1894. Dean Lane skate park (178)

I have not been able to get out and about much recently so I think I might have missed quite a lot of street art that has since been overwritten. I was lucky enough to have found this little lion playing the high hats by Roo.

Roo, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2018
Roo, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2018

Roo, I think, is a London-based artist who I know often paints with SkyHigh. When I see this, I wonder whether I might have missed something from SkyHigh or whether Roo just happened to be travelling in Bristol solo. Whatever, this is a rather tidy souvenir from his visit.

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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.

1283. Stokes Croft, the Carriageworks (33)

There is so much talent in Bristol, and I am very proud to have adopted it as my home. This is a lovely piece by the amazing Hazard whose Upfest offering was one of my favourites last year.

Hazard, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2018
Hazard, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2018

Certainly this is a striking work and really stands out on the Carriageworks wall. Hazard sprayed it to promote Bristol singer Katie Sky’s new EP, and the image is taken from the cover and promotional designs for the EP. It would appear from reading Katie Sky’s Twitter feed that she and Hazard are friends, which is how this piece came about.

Hazard, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2018
Hazard, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2018

Now, you probably know that I am not always too fond of street art being used for advertising, but I am going to have to make an exception in this example because I think that Hazard’s work is so very good. Two very talented Bristol ladies doing the city proud.