2443. M32 Spot (49)

Well, here is something a little different from Nightwayss down at the M32 Spot. One of the columns transporting us to a warm skateboarding scene, an appropriate piece for this spot which is a DIY wet-weather skate park.

Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019

These columns are such a difficult place to paint a meaningful story, but Nightwayss does it with great skill and assurance, and just for good measure he includes one of his monkeys (as if he wouldn’t). This is a refreshing and wonderful piece from this prolific Bristol artist.

Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019
Nightwayss, M32 Spot, Bristol, August 2019
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2439. Rear Oxford Street, Weston-super-Mare

I recently took a trip (mainly to give the dog somewhere different to experience) to Weston-super-Mare, and it hadn’t changed much from the last time I visited a couple of years back. What I was able to do however was explore the town for JPS street art, and naturally this is the place to do it.

JPS, Rear Oxford Street, Weston-super-Mare, August 2019
JPS, Rear Oxford Street, Weston-super-Mare, August 2019

In my view, JPS doesn’t come to Bristol nearly enough, but WSM is his manor and that is where so much of his work is. I think this piece of a youing skateboarder is reasonably recent, but I have no real way of knowing. I understand that JPS now lives in Bavaria, but I am sure that he returns now and again to his old stomping ground.

JPS, Rear Oxford Street, Weston-super-Mare, August 2019
JPS, Rear Oxford Street, Weston-super-Mare, August 2019

This piece, like all of his stencils is beautifully intricate and has been specifically placed to give the impression that the child is skating over the street sign. This is just the first of many posts I will be bringing to Natural Adventures over the coming days/months from WSM featuring JPS, Fawn and PZY.

1560. Dean Lane skate park (137)

A perfect evolution stencil for skaters, using the well known ‘ascent of man’ graphic from The Agent. This is an old photograph, and it feels like forever since I saw anything new from The Agent.

The Agent, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2016
The Agent, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2016

Maybe he has given up painting on the streets, or maybe he is taking a break or perhaps he is now taking a back seat, now that his son Angus is on the ascendency. Whatever his reasons I hope he hits the streets again soon – maybe for Upfest, which I know he gets involved with – because I miss his mischievous Minions.

 

807. Moon Street (30)

I have no idea who this is by, but it really tickled me when I saw it. This is one of those pieces that you really have to keep your eyes peeled to be able to see. Low down and quite small. A dog on a skateboard. A paste up. What is not to like here?

Unknown, Moon Street, Bristol, May 2017
Unknown, Moon Street, Bristol, May 2017

If anybody might know who the artist is, I would be eternally grateful. Pure class as far as I am concerned.