1226. Wilder Street (21)

Wilder street is home to some of the best walls in Bristol, but the turnover here is not as high as in other parts of Bristol. I think it is because some of the walls are curated and pieces left on show for longer.

Laic217, Wilder Street, Bristol, December 2017
Laic217, Wilder Street, Bristol, December 2017

This is an interesting work by Laic217, who appears to have dropped his activity of late. I expect it is better viewed through 3D glasses, although I am never quite sure if artwork like this is done simply to give the effect of a 3D piece or if they actually work as well.

Laic217, Wilder Street, Bristol, December 2017
Laic217, Wilder Street, Bristol, December 2017

I love the way his signature is cleverly worked into the elbow of the skeleton character. Now where are those cardboard glasses?

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1212. Dean Lane skate park (96)

What a lovely big smile in Dean Lane, from an artist called Luke Petty (Instagram @lukesmile91). It is a nice big bold piece and has similarities to the work of Pref 1D without the wordplay element.

Luke Smile, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Luke Smile, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2017

I have not been able to find out much about the artist other than that it seems he is British but has been travelling in Australia. Since doing this piece in Bristol and an earlier one in Shoreditch, it appears he has done one in Sydney, Australia. So I am guessing that he is back down under again.

At the time of writing (three or four days ago) this piece was still there and in pristine condition, where all around it has changed.A mark of respect.

235. Wilder Street (2)

Another great find, that I had seen on the Interweb, but tracked down recently on one of my walks. This is another acid house trippy piece by Laic217 similar to the one on Moon Street. In this case though the face is melting vertically rather than horizontally.

Laic217, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016
Laic217, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016

There is something about Laic217’s pieces that I really like. They are quite raw, but rather potent. They will stand out in a crowd, so there is something special there. I will be posting more of his work soon.

Laic217, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016
Laic217, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2016