4535. Dean Lane skate park (503)

Once again, the famous curved wall in Dean Lane gets a makeover by Ceus, who seems to have really taken to Dean Lane for his artwork. It will be interesting to see if he will start to spread his wings (literally-metaphorically-artistically), further afield and starts spreading his talent along the M32 or in the tunnel etc.

Ceus, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2022
Ceus, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2022

You can be sure that when Ceus paints, he will be turning up the dial on his colour selections and creating a piece of beauty. His letters spell out Ceus and feature the pair of wings we see in much of his work. It would be quite interesting to introduce Ceus to Tom Miller and Paul Monsters… what an explosion of colour that would be.

4534. Cumberland Basin

When you are familiar with the street art scene in a place, it is amazing how quickly you notice something slightly out of the ordinary, a new artist for example, and how that piece immediately fires up one’s curiosity. This was one of those pieces. I knew the second I saw it that it was not by a Bristol artist, but rather annoyingly I had no clues who the artist might be – it turns out that one of my fellow street art photographers/chroniclers had a bit of luck and unintentionally discovered the pairing that collaborated to create this striking piece.

Ansley Randall and Britt, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, June 2022
Ansley Randall and Britt, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, June 2022

The piece is one of those Upfest ‘spill over’ pieces that are a real bonus for Bristolians, where we get to see free art on our streets beyond the confines of Bedminster. Both Ansley Randall and Britt (paints a lot) were in Bristol for Upfest, and both had travelled from America, which gives you some indication of the draw of the festival.

Ansley Randall and Britt, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, June 2022
Ansley Randall and Britt, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, June 2022

The eyes are by Britt and the design and patterning by Ansley Randall. The overall effect is superb, and this really is a rather special piece. I don’t know if these two artists have collaborated before, or whether they hooked up at Upfest and gave it a go, but however the piece came about, I am pleased that they did it, and they chose a great wall to decorate too. Added benefits of Upfest keeping us all happy.

Logoe

A gallery of magnificent script writing from Logoe

All photographs by Scooj

Logoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2022
Logoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2022
Logoe, Frome Side, Bristol, May 2022
Logoe, Frome Side, Bristol, May 2022
Logoe, Frome Side, Bristol, May 2022
Logoe, Frome Side, Bristol, May 2022
Logoe, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, January 2022
Logoe, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, January 2022
Logoe, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2022
Logoe, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2022
Logoe, Sparke Evans Park, Brisol, January 2022
Logoe, Sparke Evans Park, Brisol, January 2022
Logoe, River Avon, Bristol, December 2021
Logoe, River Avon, Bristol, December 2021
Logoe, M32 Spot, Bristol, December 2021
Logoe, M32 Spot, Bristol, December 2021
Logoe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2021
Logoe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2021
Logoe and Silent Hobo, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2021
Logoe and Silent Hobo, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2021
Logoe, New Stadium Road, Bristl, October 2021
Logoe, New Stadium Road, Bristl, October 2021
Logoe, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, November 2021
Logoe, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, November 2021
Logoe and Sepr, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2021
Logoe and Sepr, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2021
Logoe, M32 roundabut, Bristol, October 2021
Logoe, M32 roundabut, Bristol, October 2021
Logoe, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, October 2020
Logoe, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, October 2020
Logoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Logoe, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Silent Hobo and Logoe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, September 2019
Silent Hobo and Logoe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, September 2019
Logoe and Haka, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2020
Logoe and Haka, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2020
Logoe and Silent Hobo, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2019
Logoe and Silent Hobo, St Werburghs, Bristol, December 2019
Logoe and Haka, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2019
Logoe and Haka, M32 Spot, Bristol, November 2019
Logoe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2018
Logoe, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2018
Silent Hobo and Logoe, Ashley Road, Bristol, April 2017
Silent Hobo and Logoe, Ashley Road, Bristol, April 2017
Silent Hobo and Logoe, Ashley Road, Bristol, April 2017
Silent Hobo and Logoe, Ashley Road, Bristol, April 2017
Logoe, Ashley Road, Bristol, April 2017
Logoe, Ashley Road, Bristol, April 2017

4533. Sparke Evans Park (47)

After a reasonably long absence, Laic217 has treated us with another of his skeleton pieces at Sparke Evans Park. Laic217 is one of those artists whose work I make every effort to photograph and post on Natural Adventures, and I would say that my gallery of his work is probably my most complete gallery of any artist.

Laic217, Spake Evans Park, Bristol, June 2022
Laic217, Spake Evans Park, Bristol, June 2022

This one looks like it is a tribute piece to Holls, and carries several themes that Laic217 uses in his work. The ghetto blaster, the brick wall and the folds of material in the hood and hat, all identify this piece as a Laic217 production. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of a skeleton out spraying. This is another fine piece from Laic217.

4532. Dean Lane skate park (502)

A recent visit to Bristol by Goldie and Posea was enough to draw some of Bristol’s best artists, 3Dom, Dibz and Shade One, together to create a magnificent collaborative wall in Dean Lane, a couple of weeks ago. The end result is something quite magnificent and a wall that will last long in the memory, and might well remain in situ for quite some time, as there will be lots of respect for it.

Shade One, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2022
Shade One, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2022

The left-hand side of the wall is propped up with this wonderful portrait piece from Shade One. I don’t know if I might be imagining it, but recently Shade One’s style has moved from a cartoony style to a more photorealistic style, and he seems to have raised his level considerably.

Shade One, Goldie and 3Dom, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2022
Shade One, Goldie and 3Dom, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2022

The left side of the wall features three artists, Shade One, Goldie, with the writing (SAKUKO) and 3Dom with the fantasy and rather fantastical landscape of mushrooms and snail thing. I understand that the two pieces of graffiti writing are names of two of Goldie’s children.

3Dom, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2022
3Dom, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2022

The 3Dom snail with a house for a shell is crazy and imaginative, but I have seen him paint this house a few times before, and I wonder if there is some significance to it. The snail is magnificent, and the eyes are beautifully painted  – I’m not too sure what it all means though.

Goldie, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2022
Goldie, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2022

The second piece of Goldie Graffiti writing spells out CHANCE, the name of his daughter, and is in a style more reminiscent of his writing in St Werburghs tunnel a few months ago. There is a flag sticking out of the ‘a’ with the word bleu on it – another mystery of the piece.

Dibz and Posea, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2022
Dibz and Posea, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2022

The right-hand side of the wall is rounded off with some superb writing from Dibz and a hand with a lighter by Posea. Both of these elements are superbly painted, as you’d expect, and the flame from the lighter acts as a bridge between the two halves of the collaboration.

Posea, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2022
Posea, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2022

I don’t know much about Posea at all, other than that he comes from Sheffield and judging from his Instagram feed is a hugely talented and productive street artist. This hand holding a lighter is outstanding, but the flame takes it to another level. Since I photographed this piece, I have seen another of his pieces in Bristol which is equally impressive. I hope he can return soon to share the joy again.

An awesome collaborative wall.

4531. M32 roundabout J3 (413)

One thing you can be pretty sure of is that when Stivs creates a piece, it is never sloppy or rushed, the calligraffiti style lends itself to accuracy and precision, and anything that deviates from that simply wouldn’t work. This is a lovely recent piece on the M32 roundabout.

Stivs, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2022
Stivs, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2022

The colours are reminiscent of those used in fun fair art, and the style too. The letters are beautiful, spelling out STIVS, and the colours wonderfully matched, but it is the fills and decorations that steal the show on this one. A truly magnificent piece from Stivs

4530. Cumberland Basin

I was in Cumberland Basin yesterday and this piece by Whysayit was being buffed over to make way for the latest Bristol Womxn Mural Collective paint jam, which is all part and parcel of the street art wall recycling process, without which the whole scene would simply die. I haven’t posted much work by Whysayit (YSAE) since his painting partner, Kleiner Shames, moved to London, which is a pity, because I really like his letter style – I might have to dig a few photographs out of my archive.

Whysayit, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, June 2022
Whysayit, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, June 2022

Whysayit’s letters are irregular, but they also are quite easy on the eye, with their curvy shapes. The solid ills are in strongly contrasting colours – no fades here. Painted at the back end of the Queen’s platinum jubilee, I don’t thing there is much doubting what Whysayit’s views on the monarchy are. It is nice to be able to post this piece after such a long gap since the last one, (about four years).

4529. St Werburghs tunnel (298)

It feels like an age since I last saw a collaborative piece by Daz Cat and CDTC, probably because it has been an age. Neither artist has been out and about much this year, certainly nowhere near as much as during the lock down periods.

CDTC and Daz Cat, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2022
CDTC and Daz Cat, St Werburghs, Bristol, June 2022

This is rather a nice piece, working to both artist’s strengths. To the left is an exploding head with a comic book orange ‘KAPOW’ burst across the character’s eyes by CDTC, painted with nice clean lines and interesting feature shading in the face. To the right, a rather sullen-looking cat wearing a fetching blue hoodie looks to be prepping a wall with a long roller. Again, care and attention have gone into this piece which is very nicely finished. This was a pleasant surprise to stumble across in the tunnel.

4528. North Street

I have said it many times, but it is worth repeating, that one of the additional benefits of Upfest is that artists often leave a little bit extra, over and above their ‘official’ pieces. This shutter piece is a ‘quick one’ by Irony that he painted before leaving Bristol. How privileged we are.

Irony, North Street, Bristol, June 2022
Irony, North Street, Bristol, June 2022

This piece is so good, and leaves us guessing so much about the woman in the portrait. We are teased by Irony, and it is what we can’t see that is as important as what we can see. I have spoken repeatedly on Natural Adventures about the talent of Irony, and this piece reinforces his status as a world class street artist. A magnificent portrait piece.

4527. North Street

Weekends, early mornings and evenings reveal a whole extra opportunity for viewing street art, with the expanse of shop front shutters on view. In North Street, Bedminster, probably about a third of all the pieces on view are on shutters, and if you aren’t there at the right time they are pieces you simply will not see.

Taboo, North Street, Bristol, June 2022
Taboo, North Street, Bristol, June 2022

This fine shutter piece from Taboo is the second I have posted recently and is only a stone’s throw from his first. Taboos unconventional writing style presents an unusual TABOO, with a distorted Mickey Mouse face making up the first ‘O’. This is classic taboo and so good to see. I like his work and his style which is a shift from more conventional works we are used to seeing, and keeps things fresh.

Taboo, North Street, Bristol, May 2022
Taboo, North Street, Bristol, May 2022