3793. St Werburghs tunnel (245)

I have taken many photographs of the work of Alos, but not so many of them have made it onto the pages of Natural Adventures. It is a pity really, because his work really does shine a light on the spectrum of graffiti writers we see in Bristol. Normally his work is rather organic and irregular, but this piece is much more conventional and structured than we are used to seeing.

Alos, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2021
Alos, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2021

On the entrance to St Werburghs tunnel, this rather nice rhapsody in purple greets passers-by. It is a very nice piece that demonstrates the range of talents that Alos clearly has.

3729. M32 Cycle path (130)

Like so many graffiti writers in Bristol I just don’t seem to post nearly as much from Alos as I could or should. I have a lot of pieces in the archive, and perhaps I’ll have to dig them out sometime. Thanks to Paul H, I know that the pronunciation of Alos name is like aloes, as in hellos, which is all rather nice.

Alos, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, June 2021
Alos, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, June 2021

Alos is another artist whose letters are irregular and unconventional and more often than not written in monochrome, with some nice little details running through the letters. The style is similar to Whos and their work can often be found side by side.

3061. M32 roundabout J3 (232)

Another artist relatively new to me and whose work I have started to notice about the place is Alos (I think), whose earthy and organic writing is deceptively well thought out and executed. For example the raggedy edges of the letters are reflected in a similarly raggedy shading and outline.

Alos, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2020
Alos, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2020

I have some other recent pictures of work from this artist and am enjoying trying to figure out more about him/her. The style might not be to everyone’s taste, but I rather like it as it is vert different from a lot of the regimented and precise writing that we see all too often. Watch this space for more on Alos.