3177. M32 roundabout J3 (254)

Another stunner from Smak on the M32 roundabout and this time it is in beautiful gold and green colours with a slightly unexpected surprise pink and red highlighting the outer edges of the piece.

Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, September 2020
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, September 2020

I found this without knowing it had been painted (always rewarding and it usually means that it is pretty fresh because it han’t appeared on Instagram). There is a kind of browny tinge all along the middle of the letters, giving the letters a bit of a 3D shiny feel to them. Belting statement piece.

3170. M32 roundabout J3 (253)

I don’t think that this lovely character piece by DFC1848 lasted too long, so I was quite lucky to get a picture of it. The rabbit (?) face is another example of the diversity of pieces that DFC1848 is coming up with these days, having spend much of his first year of hitting walls concentrating on his now-familiar bear face.

DFC1848, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2020
DFC1848, M32 roundabout, Bristol, August 2020

I am enjoying his diversifying portfolio and I told him as much when I met him last weekend at the Cheltenham Paint Festival. One thing led to another during our conversation, and he has offered to accompany me when I decide to paint my first wall, an offer that I am giving very serious consideration, so watch this space carefully – I hope to have something to show you before the end of the year.

Meanwhile, DFC1848’s pieces are becoming more complex and he is incorporating new features, such as the little patch on the cheek of this rabbit. Geat to see a street art hunter/photographer giving it a go and improving with each effort. Hats off…

DFC1848, M32 cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
DFC1848, M32 cycle path, Bristol, June 2019

2625. M32 roundabout J3 (182)

My search through the archives continues with this lovely piece from February 2019 by Warp. I found this one on the back of research that I was doing for the piece I posted by him a couple of days ago, I hadn’t been able to read the letters or signature and so it was languishing forlornly in my March 2019 folder.

Warp, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2019
Warp, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2019

This is another classy piece of graffiti writing from Warp, clean, crisp and in the company of the fabulous Smak (left) and Jaksta (right). I wonder if I have any more of his pieces in my folders…

1576. M32 roundabout J3 (89)

I haven’t seen a new Voyder piece for ages, so was very excited when I knew this one had been painted at the M32 roundabout. Unfortunately this is one of the spots that is obscured by the sun and shade effect from the adjacent trees. Now I love trees as much as the next man, but not when they do this to sensational graffiti art works like this one.

Voyder, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2018
Voyder, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2018

Even with the variable light conditions on this piece it is possible to see the sheer excellence of this top writers talent. Once again we see a return of his neon squiggle that he draws so perfectly and balances off the whole piece of writing. I have run out of superlatives to describe just how good this guy is – perhaps it is just better to look and marvel.