work on a very famous wall in the Stokes Croft area.

Naughty Gnome, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2015
Naughty Gnome, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2015

 

86. Clapton Passage, Hackney, London

I took a short trip to London this weekend, and escaped the clutches of family duties to take a five minute walk after Sunday brunch. I am forever hopeful that whenever I turn into a small lane I will find something of interest and I was not disappointed.

This work is tidily framed in what appears to be an original border, presumably used to post adverts or something. The artist is Giacomo Bufarini, known as RUN, who is an Italian who now lives in Clapton, East London. I first became aware of him in Bristol, where he has painted a couple of walls in Montpelier. I will try to dig out some photographs soon.

RUN, Clapton Passage, Hackney, London, December 2015
RUN, Clapton Passage, Hackney, London, December 2015

This is typical of his works which tend to have a high degree of fine detail and contrasting black and white with a splash of colours. He is well known and even has a Wikipedia page if you want to know more. I enjoy this fine line cartoon style.

8/10