You will know by now that I have enjoyed the emergence and continued development of Mote over the last year or so. His monster characters have improved over that time and the finished product is becoming cleaner and tighter with each new piece.
This one is tucked away in the entrance of a closed down public toilet on the north side of Cumberland Basin. Mote certainly has a style all of his own that incorporates a monster with a solid fill, in this instance with a two-colour fade, and some crisp black lines creating the detail. Almost like giant doodles, Mote’s monsters are a welcome pick-me-up.
What I really like about Mote’s approach to street art is that he is a very tidy artist. He likes to have a buffed wall to paint on, so that there are no distractions, and he keeps everything clean and tidy. Nice solid fills and crisp sharp lines. I am guessing he is a bit of a perfectionist.
This charming monster piece up at Purdown is a wonderful doodle character, with some nice colour fills and details. The eyes and eyelids work well, and the shadow cast onto the wall lifts the piece out. Altogether this is a rather good piece, one of many.
A rather nice, clean and tidy piece from the very productive Mote. In fact, I only post a fraction of his work, not because I don’t appreciate it (I really do) but because I don’t make it out to all the spots that he paints.
This one, under Brunel Way, is a corker, made all the more enjoyable by being painted on a buffed wall without distractions. Mote’s doodle-character style is constantly developing and growing, and his pieces are becoming more complex and larger. Although it is rather subtle, Mote has filled the character’s face with two shades of green, transitioning horizontally, and exchanging spots/dots. A very nice piece.
Together with Zake (see previous post), Panskaribas is emerging as one of my favourite new(ish) arrivals on the Bristol scene. Both artists are becoming more bold with their wall selections as their confidence grows and it is a great thing to witness. I would continue to describe Panskaribas’s work as cubist doodles in spray-paint with a dash of surrealism thrown in.
One can see all sorts of references to various modern art movements in his work, but his skill has been ion blending these and coming up with something quite unique and really unusual in street art. An acquired taste perhaps, but so worth spending time to look at what is going on in these paintings – do I spot some Matisse in here?
I am really enjoying the work of Panskaribas at the moment and luckily for me it is popping up all over the place. His pieces add to the already remarkable spectrum of styles that we are privileged to witness in Bristol.
This one in The Bearpit exemplifies his cubist doodle approach. I’d like to think his work has been influenced by Picasso, Matisse and the like, but it might simply be utterly original. Whatever it is I love it. Right, I’m off to hit the slopes… see ya.
Finding out the identity of an artist is something of a liberation for people like me, because it means I can go back through my archives to put a name to all those ‘unknown artist’ pieces. And so it is with Panskaribas…this is the third post in recent weeks of his work.
At present I know little of the artist, but I think he might be a friend of Run Z whose piece is next to this one and they dovetail nicely. In this piece we have two ‘doodled’ faces, one orange and one green. In my mind’s eye I have tried to unravel how he paints these, but think I’d need to watch him to be sure. Such an unusual and noteworthy style.
A little while back I posted a piece by an unknown artist, which regular readers will know I really don’t like doing, but I did it anyway because it was so unusual. When I posted the piece on my Instagram feed, a kind soul filled in the blanks for me and mentioned the artist in a comment. Brilliant, brilliant, I now know the artist to be Panskaribas (Pangiotis Skaribas) and feel somewhat pleased with myself for posting the first piece as he has an extraordinarily distinctive style.
There seems to be a mash-up of picasso and 1950s cartoons going on in this piece, or at least that is what I see. I love the doodled style of the character, but feel there is a lot of sophistication to it that might be missed without a proper look. Going through my archives, I have found more pieces by Panskaribas and am instantly taken with his artwork. I look forward to seeing more of this very unusual style.
An enormous doodle with plenty of detail for you to feast your eyes on by artist Daub. This is an artist who likes detail and is prepared to spend time working it up. I am guessing that this is a Posca pen piece, but if I am honest, I am a real novice when it comes to artist’s materials.
The whole piece resembles something aquatic or coralline interspersed with human features such as the eyes and the hand on the right hand side. I don’t know what it is about, if indeed it is about anything, but I rather like it, and the whole thing plays with your eyes a bit.
This was yet another piece that was finished by the time I got to it, so I never had the pleasure of meeting the artist…maybe next year.
A colourful party is happening here. Over a backdrop of a rather splendid Face F1st piece Guts has sprayed one of his characteristic doodles. The colours he uses really bring things to life, and when I use the word doodle, it is not in a derogatory way, but more a descriptive term for the aggregation of characters and forms. In some ways it shares a resemblance with Loch Ness.
This spot is on a wall which is squeezed into a narrow stretch by the back of a skate ramp, and is therefore rather difficult to photograph. The more I see of Guts’ work, the more I like it. I haven’t seen too much of it around and will have to work harder to find it.
Inspired by this recent post by Frankie Beane, I went in search of some pictures I had in my archive by the same artist. Miss Wah is a street artist and designer from Worcester who loves to doodle (you’d never guess) and who’s art is in the Kawaii style. There is more about the artist on her website.
This piece sits in the garden/yard of the Hen and Chicken on Greville Road, and is in the very good company of a piece by My Dog Sighs – a favourite artist of mine. This was not so much a collaboration as a sharing of space at Upfest 2015.
The day I went photographing these was too bright, and unfortunately the pictures are not very good because of the sun/shade issues. This is part of the reason I hadn’t posted them, but thanks to Frankie Beane, here they are. I would expect this whole area of Greville Road to be repainted in less than two weeks when Upfest 2016 begins.