76. Park Row (2)

Alex Lucas is a breath of fresh air on the street art scene. She is a hugely talented textile designer and illustrator/animator. Her commissions are instantly recognisable and can be seen all over Bristol.

Alex Lucas, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015
Alex Lucas, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015

This mural, completed in October 2015, looks to be a commission by the University of Bristol Cabot Institute, and is right next to the most wonderful public conveniences.

Alex Lucas, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015
Alex Lucas, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015

The work features a plesiosaurus and other sea creatures from the period, one mischievously using a spray can, and tells a story of sea level rises. There is more about the collaboration on the Cabot Institute website

Alex Lucas, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015
Alex Lucas, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015

I love this.

8.5/10

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75. Park Row (1)

Mistaken by many for a Banksy, this wonderful stencil is actually by JPS (Jamie Paul Scanlon) and was sprayed in 2013. Clearly it draws on Banksy’s style and subject matter, but that is no surprise as JPS credits his emergence and confidence as a street artist with a visit he made to a Banksy exhibition at Bristol Museum.

JPS, Girl on swing, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015
JPS, Girl on swing, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015

I have written several posts about the work of JPS, and he remains my favourite Bristol-based artist.

JPS, Girl on swing, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015
JPS, Girl on swing, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015

8/10

74. Armada Place (1)

This wonderful stencil depicting how mobile technology is interfering with daily life, is tucked away on a heavily tagged wall and easy to miss. Just off Stokes Croft, it is well worth a visit. To me this is stencil work at its best. Social comment combined with excellent execution and location.

Unknown artist, stencil and graffiti, Armada Place, Bristol, November 2015
Unknown artist, stencil and graffiti, Armada Place, Bristol, November 2015

I’m not too sure what the dynamite is all about (on second inspection I think it is Christmas crackers). Unfortunately I have no idea who the artist is, but will try to find out, and when I do, I will update the post.

UPDATE: I understand the piece is by Goin, a French artist who I belive lives in Bristol.