2205. St Werburghs tunnel (81)

Diced Mango is an artist reasonably new to me, having only been aware of his street pieces for about six months or so. He has become rather busy lately and his letters are appearing in various spots around the city.

Diced Mango, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2019
Diced Mango, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2019

This piece, from January this year was in St Werburghs tunnel and shows how the artist plays with shapes and shadings to make the letters look like they are twisted a little. Clever stuff and it gives me ideas for things that I can try out at home. Several more to come from Diced Mango soon.

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2176. M32 Cycle path (24)

Rezwonk is another Bristol artist who has been rather busy on the streets lately, bombing here and there, tagging this and that and creating these rather decorative ‘designer’ burners, either in collaborations or as in this case, solo.

Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019
Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019

Rezwonk has perfected the art of straight line stripes, which I think he does freehand. I like his work, and I have been posting it for about a year or so now. I’m not entirely sure how much street work he was doing before that, but it is difficult to go to any spot in Bristol now that doesn’t have a little signature from this artist.

 

 

2169. St Werburghs tunnel (75)

It seems that Decay is not the only graffiti artist in Bristol who is enjoying his writing at the moment. This piece by Stupid Stupid Meathole is one of several bright pink burners from this Bristol artist who specialises in mildly grotesque characters.

Stupid Stupid Meathole, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2019
Stupid Stupid Meathole, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2019

Even in his writing (which spells out Meathole), there is an organic, fleshy feel to it all with the circles in the A and the O resembling belly buttons (is that just me?). More like this to come.

2167. Dean Lane skate park (207)

Following on from yesterday’s collaboration post (Kid Crayon, Rama and Largo), here is a piece by Rama over the fence at Dean Lane skate park. Weirdly I actually saw him painting this when dropping my son off at the swimming pool for his lifeguard training – I didn’t stop for a chat, because at that point I didn’t realise that he was one of the artists that Kid Crayon had been in contact with. If I had known I would most certainly have stopped for a chat.

Rama, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019
Rama, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019

This is quite simply a really decent and well executed burner with a fabulous two-tone fill and a rather Inky-esque 3D shading with a vanishing point below the piece. Nice work. Rama was not painting alone, but was actually with his travel companion from Spain Largo… see the next post.

2088. Moon Street (62)

It is not often that you see a piece of work bombed by the artist who originated it, but here we have just such an example from Rezwonk. The original piece in Moon Street survived intact for quite a while before it got a bit tagged, but it seems that Rezwonk decided to go the whole hog with this throw up.

Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019

It would appear that Rezwonk has quite a spectrum of styles in his work from tags, which are dotted all around Bristol, to characters, such as his big bird, to burners like these to high-end graphic design pieces. A versatile artist.

Rezwonk, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2019
Rezwonk, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2019

I have seen this particular ‘REZER’ burner in a number of places including The Bearpit. I think that Rezwonk must have goner on a bit of a spree. All good.

1918. Dean Lane skate park (181)

You can’t hold him back. Mr Draws was planning to go and live in Germany at the end of the summer, but for whatever reason his plans fell through. His loss is surely Bristol’s gain as he continues to brighten up the place with his burners.

Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018

This one has a rather wintry feel about it, the colours and icy drips definitely feel a bit frosty. I love the way that Mr Draws just keeps on going – no matter what life throws at him, he just seems to pick himself up and carry on. It has been a while since I last chatted with him, which is a pity, because he is a really lovely bloke.

1902.M32 Spot (36)

This Deamze burner photobombed a recent post of a Silent Hobo column, but in my view deserves a post all of its own. This writing is one of the forms that Deamze uses in his work. It is much simpler than his wildstyle work, but still has a clean and sharp look to it.

Deamze, M32 spot, Bristol, November 2018
Deamze, M32 spot, Bristol, November 2018

The colours and drift of shading work really nicely and the whole thing stands out and looks so fresh. You could give a hundred artists a can and a wall and ask them to recreate this, but none would be as good. At the top of his game.