Thursday doors – 15 October 2020

Doors 124 – Back to some Bristol doors

This week I am getting ahead of the game and preparing over the weekend (now last weekend) some regular Bristol doors from photographs taken over the past few months – just a hotch potch of doors with no theme. There are one or two interesting ones in there which I hope you enjoy.

Happy door hunting.

Blue door beyond a blue door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
Blue door beyond a blue door, Montpelier, Bristol, March 2020
I guess this counts as a door, Bristol, May 2020
I guess this counts as a door, Bristol, May 2020
Double doors in St Andrews, Bristol, May 2020
Double doors in St Andrews, Bristol, May 2020
This lane is known as 'green garages' and is a safe skateboarding spot for young skaters, Redland, Bristol, May 2020
This lane is known as ‘green garages’ and is a safe skateboarding spot for young skaters, Redland, Bristol, May 2020
Not too sure this was ever a door, but a pretty forboding bricked in space, Easton, Bristol, July 2020 - a little bit of graffiti (nut sax) just to spice it up a litttle.
Not too sure this was ever a door, but a pretty forboding bricked in space, Easton, Bristol, July 2020 – a little bit of graffiti (nut sax) just to spice it up a litttle.
Shabby-chic side gate, Bedminster, Bristol, October 2020
Shabby-chic side gate, Bedminster, Bristol, October 2020

So there you have it – I am able to do doors other than street art doors although I suspect that is a theme I will return to before long if I struggle with time.

Have a great weekend.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

by Scooj

458. Upfest 2016 (55)

My favourite piece of the 2015 Upfest was the incredible geisha by Dan Kitchener on the wall of the Salvation Army shop. It was fantastic then to have DanK return to Bristol this year. His spot was slightly off the beaten track, and I didn’t find him until the Sunday when it was all a bit drizzly.

Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Dan Kitchener had pretty much stopped spraying for a while and was leaning over the lift and chatting to a friend when I took a couple of the pictures. He really wasn’t too impressed with the weather.

Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

The piece, once it was revealed, turned out to be something of a reflection of the weather in which it was produced. In fact much of Dan Kitchener’s work creates the effect of wet night time scenes viewed through a car windscreen…or that is how it feels to me.

Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Looking closely at the woman with the umbrella, allows you to see that part of the picture away from all the distraction around it, and it is just beautiful. Step back and add in all the bright lights and you have the most vibrant scene.

Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

I am always so impressed with his work, and I could look at these scenes he creates for hours, studying all the details and effects. It is hard to believe that he paints these things with spray cans. Yet another artist at the very top of his game.

Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Dan Kitchener, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

119. Soldeau, Andorra (1)

There is little in the way of street art that I have been able to find, so far, but there are one or two graffiti hotspots. What I find most interesting is that the handwriting style of the tags is quite distinct and different from the style you see in the UK.

 

All taggers unknown. Maybe some future talent here?