1573. Dean Lane skate park (139)

I am really enjoying the work of Oner at the moment. He is certainly prolific and is capable of slapping up quick throw ups as well as taking a little more time to create some rather nice writing like this piece in Dean Lane.

Oner, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018
Oner, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018

There is something very easy on the eye about this writing, maybe it is the cartoon style or the colours or the fill styles and patterns, but whatever it is I really like it. At his best, which in my opinion this piece is, Oner is capable of turning out some really great work.

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1565. Raleigh Road vector (24)

It has been a while since I last took a trip to Raleigh Road, and similarly I haven’t posted anything by Rusk for a while, so here is a piece by Rusk in Raleigh Road. The building work behind these hoardings is moving on at pace, so this spot is on borrowed time, but for the time being it still serves as a great gallery for Bristol artists.

Rusk, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2018
Rusk, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2018

I have always taken a liking to Rusk’s writing, largely because of his perfectionist approach and desire to turn out high quality work. This particular piece incorporates a horizontal colour gradation that he favours in much of his work, with a strong, bright white accent line running through the middle of the piece. The interlocking letters, decorations and colour palette work well together. Another fine piece from this gentle artist.

1563. Dean Lane skate park (138)

It has only been a few weeks since I first was able to put a name to this tag, and since then I have seen it several times. The graffiti artist is Slim Pickings, who is part of the No Frills collective.

Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018
Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018

I rather like this curved wall at Dean Lane, and this clean piece stands out really well over the messy burners underneath. I still don’t know enough about Slim Pickings to read what his tag says, but it looks like TEUP or TOP or something like that. More from SP to come.

1558. M32 roundabout J3 (86)

This is an old one by Laic217 from my archives, and I think it demonstrates really well the progress he has made over the last couple of years. This was a format that he used a lot back then, his letters and a character. Somehow it all looks a little more crude than his current work. Always great to see an artist develop.

Laic217, M32 roiundabout, Bristol, October 2016
Laic217, M32 roiundabout, Bristol, October 2016

The lettering is the word LAIC, somewhat broken up, and the character is that of a young woman with her hair tied up. It is a curious looking portrait, but there is something rather compelling about it.

Laic217, M32 roiundabout, Bristol, October 2016
Laic217, M32 roiundabout, Bristol, October 2016

I can’t think why I never published this at the time…maybe Laic217 was going through one of his productive periods and I couldn’t write about them quickly enough. Anyhow, great to post it now.

1555. St Werburghs tunnel (24)

I am suffering a little from Draws withdrawal (see what I did there?) because it has been 45 posts since I last wrote about him. He or I must be losing our touch. This piece, at the end of St Werburghs tunnel, hence the light differential, is a cheerful quick one using an interesting patchwork style to fill the letters.

Mr Draws, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2018
Mr Draws, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2018

I really like the colour palette that Mr Draws has used for this and the way he has managed to distribute the colours in a way that pleases the eye. What I like most about Mr Draws is how utterly in love with his craft he is, and it comes across in his work.

 

1553. St Werburghs tunnel (23)

What a lovely piece this is from the great Fiva in the depths of St Werburghs tunnel. It is a clever piece that lifts itself out from the wall with superb shadowing in black and dark green.

Fiva, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2018
Fiva, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2018

I’m not sure whether it is the silhouettes or the font , the colours or the expert shading, but I really admire this piece, which is a bit strange, because it is not necessarily my natural leaning. One of the pleasures of hunting out street art is coming across something that makes you feel really good. This is one of those. Thank you Fiva.

1546. Dean Lane skate park (134)

In Dean Lane, there is a fence which separates off the skate park from the council swimming pool. The wall here is a bit of a free-for-all and there really are no rules, apart from the fact that it is less legitimate than the main walls of the spot. To access the wall you first of all need to scale the fence…not for the feint-hearted.

Oner, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018
Oner, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018

I have not seen any Oner work in Dean Lane before, and this might be one of his first adventures to the site. I like the cartoonish style of this burner and the colours are uplifting. It is neat and tidy and has clean lines. I do like it when he spends a little bit of time on his work – sometimes his burners can be a little rough-and-ready.