I can’t think how many artists have graced the pages of Natural Adventures for the first time this year, but is must be well in excess of twenty and Dasco is just the latest in that roll of honour (if indeed it is an honour appearing in these pages, I don’t mean to be presumptuous or big headed). Although this is the first time I have featured Dasco’s work I know it won’t be the last.
The colour schemes and overall design are fantastic and the complexity and accuracy of the fills is really impressive. I am not certain, but I think that the mischievous rolling of a joint to the left of the writing is also by Dasco. The whole thing is the work of a very skilled and talented artist. At this moment I know nothing about Dasco so I guess I’ll have to start doing some homework. Great piece.
Photographed on a sunny afternoon, this is a beautifully thought out piece of writing by Cassette in the fine tradition of using a different style for each letter. Particularly pleasing is the way the artist has crafted the ‘SS’ in the form of a snail and the ‘TT’ as a couple of palm leaves.
This is the second time I have seen work from Cassette in Bristol this summer, and both pieces were on this wall. The other was of a very nicely painted whale. I believe the artist is from the Southwest, but it is nice to see that he finds time to visit Bristol from time to time.
What a lovely surprise, two of my favourite artists collaborating on one of my favourite walls, and look at all that orange. This collaboration went up on the wall where the Inkie piece had been for quite some while and which had become a bit tagged, so it is nice to refresh the wall.
On the left Face 1st has painted one of his faces with hair that spells out FACE. I have noticed that several of his recent pieces have taken this portrait format with this rather more obvious writing in the hair, and it is something the artist is obviously playing with at the moment.The colours and fill patterns are wonderful but that winking girl is irresistable.
On the right, is a stunning gold cat from the prolific Daz Cat. I wonder if he is continuing the theme from his piece at the M32 roundabout of gold v chrome, the colours of this piece might suggest that. The writing ‘a cat’ is suitably chrome. Different styles, but together this girl and cat make a lovely pair. More please.
I don’t know if I have been missing work from Turoe One over the last five years or whether he has just recently started painting more, but I seem to be coming across his work more often in the last month or so.
This is a super-skilful piece of writing in Dean Lane which has been beautifully presented. Set on a black backgroung (great prep), the piece oozes class with its stunning fills and is capped off with a sharp orange outline setting the whole thing off beautifully. A really great piece. I hope that this spell of writing by Turoe One continues.
The visist to Bristol by Gatoloco yielded two wonderful pieces, of which this is the second I have posted. It really is a beauty in both colour and form, and there is also a story going on with a gun being held by the hand at the end of the ‘K’ and a long string of bullets underlining the whole piece.
I was rather hoping that Gatoloco would be something of a longer-lasting fixture in Bristol, but I am guessing it was a fleeting visit. I’m not sure where the artist is from and their Instagram feed reveals very little. Nice to see things like this, and Bristol is definitely a draw for visiting artists contributing to the vast spectrum of great art in our city.
The long wall at Dean Lane plays host to a great many great collaborations, and this one is no exception. Two of there artists, Rusk and Turoe One are familiar to me, but the third, Kasoe (Gatoloco) is reasonably new to me .
Starting off the collaborative wall is the familiar writing of Rusk which has been really beautifully done. His horizontal shading gives the whole piece the effect of being a glistening gold bar or something like that, and the depth created by his 3D shading is really well done. The whole piece is set on a cosmic background with a bit on an electric storm going on. Great stuff as you’d expect from this artist.
Next up is a terrific Iron Man character piece by Turoe One, an artist who has been decorating walls for more than 30 years, but whose work has been almost off my radar until recently (how does that happen?). There is little to say about the Iron Man figure other than it is utterly awesome.
On the right hand side of the collaboration, and perhaps a little bit discrete from the other two is this very distinctive and beautifully painted writing from Gatoloco who writes Kasoe. There are elements of other styles in this piece, such as 3D shading reminiscent of Inkie, but the whole thing has a strong and clear identity and is very easy on the eye. I have seen at least one other piece from Gatoloco and will be looking out for more.
This is a favourite spot for small pieces under one of the ramps at Dean Lane skatepark and has recently been painted by Pekoe. I have an awful lot of time for her work and am really enjoying seeing the journey she is on and the improvements she is making.
This piece demonstrates so well her naive art style which is in fact more complex than might first meet the eye. She is known for producing female portraits with ‘big hair’ which is always carefully thought out and beautifully executed. There is obvious emotion in this piece too with the word ‘cry’ written over the top and tears on the girl’s face. All good, although the location merans that its longevity will be very limited. Glad to haver captured it.