2568. M32 roundabout J3 (178)

It took me three visits to this wall to be able to get some decent photographs of the fine collaboration from Laic217, Ugar and Cory. The solution to my photography problems was to visit the spot on an overcast day. On Autumn sunny days, there is a high risk of shadows from the trees and shrubs being cast across the wall.

Laic217, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Laic217, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019

Laic217 has once again excelled with this fabulous skeleton with a boogie box over his shoulder, a common motif for his pieces. He has once again shown his mastery of painting materials and fabrics with the skeleton’s jacket. Lovely work.

Ugar, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Ugar, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019beautifully filled piece of graffiti writing.

Ugar, who pretty much always paints his name, even though I have seen a couple of character pieces some time ago, has given us characteristically brilliantly filled letters, something that he excels at.

Cort, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Cort, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019

The third piece in this collaboration is by Cort and rather like Ugar’s piece is creatively and imaginatively filled and decorated. His letters though are a bit of a moveable feast and in this instance he has spelled out CORTOS.

Laic217, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Laic217, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019

From my perspective the Laic217 piece wins the day, it is simply so good and the artist just gets stronger and stronger.

2510. Dean Lane skate park (254)

I have always liked Ugar’s work which he consistently turns out to a high standard. I remember that I first saw his work in The Bearpit (RIP) as part of a collaboration with Kid Crayon in which he painted a dog, I think. Nearly everything else I have seen from him since has been graffiti writing. I’d love to see him do some character pieces again.

Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019
Ugar, Dean Lane, Bristol, September 2019

This is a nicely thought out piece that is largely contained in an orange backdrop, but is itself quite plain. Somehow the whole thing comes together well though. One of the things I like abut Ugar is that his letters are rarely uniform and so his writing often takes on quite an organic appearance. Can’t believe I have only met him once.

2305. New Stadium Road (15)

I think that Ugar is a much unrecognised and perhaps underrated graffiti writer in Bristol. His work is always neat and tidy and his fills usually imaginative and skilfully painted, but I rarely see photographs of his work in the digital ‘datasphere’. One reason may be that he is probably just less well known than other more established artists, or my perception might simply be wrong.

Ugar, New Stadium Road, Bristol, June 2019
Ugar, New Stadium Road, Bristol, June 2019

This little pedestrian underpass is one of my least favourite places to take pictures because of the uneven light conditions, but this one hasn’t turned out too badly. Ugar’s writing is always unsymmetrical but nonetheless recognisable, his letters being of various sizes and not conforming to a grid. But it is his decorations and fills that really set this artist apart from others, he seems to have a talent for nailing this element of his work. Keep it up Ugar.

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.

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.