2707. Brunel Way Bridge (25)

Wowzer! I first saw this on Paul Harrison’s @bristolstreetartandgraffiti Instagram account and instantly fell in love with it. I am a child of Star Wars and although never had any of the toys and stuff I have been a big fan of the films, even the bad ones. The saga has spanned much of my lifetime and has offered a series of enjoyable landmarks in a sometimes choppy sea.

Dasco, Brunel Way Bridge, Bristol, January 2020
Dasco, Brunel Way Bridge, Bristol, January 2020

Dasco is still very much an artist whose work I am acquainnting myself with and everything I have seen so far I really like. His style is extremely versatile and in addition to his obvious talent for graffiti writing, he shows us here just how good he is at character pieces too. The yellow shading on Darth Vader’s helmet cleverly lifts the whole piece and brings about a 3D effect. An outstanding and memorable piece from Dasco. Note to self… must do a Star Wars special (after I have done a kingfisher special).

1007. Church Road, St George.

My daughter has a chameleon, which eats live locusts. Every now and then, when I have forgotten to order them I have to traipse over to the other side of Bristol to get some, and this journey takes me through St George where I spotted this shutter piece. This is in my view rather special, because it is by the highly talented Braga Last1.

Braga Last1, Church Road St George, Bristol, July 2017
Braga Last1, Church Road St George, Bristol, July 2017

Braga Last1 is a Belgian artist who has been over to Bristol for Upfest for the last two years, and I have a feeling he did this commission in 2016. There is so much to like about this piece. First off, the artist himself, secondly it depicts a cartoon version of Darth Vader and thirdly it is beautifully sprayed. I like it a lot. Belgium seems to be having a bit of a street art golden period at the moment, with other artists such as Mehsos, Bisser and Dzia all stunning audiences with their work. Of course Belgium has a very rich culture of art going back centuries, and maybe this heritage inspires them. More from Braga Last1 soon.