I have only been familiar with the work of Losthills since last Upfest, and his wheatpastes are a joy – each one found is a treasure. It seems he stole a march on all the others this year by arriving in Bristol a day or two before Upfest.
Not only content with pasting in Bedminster, he also left a few treats in the Stokes Croft area too. This is a really great piece by Losthills, with Jake the dog posing as (I’m guessing here) Ed Sheeran. There is a lot of detail here, right down to the tattoos. Brilliant.
By the end of the second day of the festival, ‘Ed’ the dog was joined by some groupies.
A word about placement – I have said this before, but for wheatpasters, the location and orientation of your piece is almost as important as the piece itself. This is a perfect place, as good as any I have seen in Bristol.
When Meds and Peal visited Bristol a little while back they teamed up with several Bristol artists to work on some stunning collaborations. This is a large wall on Wilder Street that had previously played host to a fine collaboration between Deamze, Voyder and Soker. It is a popular wall, which I believe needs permission from the owners to be painted. Rather than interrupt the images with short paragraphs of text, I thought on this occasion I would simply let the pictures do the talking. Along with Meds and Peal, this piece was sprayed by Sled One, Ments and Epok. Please don’t ask who did what…it could take a while to unpick.
Today a look back at last Summer and a walk I took I Shoreditch. This is a great wheatpaste by D7606, and a fine tribute to the late David Bowie. D7606’s work often combines iconic figures with 20th century electronic appliances such as telephone boxes, telephones or televisions.