1031. Upfest 2017 (59)

Another set of three paste ups from the prolific Jimzina at Upfest this year. The first was the largest I saw and was A2 size roughly. The girl in glasses, clutching a ring doughnut can still be found on North Street just by the hoardings near the Standard.

Jimzina, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Jimzina, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

All of Jimzina’s pieces carried the same theme, a young lady presented on the front of a menu or drinks list – very distinctive. The next one looks rather different to most of them, in that the girl doesn’t have black hair, instead she is wearing a pink flower to go with her pink lips.

Jimzina, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Jimzina, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

The final one of these three looks a bit like what I would call ‘saucy-sophisticated’. Is that too much of a label seen through the lens of a middle-aged man?

More from this wheatpaster to come.

 

Jimzina, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Jimzina, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
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988. The Bearpit (87)

On the north steps dropping down into The Bearpit there is this wonderful new piece from Lemak. It is a wheatpaste of a complex multi-layered stencil. I love the original work Lemak is producing at the moment, confining partial images within geometric shapes, with much of the image hidden beyond the confines of the boundaries, leaving much to the imagination.

Lemak, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017
Lemak, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017

It is a piece that is in a similar vein to the one he produced for Upfest this year (to follow). I am sure that many busy pedestrians miss this, as they trundle into The Bearpit buried in their thoughts or mobile phones. It is a little bit camouflaged by all the scrawls and tags around it, and only seems to jump out at you once you have spotted it.

Lemak, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017
Lemak, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017

Another fine piece from the brilliant Lemak.

943. Charles Street (2)

Some of the artists who came to Upfest made the most of their time in Bristol to decorate other areas of town, such as Stokes Croft. D7606 returned to ‘his spot’ as he described it, next to an Aspire robin. I think this must be the third or fourth telephone box that D7606 has pasted up here. This time with Debbie Harry ‘hanging on the telephone’.

D7606, Charles Street, Bristol, July 2017
D7606, Charles Street, Bristol, July 2017

I like to see his work in Bristol, as I don’t get to London much these days. A couple of the previous wheatpastes are shown below.

Aspire and D7606, Charles Street, Bristol, August 2016
Aspire and D7606, Charles Street, Bristol, August 2016
Aspire, Charles Street, Bristol
Aspire, Charles Street, Bristol

931. Upfest 2017 (9)

Well it is no surprise that my path should cross with the work of Face the Strange at Upfest. What perhaps was a surprise was witnessing him pasting this piece up, and serendipitously on many levels, putting a face to the name.

Face the Strange, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Face the Strange, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

I really should have asked him, what on earth is going on in his head…a man in a suit with a pineapple face and pineapple skin. Is it all just bonkers, funny and off-the-wall or is there some deeper hidden meaning. I expect it is a combination of both. Instead we talked about other wheatpasters and Upfest and the weather.

850. Upfest 2016 (137)

Losthills had a field day with his Jake the dog paste ups and this is a collection of three pieces by way of rounding off his Upfest contribution.

Losthills, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Losthills, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

With each of these wheatpastes, I would have to say ‘who doesn’t love a dog that dresses up?’

I hope that Losthills will be returning in July because I do love a good paste up, and hunting around for these ‘gifts’.

811. Jamaica Street (6)

This is the third qWeRT paste up that I have featured recently, and was photographed with others during a walk home from the city centre. Jamaica Street is home to the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft (PRSC) outdoor gallery, and this small piece sits directly opposite it.

qWeRT, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2017
qWeRT, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2017

As with the last two qWeRT pieces, in The Bearpit and in St Augustine’s Parade, this one features googly-eyed characters and a gentle, peaceful theme. Love. I am writing this post on the day after the most recent London terrorist attack, and felt this wheatpaste is all about bringing us all closer together with love.

qWeRT, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2017
qWeRT, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2017

More to come soon from this London-based artist.

807. Moon Street (30)

I have no idea who this is by, but it really tickled me when I saw it. This is one of those pieces that you really have to keep your eyes peeled to be able to see. Low down and quite small. A dog on a skateboard. A paste up. What is not to like here?

Unknown, Moon Street, Bristol, May 2017
Unknown, Moon Street, Bristol, May 2017

If anybody might know who the artist is, I would be eternally grateful. Pure class as far as I am concerned.