2088. Moon Street (62)

It is not often that you see a piece of work bombed by the artist who originated it, but here we have just such an example from Rezwonk. The original piece in Moon Street survived intact for quite a while before it got a bit tagged, but it seems that Rezwonk decided to go the whole hog with this throw up.

Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2019

It would appear that Rezwonk has quite a spectrum of styles in his work from tags, which are dotted all around Bristol, to characters, such as his big bird, to burners like these to high-end graphic design pieces. A versatile artist.

Rezwonk, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2019
Rezwonk, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2019

I have seen this particular ‘REZER’ burner in a number of places including The Bearpit. I think that Rezwonk must have goner on a bit of a spree. All good.


2072. The Bearpit (178)

I am really enjoying the work of Panskaribas at the moment and luckily for me it is popping up all over the place. His pieces add to the already remarkable spectrum of styles that we are privileged to witness in Bristol.

Panskaribas, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2019
Panskaribas, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2019

This one in The Bearpit exemplifies his cubist doodle approach. I’d like to think his work has been influenced by Picasso, Matisse and the like, but it might simply be utterly original. Whatever it is I love it. Right, I’m off to hit the slopes… see ya.

2053. The Bearpit (177)

With the incredible weather we have had recently in Bristol, there has been a massive turnover of street art, so what the hell am I doing delving through my archive pictures rather than posting current street/graffiti art? I think that it tends to happen when I am looking for something specific and then stumble upon things that I have squirreled away. Anyhow, I saw this and just had to post it. It is a winter piece (obviously from the subject) by John D’oh.

John D'oh, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
John D’oh, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017

The stencil depicts the snowman from Disney’s Frozen, and makes a pun on the name with one of the characters (Olaf = a laugh), but then draws in the incredibly serious matter of climate change. This is a skillful way of blending art, humour and the biggest issue of our time in a typically John D’oh way. I love this piece and am happy that I have now at last liberated it.

2042. The Bearpit (176)

Street art is a mysterious beast and manages to catch me out consistently. I don’t know how long Panskaribas has been spraying in Bristol, but having not been aware of his work only a few months ago, I now seem to come across it on a really regular basis. Either there has been a mental block or gap on my part, or Panskaribas has only recently moved to Bristol or started spraying walls.

Panskaribas, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2019
Panskaribas, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2019

Whatever the reason for this heightened presence of Panskaribas, in my view, it is a good thing. I like his characters with faces sketched out in a cartoon doodle style. There is a simplicity to his work that is oddly sophisticated and I am looking forward to learning more.

2027. The Bearpit (175)

Between Mr Draws and Object… The Bearpit is just about keeping alive, although I did notice some Panskaribas pieces on my way into work earlier this week (to follow). This is a quick one from Mr Draws and draws (no pun intended) on his staple decorated lettering.

Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2019
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2019

The colours and patterns make this writing easy on the eye, but it is not to everyone’s taste, and sometimes those who like to sit in judgement on such things can be a bit rude about his work. I’ll have none of it. He brightens up our streets and has no pretensions at all. Perhaps some would prefer clinical fine art, commissioned and safe, but that does not pick up on the diversity and full spectrum of the discipline.

2020. The Bearpit (174)

Fingers emerging out of clouds set on a blue background with pink spots. Unmistakably a piece by Object… but what is different about this is the gentleness of it and the pink spots are something I’ve not seen him use before.

Object..., The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2019
Object…, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2019

I love the passion and often rage in Object…’s pieces but every once in a while it is great to see something that is perhaps more subtle. I’m not too sure what the story is here, or why one of the fingers appears to be pushing the crown down, but there is a story. Also I rather like the broken nail by way of observation. This bit of wall is a devil to photograph, but thankfully I was there on an overcast day and so the shadows were not too much of a problem. Nice piece.

2014. The Bearpit (173)

It has become a rare thing indeed to find much new work in The Bearpit, which is why finding this lovely piece by Skor85 was such a nice surprise. I’m afraid the quote is a little lost on me, but it feels like there is an interesting story behind this piece.

Skip forward about fifteen minutes and I have found some stuff on the Interweb that probably explains the background to the piece, and it would seem to be linked to an art project by Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno.

Skor85, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2019
Skor85, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2019

I am pleased that I had spotted a Manga connection and was going to comment on it, but feel a little fraudulent writing about it, knowing that I have been able to confirm my hunch subsequently. I love Skor85’s work which nearly always has a dream like narrative to it. It has been a long time since I have seen anything by her.