3005. Star and Garter (6)

Since lock down measures were eased At the end of May, 3Dom and Sepr have collaborated on several occasions and are absolutely smashing it with each new wall they paint. This wall opposite the Star and Garter marks the Black Lives Matter campaign in two very different ways.

3Dom, Star and Garter, Bristol, June 2020
3Dom, Star and Garter, Bristol, June 2020

3Dom has opted for a big bold statement “Unity is Power” set on a red and orange background which gives the whole thing a kind of explosive impact. The large letters have shading that has a central vanishing point so the whole thing looks like it is heading straight for us. Nicely done, and unusual writing from 3Dom.

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Contrast that with Sepr’s birds. His piece tells us a complete story in the simplest way possible. The three birds are identical in every way except their colouring and they are proudly marching hand in hand. This is an exceptional piece which deserves as much exposure as it can get. Poignant and relevant and not preachy.

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1975. Devon Road (9)

Following my post of a fabulous Xenz piece in Shoreditch a few days ago, I was reminded about this old one on a garage door in Devon Road, Bristol. I had to trawl through my archives and was thrilled to find it… a task that might sound simpler than it is.

Xenz, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2018
Xenz, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2018

This is a simple piece, perfect for the garage, lifting it out of the bland and ordinary to become a thing of beauty as well as practicality. If only more of the carbuncles and eyesores of our city could be similarly transformed. There is a strong sense of calm in this painting and a connection with nature that I find uplifting. The bee eaters are beautiful too.

1965. Armada Place (15)

I don’t think I can ever recall being disappointed with a Sepr piece in the few years that I have been enjoying street art. His distinctive cartoon style and sense of fun ooze from his works which usually raise a smile.

Sepr, Armada Place, Bristol, January 2019
Sepr, Armada Place, Bristol, January 2019

In this piece, marking the end of 2018, we see a sunbather being mildly abused by some birds (gulls?). One is stealing his ring, another emptying cream on his tummy, another drinking his cocktail and the last using a magnifying glass to burn his toes. Now when I first saw this, I thought someone had drawn a cock and balls on the man’s stomach, but the more I have looked at it, the more I think it is a sketch drawn by the bird with the tube of sun cream. A brilliant piece – comedy on a hoarding. Nice to see that Sepr and Epok have decorated the nearby wheely bin too.

Aspire

A collection of street art from Aspire.

All photographs taken by Scooj

Aspire, Alfred Road, Bristol, March 2020
Aspire, Alfred Road, Bristol, March 2020

Aspire, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Aspire, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

Aspire, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Aspire, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

Aspire, St Mark's Avenue, Bristol, September 2019
Aspire, St Mark’s Avenue, Bristol, September 2019

Aspire, Nomadic Community Garden, Brick Lane, London, April 2019
Aspire, Nomadic Community Garden, Brick Lane, London, April 2019

Aspire, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2018
Aspire, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2018

Aspire, Newfoundland Street, Bristol, March 2018
Aspire, Newfoundland Street, Bristol, March 2018

Ryder and Aspire, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Ryder and Aspire, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017

Aspire, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Aspire, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

2Keen, Aspire and Ryder, Redland Court Road, Bristol May 2017
2Keen, Aspire and Ryder, Redland Court Road, Bristol May 2017

Aspire, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017
Aspire, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2017

Aspire, Picton Lane, Bristol, November 2016
Aspire, Picton Lane, Bristol, November 2016

Aspire, Picton Lane, Bristol, June 2016
Aspire, Picton Lane, Bristol, June 2016

Aspire, City Road, Bristol, October 2016
Aspire, City Road, Bristol, October 2016

Aspire, The Bearpit, Bristol, October 2016
Aspire, The Bearpit, Bristol, October 2016

Aspire, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2016
Aspire, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2016

Aspire, Ashley Road, Bristol, September 2016
Aspire, Ashley Road, Bristol, September 2016

Aspire, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2016
Aspire, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2016

Aspire, Ashton Gate School, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Aspire, Ashton Gate School, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Aspire and ? Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016
Aspire and ? Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016

Aspire, Armada Place, Bristol, July 2016
Aspire, Armada Place, Bristol, July 2016

Aspire and Mr Klue, City Road, Bristol, March 2016
Aspire and Mr Klue, City Road, Bristol, March 2016

Aspire, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016
Aspire, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016

Aspire, Caravan M32, Bristol, May 2016
Aspire, Caravan M32, Bristol, May 2016

Aspire, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016
Aspire, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016

Aspire, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Aspire, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016

Aspire, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
Aspire, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016

Aspire, City Road, Bristol, January 2016
Aspire, City Road, Bristol, January 2016

Aspire, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016

Aspire, Ashley Road, Bristol, March 2016
Aspire, Ashley Road, Bristol, March 2016

Aspire, Armada Place, Bristol, March 2016
Aspire, Armada Place, Bristol, March 2016

Aspire, Charles Street, Bristol
Aspire, Charles Street, Bristol