OK, so Mr Klue is on a roll and there seems to be no stopping him recently. No sooner do you discover a new piece, when it appears that he has already been out and done another one. Of course, this is a good thing, because I find his particular brand of abstract art most attractive.
This one in St Werburghs tunnel is typical of his current preferred colour palette of blues, light greens and whites on a black background. Always great to see his work.
Mr Klue is on a roll and there can be no question about that. His wispish abstract pieces are turning up with extraordinary regularity, especially in the vicinity of St Werburghs and the M32 roundabout. One of the things he usually takes great care with is the preparation of the wall before he starts his work, because the background is an integral part of his style.
In a sense some of his work, like this one, is less abstract than first meets the eye. If you look very carefully, you can make out the letters KLUE in this piece, but you’d probably have to be looking for it to see it. Another great effort from Mr Klue, and one of several lined up to post.
In a spot in Moon Street that is favoured by Laic217 and Rezwonk is this relatively new piece by Run Z. Like most of the abstract artists in Bristol, he has his own particular and distinctive style. Usually only spraying in one or two colours Run Z creates these swirling designs that have an organic feel to them.
Since visiting Lawrence Hill roundabout the other day, I note that Run Z is much more productive that I had first thought, but perhaps just not in the places I’m used to looking. I like his work and would like to see more of it… I’m especially interested in seeing how it develops.
Yet more fantastic abstract work from Mr Klue in the shape of this large wispy piece on the St Werburghs side of the M32 roundabout. There is no other artist I know of producing anything like this, Mr Klue’s style is utterly unique.
Mr Klue recently posted a couple of pieces (I think it was a studio work) on Instagram which feature a lamppost set in a landscape of swirls – truly awesome work and worth a look. I will never tire of his work, and am glad that he has rediscovered his mojo and is out there being creative and brilliant.
I am really interested in the evolution of Decay’s work, which seems to have been a focus for him since the beginning of the year. I am used to seeing his trademark black, white, grey and red pieces with concentric layers emanating from the centre. More recently he has been playing with a larger range of colours and trying new ideas. We still get to keep the little character though.
I really like this even if it takes a little getting used to, and if you haven’t yet worked it out, it is a piece of writing that clearly spells out DECAY once you get your eye in. Really looking forward to seeing more of this from Decay, and hoping to catch up with him again, it has been a long time since we last met.
On yet another completely new wall for Upfest 2018 was this slightly unusual abstract piece from Rob Wass. You had to keep your eyes peeled for this one due to its location down a side street on the main drag between North Street and Ashton Gate.
As yet my mind isn’t fully made up on this one and I really can’t put my finger on my reservation. I think it might have more to do with the aspect of the wall and the pebble dash finish (which must be a nightmare for painters), than it does to do with the piece itself.
Over the years, Rob Wass has produced some lovely pieces for Upfest and he has become a firm favourite. I imagine that this one will remain in place for a while because of its accessibility.
When an artist augments another’s work and it is done well it is both skilful and diplomatic. In this instance, 3Dom has added a fantasy abstract seascape to a remarkable turtle originally painted by Louis Masai a couple of years back.
3Dom seems to have undergone something of an epiphany recently and is creating some really interesting abstract work at the moment, fantasy scenes that feel familiar but that are utterly imaginary, like the sea bed here. I believe that 3Dom’s work has in some way added to Louis Masai’s work in a sensitive and dignified way. Definitely a case of the sum of the parts being greater than the individual components. Brilliant new work, giving a new lease of life to the wall.