I think that the uncrowned king of L Dub is probably Dun Sum. You can scarcely find a wall down there that hasn’t seen some of his paint at some point. What is interesting about that is that I have never seen any of his work anywhere else. This is the sign of an artist well within his comfort zone (and possibly driving range).
I can’t tell if this wonderful character is an established cartoon figure or something from Dun Sum’s imagination, either way it is rather a fine creature. His work is always creative and imaginative and he seems to enjoy incorporating lots of colour, adding interest to his menagerie.
The unofficial king of L Dub, Dun Sum has created this magnificent and rather weird long fantasy seascape, making excellent use of a wall that is otherwise difficult to paint. He has skilfully written his name – somewhat disguised – to the left of his main character. In the feature picture you might be able to make out SUM, the DUN is a little too far away.
The character is a wonderful imagined creature of the sea, part hermit crab, part jelly fish, part squid wearing a fine pair of what look like ski-goggles. the character is accompanied by a couple of other creatures including a six-armed starfish (not as uncommon as you might think in the natural world. A fun and unusual piece.
This is a wonderful small piece – stylised and anarchic by Lumagro at the far side of one of the Dean Lane walls. I love his line drawings and the humour he brings to this piece. The colours too are fantastic.
This is only the second piece I have seen by this magnificent artist, and it was sprayed on the same occasion as his first. These are so different and really add something to the Bristol scene. More please Lumagro.