1487. M32 cycle path (13)

It feels like it has been a very long while since I saw anything new from Deamze, so this piece came as a long-awaited pleasure. In one of his favourite spots (I’m not sure anyone else sprays this wall) alongside the M32 he has created one of his most riotously colourful pieces to date.

Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2018
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2018

On the left hand side we see a fabulously intricate and sophisticated piece of wildstyle writing, spelling out DEAM, and on the right a trademark cartoon from this brilliant artist.

Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2018
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2018

Often the characters that Deamze recreates are from ’70s to ’90s TV shows, but I just can’t make out who this one is, and there isn’t a lot to go on to ‘Google it’ either. The whole thing is very refreshing and a reminder of just how good some of the Bristol street artists are.

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1381. Co-Operation Road

I took this picture on election day a couple of years back. The result of this photograph was great, the election result rather less so. I remember it was a gorgeous day, and I had been tipped-off about a whole load of great street art in Devon Road, Easton. I was not disappointed. Then at the top of the road was this beautiful wall piece by Deamze. A really classy piece it is too.

Deamze, Co-Operation Road, Bristol, May 2016
Deamze, Co-Operation Road, Bristol, May 2016

I haven’t been back there for a while now, and don’t know if this is still there. I guess I ought to get myself over to Easton soon to take a look. Deamze at his creative best.

1373. Roman Road

In the depths of Easton is this Deamze piece on a cafe wall. I have known about it for some time, but parking in this particular spot is utterly impossible, and it is onluy recently that I have been able to do so and grab a couple of pics. Unfortunately, and because of the parking issues in the area, there is a car obscuring the wall.

Deamze, Roman Road, Bristol, March 2018
Deamze, Roman Road, Bristol, March 2018

I have a feeling this piece has been around for a while, but I still thought I’d post it. It reminds me of the craze for colouring books, as it appears to be unfinished, however i can assure you it is complete. I love the character, but am not sure who it is. There is a tribute to Dom, which dates it to within the last 18 months or so. Always a pleasure to find pieces off the beaten track.

1343. The Black Swan

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.

Deamze, The Black Swan, Bristol, February 2018
Deamze, The Black Swan, Bristol, February 2018

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.

1250. M32 cycle path (11)

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, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2017
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2017

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.

Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2017
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2017

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.

1216. Wilder Street (20)

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

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Deamze, Wilder Street, Bristol, August 2017
Deamze, Wilder Street, Bristol, August 2017

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.

Hide2, Wilder Street, Bristol, August 2017
Hide2, Wilder Street, Bristol, August 2017
Aintzane Crucet, Wilder Street, Bristol, August 2017
Aintzane Crucet, Wilder Street, Bristol, August 2017

1146. Wilder Street (19)

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.

Epok, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2017
Epok, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2017

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.

Sepr, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2017
Sepr, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2017

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.

Sepr, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2017
Sepr, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2017

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.

Deamze, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2017
Deamze, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2017

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.