This piece has caused a bit of a stir and has attracted a lot of attention on Instagram. The reason for this is that it is so very different in style from much of what we see in Bristol and is by a new artist on the scene, Hanski.
Hanski is an art foundation student in Bristol, and I am seriously looking forward to many more pieces like this over the next two or three years. There is a clear and obvious influence from the Cubist movement and Picasso and I absolutely love it. I note that Hanski has painted another piece up at Purdown Battery and I must try to get up there before it gets over painted or tagged. A great introduction to this new to Bristol artist.
This is a historic moment, for me at least. I saw this piece on a lunchtime trip to the Deaners and the paint was still wet. The artist, Lumagro, was hanging out with DC Guts and Jimmer Willmott (pictured). The reason this is history in the making is that this is Lumagro’s debut piece, and what a stunning introduction.
I believe the artist may be from Spain or a Spanish speaking country, and there certainly appears to be more than a little Mediterranean/European influence in this piece. I absolutely love it and want to see more of his work.
Distinctive and classy, Lumagro owns this space…albeit for a short time. I think this piece shows that you can produce a sophisticated simple work without overdesigning. Just brilliant. Bravo.