1526. City Road (7)

Oooh, I love this one from Face 1st, tucked around a corner in City Road, where I only periodically take a squint at the walls there that don’t change all that often. I’m glad I made the effort as this is Face 1st just how I like him.

Face 1st, City Road, Bristol, May 2018
Face 1st, City Road, Bristol, May 2018

Great colour selection, and I will never tire of his basic easy-on-the-eye premise of spelling out FACE with his swirls and a white face incorporated somewhere along the way. One of Bristol’s most prolific street artists.

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1221. City Road (6)

The truth about Face F1st is that I simply can’t keep up with him at the moment, he is being so incredibly productive. Another thing about his work is that it is largely confined to Stokes Croft and the M32 roundabout. I think I have only ever seen one piece of his in Bedminster.

Face F1st, City Road, Bristol, December 2017
Face F1st, City Road, Bristol, December 2017

In this piece we see Face F1st using some rather more upbeat colours compared with the sober tones he usually uses. I’m afraid that the focus in the feature photograph is really poor, and I might have to replace the picture when I next get a chance. I really like this piece.

1197. City Road (5)

It is always worth taking a look in places that you don’t go to too often, just to check if there is anything new. Well I hadn’t been to this spot for a long time, I know not since before the end of July, because this piece is by Dabuten Tronko, who visited Bristol for Upfest 2017.

Dabuten Tronko, City Road, Bristol, December 2017
Dabuten Tronko, City Road, Bristol, December 2017

It is an interesting piece and picks up the theme of his other boats that he sprayed where the A38 meets The Bearpit roundabout. This is a curious puece of writing set on a red and grey background and picking out a rowing boat within the letters. I am not sure what the word says, if it says anything at all. I like making discoveries like this.

 

 

827. City Road (4)

Some weeks ago now, I had a great walk home from work, and discovered several wheatpastes by qWeRT. This one was rather better concealed than others I had spotted, and photographing it was a little awkward because the householder was sitting in the doorway, soaking up the sun. I asked if they minded me taking a picture…I don’t think they had even noticed this little gem on their own doorstep. Oh well.

qWeRT, City Road, Bristol, April 2017
qWeRT, City Road, Bristol, April 2017

I am fond of these googly eyed characters, there is something endearing and playful about them. As you will know by now, I am fond of a good paste up, and this one doesn’t disappoint.

817. City Road (3)

Shortly after I met 2Keen while he was spraying his fabulous REDLAND piece in Redland Court Road, he was at it again just off Stokes Croft. This wall was sprayed as part of the Rave on Avon event in late July in conjunction with the RAW (Read and Weep) crew.

2Keen, City Road, Bristol, May 2017
2Keen, City Road, Bristol, May 2017

I understand from this piece why he is held in such high regard by other graffiti artists in Bristol, his work is well thought out and exudes years of experience – I think the word I am looking for is classy.

2Keen, City Road, Bristol, May 2017
2Keen, City Road, Bristol, May 2017

I am really looking forward to seeing more of his work, and on taking him up on the offer of taking me out spraying sometime. I’ll have to find him again first though.

 

503. City Road (4)

I have known about this piece for a while, but just never knew where it was. To my huge excitement and fulfilment I found it recently, while looking for another piece nearby. This is by one of my favourite street artists, Aspire, who is better known for his amazing birds.

Aspire, City Road, Bristol, October 2016
Aspire, City Road, Bristol, October 2016

I don’t know who the subject of the piece is, but I would guess a prominent local musician or blues artist perhaps. It seems slightly peculiar seeing work by Aspire that is not a bird, but I consider it to be equally good, and I would like to see more of it.

Aspire, City Road, Bristol, October 2016
Aspire, City Road, Bristol, October 2016

The piece has been here for a while and is slightly worse for wear, but it has persisted and survived untagged…often the mark of a respected artist.

441. City Road (3)

I have spent a little while trying to find out more about Feoflip. I don’t tend to spend too much time doing this kind of thing, because before you know it, an hour or two can pass. All I want to know is where he is from, but I have a big fail on that one. Feoflip is an artist whose work I love, and fortunately he left his mark in Bristol in a big way after Upfest this year. His Facebook page provides a little bit of information on this, but you might need to use the translate button.

https://cosmictravellerblog.com/2016/08/29/cosmo-loves-feoflip/
https://cosmictravellerblog.com/2016/08/29/cosmo-loves-feoflip/

This subtle piece blends in so well with the frame, it almost feels like it was always there. It appears that I am not the only Bristol street art blogger who has a thing for Feoflip, Cosmo recently posted this excellent review of some of his works…in fact she has beaten me to it with most of them.

https://cosmictravellerblog.com/2016/08/29/cosmo-loves-feoflip/
https://cosmictravellerblog.com/2016/08/29/cosmo-loves-feoflip/

I have a whole load more of his pieces to share and will try to post them as soon as I can, but I’m afraid the backlog doesn’t get any smaller…aaaaargh.