3346. Brunel Way bridge (76)

Angry Face is so definitely back on the scene and that is great news. For me he represents the rather more edgy side of Bristol street/graffiti art, and his mega-tag comes in both rough tag and finessed forms.

Angry Face, Brunel Way, Bristol, December 2020
Angry Face, Brunel Way, Bristol, December 2020

This column piece under Brunel Way is nicely done, and the characteristic face with spiky and cracked teeth is nicely decorated with little white bubbles on the two shades of blue face. It is always nice to find new pieces by Angry Face, especially when you know they are out there from the social media postings of others.

3323. St Werburghs tunnel (206)

One of the most recognisable ‘mega-tags’ in Bristol is that of Angry Face. What you see is what you get, and he rarely disappoints. One of the advantages of a ‘brand’ like this is that you can spend time doing a nice one, or spend ten minutes with a single-colour throw up, but they all conform to the stock format and identity.

Angry Face, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2020
Angry Face, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2020

I mentioned last time that after a long spell away, Angry Face seems to be hitting the walls pretty regularly these days, including with this recent one in St Werburghs tunnel. I’m not sure if the tags either side of the face belong to the artist or not, but the central face is more than enough for me. Good to see.

3132. M32 Spot (78)

There is no question about it, Angry Face is definitely back and seems to be having a bit of fun. I don’t know what the long absence was about, but it is great to see the artist back on form with this unique mega-tag.

Angry Face, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2020
Angry Face, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2020

This quick one recently appeared on one of the columns of the M32 Spot, and is the third piece by Angry Face I have seen in recent weeks… there may of course be others.

3013. St Werburghs tunnel (173)

One of the great pleasures for a street art photographer is when a particular artist wakes up from a long slumber. Having seen very little from Angry Face over the last couple of years, we have seen two new pieces of late, of which this one in St Werburghs tunnel is the most recent.

Angry Face, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2020
Angry Face, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2020

Not only has Angry Face returned, but his work seems altogether a bit more colourful and considered and although the basic angry face motif is largely unchanged, the patterns and fills are intricate and nicely done. I am really enjoying this reawakening and look forward to more appearances.

2959. M32 roundabout J3 (212)

What a very pleasant surprise finding this piece was. I haven’t seen a new piece from Angry Face for a few years, so stumbling across this one in the middle of the M32 roundabout a few days ago was a really great feeling. Of course it is all over Instagram now, but when I saw it I didn’t know about it and there is always something special about that feeling of discovery.

Angry Face, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2020
Angry Face, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2020

Angry Face is one of those artists whose work delivers what it says ‘on the tin’, in his case… an angry face. Sometimes his work can be a bit rough and ready, but this one is rather neat and has some really nice detail. What you are guaranteed to get with this artist is a bit of edge. Really looking forward to seeing more from Angry Face soon.

733. M32 Spot (3)

I find it difficult to believe that I have only posted one other piece by Angry Face in this blog before. My bad. I will have to rectify this over the coming weeks. His pieces can be found dotted all over the place in the city, and mostly are variants on the theme of…surprise, surprise…an angry face.

Angry Face, M32 spot, Bristol, January 2017
Angry Face, M32 spot, Bristol, January 2017

This one works particularly well on one of the concrete supports underneath the M32 motorway. Probably an under-rated graffiti artist in Bristol, I would guess due to his more clandestine approach to graffiti. I like the edge he brings to the city.

240. Napier Road, pedestrian tunnel

This is the first, and not entirely typical, work by Angry Face that I have featured. His faces appear all over Bristol, and judging by his Facebook feed in numerous other cities as well. I believe he might recently have been ‘on tour’ in Lisbon and Barcelona.

Angry Face, Napier Road, Bristol, May 2016
Angry Face, Napier Road, Bristol, May 2016

I don’t know very much about him and will try to dig out more. I had always assumed he was a Bristol artist, because of the sheer number of his pieces around the City. It would seem that all of his works are illegal throw ups. There are several examples of his work that are outline only, without the completed colours…maybe he was disturbed whilst spraying. Ubiquitous, unique and always angry, there is something comforting about his work.