2618. St Werburghs tunnel (116)

Within a matter of days of Fiva painting his blockbuster piece in St Werburghs tunnel, Zake gave us this fabulous piece contained within the F. Fiva’s large letters were just too good to resist, and his invitation to ‘paint over me’ was readily taken up by Zake.

Zake, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019
Zake, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019

I am really taken with this curious piece by Zake which reminds me a lot of the incredible work in Winser McCay’s ‘Little Nemo’ cartoon strips. There is something a little creepy and fascinating about this moon character, an I’d like to see more like this.

2614. St Werburghs tunnel (115)

No matter how hard I try, I cannot do this blockbuster by Fiva any justice at all. Stretching abut 30ft into the tunnel and with letters at least 6ft high this is a huge piece, and unlike many blockbusters that are painted with rollers and rough edges, there is real class about the form of the letters and their presentation.

Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019
Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019

St Werburghs tunnel has been a rich hunting ground for Fiva’s work lately, but this is the loudest piece yet. He gives you a clue about his intentions with the words ‘Go Big’ at the left hand side of the piece. Aside from being awesome, this piece also serves a purpose, which is to help move on from the contraversial painting over of a BUZZ tribute on this wall earlier on in the autumn. His status will give credibility to using this whole length of wall for new works for all artists.

 

 

2609. St Werburghs tunnel (114)

Another visit to Bristol from Elvs and this time bringing several wonderful shades of pink. I think that this was painted as part of a collaborative section of wall in St Werburghs tunnel, but I’m not sure ay all who painted the rather fun Pink Panther on the left.

Elvs, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019
Elvs, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019

Elvs has such a unique style which if you look at analytically is based on a solid block of letters and a 3D edge (in black) upon which fine line detail has been added and of course a masterful horizontally graded fill. Seems straightforward, but I’m sure it has taken years to perfect. A really classy piece of writig.

2601. St Werburghs tunnel (113)

Here we have another really decent piece by Rusk in the St Werburghs tunnel. If I am honest, I wish he’d paint somewhere else, because the photographs of anything in the tunnel just don’t convey the true natutre of the works. Whether it is deliberate or not I don’t know, but Rusk has put little shiny highlightson his letters that loook like they are reflecting from the tunnel light above. It works nicely.

Rusk, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019
Rusk, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019

As always, Rusk has worked diligently on this piece, and the design works well without becoming too clever or over complicated. The piece was obviously painted during a collaborative session with the artist to the left (65ERS), because they have shared a red outline and a midway horizontal line that spans both works. Always a pleasure to find Rusk’s work.

2600. St Werburghs tunnel (112)

Now a little break fom all that heady Upfest stuff and this great piece of writing from Corupt, who as well as writing ‘Corupt’ also writes ‘Stick’ – don’t ask me wht… he just does.

Corupt, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019
Corupt, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019

Corupt is one of the unsung heroes of the Brisol graffiti art scene. His work is ubiquitous and he keeps a steady flow of pieces coming year-round, but he is rarely written about or mentioned in passing. I think he keeps himself to himself and paints for the sheer joy of it. This is a lovely sharp clean piece beautifully and thoughtfully constructed.

2586. St Werburghs tunnel (111)

This is the second piece of fine writing I have seen from Face 1st in recent weeks and once again shows the diversity of his ability. In my view, this is a very fine piece of graffiti writing indeed and unfortunately the pictures just don’t convey how good it is. I think the piece was painted during a session with Fiva (to the left and already posted on Natural Adventures) and if you look closely there is a little shout out to Fiva at the top above the C and E.

Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019
Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, November 2019

The piece transitions seamlessly from gold through light bronze to silver, an effect that is accentuated by the yellow lighting in the tunnel. This particular work kind of gives me a warm feeling – maybe it is nostalgia as the letters have a bit of a 1970s feel about them. A classy piece.

Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019
Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, October 2019

2581. St Werburghs tunnel (110)

Yes, Fiva/Fiver has been at it again in St Werburghs Tunnel (goddam the light), with a piece full of Autumn promise. Copper tomnes and leaves leave us in no doubt about the time of year this one was created.

Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2019
Fiva, St Werburghs, Bristol, September 2019

Fiva is up to his usual creative deceptions of superimposing one style of writing over or into another. In this brilliant example a brick Fiver is covered over by a Fiver made of rather untidy wooden planks. The whole thing works really well and shows off his imaginative talent. Looking forward to more.