2602. M32 Cycle path (41)

Well, Nightwayss has smashed it again and shows his incredible versatility with these two magnificent skulls on the M32 cycle path. And the monkey/ape? I think one of these skulls belongs to one of our hairy cousins, but I am not too sure which (the ape that is, not the skull).

Nightwayss, M32 Cycle Path, Bristol, November 2019
Nightwayss, M32 Cycle Path, Bristol, November 2019

The colours of theses pictures may vary a little and that is due to the purchase of a new computer and use of a new photo editor which I am just getting used to. I’m sure things will settle down soon. So good to see this creative and beautifully executed piece by Nightwayss, especially as it is right next to some more skulls from Laic217 during a session painting together.

2495. St Werburghs Tunnel (100)

We exist for the time being in a divided nation, but there is growing consensus that Boris Johnson is wreckless and is being found out for the blatant opportunist he appears to be. I think that many (particularly in Bristol) citizens would have some sympathy with this fine work from Nightwayss.

Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019
Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019

Commensurate with many of his recent sketches, this piece is in black and white and all the more effective for it. There is something about the style of this one that reminds me a bit of the excellent Winsor McCay and his comic strips ‘Little Nemo in Slumberland’. Nightwayss continues to impress with his fine work.

Nightwayss

A gallery of incredible street art from Bristol’s Nightwayss – can you spot the monkey?

All photographs taken by Scooj

Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019
Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, September 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, September 2019
Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, New Stadium Road, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, New Stadium Road, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, New Stadium Road, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, New Stadium Road, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, July 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, July 2019
Nightwayss, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, July 2019
Nightwayss, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, July 2019
Nightwayss, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2019
Nightwayss, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2019
Nightwayss, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019
Nightwayss, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019
Nightwayss, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2019
Nightwayss, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2019
Nightwayss and Laic217, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2019
Nightwayss and Laic217, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2019
Nightwayss, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2019
Nightwayss, The Bearpit, Bristol, May 2019
Nightwayss, Hepburn Road, Bristol, May 2019
Nightwayss, Hepburn Road, Bristol, May 2019
Nightwayss, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019
Nightwayss, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019
Nightwayss, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019
Nightwayss, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019
Nightwayss, The Bearpit, Bristol, December 2018
Nightwayss, The Bearpit, Bristol, December 2018
Nightwayss, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2018
name witheld, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2018

2443. M32 Spot (49)

Well, here is something a little different from Nightwayss down at the M32 Spot. One of the columns transporting us to a warm skateboarding scene, an appropriate piece for this spot which is a DIY wet-weather skate park.

Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019

These columns are such a difficult place to paint a meaningful story, but Nightwayss does it with great skill and assurance, and just for good measure he includes one of his monkeys (as if he wouldn’t). This is a refreshing and wonderful piece from this prolific Bristol artist.

Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019

2419. New Stadium Road (20)

Well would you believe it? This huge wall by Nightwayss has given him the opportunity to show us what he can do on a large scale and by way of a commission, and he has risen to the challenge and excelled.

Nightwayss, New Stadium Road, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, New Stadium Road, Bristol, August 2019

Obviously this is a Marvel comic-inspired piece that features Thor, Spiderman, Black Panther and a lady I’m not quite sure about. Each of the characters is created in an active pose, set on a dark cosmic background.

Nightwayss, New Stadium Road, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, New Stadium Road, Bristol, August 2019

The piece is almost impossible to photograph because of a tree, in full leaf, directly in front of it. Perhaps in the winter it might be possible to get a slightly better shot of it. The piece is of the highest quality and I am sure that it will have made the owner of the wall very happy indeed.

Nightwayss, New Stadium Road, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, New Stadium Road, Bristol, August 2019

I cannot fault the piece, but would have liked to have seen a little signature monkey somewhere. Maybe there is one hidden, I’d certainly like to think so. Bravo Nightwayss.

2404. St George skate park (4)

Discovering St George skate park has been something of a revelation for me. I knew of its existence, but just never bothered to find it, that is until recently. I guess that there is a challenge for artists and ‘hunters’ alike as certain areas become gentrified such as the Carriageworks and others get closed down to artists altogether, like The Bearpit, new areas become more attractive and I think St George is one of those.

Fiva and Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Fiva and Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019

This is a really jolly collaboration between Fiva (Fiver) and Nightwayss on one of the ramps in the skate park. Fiva gives us some straightforward block letters with a white fill and black dots, set on a black background with white dots. Yet another fine Fiva piece.

Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019

Tucked away to the right hand side of Fiva’s work is a brilliant little story of a naughty monkey playing with a box of matches by Nightwayss. This is an engaging piece that just seems to blend in with the concrete so well and almost has a 3D effect where it looks like the monkey might just decide to wander off at any minute.

Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, August 2019

Personally I think this is one of Nightwayss’ best pieces, not so much in the artwork, but more in the narrative. A pocket-sized piece that has enough detail and credibility to feel almost real. I love this a lot. I’m beginning to think that a Nightwayss gallery might be on the cards before too long. Watch this space.

2372. St George skate park (2)

The Monday Club is really establishing itself as a tour de force in the Bristol street art scene. It is a crew made up of several artists who will get together on a Monday and paint somewhere in Bristol. This time it was the turn of Conrico, Nevergiveup and Nightwayss.

Conrico, St George, Bristol, July 2019
Conrico, St George, Bristol, July 2019

I am loving what Conrico is bringing to Bristol and his pieces tend to be comical and light-hearted. His painting style is interesting and less easily described although it all looks rather illustration derived – I’ll bet he can draw well. I haven’t seen many of his pieces yet, and one or two have eluded me altogether, but this one is a beauty.

Nevergiveup, St George, Bristol, July 2019
Nevergiveup, St George, Bristol, July 2019

I think I have said everything I need to say about Nevergiveup’s rabbits and they even turn up in collaborations like this one. Always welcome and always fun.

Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, July 2019
Nightwayss, St George, Bristol, July 2019

The Jewel in the crown of this little collaboration on a ramp in St George skate park is the monkey in the moon with a banana by Nightwayss. I love this monkey, and rather like Conrico’s piece, it is painted in an illustrative style, typified by the hatchings in the arm and leg. So full of cheek, humour and fun. Long live the Monday Club.