4579. M32 Cycle path (180)

From time to time you find a wall that an artist ‘owns’ and I guess the maxim ‘possession is nine tenths of the law’ kicks in. This wall seems to belong to Claro_que_sssnoh, and in the main other artists leave him to it. When it does get painted by someone else, he eventually reclaims the spot.

Claro_que_sssnoh, M32 cycle path, Bristol, July 2022
Claro_que_sssnoh, M32 cycle path, Bristol, July 2022

Claro_que_sssnoh has such a distinctive and attractive style, and with this piece, he has absolutely smashed it in terms of colour palette. His slim joined-up letters, spelling HONS, are filled with some outstanding patterns and designs and the whole piece stands out from the red background. This is a very nice piece from the Spanish artist.

4505. Sparke Evans Park (46)

Over the last few years, I have taken a particular liking to Claro_que_sssnoh’s work, more so perhaps than his hugely talented Spanish compatriots, which I ought to remedy if I can. I think that the reason I like his work is that it is pretty unique and stands out  in a way that some other artists can be a little generic.

Claro_que_sssnoh, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, May 2022
Claro_que_sssnoh, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, May 2022

This piece in Sparke Evans Park carries many of the characteristics that one would expect to see in Claro_que_sssnoh’s work. Long thin lettering that is interconnected or joined-up, with a deep 3D shadow in a contrasting colour, orange-red to the letter’s green. There is a bit of a bonus skeleton character in this piece, which isn’t often seen in his work, and I wonder if it is by him or one of his HMR paint jam friends. This is another fine piece from Claro_que-SSSnoh, and I think that it is high time that I posted a gallery of his work… watch this space.

4445. M32 Cycle path (175)

Another artist who consistently turns out High-quality pieces time and time again is Claro_que_sssnoh, and this one is on one of his favoured walls on the M32 Cycle path.

Claro_que_sssnoh, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, April 2022
Claro_que_sssnoh, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, April 2022

All the ingredients are there, his intricate joined up writing, looking a little bit like pipework, set on a gorgeous red background with drips. The subtle blue fill patterns in the letters are really nicely worked and the whole thing looks strong and confident. Great writing from the Spanish artist.

4280. Sparke Evans Park (33)

Regular as clockwork and as unique as always, Claro_que_sssnoh has created another beauty in Spake Evans Park. His style is so identifiable, like so many other artists in Bristol. I’d love to see them switch it up a bit, perhaps painting in pairs, but painting in each other’s style… that would be interesting.

Claro_que_sssnoh, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, February 2022
Claro_que_sssnoh, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, February 2022

Claro spells out HONS with his usual curvy/angular ‘joined up’ script, and it all looks very nice indeed. This time he has really majored on the colours which clearly stand out on the like green background. I love it that he keeps turning out these beauties. Another one for Sunday Lovers.

4155. M32 cycle path (153)

One of my favourite writers in Bristol at the moment is the Spanish artist Claro_que_sssnoh. His distinctive pieces are sometimes associated with his HMR crew and sometimes, like this one, as stand alone pieces.

Claro_que_sssnoh, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, December 2021
Claro_que_sssnoh, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, December 2021

Claro seems to particularly favour this spot for his solo work and at any one time there may be several of his pieces here of varying ages. What makes his work distinctive is that the letters are made up of a continuous line of script, like joined up writing, which is quite unusual in graffiti writing in my experience. Beautifully colourful and nicely finished, this is a fine piece from Claro.

4059. Brunel Way (131)

In this piece on the long wall under Brunel Way, we see Claro_que_sssnoh doing what Claro_que_ssnoh does so well – that is create distinctive interesting writing that creates a wonderful pattern of shape and colour.

Claro_que_sssnoh, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2021
Claro_que_sssnoh, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2021

His work usually spells out HONS and his combination of curvy and straight lines are decorated with lines, patterns and dots in equal measure. In this piece it is the colour palette that is most notable, brightening up this drab and dingy corner. Painted as part of an HMR paint jam, it was the pick of the bunch alongside Dabuten Tronko.

4042. Sparke Evans Park (17)

This lovely piece of graffiti writing from Claro_que_sssnoh has been sitting in my ‘departure lounge’ for months and months, it got left behind and dropped off my radar. In a recent clear up, I found it again, and have dusted it off for posting.

Claro_que_sssnoh, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, June 2021
Claro_que_sssnoh, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, June 2021

The colours work quite well, although I am not too sure about the pink and the red being comfortable bedfellows, something doesn’t quite feel right. The letters, spelling HONS, are in typical Claro style, that is long and thin, combining smooth curves with angular elements, and filled with lots of circles and other decorations. Glad to have hauled this out of the pending list.

3812. M32 Cycle path (134)

Some might not have noticed the ‘changing of the guard’ piece on this wall as it is by the same artist and is not dissimilar to its predecessor. It is unmistakably by Claro-que-sssnoh and spells out his signature HONS letters.

Claro_que_sssnoh, M32 Cycle Path, Bristol, July 2021
Claro_que_sssnoh, M32 Cycle Path, Bristol, July 2021

His work is almost maze-like and the letters a combination of regular straight lines and curves which almost seem to compete with one another for the space. His fills are beautifully done and contain several of his favoured dots in a line, each smaller than the one before. It is always good to see new work from this Spanish artist living in Bristol.

Claro_que_sssnoh, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2020
Claro_que_sssnoh, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2020

3703. M32 Cycle path (128)

I have to take my hat off to Claro for even attempting to paint this wall, but to do it so well is truly awesome. This bit of wall on the M32 cycle path is made of stone and is very textured, horrible and lumpy and bumpy, not that you’d know it from looking at this piece by Claro.

Claro_que_sssnoh, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2021
Claro_que_sssnoh, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2021

Claro’s style is so very distinct and quite unlike anyone else’s in Bristol. Spelling out HONS his writing combines curves with angular straight lines that at times looks quite uncomfortable if you know what I mean. The letters on their own might be a little boring, but with all the decorations and border colours, the whole thing ends up looking pretty good. More to come soon.

3663. M32 Cycle path (123)

As a matter of pragmatic protocol I shall refer to Claro_que_sssnoh as Claro for the duration of this post, although very interesting, his name is without doubt the most difficult to type, especially on an iPad. Fortunately, his street art work is much easier to enjoy and assimilate.

Claro_que_ssnoh, M32 cycle path, Bristol, March 2021
Claro_que_sssnoh, M32 cycle path, Bristol, March 2021

This reasonably recent piece from the HMR man is so typical of his unique style. Interlocking letters spelling out HONS are formed with a combination of straight and curvy lines in equal measure and he decorates the piece with a plethora of graffiti arrows. Always good to see work from one of our talented Spanish writers.