2017. M32 roundabout J3 (124)

Yet more fantastic abstract work from Mr Klue in the shape of this large wispy piece on the St Werburghs side of the M32 roundabout. There is no other artist I know of producing anything like this, Mr Klue’s style is utterly unique.

Mr Klue, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2019
Mr Klue, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2019

Mr Klue recently posted a couple of pieces (I think it was a studio work) on Instagram which feature a lamppost set in a landscape of swirls – truly awesome work and worth a look. I will never tire of his work, and am glad that he has rediscovered his mojo and is out there being creative and brilliant.

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1929. St Werburghs tunnel (57)

Another stunner from the re-vitalised Mr Klue, who is on a real roll at the moment. This one was at the farm end of the tunnel, which, from a photographic point of view is preferable to pieces in the middle.

Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2018

The colours of this piece work nicely with the smoky texture of the patterns. If I work really hard I can see the letters KLUE, but this might be wishful thinking in overdrive. Yet another eye-catching and lovely piece from Klue Wone.

1923. The Bearpit (172)

It is really great to see Mr Klue back in The Bearpit. For a long time he hardly made an appearance on the streets, and then in the late summer, he started painting a lot, but mostly in the St Werburghs tunnel. Now at last he returns to a spot that he has used before, on the steps down into The Bearpit.

Mr Klue, The Bearpit, Bristol, December 2018
Mr Klue, The Bearpit, Bristol, December 2018

I never tire of his abstract pieces that are so unique to him. They have a wispish dream-like quality with elements disappearing into infinity wrapped up in oval vortices. Mr Klue drafts dozens of these abstract pieces using a humble biro, his preferred sketching instrument. I love this one.

Mr Klue

A collection of amazing abstract street art by Bristol artist Mr Klue (Klue Wone)

All photographs taken by Scooj

Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Mr Klue, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Klue, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Klue, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Mr Klue, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Mr Klue, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Mr Klue, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Mr Klue, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2017
Mr Klue, Moon Street, Bristol, February 2017
Mr Klue, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue and Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue and Decay, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Klue, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
Mr Klue, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
Mr Klue and Jee See, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2016
Mr Klue and Jee See, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2016
Mr Klue, Magdalene Place, Bristol, June 2016
Mr Klue, Magdalene Place, Bristol, June 2016
Aspire and Mr Klue, City Road, Bristol, March 2016
Aspire and Mr Klue, City Road, Bristol, March 2016
Mr Klue, Wilder Street, Bristol, June 2016
Mr Klue, Wilder Street, Bristol, June 2016
Mr Klue, Hepburn Road, Bristol, May 2016
Mr Klue, Hepburn Road, Bristol, May 2016
DNT, Mr Klue, Akarat, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2016
DNT, Mr Klue, Akarat, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Klue, Akarat, Hoax, Stokes Croft, Bristol, 30 April 2016
Mr Klue, Akarat, Hoax, Stokes Croft, Bristol, 30 April 2016
Mr Sle7en and Klue, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2016
Mr Sle7en and Klue, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2016

1901. St Werburghs tunnel (54)

Mr Klue, as I have mentioned before has been on a bit of a binge lately, and has produced as many pieces in the last couple of months as he has for the rest of the year. This is something that should be celebrated, as his work is emblematic of the down to earth Bristol street art scene.

This piece in the tunnel at St Werburghs by Mr Klue has an ephemeral, wispy, smokey quality to it. I think that the letters spell out KLUE, and the whole thing is a little different from his normal offering in that it is less complex somehow.

Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018

I guess that when writing letters, there is less freedom for the abstract artist…sure you can do swirls and twirls and disguise the letters, but they are still letters. With the free-form abstract work one usually sees from Mr Klue, there tends to be a little more richness, texture and content. Having said all that, I rather like this and the colour selection too works for me.

1854. St Werburghs tunnel (51)

Well, well, well it would seem that Mr Klue has rediscovered his mojo, which is absolutely brilliant news for this king of abstract street art in Bristol and is also pretty good news for me too.

Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018

Over recent weeks Mr Klue has been turning out a whole load of excellent pieces, mostly in St Werburghs tunnel, and this one was form the very end of October. I mentioned before that there had been a great crop of Halloween pieces this year and this is one of them.

Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2018

Much of Mr Klue’s work is peaceful and calming, but a quick glance of some of the detail in this one shows a fair amount of menace…the chainsaws are particularly horrific. I love this piece, and it really brings out another side to the talents of Mr Klue. One of my all-time favourite Halloween pieces.

1809. St Werburghs tunnel (49)

I have always had a massive soft spot for Mr Klue’s work – I love to examine it and unravel all the different abstract elements that combine to such great effect. As is always the case in this tunnel, the lighting has played havoc with the true colours of the piece, but the form is there for all to see.

Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2018

After what feels like a bit of a lull in his work, it appears that he is becoming a little more active on the streets, which is a good thing. I first became aware of his work in the Stokes Croft area of Bristol, but it is telling that the decline in decent walls there and the Council’s stance on The Bearpit has driven artists like Mr Klue away (I am guessing). This is a fine piece indeed.