Dibz has been having a bit of a purple patch lately, although his work is always of the highest quality, his productivity can be a little quiet from time to time, but not right now. This is one of several recent pieces that showcase his mastery of wildstyle graffiti writing.
This is the first ‘Squid Game’ piece that I have seen in Bristol, and to be honest I am surprised not to have seen more. The character has an ‘I’ on his mask and a small FUA golden block suspended between his hands and is beautifully crafted. The writing isn’t too bad either. Unfortunately, the curse of tricky lighting at this spot has left me with rather poor photographs, for which I apologise.
Dibz is an immensely talented graffiti writer and whose status is in the highest echelons of writers in Bristol and, I dare say, the UK. He manages to turn out beautifully designed piece after piece, never letting his standards drop, and the creativity of his designs and outstanding colour palettes is of the highest order.
This piece in Dean Lane is extra special because it is a birthday celebration for his mother, which is really touching. For this piece, he has really gone to town, with all the elements coming together perfectly. Great design, superb colours, tight lines, beautifully crafted fills and 3D shadows. In short this is an outstanding piece, and about as good as it gets.
For the last year or so, there has been absolutely no stopping Dibz. I don’t know what happened (apart from the obvious pandemic impacts), but his occasional, sometimes rare, appearances turned into something approaching weekly. Of course this is simply great news for those of us who like his work.
There are several key hints that help to identify Dibz’ work and this piece illustrates them nicely. He usually preps his wall nicely so that everything is neat and tidy. The overall form of his writing is diamond shaped, starting and ending small with a fatter middle. His wildstyle letters usually spell out DIBZ but this can be tricky to make out sometimes. He usually adds depth to his letters with a well worked 3D shadow without a border.
So beautifully turned out, this piece is an archetypal Dibz work. Utterly brilliant.
I tend to know what I expect to see from Dibz, so it always comes as a bit of a surprise when he turns out something different, and this was one such surprise from a week or two back at Dean Lane.
The style of the piece might be rather different from the usual fare, but the quality is up with his customary high standard. The desert island scene is cleverly thought out with both day and night views captured inside and outside the DIBZ lettering respectively. Clean, tidy and dreaming of holidays. Soon a time will come when we can put our dreams aside and achieve our heart’s desire, soon.
How brilliant is this? set on an unprepped wall, this remarkably tight piece from Dibz is close to graffiti writing design and execution perfection, and its magnificence is exaggerated by the untidiness of the backdrop. It is like a black and white TV that has unexpectedly discovered colour.
Dibz is a local graffiti writer whose work is almost exclusively reserved for these walls in Dean Lane. It is rare to find his work elsewhere. Since I photographed this one, he has painted another excellent piece in the same place, on what turned out to be a red letter day on Friday last week. More about that to come soon.