2231. St Werburghs tunnel (83)

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.

Eraze, St Werburghs, Bristol, May 2019
Eraze, St Werburghs, Bristol, May 2019

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.

690. Dean Lane skate park (34)

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.

Eraze, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2017
Eraze, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2017

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.

420. Dean Lane skate park (16)

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.

Eraze, Dean Lane, Bristol July 2016
Eraze, Dean Lane, Bristol July 2016

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.

284. Dean Lane skate park (10)

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.

Eraze, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016
Eraze, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016

The progression can be seen from the piece I featured back in May nearby, although it carries the same ‘dope’ feature.

Eraze, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016
Eraze, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016

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?

253. Dean Lane skate park (5)

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.

Eraze, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, April 2016
Eraze, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, April 2016

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.

Eraze, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, April 2016
Eraze, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, April 2016

This is an amusing piece. I think the word spells ‘dope’… more drug references.

231. Dean Lane skate park (3)

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.

Eraze, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016
Eraze, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016

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.

Indy Skyzone, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016
Indy Skyzone, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016

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.