1959. New Gatton Road (3)

 

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, New Gatton Road, Bristol, January 2019
3Dom, New Gatton Road, Bristol, January 2019

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.

Louis Masai, New Gatton Road, Bristol, December 2016
Louis Masai, New Gatton Road, Bristol, December 2016
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1929. St Werburghs tunnel (57)

Another stunner from the re-vitalised Mr Klue, who is on a real roll at the moment. This one was at the farm end of the tunnel, which, from a photographic point of view is preferable to pieces in the middle.

Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2018

The colours of this piece work nicely with the smoky texture of the patterns. If I work really hard I can see the letters KLUE, but this might be wishful thinking in overdrive. Yet another eye-catching and lovely piece from Klue Wone.

1923. The Bearpit (172)

It is really great to see Mr Klue back in The Bearpit. For a long time he hardly made an appearance on the streets, and then in the late summer, he started painting a lot, but mostly in the St Werburghs tunnel. Now at last he returns to a spot that he has used before, on the steps down into The Bearpit.

Mr Klue, The Bearpit, Bristol, December 2018
Mr Klue, The Bearpit, Bristol, December 2018

I never tire of his abstract pieces that are so unique to him. They have a wispish dream-like quality with elements disappearing into infinity wrapped up in oval vortices. Mr Klue drafts dozens of these abstract pieces using a humble biro, his preferred sketching instrument. I love this one.

Mr Klue

A collection of amazing abstract street art by Bristol artist Mr Klue (Klue Wone)

All photographs taken by Scooj

Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Mr Klue, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Klue, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Klue, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Mr Klue, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Mr Klue, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Mr Klue, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Mr Klue, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2017
Mr Klue, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2017
Mr Klue, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue and Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue and Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
Mr Klue, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
Mr Klue and Jee See, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2016
Mr Klue and Jee See, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2016
Mr Klue, Magdalene Place, Bristol, June 2016
Mr Klue, Magdalene Place, Bristol, June 2016
Aspire and Mr Klue, City Road, Bristol, March 2016
Aspire and Mr Klue, City Road, Bristol, March 2016
Mr Klue, Wilder Street, Bristol, June 2016
Mr Klue, Wilder Street, Bristol, June 2016
Mr Klue, Hepburn Road, Bristol, May 2016
Mr Klue, Hepburn Road, Bristol, May 2016
DNT, Mr Klue, Akarat, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2016
DNT, Mr Klue, Akarat, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Klue, Akarat, Hoax, Stokes Croft, Bristol, 30 April 2016
Mr Klue, Akarat, Hoax, Stokes Croft, Bristol, 30 April 2016
Mr Sle7en and Klue, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2016
Mr Sle7en and Klue, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2016

1901. St Werburghs tunnel (54)

Mr Klue, as I have mentioned before has been on a bit of a binge lately, and has produced as many pieces in the last couple of months as he has for the rest of the year. This is something that should be celebrated, as his work is emblematic of the down to earth Bristol street art scene.

This piece in the tunnel at St Werburghs by Mr Klue has an ephemeral, wispy, smokey quality to it. I think that the letters spell out KLUE, and the whole thing is a little different from his normal offering in that it is less complex somehow.

Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018

I guess that when writing letters, there is less freedom for the abstract artist…sure you can do swirls and twirls and disguise the letters, but they are still letters. With the free-form abstract work one usually sees from Mr Klue, there tends to be a little more richness, texture and content. Having said all that, I rather like this and the colour selection too works for me.

1895. The Bearpit (170)

We are lucky in Bristol to have people like Decay who continue to spray down at The Bearpit in spite of a Council determined to clamp down on spraying. Most of the decent work down there is confined to the boards that were put in place by the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft (PRSC), and this is where most of the recent work is, like this one. All the other walls are regularly buffed (at some expense ) by the Council. The paint doesn’t even get to dry before the taggers move in. It is an insane cycle of self-destruction. I really think that the Council need to devise a better plan. The Bearpit has the opportunity to become the best legal wall in Britain if they just try to think outside the box.

Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2018

This Decay piece was a nice surprise for me as I rarely expect to find much down in The Bearpit these days. Great letters (DK) and for good measure two of his little character faces. Unfortunately there is a small poster slapped right in the middle – I guess it’s all part of the furniture.

Decay

A collection of wonderful abstract street art by Bristol artist (formerly of Cheltenham), Decay

All photographs taken by Scooj

Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2018
Decay, Brighton Street, Bristol, November 2018
Decay, Brighton Street, Bristol, November 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Decay, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Decay, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Decay and Jee See, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Decay and Jee See, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Decay, Ashley Road, Bristol, March 2016
Decay, Ashley Road, Bristol, March 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016
Decay and Dirtystreetart, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2017
Decay and Dirtystreetart, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2017
Decay and Dirtystreetart, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2017
Decay and Dirtystreetart, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Decay, Shoreditch, London, February 2018
Decay, Shoreditch, London, February 2018
Decay, Shoreditch, London, February 2018
Decay, Shoreditch, London, February 2018
Decay, Old Ashley Hill, Bristol, January 2018
Decay, Old Ashley Hill, Bristol, January 2018
Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, Leonard Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, Leonard Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, Leonard Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, Leonard Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, October 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, October 2017
Decay, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Decay, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Decay, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2017
Decay, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2017
Beastie and Decay, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017
Beastie and Decay, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Decay and John D'oh, North Street, Bristol, July 2016
Decay and John D’oh, North Street, Bristol, July 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016
Mr Klue and Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue and Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Beastie and Decay, Raleigh Road, Bristol, November 2016
Beastie and Decay, Raleigh Road, Bristol, November 2016
Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, September 2016
Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, September 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, 8 April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, 8 April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, 8 April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, 8 April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2016