2696. St Werburghs tunnel (132)

Already Kool Hand has appeared in Natural Adventures twice in 2020. Perhaps he has had some time off, and what better way to fill time than with a bit of spray art? This was the left hand side of a collaborative paint with Daz Cat (already posted), but merits an entry of its own.

Kool Hand, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020
Kool Hand, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2020

The piece brings together the two elements we often see from Kool Hand, some writing and a character. It is less often that we see both together. The cartoon style character is nicely drafted and simply filled. I’m not too sure what the Adidas bag is, but I think it might be a weed pouch that every young man in Bristol seems to carry over their shoulder these days.

2683. M32 Spot (56)

I think that this is the second collaboration between Logoe and Haka in as many months, and both have apeared on this board under the M32 in the DIY skate spot. It is not often that I like my photographs, always something wrong with them, but I actually like this one, somehow the colours of the piece stand out well against the dark top and bottom, but have not been bleached out by the light to either side.

Logoe and Haka, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2020
Logoe and Haka, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2020

Logoe has written his name in his script style set on a rather nice red tone abstract background. He has added to the work the sentence ‘What a year it’s been’ and he is not wrong there.  On the right Haka has included a character into his chrome writing which I believe to be Hanna Barbera’s creation Quick Draw McGraw – a cartoon I don’t think I ever saw, but rather wish I had… I might have to consult with YouTube. All in all a most satisfying collaboration from these two established Bristol artists.

2662. St Werburghs tunnel (126)

My last street art post of 2019 and here to round things off is a very nice collaboration at the south entrance of St Werburghs tunnel from painting partners and buddies Logoe and Silent Hobo. These two have collaborated several times this year and it is good to see them both painting more regularly than in recent years.

Logoe and Silent Hobo, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2019
Logoe and Silent Hobo, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2019

The writing is from Logoe and in his distinctive long thin script lettering. On the right is a character by Silent Hobo – a young man who is settig fire to some cubes in his hand, they might be high-rise blocks, but it is hard to see. There is some symbolism here but I am not sure there is enough information in the piece to work it out. A nice way to round the year off.

Happy New Year folks. It all starts again tomorrow for a jam-packed blog full of street/graffiti art. TTFN.

2632. Stokes Croft

I have said before that there aren’t many paste ups in Bristol, however I seem to have found quite a few in recent weeks. This wonderful wheatpaste by qWeRT is one of several pasted up during a visit by the artist recently.

qWeRT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2019
qWeRT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2019

Tucked away behind a bus stop in Stokes Croft is this rather endearing googly eyed character. I would be prepared to bet that very few people waiting at the bus stop have even noticed this new addition to the colourful tagged wall behind them. I don’t actually know too much about qWeRT or where he/she comes from, but I have seen a lot of these characters in London, so I am guessing that might be qWeRT’s home. Still a few more to post from this recent Bristol binge.

 

 

2596. Upfest 2018 (167)

This extraordinary piece at Upfest 2018 wasn’t actually an official piece, but one of those ‘extras’ that we get in Dean Lane from visiting artists who didn’t get an Upfest pitch. I have tried to find out a little bit about the artist, but haven’t had much success. I found Mowcka’s website, but the ‘About’ section is beautifully lyrical and mysterious, but evasive and I expect that is the whole point.

Mowcka, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Mowcka, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

I am troubled that on this day I managed to get water on my lens and didn’t check it or discover it until I uploaded the photographs. The result is presentationally disappointing, but the artwork magnificent. There is something very ‘mother Earth’ about these characters and a fair amount of symbolism going on too.

2565. M32 Spot (52)

This should be fairly quick and simple. Here we have a rather fun column piece by an artist called Zinso. Although I have a few pictures of his work from recent walks, he is a new artist to me and I have not been aware of him before the last couple of months or so.

Zinso, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2019
Zinso, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2019

Zinso seems to have a clear idea of his artwork and executes it cleanly to a rehearsed design (I am guessing), almost like a very fancy tag. Practising the same broad design builds up skills and technique. Zinso already seems well on the way to creating an identity. Look out for more from this artist.

Silent Hobo

A gallery of magnificent character work from Bristol’s Silent Hobo

All photographs taken by Scooj

Silent Hobo, St Mark's Avenue, Bristol, September 2019
Silent Hobo, St Mark’s Avenue, Bristol, September 2019
Silent Hobo, M32 Spot, Bristol, May 2019
Silent Hobo, M32 Spot, Bristol, May 2019
Silent Hobo, North Street, Bristol, May 2019
Silent Hobo, North Street, Bristol, May 2019
Silent Hobo, Park Street, Bristol, March 2019
Silent Hobo, Park Street, Bristol, March 2019
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, March 2019
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, March 2019
Silent Hobo, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2018
Silent Hobo, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2018
Silent Hobo, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2018
Silent Hobo, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2018
Silent Hobo and Cheo, We the Curious, Bristol, November 2018
Silent Hobo and Cheo, We the Curious, Bristol, November 2018
Silent Hobo, We the Curious, Bristol, November 2018
Silent Hobo, We the Curious, Bristol, November 2018
Silent Hobo, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2018
Silent Hobo, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2018
Silent Hobo, M32 Spot, Bristol, October 2018
Silent Hobo, M32 Spot, Bristol, October 2018
Silent Hobo, M32 Spot, Bristol, October 2018
Silent Hobo, M32 Spot, Bristol, October 2018
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, November 2017
Silent Hobo, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, November 2017
Silent Hobo and Logoe, Ashley Road, Bristol, April 2017
Silent Hobo and Logoe, Ashley Road, Bristol, April 2017
Silent Hobo, Ashley Road, Bristol, April 2017
Silent Hobo, Ashley Road, Bristol, April 2017
Silent Hobo, St Werburgs tunnel, Bristol, February 2017
Silent Hobo, St Werburgs tunnel, Bristol, February 2017
Silent Hobo, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2017
Silent Hobo, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2017
Silent Hobo, Partition Street, Bristol, November 2016
Silent Hobo, Partition Street, Bristol, November 2016
Cheo Silent Hobo and Deamze, Frogmore Street, Bristol, July 2015
Cheo Silent Hobo and Deamze, Frogmore Street, Bristol, July 2015
Silent Hobo, Hillgrove Street, Bristol, December 2015
Silent Hobo, Hillgrove Street, Bristol, December 2015
Silent Hobo, Hillgrove Street, Bristol, December 2015
Silent Hobo, Hillgrove Street, Bristol, December 2015
Silent Hobo, Mina Road, Bristol, March 2016
Silent Hobo, Mina Road, Bristol, March 2016
Silent Hobo, Nelson Street, Bristol, October 2015
Silent Hobo, Nelson Street, Bristol, October 2015
Jon5, Silent Hobo, Sepr, Deamze and Dotcom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
Jon5, Silent Hobo, Sepr, Deamze and Dotcom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
Silent Hobo, Little Bishop Street, Bristol, November 2015
Silent Hobo, Little Bishop Street, Bristol, November 2015
Silent Hobo, Little Bishop Street, Bristol, November 2015
Silent Hobo, Little Bishop Street, Bristol, November 2015
Silent Hobo, Little Bishop Street, Bristol, November 2015
Silent Hobo, Little Bishop Street, Bristol, November 2015
Silent Hobo, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015
Silent Hobo, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015
Silent Hobo, Chapter Street, Bristol, March 2016
Silent Hobo, Chapter Street, Bristol, March 2016
Silent Hobo, Chapter Street, Bristol, March 2016
Silent Hobo, Chapter Street, Bristol, March 2016
Silent Hobo, Chapter Street, Bristol, March 2016
Silent Hobo, Chapter Street, Bristol, March 2016
Silent Hobo & Mr. Riks, Park Row, Bristol
Silent Hobo & Mr. Riks, Park Row, Bristol