727. Greville Road (5)

It took me a little while to photograph this fine pheasant by Andy Council, but at last I bagged it. This is the third of his birds that he has recently completed in the North Street area, the others being a turkey and a cockerel, both covered previously on this blog.

Andy Council, Greville Road, Bristol, April 2017
Andy Council, Greville Road, Bristol, April 2017

This pheasant will most likely disappear in July when Upfest comes to town, as this is a very desirable wall. The pheasant is a really great pierce of work by Andy Council with the usual architectural superstructure and fantastic colours. This is a lovely piece. The other recent birdsĀ are shown below:

Andy Council, Greville Road, Bristol, April 2017
Andy Council, Greville Road, Bristol, April 2017
Andy Council, North Street Green, Bristol, February 2017
Andy Council, North Street Green, Bristol, February 2017
Andy Council, North Street, Bristol, January 2017
Andy Council, North Street, Bristol, January 2017

705. Upfest 2016 (109)

The international presence comes across very strongly at Upfest. This lovely piece by Scandinavian artist Salla Ikonen really shows how different styles, colours, subjects and influences come in to play to give a distinctiveness to work that has its origins outside the UK. Even within the UK, different parts of the country appear to have localised flavours.

Salla Ikonen, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Salla Ikonen, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

I love the softness of this piece, and the calm colours, both the pink of the subject and the purples and greens in the background. There is something very appealing about this work, and it is so different to most of the street art we see in Bristol.