4024. Dean Lane skate park (435)

` There is something rather nice about finding Tuco pieces. They don’t appear all that often and never seem to hang around for too long, often on account of the fact that the walls he chooses to paint have a high turnover.

Tuco, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2021
Tuco, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2021

I love this picture. A deep blue sky, one of my favourite walls, a nicely buffed grey background and the bright ‘Tuco-green’ he seems to favour, shouting out TUCO! Nothing pretentious or showy, just a banging shout. The smiley just rounds off the whole thing perfectly. More of your joy please Tuco.

3047. Dean Lane skate park (331)

Oh it has been such a long time, but definitely worth the wait. This piece by Tuco is characteristically cheerful and bright. It is amazing how artists can convey different moods using just letters and colours. This piece says to me ‘fun’.

Tuco, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2020
Tuco, Dean Lane, Bristol, June 2020

I guess like many of us Tuco is a busy man and just doesn’t get to paint very often which is a shame. The use of two shades of green combined with the pinks and white all set on, and contrasting well with, a blue background gives this piece an air of confidence and ease. Great work… come back soon.

725. Dean Lane skate park (39)

A straight forward burner in great colours by Tuco, a Bristol street artist who is perhaps less prolific than some of the others around. He has gone to some effort for this piece of work, rolling the background in black before moving onto his letters.

Tuco, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2017
Tuco, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2017

This is a beautifully sprayed piece with really crisp lines and lovely filling and shapes. This is the first piece of his that I have seen since his Upfest 2016 piece.

353. Upfest 2016 (12)

This is an interesting piece by one of the more enigmatic Bristol street artists, Tuco. He is both an artist and an appreciator of the art of others and his Instagram feed is full of pieces by other artists. He likes to paint with green, and for Upfest he created a great image of Gilbert – a children’s television character from a programme called ‘Get Fresh‘ from the mid 1980s. It is interesting that he started to paint in 1984 and appears still to be influenced in his work by the period.

Tuco, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Tuco, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

I rather like his Instagram profile that reads ‘Some of the stuff is by me. Some of the stuff isn’t by me. I like sausages and booze. You can like want you want! I’M FRIGHTENED OF BATS. #graffiti‘. I will be looking out for more of his work…if I can find it.