4701. Dean Lane skate park (527)

Ryder, T-Rex, Conrico and Kool hand, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2022
Ryder, T-Rex, Conrico and Kool hand, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2022

This is another offering from the Dean Lane Hardcore (DLH) event a couple of weeks ago, and is an unusual collaboration between T-Rex, Ryder, Conrico and Kool Hand, which makes the whole thing rather special. Entitled ‘All skaters are b*stards’, the collaboration is clearly poking a bit of fun at skaters, at what is at its heart a skating event.

Ryder, T-Rex, Conrico and Kool hand, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2022
Ryder, T-Rex, Conrico and Kool hand, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2022

T-Rex that’s us to one of her classic dinosaurs, with a flying pig in a frying pan overhead by Ryder.  Conrico has reproduced one of his classic Bugs Bunny pieces with the inclusion of a skate board (see below), and the collaboration is hounded off with a Kool Hand Orangutan. The whole piece is a bit of an eclectic gathering, but utterly appropriate for the event. Great to see.

Conrico, M32 Spot, Bristol, February 2021
Conrico, M32 Spot, Bristol, February 2021

4391. L Dub (34)

DJ Perks has to be one of the most modest artists in Bristol, as well as one who takes a great interest in other people’s work about the city. I think I have only met him once while actually painting, all of my other encounters have been while both of us have been photographing in the popular spots.

D J Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
D J Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022

DJ Perks has made this spot in Lawrence Weston (L Dub) his own, and he has smashed it with this Bugs Bunny piece on the wall of the pumping station. Combining the beautifully neat writing with a very sharp and clean Bugs Bunny (with outstanding shadow, cleverly done), DJ Perks has promoted himself into the top division of street artists in Bristol.

D J Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
D J Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022

His work improves with every outing, and he is always exploring new ways to stretch himself. The more he practices, the better he will get, and I am very excited about just how far he will get. A notable piece.

3493. M32 Spot (106)

This excellent piece from Conrico is part of an unlikely three-way collaboration from Ryder, Soap and Conrico himself, tucked neatly under the M32 motorway. The piece is an incredible mash up of Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny, where the former seems to have been a little careless with his shotgun.

Conrico, M32 Spot, Bristol, February 2021
Conrico, M32 Spot, Bristol, February 2021

This is a fine piece that showcases Conrico’s distinctive style so well. There is always a lot of movement in his pieces, illustrated with fluid lines, rather than the cleaner stiffer lines adopted by other character artists. It is especially nice to see this, because I have sometimes had some difficulty finding recent pieces by him.