4831. Cumberland Basin

Benjimagnetic, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, October 2022
Benjimagnetic, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, October 2022

I have a feeling that this piece by Benjimagnetic, alongside an Acer One piece hidden behind a bush, has been here for a while, but that I have only recently clocked it. I can’t be everywhere all the time, right.

Benjimagnetic, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, October 2022
Benjimagnetic, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, October 2022

Cryptically spelling out BEN, This is a lovely, colourful piece from the artist with beautifully defined components, crisply sprayed, making up the letters, and some very clever and subtle shadow work that lifts some of the letters and arrows away from the wall. Lovely work.

4778. Moon Street (99)

Kid Krishna, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2022
Kid Krishna, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2022

One of the most enjoyable things about Kid Krishna’s work is that he has breathed a little bit of life back into Stokes Croft. Over the years, gentrification of the area has led to a decline in available graffiti walls and a commensurate dwindling interest in spray-painting in the area. Not Kid Krishna though, he seems to favour Stokes Croft, and that is a good thing.

Kid Krishna, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2022
Kid Krishna, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2022

This piece perfectly illustrates Kid Krishna’s style of long straight letters on a single colour background. I still find his cryptic writing very difficult to read, but I am sure the penny will drop one day. I am guessing that this says KRISHNA, and I can see elements of those letters, but who knows? More to come from this relatively new-to-Bristol artist.