1581. Hotwell Road

I first saw this magnificent piece on Silent Hobo’s Instagram feed just after he had started it and I knew straight away that it was an epic mural.  This commission from Bristol food connections (a city-wide, week long food festival) is on the perfect wall on Hotwell Road and rises to three stories.

Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018

It is unusual to see such a large mural in Bristol, especially outside the Upfest or See No Evil areas, so this is something pretty special. Silent Hobo is an artist who captures a mood, especially among youngsters, and translates it into his often highly detailed works.

Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018

I like the extra things he has worked into the piece – a reference to Clifton suspension bridge and some pizza deliveries being made by drones. The whole thing has a real crossover between rural and urban, modern and vintage and quaint and edgy. A master work.

Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018

We are lucky in Bristol to have so many talented artists. What Silent Hobo gives us is real soul and relevance. I love this huge piece.

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Mr Draws

A collection of street art by Mr Draws

All photographs taken by Scooj

Mr Draws, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2018
Mr Draws, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2018
Mr Draws, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Mr Draws, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
NEVERGIVEUP and Mr Draws, Ashley Road, Bristol, January 2018
NEVERGIVEUP and Mr Draws, Ashley Road, Bristol, January 2018
Mr Draws, M32, Bristol, March 2018
Mr Draws, M32, Bristol, March 2018
Mr Draws, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2018
Mr Draws, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2018
Mr Draws, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, September 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, September 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017
Mr Draws, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2017
Mr Draws, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2016
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2016
Mr Draws, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Mr Draws, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Mr Draws, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Mr Draws, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Mr Draws, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Mr Draws, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Draws, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016
Mr Draws, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016

 

3 Dom

A collection of street art by Bristol’s 3Dom

All photographs taken by Scooj

3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Sepr and 3Dom, Princes' Place, Bristol, February 2018
Sepr and 3Dom, Princes’ Place, Bristol, February 2018
3Dom and Epok, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018
3Dom and Epok, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2017
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2017
3Dom, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017
3Dom, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2015
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2015
3Dom and Voyder, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
3Dom and Voyder, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Feek and 3Dom, Albert Park, Bristol, May 2017
Feek and 3Dom, Albert Park, Bristol, May 2017
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2017
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2017
3Dom, John Street, Bristol, May 2016
3Dom, John Street, Bristol, May 2016
3Dom, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2017
3Dom, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2017
3Dom, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2016
3Dom, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2016
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2016
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016
3Dom, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Stikes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
3Dom, Stikes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2014
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2014
3Dom and Voyder, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2016
3Dom and Voyder, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2016
3Dom, Unity Street, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Unity Street, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom and Feek, Bolton Road, Bristol, November 2015
3Dom and Feek, Bolton Road, Bristol, November 2015
3Dom, Princes Place, Bristol, February 2016
3Dom, Princes Place, Bristol, February 2016
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Picton Lane, Bristol, November 2015
3Dom, Picton Lane, Bristol, November 2015
3Dom, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Jamaica Street, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Jamaica Street, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom,Brookfield Avenue, Bristol, February 2016
3Dom, Brookfield Avenue, Bristol, February 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol

All photographs taken by Scooj

 

Andy Council

A collection of work from Andy Council.

All photographs taken by Scooj

Andy Council, King William Street, Bristol, June 2018
Andy Council, King William Street, Bristol, June 2018
Andy Council, West Street, Bristol, April 2018
Andy Council, West Street, Bristol, April 2018
Andy Council, Newfoundland Street, Bristol, March 2018
Andy Council, Newfoundland Street, Bristol, March 2018
Andy Council, North Street Green, Bristol, February 2018
Andy Council, North Street Green, Bristol, February 2018
Andy Council, Chalk Farm Estate, London, November 2017
Andy Council, Chalk Farm Estate, London, November 2017
Andy Council and Hemp, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Andy Council and Hemp, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Andy Council, Chalks Road, Bristol, July 2017
Andy Council, Chalks Road, Bristol, July 2017
Andy Council, Bedminster, Bristol, July 2017
Andy Council, Bedminster, Bristol, July 2017
Andy Council, Bedminster, Bristol, July 2017
Andy Council, Bedminster, Bristol, July 2017
Andy Council, Greville Road, Bristol, April 2017
Andy Council, Greville Road, Bristol, April 2017
Andy Council, Stapleton Road, Bristol, January 2017
Andy Council, Stapleton Road, Bristol, January 2017
Andy Council, North Street Green, Bristol, February 2017
Andy Council, North Street Green, Bristol, February 2017
Andy Council, North Street, Bristol, January 2017
Andy Council, North Street, Bristol, January 2017
Andy Council, West Street, Bristol, September 2016
Andy Council, West Street, Bristol, September 2016
Andy Council, Nelson Street, Bristol, October 2015
Andy Council, Nelson Street, Bristol, October 2015
Andy Council, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2016
Andy Council, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2016
Andy Council, Hotwell Road, Bristol, August 2015
Andy Council, Hotwell Road, Bristol, August 2015
Andy Council, Hurle Road, Bristol
Andy Council, Hurle Road, Bristol

1482. The Bridge Inn

This absolutely stunning commission on the outside wall of The Bridge Inn on the corner of Passage Street and Queen Street, is by an artist I have not come across before, David Blatch. Formally an animator and new media designer, David Blatch is from South Africa but now lives in Bristol and is on the look out for commissions.

David Blatch, The Bridge Inn, Bristol, February 2018
David Blatch, The Bridge Inn, Bristol, February 2018

The artwork itself for this amazing Jimi Hendrix portrait is exceptional and provides Bristolians in this part of town with an iconic landmark.

David Blatch, The Bridge Inn, Bristol, February 2018
David Blatch, The Bridge Inn, Bristol, February 2018

It would be great to see more of this kind of ‘high-end’ work brightening up the city, reenforcing Bristol’s USP of supporting the full spectrum of street art in all its foms. Very nice piece.

Thursday doors

Door 27

Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, February 2018
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, February 2018

This door will be familiar to regular readers who might have seen my recent street art post about this amazing mural by Alex Lucas. I felt it was just too good an opportunity not to include it in this week’s Thursday doors offering. The door is so well disguised, it takes a while to properly make it out – you can just see the buzzers to the left of the double door.

Alex Lucas is a very well known artist, designer and illustrator in Bristol who has, through numerous commissions, decorated many buildings in the area and pretty much created a Bristol brand with her work. I think that this might be one of her largest murals, and probably the most complex.

You can see more of her work on her website Lucas Antics.

Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, February 2018
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, February 2018

 

by Scooj.

More doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

1313. Jessop Underpass

I have known about this wonderful piece by Loch Ness for an age, but never managed to get near enough to photograph it. It is ever so slightly off the main drag, and too far away for me to reach it in a lunchtime walk.

Loch Ness, Jessop Underpass, Bristol, December 2017
Loch Ness, Jessop Underpass, Bristol, December 2017

It is a classy piece from this fine Bristol artist who combines colours and form to great effect. Many of his older murals feature monsters, but more recently he has worked on these wildlife-themed imaginary beings which transform from anumal into pattern and design.

Loch Ness, Jessop Underpass, Bristol, December 2017
Loch Ness, Jessop Underpass, Bristol, December 2017

I happen to think that this is a particularly fine example of his work, and really should have brought it to your attention sooner. I will try to do better.