It has been rather a long time since I saw anything from Eraze. There was a period when he used to do the odd piece in Dean Lane, but I can’t recall anything there for ages, so it was a nice surprise to see this in St Werburghs tunnel recently.
I am more familiar with his character pieces, but this is a fine bit of writing with bright colours on a black background. I rather like the white edging and the way it cuts into the letters. Altogether a rather uplifting and happy piece.
I haven’t seen a piece by Eraze for rather a long time, so it was really great to find this one up at Dean Lane recently. The writing spells out ‘dope’ which is a word often seen associated with pieces by Eraze.
What makes this piece stand out is the colour selections on the white backwash – I think it works extremely well and really sets it apart from much of the graffiti art found on this particular wall. Of course it only lasted a few days, so I am pleased I captured it.
Always cheerful, always bright and always a pleasure to see…Eraze seems to enjoy working the walls of Deanerz. His style is usually to have his name involved in some way with a larger picture or often the word ‘Dope’ (cool). Previous posts include this and this, both at Dean Lane.
I really like his fresh works and the colours he uses. His slightly raw and edgy work, for me, epitomises the Bristol graffiti art scene. I am always pleased when I find one of his pieces. This one has long-since gone and was something of a curtain raiser to Upfest.
This is a quick fun piece by Eraze sprayed in early June. I like the work and would like to see more of his creations. It is the first Eraze work I have seen as a picture only, without the security blanket of writing, although I am sure there are others.
The progression can be seen from the piece I featured back in May nearby, although it carries the same ‘dope’ feature.
I am enjoying finding work by Eraze, and know that If I visit Dean Lane skate park often enough I will see more of his stuff. His choice of name is interesting – if you search Google for ‘Eraze graffiti’ you get loads of graffiti removal websites. Ironic?
This is a spot favoured by Eraze and his friends. As I have mentioned before the turnover of work at Dean Lane skate park is quite phenomenal. I photographed this piece at the beginning of April, and within a couple of weeks it was completely overpainted.
I think that there are quite a few similarities between the work of Eraze and Laic217, something to do with the bright colours and rough edges, combined with lettering and characters.
This is an amusing piece. I think the word spells ‘dope’… more drug references.
The turnover of work at Dean Lane skate park is, I am discovering, very rapid indeed. I try to walk to the area once a week, and always there are new works to look at. This is by Eraze, an artist I have not yet featured in my posts, although I have seen several recently.
This is typical of his work, and similar in form to Laic217, in that his name is usually written out in a colourful and easily legible style, with a feature element as a focal point. In this instance a dope-smoking turtle/tortoise. I have since found out that the character is by Indy Skyzone.
Eraze describes himself as a ‘graffiti loving Bristolian’ – so I guess that in my book that makes him pretty special. I look forward to seeing his work develop.