725. Dean Lane skate park (39)

A straight forward burner in great colours by Tuco, a Bristol street artist who is perhaps less prolific than some of the others around. He has gone to some effort for this piece of work, rolling the background in black before moving onto his letters.

Tuco, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2017
Tuco, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2017

This is a beautifully sprayed piece with really crisp lines and lovely filling and shapes. This is the first piece of his that I have seen since his Upfest 2016 piece.

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641. Moon Street (20)

This is a quick one from 45RPM on the long wall in Moon Street, opposite the Lakota. 45RPM has a broad range of pieces that he likes to spray, one of which is his graffiti burners. This is typical of many that can be found dotted around the city.

45RPM, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2017
45RPM, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2017

The colours are vibrant and eye-catching, and sets this piece out alongside other not-quite-so-good pieces.

610. Code Street, Shoreditch (1)

In my wanderings through the streets and alleyways of Shoreditch it was comforting to come across a familiar sight. So much of the artwork was unknown to me and then this…a piece by Bristol graffiti artist Voyder. All of a sudden I felt quite at home and rather pleased with myself that I could identify an artist in the heart of London’s graffitiland.

 

Voyder, Code Street, Shoreditch, August 2016
Voyder, Code Street, Shoreditch, August 2016

I have to say though that I don’t think it is his best work, and not a patch on the stuff he has bee producing in the last few months (in my view). This wall was produced for the Meeting of Styles festival June, 2016. The photographs are a bit dodgy because the daylight was fading, and my crappy little camera was fussing about the light levels. I think I just about got away with it.

Voyder, Code Street, Shoreditch, August 2016
Voyder, Code Street, Shoreditch, August 2016

525. Dean Lane skate park (28)

This is a bright and cheerful piece from back in August by Laic 217. Remember, it was warm and sunny then. This nice bit of writing follows the format favoured by Laic 217, that is, to write his name and add a feature, normally a face or figure.

Laic 217, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2016
Laic 217, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2016

Of course he also sprays the acid house melting faces, which I have featured on these pages before and which I rather like. I think I may have mentioned it before, but Laic 217 is one of those artists whose work can be found at most of the hotspots around the City. Many others tend to restrict their work to specific areas.

Laic 217, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2016
Laic 217, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2016

There is always more to come from this quiet talent.

493. Dighton Street (2)

At one end of Dighton Street there are two small walls which look like they had once been rather fancy gateways and which have since been filled in. They offer street artists an opportunity to spray a pair of related works should they wish to do so, as the spots come as a pair and are separated by a stone wall of about 20 feet.

Deamze, Dighton Street, Bristol, October 2016
Deamze, Dighton Street, Bristol, October 2016
Deamze is the latest Bristol-based street artist to occupy these walls with his recognisable vertically elongated Deam Ask style of burner. His colour selections are once again striking and emphasise his clever use of shadowing the lettering.

Deamze, Dighton Street, Bristol, October 2016
Deamze, Dighton Street, Bristol, October 2016
The previous pieces here had been sprayed by Sepr, and were a couple of my favourite works of last year. I will miss them, but turnover on this wall has been very slow, and they had a long run out. Now it is the turn of Deamze.

395. M32 Roundabout J3 (16)

On the West side of the M32 roundabout there is a long concrete wall which runs next to a pathway and which reduces in height along its length. About midway along this wall is this magnificent Epok piece.

Epok, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, August 2016
Epok, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, August 2016

So typically Epok wildstyle writing, and a fabulous selection of colours. It really is outstanding in every sense of the word. It is in the part of the wall where the pathway narrows, so it is very difficult to photograph pieces here unless taken from the sides, or using fisheye lenses.

Epok - detail, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, August 2016
Epok – detail, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, August 2016

Epok’s works have lovely simple and clean lines and blends smooth curves with angular shapes to create the EPOK letters. Always pleasurable to see.

380. Armada Place (6)

The fencing in Armada Place is a hotspot that is slightly off the beaten track, and can easily be missed. I make a point of taking the short diversion away from Stokes Croft on my way to work, to be able to capture gems like this one by Fois (Kleiner Shames).

Kleiner Shames, Armada Place, Bristol, August 2016
Kleiner Shames, Armada Place, Bristol, August 2016

It feels like Fois has become a little more active recently, or maybe I am just finding more of his wildstyle pieces. I don’t know, but I always feel good when I come across one for the first time. I like the way that he disguises the name Fois just enough to make it hard for the ‘untrained’ eye to read. This is really a wonderful piece that he calls ‘a quick one’.

Kleiner Shames, Armada Place, Bristol, August 2016
Kleiner Shames, Armada Place, Bristol, August 2016

Only recently I found out that Fois is actually Kleiner Shames – a rather respectable looking designer. It irks me that by calling him Fois all this time I look like a bit of an idiot. I suppose it is all part of being on the outside looking in.