242. Jamaica Street (5)

I first saw this work as it was being completed by ObjectØØØ on 21 April 2016. I stopped to have a chat with the artist who works nearby. The PRSC (People’s Republic of Stokes Croft) Outdoor gallery is a space where artists can display their works legally and with permission.

ObjectØØØ, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2016
ObjectØØØ, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2016

ObjectØØØ was putting this piece together because the previous work by Cheba had been badly tagged, after only a matter of days, so he decided to replace it.

ObjectØØØ, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2016
ObjectØØØ, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2016

As I have come to expect from ObjectØØØ’s work, there is a strong political/social message accompanied by swirls of whitewash and subtle patterning as you draw closer. This is quite a stark piece, where the message forms the framework for the artwork.

ObjectØØØ, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2016
ObjectØØØ, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2016

I am really growing to like these curious pieces and rather hope to bump into ObjectØØØ again soon to talk more with him about his work.

ObjectØØØ, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2016
ObjectØØØ, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2016

 

147. Stokes Croft, the Carriageworks (4)

So Tom Miller has been busy once again, as have many other street artists. Quite a few new works are appearing around Bristol at the moment, and I think that the better weather combined with weekends is seeing a lot of popular walls getting a refresh.

Tom Miller, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2016
Tom Miller, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2016

This is another wild and wonderful piece from Miller and beautifully combines the material world with dream like unreality. As I have said before, I am a fan. This work replaces one by Silent Hobo that I wrote about back in December 2015. It is a worthy replacement, but I am very pleased to have captured its predecessor.

Tom Miller, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2016
Tom Miller, Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2016

8/10

143. Leonard Lane (7)

Inspired by Frankie Beane’s recent post featuring ATM I thought I would share some wildlife street art by the artist in the wonderful Leonard Lane. This thin lane that follows the boundary of the old city wall is festooned with natural history street art instigated by a project called ‘Human Nature‘. Some 18 artists including ATM and Stewy took part, and I have posted several works already in this blog.

ATM, Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015
ATM, Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015

My challenge was to demonstrate that ATM, although a specialist in painting birds, has also painted some stunning creatures, including this moth and beetle.

ATM, Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015
ATM, Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015

I stroll down Leonard Lane about once a week, hoping to see something new. Some of the works have been tagged and are getting a little ragged…maybe time for a revamp?

ATM, Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015
ATM, Leonard Lane, Bristol, August 2015

8/10

142. Brookfield Avenue

In a sleepy side street just off the Gloucester Road by the Bristol Flyer pub is one of the most wonderful and colourful collaborations in Bristol. This triptych embraces the distinct styles of three local artists. Epok, 3Dom and Voyder.

Epok, Brookfield Avenue, Bristol, February 2016
Epok, Brookfield Avenue, Bristol, February 2016

Epok is renowned for his futuristic wildstyle burners. 3Dom introduces fantastical characters to his works and livens up walls all over this part of the City. Voyder is usually associated with faces as centre pieces surrounded by other works. In this instance though it would appear that the artist has also opted for a wildstyle burner.

3Dom,Brookfield Avenue, Bristol, February 2016
3Dom, Brookfield Avenue, Bristol, February 2016

The whole wall looks like it has been set on its side and would appear to have a continuous thread from left to right (or bottom to top). The clouds are on their sides in 3Dom’s and Voyder’s pieces. I have tried looking at it sideways, but am none the wiser about what it all means…not that it matters really. I love this wall and visit it quite regularly, just to look.

Voyder, Brookfield Avenue, Bristol, February 2016
Voyder, Brookfield Avenue, Bristol, February 2016

8.5/10

141. The Bearpit (5)

Another tricky one today. This amazing piece is the left hand side of a larger piece entitled Lifestyles of the Poor and Dangerous.

Hoax? and Akarat? The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016
Hoax? and Akarat? The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016

I managed to track down the artists of this whole wall via DNT’s Instagram feed, and it would appear that it was a collaboration by Akarat, DNT, BS51, Klue and Hoax.

Hoax? The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016
Hoax? The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016

The two stencils here I would guess are by Hoax and Akarat. This piece I think was sprayed in mid-February 2016.

Akarat? The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016
Akarat? The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016

These stencils are exceptional. Get down to The Bearpit and check them out.

Hoax? Akarat? and DNT Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2016
Hoax? Akarat? and DNT Stokes Croft, Bristol, March 2016

The stencil of the child with the gun also has recently (March 3 2016) appeared in Stokes Croft at number 37.

8/10

 

 

139. Moon Street (7)

This must be one of the most rapidly changing walls in Stokes Croft at the moment. It seems each time something goes up, it gets painted over and then not long after, replaced. It is not long ago that I featured the wall in this blog.

Mau Mau, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
Mau Mau, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016

This is a wonderful new addition by Mau Mau, which he posted on Twitter on February 19 this year. Featuring his signature fox, it is witty and slightly edgy. Much of Mau Mau’s work contains social comment and I think that this is no different.

Mau Mau, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
Mau Mau, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016

I have only encountered two of his pieces so far, the first being a wonderful political collaboration with Rowdy. I love this piece, and hope it has a longer stay of execution than some of the previous works here.

7.5/10

138. North Street, Workout (1)

ATM is something of a bird specialist, although I featured his wonderful bee near the entrance of @Bristol back in  July 2015. In that post I referred to ATM working on a piece for Upfest 2015. This is that piece.

ATM, North Street, Bristol, January 2015
ATM, North Street, Bristol, January 2015

ATM is a tireless campaigner for a better understanding of the plight of our wildlife and he has given several interviews about his work – here is a lovely one from Inspiring City.

ATM, North Street, Bristol, January 2015
ATM, North Street, Bristol, January 2015

This hand painted image of a hen harrier is typical of his work, and although most of his work is to be seen in London, there are several in Bristol…check out Leonard Lane, for example.

7.5/10