4248. Cumberland Basin

Tack Jucker has tapped into a theme with this hand piece in Cumberland Basin, the second such piece in a short period from the artist. He is obviously enjoying the interaction between the hand and the tentacles and is pulling it off pretty well as far as I can see.

Tack Jucker, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, February 2022
Tack Jucker, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, February 2022

Tack is an artist who is reasonably new to the Bristol street art scene, but right from the start he has been producing really interesting character pieces, and appears to have a strong element of ‘study’ in his works. The hand in this piece, for example, is very carefully thought out in terms of shape and aspect. Great work from Tack.

4212. Sparke Evans Park (28)

This is a curious and wonderful piece from Tack Jucker who is without doubt stamping his style on the Bristol scene with a really positive impact. Tack is a really creative artist whose ideas transcend the run-of-the-mill stuff that you see day in day out, and I always enjoy his pieces when I see them.

Tack Jucker, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, January 2022
Tack Jucker, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, January 2022

Of the six pieces I have posted by the artist, this is certainly the most unique. Tentacles and a hand with an all-seeing eye tell a story here, although I’m not too sure what it is. Technically it is very nicely executed, and the shading on the Hand is particularly notable. This is another fine piece from Tack, and I look forward very much to seeing him develop.

4116. Catherine Mead Street (3)

This is the third piece I have posted from this favourite wall of mine in Bedminster. It is also another example of the great work from Tack Jucker, who has embedded himself quickly into the Bristol graffiti art scene with relative ease.

Tack Jucker, Catherine Mead Street, Bristol, November 2021
Tack Jucker, Catherine Mead Street, Bristol, November 2021

Tack Jucker is an artist who seems to enjoy painting wildlife, and in particular monkeys and apes, and in this respect he shares an interest with Nightwayss. Now I’d love to see a collaboration of monkeys from these two.

This piece from Tack looks a lot like a chimpanzee, with a rather aggressive expression, and sharper than normal teeth. The absence of pupils in the eyes, gives the character a bit of a distant and ghostly look. This is a lovely piece painted in pink and rose shades and is as good as anything else I have seen from the artist.

4028. Sparke Evans Park (16)

A bit of a scary monster piece from Tack Jucker, or is it a hippopotamus kind of creature? I prefer to plump for the former, because it is Halloween today, and it is always nice to mark the occasion. Generally speaking the Halloween pieces that have been painted this week won’t appear on Natural Adventures for a little while, so I am simply cheating a little.

Tack Jucker, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, October 2021
Tack Jucker, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, October 2021

Tack has really entered the Bristol stage with a bit of a bang, and his character pieces add another little something special to the array of artistic talent in the city. There is a lot of expression in this piece, and it is achieved with the minimum of paint colours – four that I can see (black, red, and two shades of light grey-green). A nice, quick one that is helping this young artist make his mark.

4019. Brunel Way (126)

There is a relatively new artist in town (at least he has been painting more frequently) who in a few short months has been making an impression with some lovely character/animal pieces. He is Tack Jucker (see what he did there with his name?) and made his debut on Natural Adventures with a monkey piece in Sparke Evans Park, a week or so back.

Tack Jucker, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2021
Tack Jucker, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2021

Here we have another monkey piece, and I managed to catch up with the artist and a friend while he was finishing this one off. He is friends with Nightwayss and that is rather apt as both appear to enjoy painting monkeys. This melting-face individual has smoke discharging from its eyes and seems to be more horror-based than natural history-based. It is a fine piece and one of several in the pipeline.

4005. Sparke Evans Park (14)

Although this piece would appear to have been painted at the same time as the paint jam organised for Nightwayss’ birthday, it had actually been painted a day or two before. The other artists liked it so much that they kept it and painted around it, which is high praise. The artist Tack Jucker told me this story himself, and I think that he was a bit chuffed.

Tack Jucker, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, October 2021
Tack Jucker, Sparke Evans Park, Bristol, October 2021

There is something going on with Monkeys in Bristol at the moment, and I wonder if it is the influence of Nightwayss, the monkey master. This looks a little bit like a baboon with a rather threatening gesture and bared teeth. It looks like Soap, or one of the others have embellished the piece with some gems, but it has been done sensitively rather than mindless tags. Although this might be the first piece from Tack Jucker on Natural Adventures, I can guarantee it will not be the last.