3775. M32 roundabout J3 (331)

It seems a very long time ago now, that pretty much every week we were being treated to a Rezwonk/Decay collaboration, since then, of course, we have had the pandemic and Decay has moved out of Bristol. The frequency of Rezwonk pieces has definitely declined, but the quality is still outstanding.

Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2021
Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2021

This piece on the roundabout, builds on his rather industrial theme where the letters look like pieces of metal riveted into the wall. The wonderful letters spell out REZER with the ‘E’s reversed. The subtle shadings of red and white give the letters some depth and lift them from the wall. A very tidy piece indeed.

3399. Dean Lane skate park (373)

Rezwonk is an artist whose work I simply haven’t seen enough of this year, I guess we have been spoilt previously by the frequency with which he was hitting walls, and it was inevitable that it would slow down at some point. A similar pattern has been shown by Decay, and it is interesting that these two who used to collaborate a lot, haven’t done so for a long while.

Rezwonk, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2020
Rezwonk, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2020

This Fabulous piece of graffiti writing in a frosty cold blue (to match the winter temperatures) looks like it was painted n collaboration with a Pekoe piece just to it’s left (coming soon). As well as the technical brilliance of the piece with it’s riveted sections, the prep work has made all the difference with the fully buffed wall in a neutral colour lending support and focus to the writing. A fine piece from Rezer.

3370. Cumberland Basin

Over the last couple of years, there has barely been a moment when Rezwonk hasn’t had a new piece somewhere in the city, but of late he has slowed down a little, working on other projects I have no doubt.

Rezwonk, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, December 2020
Rezwonk, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, December 2020

This is a lovely colourful piece from the long wall adjacent to the Create Centre which reminds us just what a prodigious talent Rezwonk is. Great letter styling with some interesting drips thrown in too. A curious mix of colours, but he seems to pull it off just fine.

3133. M32 Cycle path (71)

Unlike other artists in Bristol, Rezwonk has been relatively quiet since lock down restrictions have eased, although I am aware of a couple of new pieces in Lawrence Hill, there have only been a handful from this master graffiti writer.

Reezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, July 2020
Reezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, July 2020

This gorgeous piece in red, with alternating white and yellow outlines looks deceptively child-like, but is technically complex. The fill, which would have been laid down first, looks almost like crayon, a technique Rezwonk has used before. The two elements that set the piece off nicely are the red detail lines and the copious drips at the bottom of the letters. Great to see,

2980. Brunel Way bridge (33)

I managed to catch this piece literally minutes before it was painted over. The artists were on site having a quick smoke before getting started. I am pleased to have made it in time because even for the high standards expected from Rezwonk, this is an outstanding piece.

Rezwonk, Brunel Way, Bristol, May 2020
Rezwonk, Brunel Way, Bristol, May 2020

Spelling out REZER, the piece is painted using a gorgeous palette  of red, orange and yellow tones set on a white and orange background. To describe the fills fully would take way too long, but suffice it to say that there is a lot of craftsmanship involved and they are beautifully done. Linger for a while and study each letter. Magnificent work.

2926. M32 roundabout J3 (206)

Rezwonk is one of the most productive artists in Bristol, or at least was pre-coronavirus, so it is inevitable that I haven’t been able to post all his works as we go along, or there wouldn’t be any room for anyone else. This pause on activity on the streets has enabled me to catch up a little.

Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2020
Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2020

As always with Rezwonk, this piece is on point in terms of design and execution. I would point out though that the colour selection either of the piece or the wall is not ideal as the whole thing looks a bit lost. If it were on a lighter background it would probably stand out a little more. (Splitting hairs… sorry). Always great work from Rezer.

2894. M32 cycle path (56)

Oh what a beauty from Rezwonk on the M32 cycle path. I think that the most prolific artists are at greater risk of having work that I struggle to post. One of the reasons for this is that I like to present a representative spectrum of the street/graffiti in Bristol and so if an artist paints three walls in a week, I will reserve a couple of them to post at a later date… this is a later date, a much later date.

Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019
Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019

I really love this piece, the colours, the letter style and the details. Set on a flame-coloured background of Rezwonk ‘R’ tags, the letters are supported with a deep 3D shadow that seems to have a vanishing point somewhere behind the ‘Z’. The finishing touches of cracks in some of the letters adds even more interest to the whole thing. Classy.

2857. St Werburghs tunnel (165)

This beautifully proportioned REZER from Rezwonk was painted alongside frequent painting buddy Nightwayss in St Werburghs tunnel about two or three weeks ago. Crikey, so much has happened since then, it is unimaginable.

Rezwonk, St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020
Rezwonk, St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020

Like so many of the talented street artists in Bristol, Rezwonk’s work is always on point, and even his throw ups have a touch of class to them. The overall design is great and looking closely at the letters it looks like the ER at the end might have been switched to RE or even something else. I expect there will be a creative outburst when all this is finally over.

Rezwonk

A gallery of fabulous work from the amazingly talented Rezwonk (Rezer). All pictures by Scooj.

Rezwonk, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
Rezwonk, Brunel Way, Bristol, June 2020
Rezwonk, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2020
Rezwonk, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2020
Rezwonk, Brunel Way, Bristol, May 2020
Rezwonk, Brunel Way, Bristol, May 2020
Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2020
Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2020
Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2020
Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2020
Rezwonk, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019
Rezwonk, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019
Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019
Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019
Rezwonk, New Stadium Road, Bristol, May 2019
Rezwonk, New Stadium Road, Bristol, May 2019
Rezwonk, St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020
Rezwonk, St Werburghs, Bristol, March 2020
Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, March 2020
Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, March 2020
Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, March 2020
Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, March 2020
Rezwonk, River Avon, Bristol, February 2020
Rezwonk, River Avon, Bristol, February 2020
Rezwonk, St Werburghs, Bristol February 2020
Rezwonk, St Werburghs, Bristol February 2020
Rezwonk and Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol February 2020
Rezwonk and Nightwayss, St Werburghs, Bristol February 2020
Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2020
Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2020
Rezwonk, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2020
Rezwonk, Hepburn Road, Bristol, January 2020
Rezwonk and Decay, Turbo Island, Bristol, December 2019
Rezwonk and Decay, Turbo Island, Bristol, December 2019
Rezwonk and Slakarts, Albert Park Place, Bristol, November 2019
Rezwonk and Slakarts, Albert Park Place, Bristol, November 2019
Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, December 2019
Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, December 2019
Rezwonk, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2019
Rezwonk, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2019
Rezwonk, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019
Rezwonk, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019
Rezwonk, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2019
Rezwonk, St Werburghs, Bristol, August 2019
Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019
Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019
Rezwonk, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019
Rezwonk, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2019
Rezwonk, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, July 2019
Rezwonk, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, July 2019
Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019
Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, July 2019
Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019
Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019
Rezwonk, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2019
Rezwonk, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2019
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, May 2019
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, May 2019
Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019
Rezwonk, M32 cycle path, Bristol, April 2019
Rezwonk, M32, Bristol, April 2019
Rezwonk, M32, Bristol, April 2019
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Rezwonk, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2019
Rezwonk, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2019
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2018
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2018
Rezwonk, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, February 2019
Rezwonk, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, February 2019
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2018
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2018
Rezwonk and Subtle, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2018
Rezwonk and Subtle, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2018
Rezwonk and Subtle, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2018
Rezwonk and Subtle, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2018
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2018
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2018
Rezwonk, Hepburn Road, Bristol, April 2018
Rezwonk, Hepburn Road, Bristol, April 2018
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2018
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2018
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2017
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2017
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, July 2017
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, July 2017

 

2753. M32 roundabout J3 (197)

I think that we are spoiled in Bristol. We have a graffiti/street art culture that is mirrored only in a few other cities in the world. Playing host to Europe’s largest street art festival (Upfest) and being the birthplace of Banksy gives Bristol a special place in the street art scene. But for me, it is the every day artists who hit the walls in spots dotted all over the place knowing that their work may be tagged or painted over within hours that are the beating heart of Bristol’s street art culture, and one of those artists is Rezwonk.

Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2020
Rezwonk, M32 roundabout, Bristol, February 2020

This is a lovely piece of writing by Rezwonk that was painted a little while ago, but it is only recently that I have been able to photograph it without tree shadows all over it. Painted with his mate Decay (to the left and previously posted), there is a sense of movement fun and joy in this teriffic piece of graffiti writing.