481. Old Bread Street (8)

Another masterclass in street art from the magnificent Sled One. The hoardings in Old Bread Street  tend to get refreshed roughly fortnightly, so it can be difficult sometimes to photograph everything. In fact it is something of a miracle that I get to photograph anything at the moment. Work and family are occupying most of my time…I don’t mind the family bit, but work…

Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, June 2016
Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, June 2016
This picture is full of mischief, but it is also the work of a very talented young man. I’m not sure what direction he will take, but I think the world is his oyster. Whatever choices he makes in the future, I hope he will always make a little time to brighten up the Bristol streets with his joyful street art.

Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, June 2016
Sled One, Old Bread Street, Bristol, June 2016
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468. Moon Street (13)

At risk of getting a bit samey, I simply have to share this exceptional recent piece by Sled One. This time we see one of his wildstyle pieces, where you can make out the letters SLED and the word ONE at the far right.

Sled One, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2016
Sled One, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2016
The colours are absolutely wonderful and in keeping with the season (I’m not sure if this is intentional). The whole piece has a metallic quality to it and is really easy on the eye. This is wildstyle writing at its best.

Sled One, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2016
Sled One, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2016

459. M32 Roundabout J3 (19)

I can’t go too long without posting a piece by Sled One. If I only had to write about only a handful of graffiti/street artists in Bristol, Sled One would be right up there. His versatility is extraordinary, his colour pallets always superb and he seems to spray pretty much anywhere he can in Bristol.

Sled One, M32, Bristol, July 2016
Sled One, M32, Bristol, July 2016

This is a quick wildstyle piece which just shows off all his talents. I truly believe that Sled One will become a Bristol legend. He is already making such a mark. Just enjoy this artist. I do

396. Moon Street (10)

There are not enough great words to describe the work of Sled One. He is one of the most talented graffiti/street artists in Bristol, whether it is wildstyle writing or freestyled scenes like this one, he is without doubt a master of his craft.

Sled One, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016
Sled One, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016

This is a crazy and fun picture, and as with most of his creative scenes, there is surely a story going on here. I don’t know what the story is, but ┬áit incorporates a bull in a camper van and some other weird stuff going on. There are some similarities to the work of 3Dom, in that they both can create these dream-like landscapes and stories.

Sled One, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016
Sled One, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016

This piece needs looking at to enjoy it, and I looked and I enjoyed. Spend a while seeing all the little details and see if you can figure it out. Another triumph from the awesome Sled One.

Sled One, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016
Sled One, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016

365. Upper York Street (3)

More great art from one of the very best local Bristol street artists. (This is a difficult judgement to make, because there are so many of them that are just incredible). Sled One has created a wild and wonderful mural with curious giraffe-like creatures as its centrepiece.

Sled One, Upper York Street, Bristol, August 2016
Sled One, Upper York Street, Bristol, August 2016

I would say that the colours and overall style are certainly in the 3Dom school of street art, and far removed from the extraordinarily brilliant wildstyle burners that are Sled One’s trademark. I love Sled One’s work, and I would guess that he freestyled this, as he generally seems to freestyle everything.

Sled One, Upper York Street, Bristol, August 2016
Sled One, Upper York Street, Bristol, August 2016

I am always in awe of his work. The details and stories are great. In this picture the giraffe on the right appears to be peeing on the tent of the giraffe on the left – not sure what the background to this might be, but there is definitely a story there somewhere.

332. The Bearpit (24)

This is another wonderful bit of wildstyle writing from Bristol’d rising star, Sled One. A modest piece from a little while ago on the northern steps down into the Bearpit. What I really like about Sled One’s work is that although his writing works always incorporate his name, they vary so much in their construction. No two pieces are alike.

Sled One, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Sled One, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016

I notice that he will be at Upfest and has a site just to himself. I am so looking forward to seeing what he gets up to. I saw the map and list of artists coming to Bristol next weekend for Upfest. It is staggering just how many will be here. I do hope that I can catch up with as many as possible. It promises to be an amazing festival.

316. M32 J3 Roundabout (14)

There is little doubt in my mind that the brightest rising star on the street art scene in Bristol is Sled One. His work, both the wildstyle writing and his freestyle characters are second to none, and yet I feel there is still so much more to come from this extremely talented young artist. My son tells me he is a good skater too, which obviously adds to his credibility as a street phenomenon.

Sled One, M32 Roundabout,Bristol, June 2016
Sled One, M32 Roundabout,Bristol, June 2016

This writing demonstrates his incredible range. His shapes vary from piece to piece. He seems to have an incredible capacity to see what he wants to create and then go and do it. I find this piece really compelling, and just by looking at it you can see the quality shining through.