An artist that I feel I don’t see nearly enough of is Logoe. I first encountered his work in April 2017 while he was collaborating with Silent Hobo, and it was on that occasion that I was told that Logoe was returning to painting on the streets after a long lay-off, and that he had been a bit of a legend in the past – Silent Hobo’s words.
This piece is typical of his thin hand-written style letters. The letters are beautifully picked out spelling Logoe, but it is the additional decorations that bring the writing to life. The dots through the middle and horizontal thin lines that at first I thought were drips add real interest. It is always really good to stumble across one of these.
Robin Hood, Robin Hood riding through the glen… Well there you have today’s ear worm, sorry. This is a rather nice little piece from Veks, that is modestly tucked away near a tree on the M32 roundabout wall.
It is quite an unusual piece With large chrome letters and bang in the middle an old school character looking very much like Robin Hood to me, but I am probably wide of the mark on that one. Still, as with all art, there is what the artist paints and there is what the viewer sees and these may not be the same thing at all. I rather like this understated offering.
The work of Benjimagnetic is so very distinctive, but as I mentioned before, I find it very tricky to decypher the letters in his writing. The density and compactness of the work with so many intricate lines and patterns make it hard to pick the letters out.
Sometimes with certain artists, your eyes become accustomed to their style and you become better at translating or working out the words, but I have a total fail when it comes to Benjimagnetic. My guess here would be ‘B, X or M, R’. The letters do not matter too much, the colour selection is great and those white-bordered angular shapes, so unique to the artist, are superbly done. A nice piece.
What an absolutely amazing sight awaited a couple of weeks back on the M32 roundabout. I check the roundabout about once or twice a week, usually on the off chance that there might be something new, and sometimes because I have seen something on social media and need to check it out. This was definitely one that fell into the former category and was a lovely surprise.
The portrait is by Void One, an artist I don’t really know who I think is from Birmingham. I think, looking at his website, that his thing is 3D writing and you can see a little bit of that clutched in the hand of his character. Incidentally, I think (but am guessing really) that the character is a self-portrait.
This is really rather different from the usual fare we see on the roundabout and most welcome it is too. The whole piece is set off nicely with a silhouette cityscape in the background and dark night time colours. I believe that he might also have painted the tenth and final archway in John Street, so I will have to get myself down there before too long. Always a real pleasure seeing work from a visiting artist.
I have a feeling that you are going to be seing a lot more from this artist (Mest) who is making his debut on Natural Adventures with this rather nice piece on the M32 roundabout. Mest has only crossed my radar over the last few months but in that time I have noticed his throw ups and burners appearinng all over the place.
This is rather a nice black and grey number with a bit of a flame effect around the outside of the letters MEST. The letters, which are broken up into blocks of colour have an unusual 3D shadow and a turquoise border. The letters are a combination of small and full caps and overall I think the writing is pretty good. There is lots more to come, so watch this space.
If you can’t find a wall to paint, then you just have to get creative and find something else. In Bristol there are many people who live in vans and caravans and park up in quiet side streets. For some this is a lifestyle choice, for others it is borne out of necessity. Many occupants are open to having their homes decorated, and these guys got a fabulous makeover from Face 1st.
I understand that Face 1st has fun painting this and got on well with the occupants of the caravan. The piece itself is colourful and happy and in the style of a girl’s face with hair spelling out FACE, which is one of his regular compositions. I like this for so many reasons.
It feels like an eternity since I last saw a Biers piece that actually spelled out ‘BIERS’ rather than ‘OhYeah’, and I have to say it makes me very happy. I remember the first piece I ever posted by Biers – it had a piece of toast in it, and shortly after that I met him on several occasions while he was painting and we struck it off really well – it has been a while since I last saw him though.
This is a regulation piece of Biers writing and all the more splendid for it. His irregular sized letters are expertly filled with black and red patterning. This is a most satisfying piece.
This might look like a solo piece by Decay, but it is actually a collaboration between Decay and Sludge. Now I don’t know much (or indeed anything) about the latter artist, but it appears the pair teamed up at least twice recently, and this is one of those combined efforts.
The work has all the hallmarks of a fabulous Decay burner painted with some bright colours and the customary red Chuck character, but it is the geometric form in the centre in green and purple and some of the surrounding decorations that have been provided by Sludge. As a whole, the piece is bursting with colour and energy – a confection almost. I love it.
Corupt is an artist I have not yet met, although I have seen him up a ladder once or twice. His constant turnover of pieces has been on a long and progressive improvement over the years, and he is moving into the higher echelons of Bristol graffiti writers with his CORUPT or STIK letters.
This is a piece full of confidence and competence with some really interesting letter shapes, the introduction of a little character on the ‘C’ and a deep 3D shadow in white brown and tan colours. There are many things to admire in this clever work.
Varo is a really interesting artist whose work is most recognised for the large and dominant bull super-tag that he paints around the place, but this somewhat betrays his talent as a great writer. This colourful piece appeared on the M32 roundabout a week or two back and shows off Varo’s talent.
The left hand side is a beautiful piece of writing, spelling out the name VARO, with a quite unique 3D shading that gives the whole thing a sense of movement and energy. On the right is a fabulous 3D rendering of his bull tag which has something of the exotic about it – maybe something to do with its Spanish creator. A wonderful And energising piece.