There are two small spots at the end of Dighton Street which appear to get a new lick of paint roughly annually. Two years ago there were two musicians by Sepr and last year there were two pieces of wildstyle writing by Deamze. Now it seems the rotation continues between these two ASK members with the emergence of another two musicians by Sepr.
On the right there is a trumpeting gentleman. Sepr betrays his long love for music with these pieces and conveys not only the interesting stylised characters but a sense of the music too.
The piece on the left is a lady violinist (or is it a viola?). Unfortunately, even though these were only a few days old by the time I got to photograph them, the taggers had been at work. Kind of annoying really. I continue to love Sepr’s work.
At one end of Dighton Street there are two small walls which look like they had once been rather fancy gateways and which have since been filled in. They offer street artists an opportunity to spray a pair of related works should they wish to do so, as the spots come as a pair and are separated by a stone wall of about 20 feet.
Deamze is the latest Bristol-based street artist to occupy these walls with his recognisable vertically elongated Deam Ask style of burner. His colour selections are once again striking and emphasise his clever use of shadowing the lettering.
The previous pieces here had been sprayed by Sepr, and were a couple of my favourite works of last year. I will miss them, but turnover on this wall has been very slow, and they had a long run out. Now it is the turn of Deamze.
Sepr is considered to be one of a number of ‘third generation’ street artists hailing from Bristol.
He has a really distinctive style that has similarities to 1950s design and I sense some cubist influences. His last couple of works appear to incorporate a lot of grey and use of shadows, as well as featuring musicians.
This pair of works are very new (August 2015) and I think, post-date his mural on North Street from this year’s Upfest.