Sugar baby

 

A sum of three crowns

but sadly none the wiser

’70s decay.

 

by Scooj

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1995. St Werburghs tunnel (59)

I am really interested in the evolution of Decay’s work, which seems to have been a focus for him since the beginning of the year. I am used to seeing his trademark black, white, grey and red pieces with concentric layers emanating from the centre. More recently he has been playing with a larger range of colours and trying new ideas. We still get to keep the little character though.

Decay, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2019
Decay, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2019

I really like this even if it takes a little getting used to, and if you haven’t yet worked it out, it is a piece of writing that clearly spells out DECAY once you get your eye in. Really looking forward to seeing more of this from Decay, and hoping to catch up with him again, it has been a long time since we last met.

1895. The Bearpit (170)

We are lucky in Bristol to have people like Decay who continue to spray down at The Bearpit in spite of a Council determined to clamp down on spraying. Most of the decent work down there is confined to the boards that were put in place by the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft (PRSC), and this is where most of the recent work is, like this one. All the other walls are regularly buffed (at some expense ) by the Council. The paint doesn’t even get to dry before the taggers move in. It is an insane cycle of self-destruction. I really think that the Council need to devise a better plan. The Bearpit has the opportunity to become the best legal wall in Britain if they just try to think outside the box.

Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2018

This Decay piece was a nice surprise for me as I rarely expect to find much down in The Bearpit these days. Great letters (DK) and for good measure two of his little character faces. Unfortunately there is a small poster slapped right in the middle – I guess it’s all part of the furniture.

Decay

A collection of wonderful abstract street art by Bristol artist (formerly of Cheltenham), Decay

All photographs taken by Scooj

Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2018
Decay, Brighton Street, Bristol, November 2018
Decay, Brighton Street, Bristol, November 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Decay, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Decay, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Decay and Jee See, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Decay and Jee See, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Decay, Ashley Road, Bristol, March 2016
Decay, Ashley Road, Bristol, March 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016
Decay and Dirtystreetart, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2017
Decay and Dirtystreetart, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2017
Decay and Dirtystreetart, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2017
Decay and Dirtystreetart, The Bearpit, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Decay, Shoreditch, London, February 2018
Decay, Shoreditch, London, February 2018
Decay, Shoreditch, London, February 2018
Decay, Shoreditch, London, February 2018
Decay, Old Ashley Hill, Bristol, January 2018
Decay, Old Ashley Hill, Bristol, January 2018
Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, Leonard Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, Leonard Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, Leonard Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, Leonard Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, October 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, October 2017
Decay, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Decay, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Decay, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2017
Decay, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2017
Beastie and Decay, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017
Beastie and Decay, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, Greville Road, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, M32 Spot, Bristol, June 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Decay and John D'oh, North Street, Bristol, July 2016
Decay and John D’oh, North Street, Bristol, July 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016
Mr Klue and Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue and Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Beastie and Decay, Raleigh Road, Bristol, November 2016
Beastie and Decay, Raleigh Road, Bristol, November 2016
Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, September 2016
Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, September 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, 8 April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, 8 April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, 8 April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, 8 April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2016

1855. Brighton Street (1)

I have known about this wonderful piece by Decay for quite some time, but just haven’t had the time to get to this part of St Pauls until very recently. The abstract work was painted to mark the St Pauls carnival and Decay has exchanged his usual greys, blacks and reds for the Rastafarian colours of red, gold and green.

Decay, Brighton Street, Bristol, November 2018
Decay, Brighton Street, Bristol, November 2018

I feel like I have had slight withdrawal symptoms from having seen so little of Decay’s work since Upfest, so finding this was just what the doctor ordered. His abstract formation, or variations of it, are always pleasing to the eye and so distinctive that no signature is required. Nobody else does anything like this.

1827. The Bearpit (167)

I haven’t seen anything new from Decay since Upfest, and I know he has done some pieces in Cheltenham, but I still haven’t had time to venture over there, so I thought I’d post this oldie from my archive.

Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016

This piece was sprayed not long after Decay moved to Bristol and I think was the first deviation from his usual concentric shapes around a face that I had seen (I think from recollection). The piece oozes class and the drips , the drips are expertly done. Can’t think why it’s taken me so long to post!