3158. Dean Lane skate park (347)

I really like this recent piece by Nightwayss in Dean Lane. The only downside is that it is painted on the wall that is tricky to photograph, which is why these pictures are on an angle. There is more to this piece, but I have treated them as two separate pieces and the other side will follow.

Nightwayss, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2020
Nightwayss, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2020

So here we have a giant blue monkey riding on an orange bus, and why not. The monkey in many of Nightwayss’ pieces isn’t always quite so obvious, but here it is the star of the show. I love the style of the piece and the bus in particular is notable for its wheels and the white reflections on the windows. This is a really wonderful piece from a talented artist.

3136. St Werburghs tunnel (179)

I feel like I have been a little starved of pieces from Nightwayss, and I think the last one I posted was his large and stunning tribute to the NHS at the M32 roundabout. This is an altogether much smaller and intimate piece.

Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2020
Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2020

Nightwayss’ signature element is his little monkeys that appear in practically all of his works and he doesn’t disappoinnt with this one. His little monkey is dancing on top of a halo which sits atop the G in NIGHT. The letter style is tending towards cartoon and beautifully presented. This is a small, modest and fun piece from Nightwayss that made me smile when I saw it.

2817. M32 Spot (61)

It is good news indeed that Nightwayss has started to paint outside again and is sharing his talent with the citizens of Bristol after a bit of a layoff over the winter. What I love about his work is that he switches things up a lot. Sometimes writing, sometimes characters or scenes and sometimes a combination. He is not only talented but is versatile too.

Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, March 2020
Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, March 2020

This column piece is an imaginative and aesthetically pleasing piece using the space brilliantly. A monkey (of course) is, as we all know, trying to escape from a spray can and would account for at least one of these wonderful creatures appearing in nearly all of his work. Great greens and a great concept nicely painted. More from Nightwayss to come soon.

2602. M32 Cycle path (41)

Well, Nightwayss has smashed it again and shows his incredible versatility with these two magnificent skulls on the M32 cycle path. And the monkey/ape? I think one of these skulls belongs to one of our hairy cousins, but I am not too sure which (the ape that is, not the skull).

Nightwayss, M32 Cycle Path, Bristol, November 2019
Nightwayss, M32 Cycle Path, Bristol, November 2019

The colours of theses pictures may vary a little and that is due to the purchase of a new computer and use of a new photo editor which I am just getting used to. I’m sure things will settle down soon. So good to see this creative and beautifully executed piece by Nightwayss, especially as it is right next to some more skulls from Laic217 during a session painting together.

2537. L Dub (7)

I have only ever seen Dun Sum’s work at the L Dub spot, but there is quite a lot of it here. I am led to understand that he doesn’t live in Bristol, which might explain his presence here on the outskirts of the city.

Dun Sum, L Dub, Bristol, October 2019
Dun Sum, L Dub, Bristol, October 2019

Difficult to photograph in the murky depths of the underpass, this piece is absolutely fantastic. It portrays a kind of monkey DJ thing going on and a whole load of nods to other artists who paint in this space. Look carefully at the character’s tail and you can make out Dun Sum’s signature. A nice piece from the L Dub specialist.

2495. St Werburghs Tunnel (100)

We exist for the time being in a divided nation, but there is growing consensus that Boris Johnson is wreckless and is being found out for the blatant opportunist he appears to be. I think that many (particularly in Bristol) citizens would have some sympathy with this fine work from Nightwayss.

Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019
Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019

Commensurate with many of his recent sketches, this piece is in black and white and all the more effective for it. There is something about the style of this one that reminds me a bit of the excellent Winsor McCay and his comic strips ‘Little Nemo in Slumberland’. Nightwayss continues to impress with his fine work.

Nightwayss

A gallery of incredible street art from Bristol’s Nightwayss – can you spot the monkey?

All photographs taken by Scooj

Nightwayss, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2020
Nightwayss, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2020

Nightwayss, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2020
Nightwayss, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2020

Nightwayss, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2017
Nightwayss, Dean Lane, Bristol, March 2017

Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020
Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020

Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, March 2020
Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, March 2020

Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol February 2020
Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol February 2020

Rezwonk and Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol February 2020
Rezwonk and Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol February 2020

Nightwayss, M32 cycle path, Bristol, December 2019
Nightwayss, M32 cycle path, Bristol, December 2019

Nightwayss, M32 Cycle Path, Bristol, November 2019
Nightwayss, M32 Cycle Path, Bristol, November 2019

Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019
Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019

Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, September 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, September 2019

Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019

Nightwayss, New Stadium Road, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, New Stadium Road, Bristol, August 2019

Nightwayss, New Stadium Road, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, New Stadium Road, Bristol, August 2019

Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019

Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019

Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, July 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, July 2019

Nightwayss, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, July 2019
Nightwayss, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, July 2019

Nightwayss, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2019
Nightwayss, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2019

Nightwayss, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019
Nightwayss, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019

Nightwayss, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2019
Nightwayss, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2019

Nightwayss and Laic217, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2019
Nightwayss and Laic217, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2019

Nightwayss, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2019
Nightwayss, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2019

Nightwayss, Hepburn Road, Bristol, May 2019
Nightwayss, Hepburn Road, Bristol, May 2019

Nightwayss, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019
Nightwayss, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019

Nightwayss, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019
Nightwayss, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019

Nightwayss, The Bearpit, Bristol, December 2018
Nightwayss, The Bearpit, Bristol, December 2018

Nightwayss, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2018
name witheld, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2018

2462. St George skate park (7)

Another rather decent piece by Nightwayss at the St George skate park. I got to this one early in the morning and looking at how unskuffed it is I would think it was probably painted the night before.

Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, September 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, September 2019

Something a little different from Nightwayss, with an interesting background and hollow writing. Of course no piece by this artist is complete without a monkey and this one is rather handsome, beautifully reversed out where his body comes into contact with the letters. Keep ’em coming.

2443. M32 Spot (49)

Well, here is something a little different from Nightwayss down at the M32 Spot. One of the columns transporting us to a warm skateboarding scene, an appropriate piece for this spot which is a DIY wet-weather skate park.

Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019

These columns are such a difficult place to paint a meaningful story, but Nightwayss does it with great skill and assurance, and just for good measure he includes one of his monkeys (as if he wouldn’t). This is a refreshing and wonderful piece from this prolific Bristol artist.

Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019

2404. St George skate park (4)

Discovering St George skate park has been something of a revelation for me. I knew of its existence, but just never bothered to find it, that is until recently. I guess that there is a challenge for artists and ‘hunters’ alike as certain areas become gentrified such as the Carriageworks and others get closed down to artists altogether, like The Bearpit, new areas become more attractive and I think St George is one of those.

Fiva and Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Fiva and Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019

This is a really jolly collaboration between Fiva (Fiver) and Nightwayss on one of the ramps in the skate park. Fiva gives us some straightforward block letters with a white fill and black dots, set on a black background with white dots. Yet another fine Fiva piece.

Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019

Tucked away to the right hand side of Fiva’s work is a brilliant little story of a naughty monkey playing with a box of matches by Nightwayss. This is an engaging piece that just seems to blend in with the concrete so well and almost has a 3D effect where it looks like the monkey might just decide to wander off at any minute.

Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019

Personally I think this is one of Nightwayss’ best pieces, not so much in the artwork, but more in the narrative. A pocket-sized piece that has enough detail and credibility to feel almost real. I love this a lot. I’m beginning to think that a Nightwayss gallery might be on the cards before too long. Watch this space.