280. M32 Roundabout J3 (12)

Voyder is an artist and wildstyle graffiti writer who I think is Bristol based, and often collaborates with Deamze and Soker. His website reveals little about him, but showcases his artwork beautifully. Known for his writing and art pieces in equal measure he has a strong presence in Bristol, and is a member of ASK.

Voyder, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
Voyder, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016

His writing is distinctive in that it is usually in thin script, rather than the cryptic block style other Bristol artists use, and on a slant, much more like a handwritten signature. His work really stands out from the crowd, because of its distinctive style. I have a whole load more of his work stacking up and waiting to write about. We are very lucky in Bristol to have so many talented wildstyle writers, and walls for them to spray.

271. M32 Roundabout J3 (11)

I have been sitting on this piece for a long time. I think it is because there is something rather enigmatic about it, and I can’t think what I want to say. It is unmistakably by Sean Sepr, but somehow a little different fromĀ the custimary expression, both in the artwork and the subject.

Sepr, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
Sepr detail, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016

I feel it is a sad piece – a robot holding a heart – there is a lot of symbolism here. Sepr again has used limited colours – yellow, white and black – which brings out the contrast and shadows.

Sepr, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
Sepr, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016

For me it is a piece that I like, but it is difficult to love…if that makes sense.

252. No fixed abode (1)

I caught sight of this caravan across the M32 while out for a walk last week. It had all the hallmarks of a work by Aspire, but it wasn’t until I downloaded the pictures onto my PC that I was able to see the signature.

Aspire, Caravan M32, Bristol, May 2016
Aspire, Caravan M32, Bristol, May 2016

When I see a piece like this, which I might add is another beauty, I am left with so many questions. Who lives in the caravan? How does Aspire know them? Was it a commission? and so on. This is an unusual and distinctive piece.

Aspire, Caravan M32, Bristol, May 2016
Aspire, Caravan M32, Bristol, May 2016

247. M32 Roundabout, Junction 3 (10)

I have only seen one other piece by Zesk, and it is the rather lovely work on the side of the Three Tuns pub in Partition Street, near my work. This Burner contains many of the characteristics of Zesk’s work, including the stars and the colours, shading and black spots used. I guess the biggest give away though is that it says ‘Zesk’ in big letters.

Zesk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2016
Zesk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2016

This is a nice piece by a great artist. It is good to see that someone who is accustomed to doing commissions, still hits the areas where street art is tolerated rather than permitted (another way of saying not strictly legal).

241. M32 Roundabout, Junction 3 (9)

The thing about popular places for graffiti is that unless you visit them regularly, you will miss something. I left a gap of about four weeks between visits to the M32 roundabout between St Pauls and Easton, and probably about half of the works had changed. I don’t think I am ever going to be able to keep on top of this, but I don’t mind that really, it is just fun making new discoveries each time I venture out.

Face F1st, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, May 2016
Face F1st, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, May 2016

This is a lovely piece by one of my favourite artists in Bristol – Face F1st. Regular readers will know how much I like this work, so to find this one was a real pleasure. Even better, I found another one on my way to work this morning that appeared over the weekend…posting soon.

Face F1st, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, May 2016
Face F1st, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, May 2016

I have noticed that the designs in the letters are becoming more elaborate with each piece that Face F1st is producing, but overall the concept remains the same. Great stuff.

240. Napier Road, pedestrian tunnel

This is the first, and not entirely typical, work by Angry Face that I have featured. His faces appear all over Bristol, and judging by his Facebook feed in numerous other cities as well. I believe he might recently have beenĀ ‘on tour’ in Lisbon and Barcelona.

Angry Face, Napier Road, Bristol, May 2016
Angry Face, Napier Road, Bristol, May 2016

I don’t know very much about him and will try to dig out more. I had always assumed he was a Bristol artist, because of the sheer number of his pieces around the City. It would seem that all of his works are illegal throw ups. There are several examples of his work that are outline only, without the completed colours…maybe he was disturbed whilst spraying. Ubiquitous, unique and always angry, there is something comforting about his work.

200. M32 Roundabout, Junction 3 (8)

The final one of a quickfire burst of Deamze wildstyle works. This is yet another one on the M32 roundabout. Doing this reminds me that I really ought to get back down there to see what’s new.

Deamze, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
Deamze, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016

This time we are treated to pinks and reds in this intricate work. Unfortunately it is very tricky to photograph, because it is in quite a narrow passage which makes it difficult to get the whole piece in frame. The sideways shot just about does it.

Deamze, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
Deamze, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016

OK, I’ll leave Deamze alone for a while now and concentrate on some other works.