2215. St Werburghs tunnel (83)

This was one of so many pieces created during a paint-jam in St Werburghs tunnel a couple of weeks ago. Happily I can report that they are all still there, but with the turnover in the tunnel being quite high I expect that they won’d last much longer. This piece is by Rusk, a RAW stalwart.

Rusk, St Werburghs, Bristol, April 2019
Rusk, St Werburghs, Bristol, April 2019

I must confess to being slightly troubled by this piece, because there is something about it that just isn’t quite right for me. I hold Rusk in very high regard indeed and in fact in my view he is the most conscientious graffiti writer I have met. I think my problem (and I am really nit-picking here) is with the grey lines across the bottom of the letters, they just don’t appear to match up across the piece. Having said that, I am using Rusk’s own work as a very high benchmark against which to measure. It would take me a hundred years to get this good.

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2214. Hepburn Road (9)

In a small alley off Stokes Croft called Hepburn Road (former drug dealing centre of Bristol) is (was) this intriguing piece by Nightways who seems to have cast off the winter doldrums and has become very active in recent weeks.

Nightwayss, Hepburn Road, Bristol, May 2019
Nightwayss, Hepburn Road, Bristol, May 2019

Unfortunately this two-tone piece was bombed fairly quickly, so I was lucky to get a clean picture of it. The painting is of a woman holding a strand of her hair from which a tiny little monkey is dangling, thus ensuring that there is some ‘monkeyness’ in the piece, which is what we have come to expect from Nightways. I met him last weekend, painting with Laic217 in Moon Street, and there is another of his pieces that I can’t wait to share with you. Nice work.

2213. Wilder Street (31)

You have no idea how much pleasure Hazard’s work gives me. It always seems to be so uplifting and beautiful and has a purity about it that is unusual in street art. This is a wonderful piece completed perhaps a couple of weeks ago on the hoardings of a development on Wilder Street.

Hazard, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2019
Hazard, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2019

I remember that the first Hazard piece I saw was at Upfest 2016 I think, and I remember commenting on how she combines a beautiful portrait with interesting and elaborate hair decorations, and she does the same thing here. The feathers are just an additional delight to ponder.

Hazard, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2019
Hazard, Wilder Street, Bristol, May 2019

I love the skin tones in this piece which run from tans through to oranges and yellow on the cheeks. A classy work that conveys innocence and mystery combined. Thank you Harriet for brightening up the streets of Bristol, and come back from your travels safely.

Cheo

A gallery of wonderful character pieces and graffiti writing by Bristol’s awesome Cheo.

All photographs taken by Scooj.

Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2019
Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2019
3Dom and Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
3Dom and Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
Cheo, Norfolk Place, Bristol, April 2017
Cheo, Norfolk Place, Bristol, April 2017
Cheo, Norfolk Place, Bristol, April 2017
Cheo, Norfolk Place, Bristol, April 2017
Silent Hobo and Cheo, We the Curious, Bristol, November 2018
Silent Hobo and Cheo, We the Curious, Bristol, November 2018
Cheo, Upfest, Bristol, October 2018
Cheo, Upfest, Bristol, October 2018
Cheo, Raleigh Road, Bristol, September 2018
Cheo, Raleigh Road, Bristol, September 2018
Cheo, Raleigh Road, Bristol, September 2018
Cheo, Raleigh Road, Bristol, September 2018
Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2018
Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2018
Cheo, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Cheo, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Cheo, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Cheo, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Dibz and Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018
Dibz and Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2018
Cheo, West Street, Bristol, April 2018
Cheo, West Street, Bristol, April 2018
Cheo, Old Bread Street, Bristol, September 2016
Cheo, Old Bread Street, Bristol, September 2016
Cheo and Inkie, North Street, Bristol, January 2016
Cheo and Inkie, North Street, Bristol, January 2016
Cheo, Raleigh Road, Bristol, April 2016
Cheo, Raleigh Road, Bristol, April 2016
Cheo, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Cheo, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017
Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017
Cheo, Raleigh Road, Bristol, October 2017
Cheo, Raleigh Road, Bristol, October 2017
Soker, Cheo and Deamze, Church Road, Bristol, September 2017
Soker, Cheo and Deamze, Church Road, Bristol, September 2017
Soker, Cheo and Deamze, Church Road, Bristol, September 2017
Soker, Cheo and Deamze, Church Road, Bristol, September 2017
Cheo, Church Road, Bristol, September 2017
Cheo, North Street Green, Bristol, August 2017
Cheo, North Street Green, Bristol, August 2017
Cheo and Soker, Bond Street, Bristol, June 2017
Cheo and Soker, Bond Street, Bristol, June 2017
Cheo, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Cheo, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Cheo, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2017
Cheo, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2017
Cheo, Raleigh Road Bristol, June 2017
Cheo, Raleigh Road Bristol, June 2017
Cheo, Raleigh Road, Bristol, May 2017
Cheo, Raleigh Road, Bristol, May 2017
Jody and Cheo, North Street, Bristol, April 2017
Jody and Cheo, North Street, Bristol, April 2017
Cheo, Raleigh Road, Bristol, March 2017
Cheo, Raleigh Road, Bristol, March 2017
Cheo, Church Road, Bristol, March 2017
Cheo, Church Road, Bristol, March 2017
Cheo, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Cheo, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Cheo, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2016
Cheo, Raleigh Road, Bristol, June 2016
Cheo Silent Hobo and Deamze, Frogmore Street, Bristol, July 2015
Cheo Silent Hobo and Deamze, Frogmore Street, Bristol, July 2015
Cheo, North Street, Bristol, February 2016
Cheo, North Street, Bristol, February 2016
Soker and Cheo, New John Street, Bristol, September 2015
Soker and Cheo, New John Street, Bristol, September 2015
Cheo, Shaun the Sheep, Broad Quay, Bristol, July 2015
Cheo, Shaun the Sheep, Broad Quay, Bristol, July 2015
Cheo, Broad Quay, Bristol, July 2015
Cheo, Wallace and Gromit, Broad Quay, Bristol, July 2015
Cheo, North Street Green, Bristol, April 2016
Cheo, North Street Green, Bristol, April 2016
Cheo, Redland Station, Bristol, July 2015
Cheo, Redland Station, Bristol, July 2015
Cheo, Millennium Parade, Bristol, December 2015
Cheo, Millennium Parade, Bristol, December 2015
Cheo, Millennium Parade, Bristol, December 2015
Cheo, the Lakota, Moon Street, Bristol
Cheo, the Lakota, Moon Street, Bristol
Cheo, Hepburn Road, Bristol
Cheo at Portishead swimming pool

2212. St Werburghs tunnel (82)

Well here we are again with another colourful piece by Diced Mango in St Werburghs tunnel. I said there would be more from him and I am true to my word. The ends of the tunnel are always hard to photograph because of the encroaching bright light from outside which bleaches half of the picture. I hope that you get a good idea of this in any case.

Diced Mango, St Werburghs, Bristol, May 2019
Diced Mango, St Werburghs, Bristol, May 2019

What I really like about Diced Mango is that I think he is relatively new to painting on street walls and his work is getting better with each outing and he seems to be experimenting a lot with letter shapes and colours/patterns. It gives me great inspiration and I hope to be doing this kind of thing in a year or two.

2211. Dean Lane skate park (212)

When you see a piece like this in blue tones with a dash of white and it is so incredibly clean and tight, you can only stand back in wonder and admire the extraordinary talent of Bristol’s Cheo.

Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2019
Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2019

Cheo usually paints character pieces, and I don’t think there is anyone better at creating this cartoon style anywhere in the country. Every line and shadow is immaculate and skilfully laid down. As always he has marked the piece with his signature bee. This was a lovely surprise piece to find in Dean Lane and is another little reminder of the world class street art scene in Bristol.