For an artist relatively new to Bristol, Pura Decadencia has certainly been busy exploring the city and leaving her distinctive paw print in different locations, one or two I’ve still yet to find.
I actively sought out this piece, I think from an Instagram feed, because it was located at a subway I had only ever been to once before and I felt it was time I paid it a visit. I am glad I did. There is something quite compelling and sensual, in a vampire kind of way, about her work, and this one illustrates the point with sumptuous lips, a long tongue and fangs. Lots of fun.
There so many things that I love about street art and graffiti writing. Firstly there is the beauty of the art itself and an admiration of the technical skills needed to create it in the first place; then there is the hunt… finding a piece and photographing it and if you get extra lucky having a chat with the artist whilst they are working; post-production includes archiving the pieces and finally sharing them here on Natural Adventures and on my Instagram feed. It keeps me busy. There is also resolution, which happens when you archive a piece, waiting for the day when you know a little bit more about it and can post it. This day is now and the piece is by Pura Decadencia.
I think that this was the first piece I saw by Pura Decadencia, but it is the third that I have posted. A girl dressed as Satan set on a purple and orange flame. I saw a sketch of this piece in her Instagram feed and the devil had a tail, which I think would have capped this piece off nicely. I wonder if she forgot to add it. Fabulous work nonetheless.
Aah! Pura Decadencia – pure decadence, that’s what I’m saying. It is so refreshing to have this ‘new’ artist about town, in a short time she has already made a great impact and found some walls that I haven’t even found. She is also unafraid to paint on high profile walls like this one. Great to see.
Pura Decadencia likes painting mouths and also vampire teeth feature highly in her work. This piece is figuratively and almost literally on fire and conjures up an image of a saucy kind of hell where fun is to be had. Really enjoying her work and hope that as the weather improves we’ll get to see a whole load more of her about the place.
There may be a perception that it is unusual for women to be involved in street art and graffiti art, however, if it is a perception, it is one that I can blow apart right now certainly as far as the Bristol scene goes. This piece on the curved wall is by relative newcomer Pura Decadencia and is a welcome addition to this wall that has been a little stagnant over recent weeks.
I am so glad to have seen this and found out a little bit more about the artist from it, because I have a couple of pieces in my archive that I can now post and attribute to her. The piece itself is a nice bit of writing spelling out PURA on a blue bubble background and some vampire teeth getting stuck into the ‘R’. I think that Pura Decadencia is rather fond of vampire teeth if her Instagram stream is anything to go by. Welcome Pura to Natural Adventures.