1579. Norfolk Place (3)

Oh, will this gorgeous weather never end? It is causing havoc with my photographs!

No prizes for guessing who this glorious piece is by, it is of course Deamze, the master of wildstyle writing accompanied by a cartoon character.

Deamze, Norfolk Place, Bristol, June 2018
Deamze, Norfolk Place, Bristol, June 2018

The Character in this piece is a rather worse-for-wear looking Batman with the obligatory spray can. Even though the work is on a textured surface, the piece is crisp and clean.

Deamze, Norfolk Place, Bristol, June 2018
Deamze, Norfolk Place, Bristol, June 2018

Deamze uses several writing styles in his work, and this one incorporates his zig-zaggy shapes that make up the letters D E A M Z. A lovely fresh piece for the summer.

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1576. M32 roundabout J3 (89)

I haven’t seen a new Voyder piece for ages, so was very excited when I knew this one had been painted at the M32 roundabout. Unfortunately this is one of the spots that is obscured by the sun and shade effect from the adjacent trees. Now I love trees as much as the next man, but not when they do this to sensational graffiti art works like this one.

Voyder, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2018
Voyder, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2018

Even with the variable light conditions on this piece it is possible to see the sheer excellence of this top writers talent. Once again we see a return of his neon squiggle that he draws so perfectly and balances off the whole piece of writing. I have run out of superlatives to describe just how good this guy is – perhaps it is just better to look and marvel.

3 Dom

A collection of street art by Bristol’s 3Dom

All photographs taken by Scooj

3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Sepr and 3Dom, Princes' Place, Bristol, February 2018
Sepr and 3Dom, Princes’ Place, Bristol, February 2018
3Dom and Epok, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018
3Dom and Epok, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2017
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2017
3Dom, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017
3Dom, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2015
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2015
3Dom and Voyder, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
3Dom and Voyder, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Feek and 3Dom, Albert Park, Bristol, May 2017
Feek and 3Dom, Albert Park, Bristol, May 2017
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2017
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2017
3Dom, John Street, Bristol, May 2016
3Dom, John Street, Bristol, May 2016
3Dom, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2017
3Dom, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2017
3Dom, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2016
3Dom, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2016
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2016
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016
3Dom, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Stikes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
3Dom, Stikes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2014
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2014
3Dom and Voyder, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2016
3Dom and Voyder, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2016
3Dom, Unity Street, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Unity Street, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom and Feek, Bolton Road, Bristol, November 2015
3Dom and Feek, Bolton Road, Bristol, November 2015
3Dom, Princes Place, Bristol, February 2016
3Dom, Princes Place, Bristol, February 2016
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Picton Lane, Bristol, November 2015
3Dom, Picton Lane, Bristol, November 2015
3Dom, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Jamaica Street, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Jamaica Street, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom,Brookfield Avenue, Bristol, February 2016
3Dom, Brookfield Avenue, Bristol, February 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol

All photographs taken by Scooj

 

1559. Upper York Street (12)

I really like the work of Ments and this is a really great example of his organic writing style. It takes a little while to get your eye in, but look carefully enough and you can clearly make out the letters ‘M E N T S’ and once you see it, it is difficult not to see it.

Ments, Upper York Street, Bristol, October 2016
Ments, Upper York Street, Bristol, October 2016

His work is quite unique in Bristol and therefore really easy to spot when you see it. Once again, I’m not sure why this piece has been languishing in my archive for so long, but at least I have posted it now. It was originally painted adjacent to a wonderful Sled One piece and both pieces were of the highest quality from this ASK pair.

1557. Fern Street

It is funny how easy it can be to miss things. I know this piece is reasonably new, but I don’t know exactly how new. I drive past the wall when I park up at the M32 to take pictures there, without really looking at it, because the artwork there has been the same for years. So I only noticed on my last trip.

3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018
3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018

I don’t think many other ‘hunters’ have spotted it either, because I’ve not seen it on Instagram at all (or maybe that passed me by too!) It is a brilliant and vibrant piece by 3Dom, Feek and Sepr for the Children’s Cycle Exchange in St Agnes. The collaboration is full of fun and utterly in tune with young minds, even incorporating a cheesy joke about a flea DJ.

3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018
3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018

I am not entirely certain about which bits 3Dom did and which Feek did, and it might be that they truly collaborated on the snail-on-a-bike and the central writing. The right hand side is unmistakably by Sepr albeit a bit more colourful than some of his work.

3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018
3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018

I felt very privileged and lucky to find this piece on two counts…its utter excellence and its modesty, in that it was completely under the radar. Very, very happy.

1530. Brunel Way bridge (6)

I took a recent walk down to the Cumberland Basin recently and came across this standalone piece from Epok, which is really rather good. It is less angular than his usual work with soft, almost cartoon-like curves.

Epok, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, June 2018
Epok, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, June 2018

The wall is very busy with previous pieces on it, andf it all looks a bit fragmented. I think this piece would have benefitted from having a slightly larger backwash, especially to the right, but it is a tedious process. Nice gold and silver burner.

1524. M32 roundabout J3 (84)

This is a not-quite-finished piece from the magnificent Sled One, and it was his contribution to the ASK paint jam at the M32 roundabout. He was actually a day late, because he had had a hangover the day of the paint jam and didn’t feel like painting – so these guys are human after all.

Sled One, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Sled One, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018

I am always completely amazed at how Sled One seems to be so at ease with his cans, he seems to create his work with the minimum of fuss and is able to put ehat is in hes head onto a wall. He is comfortable with both writing and creating fantastical characters, and is a real asset to The Paintsmiths, who he works for.

Sled One, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Sled One, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018

This piece, even incomplete, looks stunning and I will have to go back to get a finished picture.

Last week I was cutting the lower branches and shoots off a lime tree that lines the road where I live – the council used to do it but have no money for such things any more – so that I could park the car without smearing it with aphids and get out of it without walking into a jungle. Anyhow, I digress, while I was pruning, I looked up and saw Sled One. We stopped for a chat, and it turns out he lives only a few doors up from me…I can’t believe that we haven’t bumped into each other before.