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.

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Nightwayss

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

All photographs taken by Scooj

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.

2366. Lawrence Hill roundabout (10)

I don’t quite know what Nightwayss has been taking recently, but whatever it is is seeing him become one of the most prolific artists in Bristol at the moment. I actually received a message from him to go and check this piece out, and I am so very glad that I did, because it is utterly original and rather awesome.

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

The piece depicts a guitar set on a gorgeous background of  plants and flowers in subtle oranges and yellows. Of course, no self-respecting Nightwayss piece is without monkeys, and this one has five of the little mischief-makers.

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

I am enjoying his work a great deal at the moment, and have a whole ton more pictures of recent and not-so-recent pieces to share in due course. Let’s hear it for the monkey man.

2337. Dean Lane skate park (233)

It feels like a pretty long time since I last saw anything by Kool Hand in Bristol, and I figured he might have moved to London because he has posted a few pieces on Instagram from there. But here is a new piece in Dean Lane, and I hope this signals a return.

Kool Hand, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2019
Kool Hand, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2019

In this piece we see a return of his monkey/orangutan character, but just the head (looking a bit fierce) this time. I love the use of bold, vivid colours, the simple single-colour fills and clean designs. I think that if I try to do characters I might try something a bit like this, but to be a fraction as good would be success.