279. Midland Street (4)

It is rewarding to know that these pages occasionally get read by people who are able to help me with identification and clarification. One such intervention was made recently by a blogger (with no site) called Norman. The information he gave me has enabled me to post this piece, which I have been sitting on since March 2016.

Soker, Midland Street, Bristol, March 2016
Soker, Midland Street, Bristol, March 2016

Norman posted a comment on my blog about this amazing piece by Deamze which is on the wall adjacent to this one. He said that the piece next to Deamze was by Soker (Sokem). But it is not that straightforward, this piece is actually not only in orbnate wildstyle, but also an anagram of Sokem – Omske. Now, of course it is obvious!

Soker, Midland Street, Bristol, March 2016
Soker, Midland Street, Bristol, March 2016

These two pieces together (Deamze and Soker) are amongst my favourite of the year. Soker is a master of wildstyle writing in Bristol, and this is an exceptional work. I love the character smoking a joint – he looks like something out of a kids adventure cartoon. I have Norman to thank in being able, at last, to share it with you.

278. Old Bread Street (4)

This is an older piece from the hoardings at Old Bread Street by Sled One. Although this is perhaps not his finest work, he crafts these in super-quick time, and I think freestyles them. In this work he has deliberately pixelated the artwork, which I have seen other artists do too. I am a big fan, he is young and has an amazing graffiti art career ahead of him.

Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, November 2015
Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, November 2015

I am hoping to get out tomorrow and find a more recent piece by Sled One in Stokes Croft, but I fear it might already be too late.

Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, November 2015
Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, November 2015

For some, it might be difficult to read these letters, but if you concentrate, you will be able to make out the letters of his name SLED. Sled One is a member of ASK.

277. Wilder Street (5)

Wilder Street is becoming one of the hottest spots for street art in North Bristol at the moment. Sandwiched between the the A38 and A4404 it is slightly off the beaten track and, for the time being, away from the main tagging areas, although I’m sure it won’t be long before they do their stuff here too.

T-Rex, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016
T-Rex, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016

I was surprised a few short weeks ago to find this lovely, and slightly eclectic, collaboration between T-Rex, Ryder and Aspire on the wall of a local small business. I haven’t yet featured any of T-Rex or Ryder’s work before, although I have seen a fair bit of it around. They tend to collaborate quite a lot, T-Rex usually spraying dinosaurs and Ryder writing his name. I don’t yet know very much about either of them, but will dig out more.

Ryder, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016
Ryder, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016

Aspire needs no introduction, and here he gives us one of his wonderful blue tits that he seems to favour. He is so prolific at the moment, that it is hard for me to post his most recent work. I have at least two more in the queue.

Aspire, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016
Aspire, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016

So we have three nice pieces, painted together, but I am not too sure how well they work together in the same space. Having said that, this is the kind of collaboration that makes the Bristol scene so special.

Aspire, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016
Aspire, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016

276. Old Bread Street (3)

Every now and then I like to check out the hoardings at Old Bread Street, near the rather peculiar Gardiner Haskins department store. Last weekend I was immensely pleased to see that a bunch of street artists from ASK had collaborated on several of the panels.

Sepr, Old Bread Street, Bristol, June 2016
Sepr, Old Bread Street, Bristol, June 2016

This is a wonderful piece by Sepr. Now who hasn’t had a telephone call like this, especially those of who can remember real telephones with cords? I think that Sepr really conveys the sense of irritation. The man’s expression and the pulling of his own tie speaks volumes – it is almost like a moving image. Very clever.

Sepr, Old Bread Street, Bristol, June 2016
Sepr, Old Bread Street, Bristol, June 2016

The observant among you will see this piece is sandwiched between Deamze and Voyder burners. Great company indeed.

 

 

275. Clift House Road (2)

Following on from post 274, I feature another new artist to this blog at exactly the same site on Clift House Road.

Hannah Adamaszek, Clift House Road, Bristol, June 2016
Hannah Adamaszek, Clift House Road, Bristol, June 2016

This is in complete contrast to the fiery piece by SNUB23 that occupied the wall previously. The elfin figure by Hannah Adamaszek is calm and painted in cool colours that transform this wall completely. Surely a demonstration on how street art makes a profound impact on the immediate surroundings and environment where it appears.

Hannah Adamaszek, Clift House Road, Bristol, June 2016
Hannah Adamaszek, Clift House Road, Bristol, June 2016

Hannah has very recently just completed a piece in London, and was a visitor to Bristol for the Bristol Arts Trail, when she completed a piece at the Tobacco Factory. I am guessing that this may have been painted at the same time. Hannah has a spiritual approach to her work, and this quote from her website seems to capture it:

“Art is not just for viewing but an experience.  By merging Art and Zen, we are taken on a welcome journey of peaceful reflection in out chaotic lives.”

A lovely tranquil piece by a highly accomplished artist.