4982. M32 roundabout J3 (446)

Mommynature and Nugmoose, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2023
Mommynature and Nugmoose, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2023

What a whole ton of fun in this collaboration from Frog and Nugmoose. At this point, I feel I need to update my blog, because I gave Frog her name a little while back, on account of her preference for painting frogs. It turns out that her Instagram name is Mommynature, and so that is what I shall be calling her from now on. (I might need to go back into my archive and change the name in previous posts).

Mommynature and Nugmoose, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2023
Mommynature and Nugmoose, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2023

To the left, Mommynature has painted a fabulous banana, a fruit you don’t see enough of in street art (IMO). The banana is beautifully painted with some nice bubbles drifting about too. To the right is a curious piece of alien writing (perfectly executed) with a box of stuff – alien matter?, which is plugged into letters. The collaboration is an enjoyable and imaginative creation from these painting partners.

4942. Various locations

Bogat, Brunel Way, Bristol, March 2022
Bogat, Brunel Way, Bristol, March 2022

Bogat is an artist who is underrepresented on Natural Adventures, so this flurry of pieces that I photographed in March last year should go some way to addressing this. Although I took the pictures in March 2022, some of the pieces in the M32 J2 tunnels may have been there for a while.

Bogat, Brunel Way, Bristol, March 2022
Bogat, Brunel Way, Bristol, March 2022

Bogat, who often painted alongside Asre, has a thing for open-mouthed portraits and the occasional octopus. The piece above, from Brunel way, is rather nicely done, with some nice shading on the octopus and its tentacles providing some depth. I rather like the bubbles rising off the writing, too, and filling the black space.

Bogat, M32 roundabout J2, Bristol, March 2022
Bogat, M32 roundabout J2, Bristol, March 2022

The rest of the pieces were photographed in the tunnels of the M32 roundabout junction 2, a few hundred meters North East of the junction 3 roundabout, which is a much more popular spot.

Bogat, M32 roundabout J2, Bristol, March 2022
Bogat, M32 roundabout J2, Bristol, March 2022

These tunnels are quite narrow, and dark, making photography something of a challenge. Somehow I managed to capture these pieces reasonably well, perhaps because they are in a portrait orientation rather than landscape.

Bogat, M32 roundabout J2, Bristol, March 2022
Bogat, M32 roundabout J2, Bristol, March 2022

It feels good to have posted these pieces, even if they have been collected together into one post. If I didn’t do that, then there is a real possibility that they would remain in the archives forever.

Bogat, M32 roundabout J2, Bristol, March 2022
Bogat, M32 roundabout J2, Bristol, March 2022

4939. M32 roundabout J3 (445)

Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2022
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2022

I simply fail to understand how I managed not to post this absolute cracker by Face 1st back in February 2022. It has been lurking in my archive, screaming to be released and shared, and now at last is liberated, and just look at how happy those girls are.

Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2022
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2022

I definitely noticed that nearly all Face 1st’s work last year was overflowing with joy, and this piece early on in the year certainly set the tone. To me this is brilliant, and one of my favourite Face 1st pieces ever. The colours are sensational, and the positive and mischievous energy flying off the wall is a pleasure to observe. What an absolute blast!

4936. M32 roundabout J3 (444)

Kosc, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
Kosc, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

This is an absolute beauty from Kosc, who has been dazzling us all year with his outstanding craft and innovation. The stylised portrait and writing piece has overtones of American art deco about it and reminds me of the Chrysler building in New York.

Kosc, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
Kosc, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

The grey and white colour selection is a combination that works really well together, creating a metallic appearance through the whole piece. Set on a muddy green background, the piece is modest and yet highly impressive. Another outstanding piece from Kosc.

4926. M32 roundabout J3 (443)

3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

As I mentioned last week in a post featuring Acer One’s tribute to Dring (a friend to many in the Bristol street art community) there would be other tribute pieces out there, and this one is of them, by 3Dom.

3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

It feels like an age since I last posted anything by 3Dom, so I am assuming that he must be busy with ‘real life’ at the moment, but he has managed to find time to paint this beautifully crafted tribute. The letters are stunningly presented, with an atmospheric fill, all topped off with a bright yellow star on the ‘i’. It feels like Dring will be sorely missed.

4925. M32 Roundabout J3 (442)

Kool Hand, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
Kool Hand, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

Kool Hand has been a steady presence on the streets of Bristol in recent months, and each time his work is improving and diversifying. This dog character was recently painted in the St Agnes tunnel of the M32 roundabout alongside Daz Cat and Zake.

Kool Hand, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
Kool Hand, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

Although relatively simple in design, this character has been perfectly finished. The fills are solid, the feature lines add interest and depth and the border is very clean. Set on an interesting orange buffed background, the piece stands out clearly. There are a few nice bubbles too, filling the blank space.

4915. M32 roundabout J3 (441)

Taboo, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
Taboo, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

I have a feeling that Taboo is a modest artist. He is difficult to pin down on social media, and when I have seen him comment on his own work, he is quite critical of it (I remember writing about this in a post from some time ago). He keeps going though, turning out his own unique brand of anti-graffiti style pieces.

Taboo, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
Taboo, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

This is a technicolour beauty from Taboo full of interest and detail woven into the TABOO letters. On first inspection, it might appear to be a little untidy, but it is in face very nicely crafted and the fills lines and borders are on-point. This is an accomplished piece from a very good artist, who I have yet to have the pleasure of meeting… it will happen eventually. A fabulous Christmas present.

4904. M32 roundabout J3 (440)

Zake, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
Zake, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

I love it when artists get busy, and Zake has been super-busy of late. It is incredible how versatile he has become over the last few years, sticking to his roots of stylised portrait work, but expanding his repertoire of characters immeasurably.

Zake, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
Zake, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

This piece was painted as part of a trio alongside Daz Cat and Kool Hand in the St Agnes subway under the M32 roundabout. The rather weird character is all teeth and no hair, and judging from the blood vessel on his neck appears to be a little vexed about something. A really nice piece from Zake, who is pushing the boundaries with increasing frequency.

4898. M32 roundabout J3 (439)

Hemper and Hypo, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
Hemper and Hypo, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

This collaboration by Hemper and Hypo was painted at least a month ago, and I photographed it is November, I also photographed it this month as a way of reminding me to post it. It would appear that these two have been encouraging each other to get out more often lately, as they have painted together a few times in the latter part of the year.

Hemper, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
Hemper, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

Hemper’s writing is never, ever duplicated. Every piece is a spanking brand new and creative design, way too complex to ever be repeated. This piece is a joy to behold, crazily explosive, with so much happening on each of his HEMS letters, and the graduated fills are simply perfect. Incredible writing from one of Bristol’s masters.

Hypo, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
Hypo, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

To the right, we have a rather calmer piece by Hypo, whose neat letters contain an interesting fill colour selection, not exactly what I would call natural bedfellows. It almost feels like two independent colour selections have been squished together and I’m not too sure it works as well as it might have done with other selections. But then again, what do I know? The letters are nicely crafted and this modest piece by Hypo is the perfect counterbalance to Hemper’s energetic piece.

4892. M32 roundabout J3 (438)

Daz Cat, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
Daz Cat, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

Quick ones this morning – a bit of Christmas ‘ground rush’ with way too much to do in a short weekend. This is a lively piece from Daz Cat in one of the tunnels under the M32 roundabout, which have had rather a low turnover in recent months.

Daz Cat, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022
Daz Cat, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2022

Daz Cat’s work has grown over the last year or two and each piece adds a new layer of sophistication to his central cat characters. He has also created pieces which tells stories, and I wonder if this one is about heartbreak and sadness. Great colours and some real passion and emotion in this one. Poor cat.