5074. L Dub (44)

DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023

Another DJ Perks piece from my last visit to Lawrence Weston (L Dub), and another quality piece at that. In a way I am a little disappointed that I hadn’t visited sooner, as the Dun Sum piece underneath DJ Perks’ looks rather spectacular.

DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023

DJ Perks has a natural talent as a graffiti writer and seems to make turning out crisp and clean pieces look absolutely effortless. The fills are beautifully done, the borders tight, The drop shadow is excellent and the little white flashes add depth. Overall, this is an outstanding piece from DJ Perks.

5058. L Dub (43)

Donz, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023
Donz, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023

I expect that if I went back into my archives I would find plenty of pieces by Donz, but I have only recently, consciously, picked up on his work, and have some catching up to do. Donz is a friend of DJ Perks and their work is often co-located, particularly at L Dub.

Donz, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023
Donz, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023

This is a rather unusual piece of writing, to my eye, because of the colour selections, which don’t seem to follow any convention, but simply hit you in the face. The letters are nicely designed, the fills solid and borders sharp, it is technically very nicely done. I particularly like the inclusion of scrolls at the top of the piece. Great work from Donz.

5051. L Dub (42)

DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023

One of the joys of being a talented graffiti writer or street artist is that you can paint lovely things to commemorate your friends and family with living, contemporary, bold statements of your affection and love, in public, or sometimes not so public places.

DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023

In this lovely piece from DJ Perks, he celebrates his son Louis’ 30th birthday. How I would love to be able to do such a thing (I have tried once or twice, but my skills are rudimentary). The colour transitions in the piece are immaculate and the little white accents create an incredible illusion of depth, helping the letters to pop out from the wall. Finished so cleanly, this is a lovely piece from DJ Perks.

5046. L Dub (41)

Wxttsart and Rudini Dudini, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023
Wxttsart and Rudini Dudini, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023

I knew that upgrading my mobile phone was a good idea, not just because my old one was becoming a liability, but because the new one has a camera with the capability of going slightly wide-angle, without distorting images too much. At last I have a better chance of capturing those pieces painted in narrow spaces. This collaboration is one such piece.

Rudini Dudini, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023
Rudini Dudini, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023

Wxttsart and Rudini Dudini have joined forces to create this beautifully book-ended graffiti writing piece. The characters at each end of the writing are by Rudini Dudini, and are conducting some form of martial art… Krack!!

Rudini Dudini, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023
Rudini Dudini, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023

The cartoon-style characters are fairly typical of Rudini Dudini’s work and are playing out a story. The characters in blue are fighting off the attackers in grey and guarding the writing in the middle.

Wxttsart, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023
Wxttsart, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023

Which brings us on to yet another stunning piece of stylised calligraffiti writing by Wxttsart, spelling as you would expect ‘MILK’. This really is an exceptionally well executed piece with loads of texture and interest in the letters. From where I sit, he is just getting better and better.

5028. L Dub (39)

DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023

Although DJ Perks does paint occasionally in St Werburghs tunnel and in Dean Lane, he tends to spend more time painting the walls of the L Dub spot, where you can several of his pieces at any one time. It seems very much to be his ‘manor’.

DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023

This is a recent piece , which can be dated to January/February 2023, because there is an RIP shout-out to Shimmer. DJ Perks seems to favour these alternate colour fills for his letters, and I have seen him do this several times before. Everything about this piece is fresh, clean ans crisp, with real attention to detail. the array of dots and spots does enough to add that extra interest. A fine piece (again).

5017. L Dub (38)

Donz, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023
Donz, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023

I don’t visit L Dub (Lawrence Weston) very often, and so there is always quite a lot of new stuff to look at when I do make the trip. I have heard DJ Perks talk to me about Donz, a painting friend, many times, but this is the first time I have featured him on Natural Adventures – it will not be the last.

Donz, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023
Donz, L Dub, Bristol, February 2023

This fresh piece, spelling DONZ, is rather unusual, having white letters and borders of red , blue, pink and green – some nice original thinking going on here. This might sound strange, but I feel that there are some similarities with Benjimagnetic’s work, although a greatly simplified version of it. Perhaps it is the block patterns or the arrows, but there are several components that both artists use. Anyhow, this is a great piece to introduce Donz to Natural Adventures.

DJ Perks

A gallery of fabulous writing and character pieces from Lawrence Weston’s DJ Perks

Instagram: @djperks71

All photographs by Scooj

DJ Perks, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2023
DJ Perks, St Werburghs, Bristol, January 2023
DJ Perks, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2022
DJ Perks, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2022
DJ Perks, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2022
DJ Perks, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2022
DJ Perks, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022
DJ Perks, Upfest 22, Bristol, May 2022
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
D J Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
D J Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
D J Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
D J Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
DJ Perks, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2022
DJ Perks, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2022
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, June 2021
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, June 2021
DJPerks, LDub, Bristol, June 2021
DJPerks, LDub, Bristol, June 2021
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, January 2021
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, January 2021
DJ Perks, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2020
DJ Perks, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2020
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, June 2020
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, June 2020
DJ Perks, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2019
DJ Perks, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2019
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, October 2019
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, October 2019
DJPerks, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2019
DJPerks, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2019
DJPerks, L Dub, Bristol, July 2019
DJPerks, L Dub, Bristol, July 2019

4434. L Dub (37)

At the edge of the tunnel at L Dub, we can see from this tidy piece, just what an accomplished artist DJ Perks is becoming. DJ Perks is never one to shy away from pushing the envelope and in this piece he has created a superb writing/character combination that is unlike other pieces he has created. He really is a talent.

DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022

I have a feeling that this piece was painted alongside artists from the LRS crew during a bit of a paint jam in April. The letters ‘L Dub’ are beautifully designed and have a strength about them, as well as being superbly filled. The character is something of a classic, but more than that it is painted with wonderful shades and shadows, offering some depth to the character. This is great work from an artist on the up.

4412. L Dub (36)

This is the second large piece from DJ Perks at LDub, painted on the pumping station, featuring some sensational writing alongside a cartoon character, in this case A rather worse-for-wear Donald Duck.

DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022

As mentioned in a recent post, DJ Perks is just growing from strength to strength, stretching himself. Of all the artists in Bristol, he ranks very highly in constantly pushing the boundaries of his work, strengthening his technique and skills, and not falling into the trap of repetition. It is so good to see, and what’s more he is turning out some extraordinarily strong pieces.

DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
DJ Perks, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022

The writing is expertly done with the straight line transitions running vertically through the lettering finished to perfection. The character too is so well executed, and it is great to see that we see Donald Duck in a rather unfamiliar pose, after all it would have been very easy to present a stock image of Donald, but DJ Perks has chosen to go about it a different way. This is another outstanding example of DJ Perks’ great work.

4407. L Dub (35)

Wxttsart is an established member of the Bristol LRS crew, and when there is an LRS paint jam, he is usually there. His work is easily identified as he is the only artist who writes ‘MILK’, to my knowledge. But of course, it isn’t just his letters that mark out his work, but the style too.

Wxttsart, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022
Wxttsart, L Dub, Bristol, April 2022

Wxttsart has created a decorative piece of graffiti writing, verging on calligraffiti, with cream letters and a red 3D shadow. For me, though, the whole thing is brought to life by the blue feathering surrounding the piece, and the white highlights on the letters, both of which lift this piece significantly.