1673. M32 roundabout J3 (91)

Unusually I find myself rather conflicted about this extraordinary recent piece by 3Dom on the M32 wall. I am such a big admirer of his work, but for reasons I cannot identify, this one doesn’t really tick my boxes. It is technically beautifully done, and the blue patterning around the outside is masterful, but there is something about the face that doesn’t work for me. It is peculiar, but I feel a little disloyal, though I don’t suppose that you can like everything all the time.

3Dom, M32, Bristol, August 2018
3Dom, M32, Bristol, August 2018

It is great to see more of his work about the place though, and this piece did manage to survive longer than the Sepr piece two to the left which had been buffed by the time I got there.

3Dom

A collection of street art by Bristol’s 3Dom

All photographs taken by Scooj

3Dom, M32 Spot, Bristol, May 2021
3Dom, M32 Spot, Bristol, May 2021
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2021
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2021
3Dom and Feek, Brunel Way, Bristol, February 2021
3Dom and Feek, Brunel Way, Bristol, February 2021
3Dom, Sevier Street, Bristol, December 2020
3Dom, Sevier Street, Bristol, December 2020
3Dom, John Street, Bristol, September 2020
3Dom, John Street, Bristol, September 2020
3Dom, M32 Spot, Bristol, September 2020
3Dom, M32 Spot, Bristol, September 2020
3Dom, Upper Sandhurst Road, Bristol, August 2020
3Dom, Upper Sandhurst Road, Bristol, August 2020
3Dom, Cowmead Walk, Bristol, July 2020
3Dom, Cowmead Walk, Bristol, July 2020
3Dom, New Gatton Street, Bristol, June 2020
3Dom, New Gatton Street, Bristol, June 2020
3Dom, Piro, Epok, Sepr and Feek, New Gatton Street, Bristol, June 2020
3Dom, Piro, Epok, Sepr and Feek, New Gatton Street, Bristol, June 2020
3Dom, Star and Garter, Bristol, June 2020
3Dom, Star and Garter, Bristol, June 2020
3Dom and Sepr, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2020
3Dom and Sepr, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2020
3Dom and Feek, M32 Spot, Bristol, May 2020
3Dom and Feek, M32 Spot, Bristol, May 2020
3Dom, St George skate park, Bristol, May 2020
3Dom, St George skate park, Bristol, May 2020
3Dom, St Mark's Avenue, Bristol, September 2019
3Dom, St Mark’s Avenue, Bristol, September 2019
3Dom, Sandbed Road, Bristol, May 2019
3Dom, Sandbed Road, Bristol, May 2019
3Dom, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2020
3Dom, Jamaica Street, Bristol, April 2020
3Dom, Brook Hill, Bristol, March 2020
3Dom, Brook Hill, Bristol, March 2020
3Dom, Princes' Place, Bristol, February 2020
3Dom, Princes’ Place, Bristol, February 2020
3Dom, Picton Mews, Bristol, February 2020
3Dom, Picton Mews, Bristol, February 2020
Feek and 3Dom, M32 Spot, Bristol, February 2020
Feek and 3Dom, M32 Spot, Bristol, February 2020
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, July 2019
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, July 2019
Epok and 3Dom?, Upper York Street, Bristol, April 2019
Epok and 3Dom?, Upper York Street, Bristol, April 2019
3Dom and Epok, Brunel Way Bridge, Bristol, March 2019
3Dom and Epok, Brunel Way Bridge, Bristol, March 2019
3Dom, Brunel Way Bridge, Bristol, March 2019
3Dom, Brunel Way Bridge, Bristol, March 2019
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2019
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2019
3Dom and Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
3Dom and Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
3Dom, New Gatton Road, Bristol, January 2019
3Dom, New Gatton Road, Bristol, January 2019
3Dom, Raleigh Road, Bristol, January 2018
3Dom, Raleigh Road, Bristol, January 2018
3Dom, Frogmore Street, Bristol, August 2018
3Dom, Frogmore Street, Bristol, August 2018
3Dom, Frogmore Street, Bristol, August 2018
3Dom, Frogmore Street, Bristol, August 2018
3Dom, M32, Bristol, August 2018
3Dom, M32, Bristol, August 2018
3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018
3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Sepr and 3Dom, Princes' Place, Bristol, February 2018
Sepr and 3Dom, Princes’ Place, Bristol, February 2018
3Dom and Epok, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018
3Dom and Epok, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2017
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2017
3Dom, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017
3Dom, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2015
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2015
3Dom and Voyder, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
3Dom and Voyder, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Feek and 3Dom, Albert Park, Bristol, May 2017
Feek and 3Dom, Albert Park, Bristol, May 2017
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2017
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, April 2017
3Dom, John Street, Bristol, May 2016
3Dom, John Street, Bristol, May 2016
3Dom, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2017
3Dom, M32 Spot, Bristol, January 2017
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2016
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Wilder Street, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, August 2016
3Dom, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Stikes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
3Dom, Stikes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2014
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2014
3Dom and Voyder, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2016
3Dom and Voyder, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2016
3Dom, Unity Street, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom, Unity Street, Bristol, June 2016
3Dom and Feek, Bolton Road, Bristol, November 2015
3Dom and Feek, Bolton Road, Bristol, November 2015
3Dom, Princes Place, Bristol, February 2016
3Dom, Princes Place, Bristol, February 2016
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Picton Lane, Bristol, November 2015
3Dom, Picton Lane, Bristol, November 2015
3Dom, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Jamaica Street, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom, Jamaica Street, Bristol, March 2016
3Dom,Brookfield Avenue, Bristol, February 2016
3Dom, Brookfield Avenue, Bristol, February 2016
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol
3Dom, Stokes Croft, Bristol

All photographs taken by Scooj

1557. Fern Street

It is funny how easy it can be to miss things. I know this piece is reasonably new, but I don’t know exactly how new. I drive past the wall when I park up at the M32 to take pictures there, without really looking at it, because the artwork there has been the same for years. So I only noticed on my last trip.

3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018
3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018

I don’t think many other ‘hunters’ have spotted it either, because I’ve not seen it on Instagram at all (or maybe that passed me by too!) It is a brilliant and vibrant piece by 3Dom, Feek and Sepr for the Children’s Cycle Exchange in St Agnes. The collaboration is full of fun and utterly in tune with young minds, even incorporating a cheesy joke about a flea DJ.

3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018
3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018

I am not entirely certain about which bits 3Dom did and which Feek did, and it might be that they truly collaborated on the snail-on-a-bike and the central writing. The right hand side is unmistakably by Sepr albeit a bit more colourful than some of his work.

3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018
3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018

I felt very privileged and lucky to find this piece on two counts…its utter excellence and its modesty, in that it was completely under the radar. Very, very happy.

1521. M32 roundabout J3 (83)

Right up there with my favourite Bristol artists is 3Dom. This dream-like piece was created during the recent ASK paint jam at the M32 roundabout and is just so typical of his weird and wonderful creative mind.

3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018

For those who know his work, there are several familiar themes going on here in this piece, including the purple striped trousers the character is wearing and the birdcage for a head. 3Dom often uses inanimate objects to create the face of his characters, bringing those inanimate objects to life and personality to the whole piece. I think a psychiatrist would probably have a field day with 3Dom’s work.

3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018

I love the little details like the fly, the lock on the birdcage and especially the upwards drips on the bicycle. I love this piece to bits.

1326. Prince’s Place (3)

My absolute favourite piece of the year so far. This is an outstanding collaboration between two of the Bristol ASK masters, Sepr and 3Dom. As well as the composition, which is brilliant, the location is also cleverly chosen.

Sepr and 3Dom, Princes' Place, Bristol, February 2018
Sepr and 3Dom, Princes’ Place, Bristol, February 2018

This wall was home to a 3Dom piece of writing that had remained here for a long time, completely untouched. I do hope that this piece is offered the same level of respect. On the left is a snorkeler in blue, with gold trunks and a starfish on his head expertly sprayed by Sepr.

Sepr and 3Dom, Princes' Place, Bristol, February 2018
Sepr and 3Dom, Princes’ Place, Bristol, February 2018

If this isn’t weird enough, 3Dom has painted the most incredible jelly fish in rich and vibrant tones wearing a WW2 sea mine on its bell and with a chain trailing behind in its tentacles. A thing of quirkiness and real beauty.

Sepr and 3Dom, Princes' Place, Bristol, February 2018
Sepr and 3Dom, Princes’ Place, Bristol, February 2018

The whole thing comes together magnificently, the contrasting colour palettes of each artist marking their work but combining in the centre of the piece. So sharp and fresh, this is a really high quality piece. being in quite a narrow lane, it is quite difficult to capture in a phiotograph, but it is a real beauty.

3Dom, Princes Place, Bristol, February 2016
3Dom, Princes Place, Bristol, February 2016

1299. Dean Lane skate park (108)

What a lucky bunch we are in Bristol to have so so many talented street artists walking among us. This is a magnificent collaboration by two Bristol old-timers (I don’t think they’d like me to call them that…probably, but it is more a mark of respect). The gorilla is by 3Dom and the writing by Epok.

3Dom and Epok, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018
3Dom and Epok, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018

The gorilla is so unusual, I don’t think I have seen something by 3Dom like this before, and I’m not sure I would have known it was by him were it not for Instagram. I am fascinated by the chain and the gold medallion with the letters ASK on it. It is as fine a piece of craftsmanship as I have seen, so beautifully done and right out of the Cheo book of chains.

3Dom and Epok, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018
3Dom and Epok, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018

The Epok writing is equally impressive, and again a little different from the usual angular and geometric pieces I am used to seeing, this is a little softer and so beautiful, a masterful piece.

3Dom and Epok, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018
3Dom and Epok, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018

The two pieces coming together in such stark contrast are one of many tributes to the extraordinary Acid Collapse (Treze)who lost his fight against cancer very recently. I posted a piece by Acid Collapse in 2016, and I consider it to be one of the finest pieces I have ever seen. A huge loss.

On his final Instagram post his wife wrote this touching note. So very sad:

 

  • I’m carol/ zurik . I’m treze’s wife and he wanted to upload this last photo that he never had until a few days ago. I just want to let u know that he didnt have any pain and everything was peaceful and quick as he wanted it. We fight together all this 3, almost 4 years against his cancer and in this time he was not just brave, he never, never complain about his illness, always looking the possitive side of everything. A lot of u who can get to know him and admire his work from the last 4 years until now (what he said it has been his best years ever), need to know that this work was made it with conviction and passion every time he has a day without chemo. He was a strong man who made everything what he wants: travel around the world painting , working on his tatoos , walk on the mountain and the street, and as he used to said: do stuffs .But  the most important for him was to take care of you: his friends. I know the pain that u are feeling and as i promess to him i am here for u. Thank u for ur support and i am sure this is the best way to say goodbye to one of the most happy, humble, talented and friendly person in the world. He never lost the battle, he was a figther but he took in his mind the peace to accept what was inevitable until the last moment, and made it leaving everything behind closed and done. Always love u my guillem. With love: ur carol. #trezeforever

 

1238. M32 roundabout J3 (59)

3Dom is really such a classy artist, and has been creating surreal pieces in Bristol for many years. He carries some themes from piece to piece and I have seen this psychedelic hut in several of his recent works.

3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2017
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2017

His characters are often compiled from objects to create the whole, so here we have the hut for a head and a candle for a cigarette. There maybe a lot of symbolism involved, but what is certain is that his work is unique and special.

3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2017
3Dom, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2017

I love coming across his work, and this beautiful piece was part of the larger ASK paint jam back in November 2017. This whole wall was a real treat and a highlight from last year.

1155. Dean Lane skate park (91)

A wonderful recent piece on the long wall at Dean Lane by three of Bristol’s very best street/graffiti artists, 3Dom, Soker and Cheo from the ASK stable. I think that this might have been another Halloween collaboration – they have been very popular this year.

3Dom, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017
3Dom, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017

First off, on the left is a curious surreal house/shed/kennel with something swirly going on in the middle. 3Dom always has this dream like imagination that presents the familiar combined with the bizarre. The dripping house and shadow underneath are very nice touches to this piece. Great to see 3Dom being more visible on the streets again after a gap of several months.

Soker, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017
Soker, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017

I suspect that regular readers will be very familiar by now with the writing of Soker (text says SOKEM) or at least if you are not, where have you been? His writing is always of a high quality and I have rarely been disappointed.

Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017
Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017

Finally, rounding off the collaboration is a wonderful homage to ‘Freddy Krueger’ by Cheo, complete with razor fingers, stripy t-shirt and a pumpkin face. This is a fun piece that really stands out…it is a pity that there is a bit of glare on the photograph. Most annoying.

3Dom, Soker, Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017
3Dom, Soker, Cheo, Dean Lane, Bristol, October 2017

All in all this was a nice halloween surprise for me in this spot which I regularly visit. Great work from the boys.

920. Upfest 2017 (2)

At the very farthest end of East Street above the Barclays Bank is the first piece of Upfest 2017 that will be seen by visitors approaching from that direction. It is a stunning portrait by two of Bristol’s best street artists 3Dom and Voyder.

3Dom and Voyder, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
3Dom and Voyder, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

They have collaborated before to spray a similar piece a few years back and this is easily its equal. It is a busy piece full of meanings – there is the contextualising of Bristol with the Clifton suspension bridge and hot air balloons – and the headdress is full of hidden and overt meaning, including a third eye.

3Dom and Voyder, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
3Dom and Voyder, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

The face, by Voyder is absolutely captivating. The whole bold piece is a fabulous taster for those arriving in Bedminster to discover some sensational street/graffiti art.

812. Albert Park (2)

One of the most famous graffiti landmarks in Bristol is in the heart of St Pauls, just off Ashley Road. It is now in its fourth incarnation (I think) and is of a camel, usually saying something in a speech bubble.

Feek and 3Dom, Albert Park, Bristol, May 2017
Feek and 3Dom, Albert Park, Bristol, May 2017

The piece is by Feek and 3Dom, and when the wall was recently rendered, I had my doubts that the camel would return, but return it did, and it is as fine as any of its predecessors.

Feek and 3Dom, Albert Park, Bristol, May 2017
Feek and 3Dom, Albert Park, Bristol, May 2017

I don’t quite know why there has been a succession of camels here, but as I said at the start, it has become something of a landmark. Increase the Peace.