169. West Street

I am still coming across street art that was created during Upfest 2015, and on my walk yesterday I found this wonderful piece by Gemma Compton.

Gemma Compton, West Street, Bristol, April 2016
Gemma Compton, West Street, Bristol, April 2016

Compton is an artist and fashion designer who is based in Bristol, and another graduate from UWE (University of the West of England). A lot of her work incorporates wildlife and birds in particular. She has an interesting website that shows off her extensive work. Street art is clearly not her main focus, which is a pity, as this is rather good.

7/10

168. North Street Green (1)

It was a gorgeous sunny day yesterday, and now that I am back in work after the holidays, I couldn’t wait to escape for a long lunchtime walk. I was rewarded with some new street art that I haven’t seen before. This cheeky piece is by the ubiquitous Cheo – I knew he had recently been busy from his Instagram account, but wasn’t sure where this work was.

Cheo, North Street Green, Bristol, April 2016
Cheo, North Street Green, Bristol, April 2016

I think it might be called ‘gorilla gubbins’, although that might just be a label he gave it.

Cheo, North Street Green, Bristol, April 2016
Cheo, North Street Green, Bristol, April 2016

This particular wall has changed at least three times in the last 6 months or so, and it will change again during Upfest 2016, which I am getting rather excited about. I have pictures of two other works on this wall.

Cheo, North Street Green, Bristol, April 2016
Cheo, North Street Green, Bristol, April 2016

I love the bad gorilla smoking a cigar. I think the piece is only a few days old.

 

7/10