Homonym 2. Relief

 

Out-standing wall art

hints at animal rescue

and safety within

 

by Scooj

 

  • I was out hunting for graffiti/streetart this lunchtime with the dog, and our ears pricked up when we heard dogs barking. The noise was coming from the other side of this wall and the kennels of the Bristol Animal Rescue Centre. Pennies dropped and the wonderful dogs on this wall made complete sense.

 

Boundary wall of the Bristol Animal Rescue Centre, Bristol, January 2020
Boundary wall of the Bristol Animal Rescue Centre, Bristol, January 2020

1734. Upfest 2018 (45)

This magnificent piece by Danny Rumbl is in a retro style that I really love, and it reminds me of the fine character works of Deamze and Sepr. The subtle blue-grey shades are extremely effective, and a great example of how sometimes ‘less is more’.

Danny Rumbl, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Danny Rumbl, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

Danny Rumbl is an illustrator from the Netherlands who grew up with and was inspired by American cartoons of the 1960s, children’s books and nature all of which I think are reflected in this piece. What I like most about it though is the simple form, the crisp, clean lines and the solid fills. A highlight of the festival.

1156. M32 Spot (12)

The columns under the M32 are constantly being refreshed, which is great news for people like me. This column is by an artist I have not featured before on this blog. He is J. West and is a Bristol animator turned artist. He has a love of depicting animal which has been in part inspired by his time working at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

J. West, M32 Spot, Bristol, October 2017
J. West, M32 Spot, Bristol, October 2017

This is a nice strong symmetrical piece that contrasts with many of the other rather more organic pieces at this location. J. West has used the constraints of the column to his advantage and produced this arttractive and intriguing piece. I look forward to seeing more of his work in the future.

584. Richmond Road (3)

I was actually looking for something else when I found this goat stencil by Stewy. I have known about it for sometime, but had no idea where it was. Finding it was the reward for my curiosity in seeking out some graffiti nearby.

Stewy, Richmond Road, Bristol, January 2017
Stewy, Richmond Road, Bristol, January 2017

Stewy has produced some wonderful stencils around the city, including this Robert Wyatt piece posted last year. Animals and well known people are the areas Stewy specialises in and his stencils are distinctive in that they are nearly all two tone.

When I first photographed the goat, the sun played havoc, with half the goat in sun and half in shade. I tried making a shadow with my body, but it looked, frankly, a bit crap, so these pictures are a second attempt ion a flat-light day, and not great pictures either.

268. Stokes Croft, the Carriageworks (14)

Well, here’s one for the cat lovers. I really don’t like posting street art without knowing a little bit about the artist, but in this instance I simply cannot resist sharing this piece as quickly as I can.

Dose, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016
Dose, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016

I spotted the glorious cat when driving my wife to the station this morning, and I guess it must have appeared sometime yesterday. It is fresh, striking, clean and catty. The artist is Dose? about whom I know absolutely nothing and am struggling to track him down on the Interweb. I have seen a couple of images on Instagram of the piece being painted, but there is no accompanying information about Dose.

Dose, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016
Dose, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016

There is something about cats and street art, like bananas and chocolate. This cat would be welcome in any alley. Glad to have photographed it in its full glory as I expect the taggers will be all over it by tomorrow. A wonderful wonderful piece. I expect to update this post as I find out more.

Dose and Tom Miller, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016
Dose and Tom Miller, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016

264. The Bearpit (20)

This is a beautiful triptych photographed in the West tunnel of the Bearpit back in January 2016. At the time I didn’t know very much about Mr Draws, the artist, and the images disappeared in my ever expanding archive.

Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016

Mr Draws appears to be getting more active on the street art side of things and his work is popping up all over the place. The last of his works I featured was in Dean Lane skate park, and you can see his style pulsing through this creature.

Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016

This piece is absolutely wonderful, I like to think of it as a fox, but on closer inspection, I’m not too sure what animal it is. Top marks for this lovely work, sadly long since gone.

86. Clapton Passage, Hackney, London

I took a short trip to London this weekend, and escaped the clutches of family duties to take a five minute walk after Sunday brunch. I am forever hopeful that whenever I turn into a small lane I will find something of interest and I was not disappointed.

This work is tidily framed in what appears to be an original border, presumably used to post adverts or something. The artist is Giacomo Bufarini, known as RUN, who is an Italian who now lives in Clapton, East London. I first became aware of him in Bristol, where he has painted a couple of walls in Montpelier. I will try to dig out some photographs soon.

RUN, Clapton Passage, Hackney, London, December 2015
RUN, Clapton Passage, Hackney, London, December 2015

This is typical of his works which tend to have a high degree of fine detail and contrasting black and white with a splash of colours. He is well known and even has a Wikipedia page if you want to know more. I enjoy this fine line cartoon style.

8/10