4605. Brunel Way (166)

Another piece that I winkled out of my archive is this curious portrait from Pura Decadencia. It was the first piece I encountered by the artist, which might account for why I never published it at the time, I had no idea who she was then.

Pura Decadencia, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2020
Pura Decadencia, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2020

Unfortunately, I have not yet met this Spanish artist, and, although she spends time between Bristol and Alicante, I think she is in Spain at the moment. This is simply a nice clean vampire piece painted with great technique and finished nicely. I remember thinking at the time, in October 2020, that her work was refreshingly different. I hope she finds the time to come back to Bristol and paint some more pieces for us.

3931. East Street

Finding pieces like this one adds to the genuine fun of hunting out street art. I was on a bit of a wander in Bedminster and I took a look up a little alleyway I hadn’t noticed before, and my reward was this new graffiti piece by Pura Decadencia. I am guessing it is new, because the artist posted it on her Instagram account a day or two later.

Pura Decadencia, East Street, Bristol, September 2021
Pura Decadencia, East Street, Bristol, September 2021

Pura Decadencia has been quite quiet lately, but that might be simply because she doesn’t paint walls all that often, which makes finding this one all the more satisfying. This is graffiti art at its very best – unexpected and sprayed directly onto an unprepared wall. The piece features a mouth with vampire teeth and long tongue, a theme that she returns to again and again. I love this raw piece.