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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don’t quite know what Nightwayss has been taking recently, but whatever it is is seeing him become one of the most prolific artists in Bristol at the moment. I actually received a message from him to go and check this piece out, and I am so very glad that I did, because it is utterly original and rather awesome.
The piece depicts a guitar set on a gorgeous background of plants and flowers in subtle oranges and yellows. Of course, no self-respecting Nightwayss piece is without monkeys, and this one has five of the little mischief-makers.
I am enjoying his work a great deal at the moment, and have a whole ton more pictures of recent and not-so-recent pieces to share in due course. Let’s hear it for the monkey man.