It is not often that you see a piece of work bombed by the artist who originated it, but here we have just such an example from Rezwonk. The original piece in Moon Street survived intact for quite a while before it got a bit tagged, but it seems that Rezwonk decided to go the whole hog with this throw up.
It would appear that Rezwonk has quite a spectrum of styles in his work from tags, which are dotted all around Bristol, to characters, such as his big bird, to burners like these to high-end graphic design pieces. A versatile artist.
I have seen this particular ‘REZER’ burner in a number of places including The Bearpit. I think that Rezwonk must have goner on a bit of a spree. All good.
On a frequently painted wall this amazing picture of a robot appeared recently. The piece is by DNT and is deceptively large. I love the way he has painted directly over any pre-existing artwork, rather than buffing the wall first, to give the whole thing quite a busy look.
I have seen quite a few of DNT’s robot pieces before, but none as big as this one. It all came as something of a surprise in my beloved Moon Street. He seems to be quite busy at the moment, which can only be a good thing.
So very simple, but so very effective. This is a Rezwonk motif that he sprayed back in November last year, and it is still there (or at least it was earlier this week), untagged and just as brilliant as the day he created it.
Sometimes less is more, and this small piece definitely makes more of this tatty doorway than the amorphous tagging that lies underneath. Great design, striking colours, and enough ambiguity to make it interesting. Nice one.
In a spot in Moon Street that is favoured by Laic217 and Rezwonk is this relatively new piece by Run Z. Like most of the abstract artists in Bristol, he has his own particular and distinctive style. Usually only spraying in one or two colours Run Z creates these swirling designs that have an organic feel to them.
Since visiting Lawrence Hill roundabout the other day, I note that Run Z is much more productive that I had first thought, but perhaps just not in the places I’m used to looking. I like his work and would like to see more of it… I’m especially interested in seeing how it develops.
Right then, here we have yet another artist that I have not featured before, although I have known of his existence. This fine piece is by Mr Riks of the RAW crew. When I first saw it I could tell it was of the highest calibre and my first instinct was that it was by Deamze, because this is one of the spots he has used before. Three things were confusing me, it didn’t quite look like Deamze, it had a RAW tag and in any case he is in Hobart at the moment.
It wasn’t until I saw the piece on Instagram that I found out that it was by Mr Riks, and of course, as soon as you know it becomes obvious. There is something very assured about this piece of writing, and all the elements come together well. The simple white accents give it a 3D feel. All good.
Back to things more contemporary now with this interesting recent piece by Laic217 in Moon Street. There is an interesting quality to this piece which is more about what is not included than what is. No face and no colour on the hat and track suit top.
Even though a lot of what Laic217 paints appears to be formulaic, or at the very least incorporating similar themes, each of his pieces is highly original, and I’m not quite sure how he achieves that.
It is great to see him back spraying in what I guess must be one of his favourite streets and what is certainly mine.
Rezwonk likes this doorway, and is enjoying getting to grips with his letters – R E Z W O N K – which he has been using recently, with particular great effect in his collaboration with Subtle a few weeks back. This work looks particularly time-consuming, but is worth it. This kind of work reminds me a little of the work of LA, a New York graffiti artist, in his collaboration with Stik.
I have seen more of this work by Rezwonk scattered about the place and will post it in due course. I think he should use it in collaboration with one or two more artists in Bristol as I think this particular approach really lends itself to it.