2219. Sandbed Road

There is a rather fun thing going on in Bristol at the moment, and it is the rise of Reseau, a loose crew with Panskaribas at its heart. Reseau pulls together several artists who enjoy painting together, but each time the composition of the collaboration seems to shift around a little.

Stupid Stupid Meathole and Panskaribas, Sandbed Road, Bristol, May 2019
Stupid Stupid Meathole and Panskaribas, Sandbed Road, Bristol, May 2019

This collaboration is full of fun and positivity and on the left is a Stupid Stupid Meathole sandwich with a Panskaribas filling. The Panskaribas character holding a flower appears to be dancing and really ticks all my boxes, and the worms by Stupid Stupid Meathole have a rather cuddly and bemused appearance.

Stupid Stupid Meathole and Soap, Sandbed Road, Bristol, May 2019
Stupid Stupid Meathole and Soap, Sandbed Road, Bristol, May 2019

On the right is a sensational Soap character with a beautifully intricate patterning, so beautifully done. I am really enjoying the freshness that Reseau is bringing.

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2200. Dean Lane skate park (211)

Painting collectively as Reseau, this is a magnificent and wonderfully colourful collaboration between Stupid Stupid Meathole, Panskaribas and Rory MacRaild, on a wall that has seen so much action over the years in Dean Lane but rarely three artists at one time.

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On the left and right of the piece, Stupid Stupid Meathole gives us some writing which deviates a little from his customary all pink to include blue and green letters. On the right he has squeezed in some of his grotesque teeth… because he can.

Stupid Stupid Meathole, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019
Stupid Stupid Meathole, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019

Then in the top left and across to the right, Panskaribas delights us with his cartoonesque style. The character on the left appears to be using a record deck and I have noticed that music seems to feature a great deal in his work.

Panskaribas, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019
Panskaribas, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019

Finally, in the centre of the collaboration I am realy pleased to intoduce Rory MacRaild whose work I have not knowingly seen before. I think he has absolutely smashed it with this Picassoesque portrait. It really ticks all my bokes, it is interesting bright and colourful and beautifully executed.

Rory MacRaild, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019
Rory MacRaild, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019

The whole collaboration is like being in a gallery. It is a meeting of styles that kind of works, and It seems that SSM and Panskaribas enjoy working together as I have seen a few collaborative pieces by them now. Great piece that has lasted a little while. Respect.

2169. St Werburghs tunnel (75)

It seems that Decay is not the only graffiti artist in Bristol who is enjoying his writing at the moment. This piece by Stupid Stupid Meathole is one of several bright pink burners from this Bristol artist who specialises in mildly grotesque characters.

Stupid Stupid Meathole, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2019
Stupid Stupid Meathole, St Werburghs, Bristol, February 2019

Even in his writing (which spells out Meathole), there is an organic, fleshy feel to it all with the circles in the A and the O resembling belly buttons (is that just me?). More like this to come.

2028. M32 roundabout J3 (126)

Well another weird and wonderful creation from Stupid Stupid Meathole this time on the M32 roundabout. This piece is similar to one he sprayed in Dean Lane but somehow looks a little better in this environment…maybe it is the wall itself that helps it to stand out.

Stupid Stupid Meathole, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2019
Stupid Stupid Meathole, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2019

I like his work very much, even if it is a little peculiar. There is some good humour underlying the grotesque nature, but most of all it is utterly unlike anything else on the Bristol scene at the moment. Original work.

1927. Dean Lane skate park (182)

These three, Tasha Bee, Soap and Stupid Stupid Meathole, seem to be getting on famously at the moment. This is a fine collaboration in Dean Lane with all three painting typical trademark work.

Tasha Bee and Soap, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018
Tasha Bee and Soap, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018

On the left is a serene figure by Tasha Bee, whose work seems to go from strength to strength and gain in confidence. The hair on this one is breathtaking. In the middle and on the right of the work are faces by Soap looking rather cheerful.

Stupid Stupid Meathole and Soap, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018
Stupid Stupid Meathole and Soap, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018

Sandwiched between the two Soap contributions are two rather weird looking faces by Stupid Stupid Meathole. On first inspection of these pink delights, I hadn’t noticed the teeth, but once I had spotted them, I couldn’t keep my eyes off them.

Stupid Stupid Meathole, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018
Stupid Stupid Meathole, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2018

All in all a thoroughly delightful and light-hearted December collaboration from three very busy artists.

1887. Dean Lane skate park (177)

So here he is again, popping up in Dean Lane, the man with the best graff name ever, Stupid Stupid Meathole. Here he presents us with yet another grotesque image all pink and fleshy with eyes and teeth.

Stupid Stupid Meathole, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2018
Stupid Stupid Meathole, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2018

I don’t think that his subjects could be described as monsters, rather they resemble human body parts that have been placed in a blender and scrambled for a moment or two before being slapped onto a wall. A very different and creative idea going on here. All good fun.

1834. Dean Lane skate park (174)

The master of pink, slightly grotesque body parts strikes again, this time in Dean Lane. Yes, its Stupid Stupid Meathole, the artist with the best name and some of the most unusual creations on the streets of Bristol.

Stupid Stupid Meathole, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2018
Stupid Stupid Meathole, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2018

This appears to be an assemblage of faces with rather phallic noses and some stitches thrown in for good measure. I think SSM has an extraordinarily creative mind, I mean these things are slightly odd aren’t they? I really love finding his work, which can be difficult because he doesn’t paint all that often and tends to spread his work about the place a bit. All good in my book though.