3026. Brunel Way bridge (40)

This is the last piece from the RBF Black Lives Matters wall organised by Pekoe a couple of weeks ago. It is by honorary female artist Rezwonk, and rounds off the whole collaboration with some real style. I understand that Rezwonk was a stand-in for a late withdrawal, and what better understudy could you want.

Rezwonk, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
Rezwonk, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020

It’s a funny thing, but when I first saw the piece, I didn’t know it was by Rezwonk, and only found out subsequently. I’m not certain I would have identified it immediately, which shows how we become familiar with the letter shapes as much as we do the style of different artists. Anyhow, this is a fine ‘Matter’ from Rezwonk and a fine conclusion to a fine collaboration.

RBF Crew + friends, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
RBF Crew + friends, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020

3025. Brunel Way bridge (39)

On now to part 4 of the Black Lives Matter wall organised by Pekoe, mobilising the RBF crew into creating one of the most memorable collaborations of the year so far. This part of the wall is by Hazard and is similar to the clenched fist that she painted on Turbo Island a week or so earlier.

Hazard and Smak, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
Hazard and Smak, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020

This is such a strong image made stronger by Hazard’s mastery of colour and shading, creating an almost iridescent effect. A beautiful and emotionally charged piece. There is a rather nice little cameo appearance by Smak whose ‘no justice, no peace’ writing edges the top of the fist. So good to see this as part of this collaboration.

RBF Crew + friends, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
RBF Crew + friends, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020

 

Hazard, Turbo Island, Bristol, June 2020
Hazard, Turbo Island, Bristol, June 2020

3024. Brunel Way bridge (38)

On to the third part of the Black Lives Matters wall organised by Pekoe and her RBF crew from a couple of weeks ago. This section ‘LIVES’ is by Evey, an artist I don’t think I have featured on Natural Adventures before.

Evey, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
Evey, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020

What a beautiful piece of writing. Everything about it is peaceful and calm and it is beautifully executed too. I suspect, just from looking at the spacing of the letters that Evey doesn’t paint walls as often as her counterparts, but she has a wonderful light touch that is far removed from the edgy reputation that some graffiti writing has. The leaf fill is very nicely done. I hope to see more from Evey.

RBF Crew + friends, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
RBF Crew + friends, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020

 

3023. Brunel Way bridge (37)

The second piece from the RBF collaboration is by the organiser of the BLM wall Pekoe, and is a superb face and characteristically colourful and decorated hair. Pekoe’s work is so distinctive and somehow feels very ‘Bristol’ if that makes sense.

Pekoe, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
Pekoe, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020

I don’t think I will ever tire of her work, which is always colourful and vibrant. Her pieces often seem to be tinged with a little sadness, emphasised by the tear, a signature element of her work. This one is a real beauty and even more powerful as part of this Black Lives Matter wall.

RBF Crew + friends, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
RBF Crew + friends, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020

3022. Brunel Way bridge (36)

This is the first of five posts from this magnificent Black Lives Matters collaboration which was organised by Pekoe under the banner of the RBF (Resting Bface Crew) from a couple of weeks ago. This is an all female (plus one honorary female) collaboration and starts off on the left with the word BLACK by Bnie.

Bnie, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
Bnie, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020

We are more used to seeing Bnie writing the letters of her name, but whatever she writes, the quality of her lettering and unique style of fills and 3D shading shine through every time. She is one of the tidiest writers I know of and consistency is a given. The green and black shading is absolutely stunning. The whole wall was amazing but as with all street art, it just didn’t last as long as it deserved… it was painted over a day or two ago.

RBF Crew + friends, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
RBF Crew + friends, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020

Pekoe

A gallery of beautiful and colourful faces from Bristol’s Pekoe.

All photographs by Scooj

Pekoe, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2020
Pekoe, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2020
Pekoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2020
Pekoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2020
Pekoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2020
Pekoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2020
Pekoe, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2020
Pekoe, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2020
Pekoe, M32 cycle path, Bristol, January 2020
Pekoe, M32 cycle path, Bristol, January 2020
Pekoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Pekoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Pekoe, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, August 2019
Pekoe, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, August 2019
Pekoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019
Pekoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019
Pekoe, Hepburn Road, Bristol, July 2019
Pekoe, Hepburn Road, Bristol, July 2019
Pekoe, Wilder Street, Bristol, July 2019
Pekoe, Wilder Street, Bristol, July 2019
Pekoe, Brunel Way Bridge, Bristol, June 2019
Pekoe, Brunel Way Bridge, Bristol, June 2019
Pekoe and Mr Sleven, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2019
Pekoe and Mr Sleven, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2019
Pekoe, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2018
Pekoe, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2018
Pekoe, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2018
Pekoe, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2018
Pekoe, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Pekoe, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Pekoe, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Pekoe, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Pekoe, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, June 2018
Pekoe, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, June 2018
Pekoe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Pekoe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018