I am still puzzled about how I have only recently (over the last year or so) noticed work by Turoe One. I know he has been around for a long while, but It is only in recent months that I can recall seeing his work just about every time I look up. I guess it is a bit like when you hear a new word that you have never heard before, and then, would you believe it, you hear it again and again and think how did I miss that?
A digression I know, but I wonder how many Turoe pieces I missed before he came onto my radar. This is a fine specimen and perfectly turned out. It would appear from the last few pieces that Turoe is going through a bit of a ‘green’ period at the moment, or maybe he simply over ordered on the green paints. I happen to rather like green pieces, so that is good.
One of the busiest artists this year, and it is a very competitive field, is without doubt Turoe (Turoe One), and one of his favourite spots to paint is this left hand end of the long wall at Dean Lane. It is funny how artists gravitate towards certain spots.
This one is a really fine piece of writing in shades of green, spelling out TUROH, the H is a new one on me, but works well. I am very fond of the colours Turoe has used for this and there is substantial mastery in many aspects, for example the two-tone outline. Another good piece from Turoe.
I have a feeling that this is the first piece from Turoe One post-lock down easing or at least if it isn’t then I have missed something. Situated in one of his favourite spots, at the left hand end of the first wall in Dean Lane, this is a striking and well executed piece.
Such is the turnover at Dean Lane at the moment that this didn’t last too long, and even some of the bigger pieces there are being over painted. This is what happens when you restrain artistic talent for months, there is a surge of activity. It is difficult for folk like me to keep up. This Turoe One burner is a high quality piece from an experienced hand.
Something a little different from Slim Pickings in May 2017 in which the artist is experimenting with a straight-line version of his ‘super tag’. The piece demonstrates the versatility of the artist, and is something of a rarity.
I must confess however that I am not wholly convinced by the success of the experiment, and while it is nice to see something different I feel that Slim Pickings just hasn’t quite carried it off with the same panache that he manages with his more usual curvy variant.
This is an older TES from Slim Pickings (TES) painted back in July 2018, before I had properly registered how many different versions of his ‘super-tag’ he had produced. I post his pieces rather sparingly, because to some they might seem a bit repetitive, but for others the joy is in scrutinising the subtle differences between the designs of each one and the use of different colours and fill patterns.
One thing that remains consistent with Slim Pickings is that his work is always immaculately presented. The lines are always clean and the fills solid without thin bits that you see on a lot of throw ups for example. The red and green work well and the yellow outline sets the piece off nicely.
There is no order or plan with which I am going through my archive (during lock down) I am simply skipping from monthly folder to folder, spotting something and thinking, ‘ah yes, this needs posting’. This exact process has happened several times with Slim Pickings (TES) and each time I put the moment back to be returned to another time. Well, enough is enough. Here is a rather lovely TES from March last year, that didn’t get posted first time round.
As I would always expect from Slim Pickings, this is a really tight and clean piece, painted in pillar box red set on a dull bronze background with some green gunge and drips for good measure. The white highlight lines are just enough to give the letters a 3D feel. Clever and consistent. Note to self… high time I did a gallery.
Another nice piece of graffiti writing from a resurgent Turoe One, nice and heavy on the chrome. Turoe One is a highly versatile writer who explores different styles and scripts and colours so that if he were writing something other than his name, it could be a challenge to identify his work. Does that make sense?
This photograph was taken during March and was probably my penultimate trip down there before lock down happened. I can walk to the North Bristol spots from home and have been able to check them out, but Bedminster is a bit of a hike, so I’ve not seen whether there is much new there, but I doubt it. I’ll continue to trawl through my archives.
Another triumph for Turow One on the famous curved wall in Dean Lane skate park. There is something rather pleasing about the greyscale graffiti writing topped with a vibrant pink and lilac drippy splodginess. The writing is deliberately made to look kind of messy and drippy, but all the elements of skillful work are there.
I think that Turoe One might be topping the chart in Bristol as being the most productive astist in town just at the moment, with perhaps the exception of Face 1st who is in a league of his own. Since the weather has improved a little, the turnover in Dean Lane has increased, and this wall in particular has seen a fair amount of action. This is a classy piece of graffiti writing from a confident and accomplished artist.
The turnover at Dean Lane is beginning to pick up and this wonderful piece of graffiti writing by Remer from earlier in the month has now gone. I haven’t seen anything by Remer in Bristol before and am guessing that he is a visitor to the city and in some way part of or related to the No Frills crew.
This writing is highly stylised and beautifully presented, combining both curved and straight lines to great effect. The fill is interesting, with a variety of shapes and blocks in complementary colours in two main shades. This is an accomplished piece nicely done, bith crisp and clean. Remer is always welcome to come back to Bristol.