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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My challenge was to demonstrate that ATM, although a specialist in painting birds, has also painted some stunning creatures, including this moth and beetle.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
This is a fine, clean tribute to Mibsy (Mibzy) by Inkie (update – and Cheo) , that can be found at the Eastern end of North Street. It is one of several such tributes that I have featured from Stokes Croft, Gloucester Road and Cheltenham Road.
This piece, I believe, was put up around the time of Upfest 2015, and typifies the love and respect the graff/street art community had for Mibsy.
Not instantly identifiable as an Inkie, I had to do a little digging to confirm. Since writing this post, I have been informed by Tuco that the piece was a collaboration between Inkie and Cheo. Props to both.
This is the image I have agonised over most since I started blogging about Bristol street art. I came across it in the amazing car park at the end of Old Bread Lane surrounded by hoardings that make fabulous practice walls for local artists.
I like the work so much that it adorns the front cover of my ‘street art calendar 2016’, but it is only recently that I made out the artist’s name…it is blindingly obvious now, with hindsight. Sled One is another Bristol artist, who seems to work with several other artists, including SPZero76, featured in yesterday’s entry.
There appears to be a hell of a lot of meaning in this piece…it would appear to have an environmental theme and a ‘cutting off his nose to spite his face’ kind of thing going on. The character also really reminds me of Woody Woodpecker, although I am sure that is accidental. I cannot say how much I like it. I took the picture last November, but I expect it has been painted over by now.
A wonderful new piece by SPZero76 has recently appeared on the side wall of Poppers, a party shop on the Gloucester Road. It would seem that SPZero76 has been rather busy lately, with a recent piece also appearing in Shoreditch, London. UPDATE 4 March 16: via Twitter, SPZero76 informes me that the wildstyle burner in the centre of this piece is by Mr Wigz, so it is a collaboration between the two.
SPZero76 is an illustrator and street artist who is based in Bristol and London, who has a great website where you can find out more about his work.
I particularly like this new mural because it brightens up what was previously a rather dull alleyway. There are several references in the work including to Lost Souls (his crew) and to Massive Attack (Robert del Naja is an active street artist, 3D).