1597. St Werburghs tunnel (30)

Members of the PWA (Pirate Wall Art) crew have been rather active of late, none more so than Face 1st. In this collaboration he is joined by his friend soap and this piece is opposite some writing, featured in an earlier post by Sikoh.

Soap and Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Soap and Face 1st, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018

When Soap and Face 1st get together, they quite often create one of these vertical collaborations, with the distinctive mouths of Soap on the top and beautiful face underneath by Face 1st.

There are a couple of nice touches on the work. The hair of the girl is made up of wiriting that spells out Face, and forms the lower jaw of Soap’s mouths. There is a little slogan ‘peacefully writin’ art‘, picking up on the crew name. I am always delighted to find work by these two.

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1596. St Werburghs tunnel (29)

Another piece from the gathering at St Werburghs at the end of May is by one of my favourite Bristol abstract artists Mr Klue. This work sees the return of the crazy top hat and headless figure with a shirt and very long tie.

Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018

I have always been very struck by the calmness and meditative quality of Mr Klue’s pieces, in part generated by the subtle colour selections but also by the gentle shapes and soft edges. I haven’t seen much from the artist for an absolute age, so seeing this and another one in the tunnel in one visit was really something special.

1595. St Werburghs tunnel (28)

I can only tell you very little about this magnificent piece in St Werberghs tunnel. It is by dmunk13 who was painting with six other writers, mostly from Bristol, a week or two back. He has an Instagram account and from that it looks very much like he is a tattoo artist who, like so many others, hits the streets from time to time.

dmunk, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
dmunk, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018

I think this is a really wonderful piece in so many ways. The colour selection works well for me. The combination of skilful 3D writing together with a fabulous crow head, wearing an orange beany, and why not. The letters are disguised and I think spell out MUNK, but not necessarily in that order. There is more writing in the cloud, which I think mirrors the 3D writing. Finally what self-respecting piece with a character doesn’t have it holding a spray can. This crow is gooood!

Deamze

A collection of street art/graffiti art by Deamze

All photographs taken by Scooj

Deamze, Norfolk Place, Bristol, June 2018
Deamze, Norfolk Place, Bristol, June 2018
Deamze, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Deamze, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2018
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2018
Deamze, Co-Operation Road, Bristol, May 2016
Deamze, Co-Operation Road, Bristol, May 2016
Deamze, Roman Road, Bristol, March 2018
Deamze, Roman Road, Bristol, March 2018
Deamze, The Black Swan, Bristol, February 2018
Deamze, The Black Swan, Bristol, February 2018
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2017
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, October 2017
Deamze, Wilder Street, Bristol, August 2017
Deamze, Wilder Street, Bristol, August 2017
Deamze, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2017
Deamze, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2017
Deamze, Moon Street, Bristol, November 2017
Deamze, Moon Street, Bristol, November 2017
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, July 2017
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, July 2017
Deamze, Bedminster, Bristol, July 2017
Deamze, Bedminster, Bristol, July 2017
Deamze, M32 Spot, Bristol, September 2017
Deamze, M32 Spot, Bristol, September 2017
Soker, Cheo and Deamze, Church Road, Bristol, September 2017
Soker, Cheo and Deamze, Church Road, Bristol, September 2017
Deamze, New John Street, Bristol, September 2017
Deamze, New Stadium Road, Bristol, July 2017
Deamze, New Stadium Road, Bristol, July 2017
Deamze, M32 Spot, Bristol, July 2017
Deamze, M32 Spot, Bristol, July 2017
Deamze, New Stadium Road, Bristol, June 2017
Deamze, New Stadium Road, Bristol, June 2017
Deamze, Kings Square Avenue, Bristol, April 2017
Deamze, Kings Square Avenue, Bristol, April 2017
Deamze and Voyder, Waterloo Place, Bristol, April 2017
Deamze and Voyder, Waterloo Place, Bristol, April 2017
Deamze, Cowmead Walk, Bristol, December 2016
Deamze, Cowmead Walk, Bristol, December 2016
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, March 2017
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, March 2017
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, January 2017
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, January 2017
Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Deamze, Norfolk Place, Bristol, August 2016
Deamze, Norfolk Place, Bristol, August 2016
Deamze, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017
Deamze, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017
Deamze, Raleigh Road, Bristol, February 2017
Deamze, Raleigh Road, Bristol, February 2017
Deamze, Raleigh Road, Bristol, February 2017
Deamze, Raleigh Road, Bristol, February 2017
Deamze, Old Bread street, Bristol, September 2016
Deamze, Old Bread street, Bristol, September 2016
Deamze, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, June 2016
Deamze, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2016
Deamze, M32 roundabout, Bristol, December 2016
Deamze, Dighton Street, Bristol, October 2016
Deamze, Dighton Street, Bristol, October 2016
Deamze, Dighton Street, Bristol, October 2016
Deamze, Dighton Street, Bristol, October 2016
Deamze, Wilder Street, Bristol, September 2016
Deamze, Wilder Street, Bristol, September 2016
Deamze, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Deamze, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Deamze, Raleigh Road, Bristol, July 2016
Deamze, Raleigh Road, Bristol, July 2016
Deamze, Old Bread Street, Bristol, June 2016
Deamze, Old Bread Street, Bristol, June 2016
Deamze, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
Deamze, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
Deamze, Lawfords Gate, Bristol, June 2016
Deamze, Lawfords Gate, Bristol, June 2016
Deamze, Upper York Street, Bristol, April 2016
Deamze, Upper York Street, Bristol, April 2016
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2016
Deamze, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2016
Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Deamze, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2016
Deamze and SPZero76 (?), Jubilee Street, Bristol, October 2015
Deamze and SPZero76 (?), Jubilee Street, Bristol, October 2015
Cheo Silent Hobo and Deamze, Frogmore Street, Bristol, July 2015
Cheo Silent Hobo and Deamze, Frogmore Street, Bristol, July 2015
Deamze, King Square Avenue, Bristol, April 2016
Deamze, King Square Avenue, Bristol, April 2016
Deamze, King Square Avenue, Bristol, February 2016
Deamze, King Square Avenue, Bristol, February 2016
Deamze and Georgina Anton, Old Bread Street, Bristol, November 2015
Deamze and Georgina Anton, Old Bread Street, Bristol, November 2015
Deamze? Mibzy tribute, Cherry Lane, Bristol, October 2015
Deamze? Mibzy tribute, Cherry Lane, Bristol, October 2015
Deamze, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Deamze, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Deamze, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
Deamze, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
Deamze, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
Deamze, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
Deamze, Jubilee Street, Bristol, November 2015
Deamze, Jubilee Street, Bristol, November 2015
Jon5, Silent Hobo, Sepr, Deamze and Dotcom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
Jon5, Silent Hobo, Sepr, Deamze and Dotcom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
Deamze, Ames and Skank, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2016
Deamze, Ames and Skank, Stokes Croft, Bristol, January 2016
Voyder and Deamze, Midland Street, Bristol, October 2015
Voyder and Deamze, Midland Street, Bristol, October 2015
Deamze, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2015
Deamze, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2015
Deamze, Midland Street, Bristol, March 2016
Deamze, Midland Street, Bristol, March 2016
Deamze, Midland Street, Bristol, March 2016
Deamze, Midland Street, Bristol, March 2016

 

1594. Dean Lane skate park (143)

On my way home from my spray art lesson in the Upfest shop garden with Loch Ness, I made a quick diversion into Dean Lane because not to do so would be negligent. There were one or two new pieces, but best of all was bumping into Slim Pickings as he was finishing off a piece. The subject of this post is actually an old one of his from December last year which I thought I’d share, now that I am building an understanding of his work.

Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Slim Pickings, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017

When Slim Pickings writes, and he has been spraying for 30 years, he sticks to the same motif with clean simple lines. The letters are TES (thank heavens I got there in the end – Slim Pickings put me through the ordeal of guessing the letters). He gave me plenty of tips about 3D work and told me that often, when he decorates the letters with patterns and the like it is often because he has some spray cans with a little bit of paint in them to finish off.

Because Slim Pickings works with the same letters, he knows exactly how much paint of each colour he will need. Kind of handy if you are travelling light. Besides being a really nice guy, I think his work makes complete sense to me and is always tidy and clean. Hats off to the man who until a couple of months ago was off my radar…d’oh.

1593. Thomas Street

This is one from the archive byWhysayit, who now calls himself something entirely different, and who I am unable to find on Instagram any more. Out of convention and organisation of my blog and tags, I will continue to call him Whysayit or YSAE, which is what the letters spell out in his writing.

Whysayit, Thomas Street, Bristol, February 2018
Whysayit, Thomas Street, Bristol, February 2018

A quick one on the side of what used to be Meat Liquor on the corner of Thomas Street and Stokes Croft. Although it is quick, it is nicely worked and the lines are clean, only the white filling is a bit dodge…maybe he was running out of paint/time.

 

1592. The Bearpit (151)

A quick one in The Bearpit from Face 1st going back a little. The main reason that I have posted this is because I remember at the time being incenced by the aggressive graffiti cross in the middle of the face with its far right connotations. When I see this kind of disruption, my immediate thought is ‘what kind of idiot would do this?’. I guess I still find myself constantly challenged by this mindless behaviour. I know that pretty much all artists expect this on the street, but it doesn’t necessarily make it right.

Face 1st, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2018
Face 1st, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2018

I don’t think I will ever tire of Face 1st’s work, and I get real pleasure out of each and every piece of his that I find.