2614. St Werburghs tunnel (115)

No matter how hard I try, I cannot do this blockbuster by Fiva any justice at all. Stretching abut 30ft into the tunnel and with letters at least 6ft high this is a huge piece, and unlike many blockbusters that are painted with rollers and rough edges, there is real class about the form of the letters and their presentation.

Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019
Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019

St Werburghs tunnel has been a rich hunting ground for Fiva’s work lately, but this is the loudest piece yet. He gives you a clue about his intentions with the words ‘Go Big’ at the left hand side of the piece. Aside from being awesome, this piece also serves a purpose, which is to help move on from the contraversial painting over of a BUZZ tribute on this wall earlier on in the autumn. His status will give credibility to using this whole length of wall for new works for all artists.

 

 

2581. St Werburghs tunnel (110)

Yes, Fiva/Fiver has been at it again in St Werburghs Tunnel (goddam the light), with a piece full of Autumn promise. Copper tomnes and leaves leave us in no doubt about the time of year this one was created.

Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2019
Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2019

Fiva is up to his usual creative deceptions of superimposing one style of writing over or into another. In this brilliant example a brick Fiver is covered over by a Fiver made of rather untidy wooden planks. The whole thing works really well and shows off his imaginative talent. Looking forward to more.

 

 

2546. St Werburghs tunnel (108)

Another day, another Fiva piece in St Werburghs tunnel. This piece is perhaps a little less elaborate than some we have seen recently and there is no accompanying character, but it retains all the great hallmarks of Fiva’s fabulous work.

Five, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019
Five, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019

Brick walls in street art are something of a ‘thing’ and are painted as a backdrop by many Bristol (and other) artist to great effect. Fiva’s large full caps letters stand out from the brick background and are beautifully filled with a graded colour scheme and spots. All in all a lovely addition to this artist’s growing catalogue of pieces.

2459. St George skate park (6)

On a ramp at St George skate park is this rather tasty clean and tidy piece by Fiva. I have only been visiting this skate park for about three months and it has yielded so many lovely pieces. The turnover here is quite high, because all the surfaces get pretty scuffed pretty quickly – luckily I got to this one when it was stil pretty fresh.

Fiva, St George skate park, Bristol, September 2019
Fiva, St George skate park, Bristol, September 2019

I am racking up quite a decent collection of pieces by Fiva and this one is a little different from many, with a slightly more forgiving font and softer cloudy background although the whole thing is set on a rather austere blue brick wall background. I like Fiva’s work a lot and always get a bit of a kick out of finding new pieces by him.

2447. St Werburghs tunnel (98)

I am currently away in Cornwall on my annual sea fishing trip, and am finding it really difficult to keep up with these posts, so today’s contributions might be a little rushed.

Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2019
Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2019

This is yet another exceptional piece of writing from Fiva, where has superimposed two writing styles on top of each other and used different colours where the letters overlap. It is a very clever piece, skilfully painted, but I’d expect no less from this artist.

Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2019
Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2019

It is great also to see him include one of his characters on the left hand side of the piece. All very good indeed.

2404. St George skate park (4)

Discovering St George skate park has been something of a revelation for me. I knew of its existence, but just never bothered to find it, that is until recently. I guess that there is a challenge for artists and ‘hunters’ alike as certain areas become gentrified such as the Carriageworks and others get closed down to artists altogether, like The Bearpit, new areas become more attractive and I think St George is one of those.

Fiva and Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Fiva and Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019

This is a really jolly collaboration between Fiva (Fiver) and Nightwayss on one of the ramps in the skate park. Fiva gives us some straightforward block letters with a white fill and black dots, set on a black background with white dots. Yet another fine Fiva piece.

Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019

Tucked away to the right hand side of Fiva’s work is a brilliant little story of a naughty monkey playing with a box of matches by Nightwayss. This is an engaging piece that just seems to blend in with the concrete so well and almost has a 3D effect where it looks like the monkey might just decide to wander off at any minute.

Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019

Personally I think this is one of Nightwayss’ best pieces, not so much in the artwork, but more in the narrative. A pocket-sized piece that has enough detail and credibility to feel almost real. I love this a lot. I’m beginning to think that a Nightwayss gallery might be on the cards before too long. Watch this space.

2382. St Werburghs tunnel (92)

Fiver or Fiva, consistently turns out highly distinctive burners, each with its own twist or story. Most of his work features the word FIVA or FIVER, often accompanied by a character, or given an interesting fill or sometimes both. In this piece Fiva has chosen to go for a silhouetted cityscape skyline running through his letters.

Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2019
Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2019

I have tried to write one of my own letters (teaching myself to spraypaint (with limited success)), the letter H in his style and it really isn’t as easy as it looks once it is up on a wall. Of course practice makes perfect, and Fiva has been doing these for some years. In addition to creating these fine pieces, I love the way that he has a little shout out to people, nothing over the top, just a simple ‘Yo xxxxxx’ in this case Desmond was feeling the love.

Scooj, H in the style of Fiva, Bristol, June 2019
Scooj, H in the style of Fiva, Bristol, June 2019