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.

2048. Upfest 2016 (166)

Carl Kenz is a German artist who seems to incorporate tentacles into most of his work. In this tribute to Andy Worhol he offers a slightly different take on the Campbell’s soup tin with a new variety – tentacle soup (fresh ‘n’ alive) overflowing with movement and activity.

Carl Kenz, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Carl Kenz, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

As well as his tentacle work, it appears that Carl Kenz is also rather ford of 3D art and there are several interesting pieces on his streetart.com website. I love this piece, which really leaps out at you and is full of mischief and fun.