41. Nelson Street (1)

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.

Stik, Quay Steet, Bristol
Stik, Quay Steet, Bristol

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.

Stik, Quay Steet, Bristol
Stik, Quay Steet, Bristol

More on Stik from recent posts by Street Art Rat here and here and from one of my own from August 2015.

Stik, Quay Street
Stik, Quay Street

8/10

40. Quay Street (1)

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.

Nick Walker, Quay Street, Bristol, September 2015
Nick Walker, Quay Street, Bristol, September 2015

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.

Nick Walker, Quay Street, Bristol, September 2015
Nick Walker, Quay Street, Bristol, September 2015

This is a wonderful Bristol landmark, and a ‘go to’ site for anyone interested in street art.

Quay Street, Nick Walker
Quay Street, Nick Walker

This work is quite different to his Rapunzel in High Kingsdown.

7.5/10

39. Church Road

Another fabulous mural created as part of Upfest 2105. This huge scene by DANK (Dan Kitchener) above the Salvation Army shop on the corner of Church Street and North Street is worth a trip to the area on its own. It reminds me of some of the street scenes from Blade Runner – and that is a good thing.

Dan Kitchener, Church Road, Bristol, September 2015
Dan Kitchener, Church Road, Bristol, September 2015

DANK, a London artist remains on the legal side of street art, and supports it through the large amount of commercial work that he does. He includes among his influences comics, science fiction films and black and white ’60s war films. There is a good interview with him from a couple of years ago here.

Dan Kitchener, Church Road, Bristol, September 2015
Dan Kitchener, Church Road, Bristol, September 2015

8/10