360. Upfest 2016 (17)

Fake is a brilliant self-taught Dutch stencil artist from Amsterdam whose work at this year’s Upfest is one of the outstanding pieces. Who can forget the image of a comic character (is it Skeletor? I’m not much cop at this kind of thing) riding a banana?

Fake, Greville Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Fake, Greville Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

The clean lines and framing of the piece on a white wall is what really makes this something different and special. Once again Upfest brings in talent like this for Bristolians to enjoy and appreciate for at least a year, and makes us all hungry for more.

Fake, Greville Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Fake, Greville Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

I was very struck by this piece by Fake, and it is in my ‘top ten’ (figurative, not literal, because that would be impossible) from the festival. His website is well worth a gander too.