3806. New Stadium Road (34)

I met Mest for the first time the day before the Euro 20 final while he was painting an England variant of his letters (to come). We stopped for a long chat, and as with so many graffiti/street artists, he was a lovely bloke, happy to answer my rather inane questions and observations.

Mest, New Stadium Road, Bristol, June 2021
Mest, New Stadium Road, Bristol, June 2021

This piece under the M32 is a nice example of his work using three fill colours in his letters with some additional swirly decorations, but it is the red circles which have been incorporated into his letters that stand out for me. It won’t be too long before I have enough of his pieces to do a gallery.

3726. M32 roundabout J3 (325)

There are a handful of graffiti writers in Bristol that I would group together in terms of what they paint and how they go about it. They would include TES (Slim Pickings), Phour, Pl8o, Bnie, Mena and in this example Mest, to name but a few. What these artists tend to do is write the same set of letters, usually in a similar font or style, but play with the fills and decorations. This is graffiti writing, but not wildstyle graffiti writing which tends to be much more elaborate and unique each time.

Mest, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2021
Mest, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2021

I think that this piece from Mest is very nicely finished and has some unusual but rather nice fills. I particularly like the pink dots that offset the rest of it. The green border helps to lift the letters a little. Overall a pleasing piece.

3334. St Werburghs tunnel (208)

Another green and purple Halloween piece from a paint jam in the tunnel about a month ago, this time from Mest. The piece is clean and tidy and the horizontal fills fade beautifully, and the letters are bounded by a bright white 3D shadow.

Mest, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2020
Mest, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2020

Mest is becoming a bit of a regular on Natural Adventures, which is a good thing in my view, and it shouldn’t be too long before I have enough pieces by him to put together a rather nice gallery.

3322. M32 roundabout J3 (264)

Wow, just wow. This is a very bold and attractive piece from Mest that cries out for attention, and interestingly received loads. Many of the Bristol Street art Instagrammers posted this outstanding piece, not surprisingly, but have a tendency to overlook this prolific artist. It just shows what an eye-catching piece can do.

Mest, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2020
Mest, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2020

I have to say that I love this piece and have been enjoying his work of late – I guess I only became aware of him a few months ago, but even in that short time I have seen some real progress. The lesson here is that if you want to be noticed use black yellow and red – nature’s warning colours.

3303. M32 Cycle path (86)

I have a lot of photographs of graffiti writing by Mest, but have only posted a couple so far. He is an artist who sticks to a fairly strict formula in that his letter shapes are usually pretty similar, but it is his fills and colours that change from piece to piece.

Mest, M32 cycle path, Bristol, November 2020
Mest, M32 cycle path, Bristol, November 2020

In this one he treats us with a chrome, grey and green colour palette that works really well, and for good measure he has painted a few bubbles too. There is a lot more to come from Mest, so watch this space.

3163. M32 roundabout J3 (252)

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.

Mest, M32 roundabout, Brisol, August 2020
Mest, M32 roundabout, Brisol, August 2020

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.