I don’t go to the road bridge under Brunel Way nearly as often as perhaps I should, because it is a bit out of the way from my usual wanderings. It is just about dooable from my work, but I tend to work from home most of the time these days, and rarely get out that way. The point is that I got lucky on this particular trip, because this fine piece by Saik One was one of several nice art works on both sides of the wall.
Saik One is the artist who paints large rats, but also can write a bit too! For the most part the black and yellow block shadow works quite well, but it might have been better coming off at an angle rather than being horizontal… but then who am I to make such comments, I have just spent two hours in the garden spraying a single letter and bottled out of the 3D block shading altogether! This is good work, nicely done.
This is the second angry mouse/rat character I have posted by Saik One, and it is great to see more work from this relative newcomer to the streets of Bristol. It was painted on the southern M32 roundabout wall and happened to be adjacent to another street art rat whose creator is unknown to me.
I think that Saik One has hit upon a winning formula in terms of a clean piece and highly identifiable character, I am interested however to see where this starting point takes us. I have a piece of writing by Saik One somewhere, so I know there is some range there. More to come from this emerging talent.
It is always great getting an early glimpse of a new artist in town, and this angry mouse is one of a few recent pieces by Saik One, whose work I have not seen or written about before.
At first I thought it might have been a return to Bristol for Angry Face (whose work I haven’t seen for a while now) on account of the sharp teeth, but this has a personality all of its own. I found another of Saik One’s pieces early this morning, so plenty more to come from Saik One soon, and perhaps I can do a little digging to find out more about the artist.