I have driven past this piece by Deamze many, many times, but never been able to stop and photograph it. At last I managed to do just that, but in the meantime I think the piece has faded a little. It has been exposed to the elements and has suffered from being on the kerbside of a busy street.
The piece is outside the Black Swan in Stapleton Road and is a bit of a landmark. Here we find then trademark character and writing work so typical of the endless skill of this artist. I’m not too sure who the character is, but something from the depths of my memory is saying ‘wally gator’. Of course the mind is a fickle beast and I may have this completely wrong. A nice piece.
This wall really belongs to Deamze. I don’t know if other artists leave it to him out of respect, or whether I only ever get to see it when his work is there. Either way, I have only ever seen pieces by him here.
Deamze likes to do his graffiti writing alongside a character on this wall, perhaps it has something to do with the proportions. In this piece he uses subtle tones across the work and created a focal point with his red ASK.
The character is Homer Simpson, and it is beautifully crafted although the hands and tongue are not in keeping with the Matt Groening creation. A good piece from Deamze.
You’d have to go back to July 2017 to see this, although it remained for a few months. The fine Deamze piece was sprayed on the Where the Wall curated wall in Wilder Street and was one of three pieces sprayed at that time, the others being by Aintzane Crucet and Hide2
Deamze is the local artist of the three and probably played host to the other two, making arrangements for them to spray this wall. His is a technically fabulous piece, and the colour selections were made to blend in with the other two artists. I love the way that artists cooperate and collaborate like this, it certainly seems to bring out the best in them.
This wall in the famous Wilder Street is beautifully curated by Where the Wall and never seems to get tagged, this is probably down to the high quality of the collaborations that get permission to spray here. It is a little bit more like an outdoor gallery than graffiti wall.
Set on a nicely prepped red brick colour, this wonderful collaboration from three members of the ASK crew, Epok, Sepr and Deamze is a graffiti/street art feast. First up is a lovely clean angular piece of wildstyle writing, so typical of Epok. His work rarely fits the ‘rectangular’ boundaries that most writers work to, with his work often smaller at one end than the other.
Next up is the recently invigorated Sepr, who until recently has been relatively quiet on the streets, but of late has become quite busy, which is a great thing for all of us. Sepr has a great ability to tell stories through his cartoonesque work.
In this piece Sepr shows, by way of a thought bubble, that the karate protagonist is using his concentration to break a plank of wood – his mind is on a tree hugging his wife/partner – he is focusing his jealousy and rage into kinetic energy…or something like that.
The third part of this collaboration is yet another clean and tidy piece of wildstyle writing from Deamze, once again without a character. The balance of the three pieces is perfect, and the colour selections easy on the eye and complementary. A really great wall, well worth a gander.
This is my favourite wall in Bristol. It is small and self contained, and has been shared by a wide variety of artists over the last couple of years. The latest resident is Deamze with one of his tight angular wildstyle pieces – no characters on this one.
To the untrained eye, this might appear to be just a random bunch of lines and jags. It actally spells out DEAM, and it has a little ASK, the crew name, to the left of the piece. Deamze just keeps on churning out his excellent work.
Deamze owns this wall. I have only ever seen pieces by him here. Maybe that is an accident of my infrequent visits, or maybe he just owns the wall. Deamze also owns this style of wildstyle writing accompanied by a cartoon character – he carries it off every time.
The writing in this piece is exceptional – set on a cartoon brick wall and some puddles, the jagged lettering contrasts and stands out. I have tried a few Google searches to try and work out who the character is, and looking at the picture kind of rings a bell, but I have thus far drawn a blank.
I have several more Deamze pieces from this wall sitting in my archives. If only I had more time…
Yet another really sharp piece from Deamze, using colours that he likes to use together tucked away in Bedminster. This clever piece bisects his wildstyle writing and character diagonally from top left to bottom right, the top half being monochrome pink and the bottom monochrome green.
It is a striking work that demonstrated Deamze’s talents to the full. I am not sure who the cartoon character is…answers on a postcard.