2201. M32 Cycle path (26)

I have only met Ugar once and I remember him being a quiet and affable fellow. His work seems to crop up in all the main spots around Bristol, but this is the first piece I have seen along the M32 cycle path. Until recently, this spot became a bit of a ‘dead’ area because a tract of the path had been fenced off for development work. Since it re-opened about a month ago, turnover here has increased dramatically.

Ugar, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2019
Ugar, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2019

Ugar, in my view, has an extraordinary talent for filling his letters. His writing tends to be fairly organic and un-uniform, which makes it identifiable, but it is his unique variety of fills that scream out a Ugar piece. Always good and always interesting.

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2133. Dean Lane skate park (203)

This, I think, is the largest Ugar piece I have seen to date. It is on the large single wall in Dean Lane that has played host to some truly magnificent pieces over the years. Ugar’s writing style is rather unusual, being quite organic and irregular, but it is his fills that lift him above the ordinary.

Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019
Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2019

He decorates his letters with an array of patterns, swirls, bubbles, subtle shadings and lines that provides his unique finish to each of his pieces. I like the work of this Hungarian artist very much, and this one is worth a long hard look.

2070. Dean Lane skate park (198)

Back now to some Bristol street art after my brief excursion to Shoreditch in London with this fine writing by Ugar. I haven’t seen too much of his work of late, but this is a wonderful piece painted alongside a Laic217 piece back in November 2018.

Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2018
Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2018

His style is highly distinctive with asymmetric lettering and wonderfully creative fills and decorations, the letters spelling out UGAR. I like his rather organic and unconventional approach to writing.

1610. Dean Lane skate park (146)

I haven’t seen much from Ugar recently other than this chrome piece at Dean Lane. I like the way that writers are constantly practicing and refining their lettering and details.

Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018
Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018

I have only met Ugar one time, and it was in this exact spot, I think that he favours the relative safety of spraying at Dean Lane. I have seen his work at The Bearpit, but only collaborations with Kid Crayon.

1496. Dean Lane skate park (126)

Not too long after Kid Crayon painted his 420 piece (which included a tribute for my dad ‘RIP Gledders’) this collaboration between NEVERGIVEUP and Ugar went up across the bottom half of the wall.

Nevergiveup and Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018
Nevergiveup and Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018

I think this might be the first time this pairing have worked together, although I know Kid Crayon and Ugar have worked together before. Well this is a rather attractive collaboration with some writing from Ugar bookended by NEVERGIVEP’s rather cute bunnies.

Nevergiveup and Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018
Nevergiveup and Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2018

The writing from Ugar (which spells out UGAR) is typically ornate and the fill he has used is in a style that immediately identifies the artist. Not many other artists in Bristol use the same kind of patterns, he really has a unique style.Of course the bunnies are fun and nicely done, balancing the piece nicely. I don’t think I will ever tire of NEVERGIVEUP’s rabbits.

1456. Dean Lane skate park (120)

Ugar is becoming something of a regular down at Dean Lane skate park, and his writing really stands out due to his unusual and irregular letters but particularly because of the fill style he uses.

Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018
Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018

I am building up quite a good photographic collection of his work and I am enjoying watching his development as an artist. This is small but perfectly formed, a nice piece.

1427. Dean Lane skate park (117)

Ugar is a promising young artist, originally from Budapest but now living in Bristol, whose unique style of writing is getting better and better. It is the organic nature of his letters and the kind of marbelling effect he uses to fill them that stands out in his work.

Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018
Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018

This piece , which is really rather beautiful, is on the curved wall at Dean Lane and has been well prepped and uses the wall to its full potential – not all work here is afforded the same thoughtful approach. I am enjoying watching Ugar develop.