Over the last three or four months, Slakarts has been rather busy with his three-quarter profile throw-up character, and probably produced more of these than his regular and rather more complex faces. This one is on one of the tunnel entrances of the M32 roundabout. There is an interesting artefact of photography, light and paint in this piece… in the feature photograph you can see the ghosts of old graffiti underneath the white parts, but in the content photograph below, the white fill is simply white. Curious.
I rather like this one from Slakarts because it is a little bit more finessed than some of the others in this series. The black lines are clean and the blue outlines work very well indeed. More of these in the archive!
I shouldn’t think that I will be writing too many more posts from this end of Wilder Street in the future because behind this hoarding is a major new development (probably student accommodation) that is moving apace as the whole district becomes gentrified. In the meantime we can expect artists like Face 1st to continue decorating the hoardings until they come down.
This piece is going back to Face 1st basics, with a smiling girl with very big hair in blue and red spelling out FACE. From the look of it I would say that Face 1st probably sprayed this pretty quickly as all the elements are there, but the finessing isn’t quite what it could be. A lovely characterful piece nonetheless.
It seems that most places I look I find a piece by Pl8o, and they are usually superb too. He fits into a category alongside Phour of artists that I have only relatively recently posted on Natural Adventures, but whose work I have been photographing for quite a long while… a visit to the archives may well be on the cards.
Pl8o would appear to favour this spot and area of Bristol for his work although I have seen his writing elsewhere. This looks like a bit of a ‘quick one’ painted over at least two older pieces of writing – time to buff the wall I say. Even though the background is a bit messy and distracting, the shape and form of Pl8o’s letters is great – he has chosen some excellent letters/number to work with. I like this throw up, there is a sense of joy about it.
I can definitely say that is has been a joy to start finding new pieces dotted around Bristol, and I expect a surge of street/graffiti art over the coming weeks as artists come out of full lock down. Some will inevitable end up in my archive for another day, but I will try to post as many as I am able.
This is a super-quick one from Daz Cat in bright and cheerful colours. I really rather like it, and although it is definitely a little bit rough around the edges, it is a striking piece (and one I can use for a future Thurdsay doors post).
This ‘throw up’ (a very quickly sprayed freestyle piece) was crafted by Decay on the same day (Friday 8th April 2016) that I wrote about this piece.
It is very simple and also very powerful, Decay could have a career in logo design! The initials DK obviously have driven his ‘Decay’ moniker. This is a nice crisp striking piece in one of the tunnels at the Bearpit.
Unfortunately, this has been ‘taken out’ in the words of Decay as have nearly all the Bearpit tunnel pieces by a Bristol tagger called DBK. It is a pity, but this is what DBK does, and all the other artists know this and, I guess, just put up with it.
This is one of several tributes to Mibzy (Mibsy) (King of paint) that can be found in Bristol. More about Mibzy here.
This ‘burner’ (straightforward lettering or word) is attributed to Bristol artist Deamze, although I am having difficulty confirming it. It has been slapped up on a derelict shop front. Looking at earlier photographs of this tribute on the Interweb, shows just how rapidly this building is crumbling. A forgotten side street, but Mibzy is not forgotten.