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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.