Logoe has been back in town and that can only mean one thing… lots of new pieces painted over a couple of days, liberally sprinkled in a variety of spots around the city. This is the first of his new batch I am posting, so expect a few more over the coming weeks.
Written in rather attractive colours, the beautiful script letters flow effortlessly across the wall at the end of the tunnel. There is a rather nice series of peaks at the top of the letters, and an ellipsis at the start of the word Logoe. No recent Logoe piece is complete without a spread of oval spots running along the length of the piece. Great to have him visit again.
It was a quiet walk with the dog, there wasn’t much new to look at in the tunnel, except for this lovely piece, that probably says BEN, although I can’t see it myself, by Benjimagnetic. Perhaps I should have asked him, because I bumped into him while he was painting it.
I’m not sure what the phrase “There’s gaps in your galaxy” means, but it must have some relevance. The design work in Benjimagnetic’s writing is superb and the layers of patterns and shapes disguise the letters brilliantly. Although this is a small piece, it is a little gem, and still there in the tunnel last time I looked (two days ago).
I met Kid Krishna when he was painting this piece, and we chewed the fat for a little while. He was hungry and kept going on about getting a takeaway, and asked me whether I thought he could get food delivered to the tunnel entrance. Can you imagine having that conversation 25 years ago? How the world has changed.
While I had Kid Krishna’s attention, I asked him about his letters and how he builds up his pieces. He told me that he starts with the letters CRIE, and that he writes the letters starting on the right and paints to the left – it’s just how he does things. H builds up the letters in layers until the whole thing ends up pretty much disguised. It is no wonder I have always struggled to read his stuff.
This particular piece is a belter, and has a kind of industrial or mechanical feel about it, almost looking like an engine or something. Kid Krishna continues to turn out extraordinary work.
There are quite a few of these large rocks dotted around Bristol, I think originally strategically placed to stop people illegally parking on curbsides. Several of them have been brightened up by the brilliant artist Rowdy. Best known for his toothy crocodiles, this artist has a knack for turning the mundaine into something interesting.
Seeing the world through a different lens is a skill. Helping others to see your visions is a gift, and one that Rowdy exploits with ease. This rat, I’m sure, is a favourite with the thousands of visitors to the city farm, young and old alike. I’ll see if I can dig out some more of his ‘rock works’.
This is a piece from my archives from way back in April 2016. It is a tribute piece to Buzz by the enigmatic OHMS.
The colour quality is poor due to the lighting conditions in the tunnel. The only way I am ever going to overcome these problems is to buy a much better camera with all the proper flash gadgets, but I have to say that is not my style. Another triumph from OHMS and the Splab Gang.