825. Raleigh Road, Vector (13)

The temporary hoardings in Raleigh Road are something of a honey pot for several members of the ASK crew. Given that there is little, if any, tagging on this space, I wonder if it is a curated legal wall. I guess I ought to know really.

Soker, Raleigh Road, Bristol, May 2017
Soker, Raleigh Road, Bristol, May 2017

This is an amazing wispy and colourful piece by Soker, and slightly different from the work we are used to seeing from him. It is interesting that the board had been blacked out before the piece was sprayed, suggesting that this was part of an organised event.

Soker, Raleigh Road, Bristol, May 2017
Soker, Raleigh Road, Bristol, May 2017

Soker, Keeping Things Fresh (KTF).

754. Albert Park (1)

Although I took this picture in July of last year, the piece is somewhat older than that and is still there today unblemished and untagged. Surely a mark of respect to the artist Soker who produced it.

Soker, Albert Park, Bristol, July 2016
Soker, Albert Park, Bristol, July 2016

I have posted quite a few of his works here, but many are lost fairly soon after their creation. This one has stood the test of time, and because of this, I am used to seeing it when driving along Ashley Road in St Pauls. It has become a bit of a landmark. Great colours.

As I post this, I am aware that about a week ago, this wall has been repainted…I think with another Soker piece.

732. Raleigh Road, vector (10)

This is the second of two consecutive posts of work from Soker at the same Raleigh Road spot. This one was actually sprayed before the one in the previous post. There is little more to say about the quality of Soker’s work, it speaks for itself.

Soker, Raleigh Road, Bristol, February 2017
Soker, Raleigh Road, Bristol, February 2017

I expect there will be more from Soker on this site over the coming weeks.

 

731. Raleigh Road, vector (9)

This is the first of two posts by the same artist in the same spot, although chronologically reversed. The Artist is Soker, the spot is the hoardings in front of the Vector building, I took thisd picture in March 2017 and it had only recently been sprayed.

Soker, Raleigh Road, Bristol, March 2017
Soker, Raleigh Road, Bristol, March 2017

Soker produces just the most incredibly consistent and high quality pieces, using great colour combinations and fabulous clean lines. Recently he has been working a lot with Cheo, this was at least the third recent outing the pair have had together.

Soker, Raleigh Road, Bristol, March 2017
Soker, Raleigh Road, Bristol, March 2017

Not much more to say about this one really, to use contemporary parlance, he smashed it.

 

689. Church Road top (2)

This is the second half of the wall referred to in the previous post, which accompanies Cheo’s work. This right hand side in the beautiful wildstyle writing so typical of Soker. It is a lovely piece and like it’s neighbour, really crisp and sharp.

Soker, Church Road, Bristol, March 2017
Soker, Church Road, Bristol, March 2017

Soker’s work is very distinctive and I have yet to see a piece by him which I think is a bit rubbish or below par. He always seems to turn out excellent work…an artist on the top of his game.

Soker, Church Road, Bristol, March 2017
Soker, Church Road, Bristol, March 2017

 

668. Horley Road (1)

This is a gargantuan collaboration by some of Bristol’s very best street artists, that I first saw back in October 2016, although I am not sure how long it had been there. It is in the St Werburghs/St Pauls area of Bristol, and is a street I rarely get to.

FLX, 3Dom, Epok, Soker, Sepr, Horley Road, Bristol, October 2016
FLX, 3Dom, Epok, Soker, Sepr, Horley Road, Bristol, October 2016

I can’t tell you too much about what the whole piece is about, but I can tell you it was by FLX, 3Dom, Epok, Soker and Sepr. Who did what is a bit of guesswork, but this is how I think it works… The robot on the right looks like Sepr’s work, the wildstyle writing by Soker and Epok, The character in the top left with the big hair by FLX? and the crystal dome thing in the bottom left by 3Dom?

FLX, 3Dom, Epok, Soker, Sepr, Horley Road, Bristol, October 2016
FLX, 3Dom, Epok, Soker, Sepr, Horley Road, Bristol, October 2016

I am not too fussed about who did what, simply because the whole is a truly wonderful collaborative piece . I’m not sure how often this lot get to collaborate, but I wouldn’t think it is too often, so this really is a bit of a one-off.

FLX, 3Dom, Epok, Soker, Sepr, Horley Road, Bristol, October 2016
FLX, 3Dom, Epok, Soker, Sepr, Horley Road, Bristol, October 2016

667. Norfolk Place (2)

Painted at the same time as the Deamze piece in my previous post, this is a rather more colourful offering from Soker, which was almost certainly sprayed at the same time. This vibrant piece seems to have something that reminds me of Captain America…is it the stars?

Soker, Norfolk Place, Bristol, August 2016
Soker, Norfolk Place, Bristol, August 2016

I like Soker’s work a great deal and together with his ASK crew members he really brightens up Bristol’s streets and walls. Another old piece surviving in mint condition.