4283. Franklyn Lane

I rarely post pieces by artists that I can’t name, but sometimes I feel that I just have to, especially if the likelihood of me ever finding out who they are are practically nil. This beautiful traditional Indian art is tucked away in a back street in St Paul’s, and has recently been repainted/repaired.

Unknown artist, Franklyn Lane, Bristol, February 2022
Unknown artist, Franklyn Lane, Bristol, February 2022

I’m sure these artworks have a name, but I don’t know what it is. Whatever they are called doesn’t matter too much, because this is just stunning. The quality and detail of the piece are outstanding. Simply brilliant, and I honour the artist whoever they are.

Unknown artist, Franklyn Lane, Bristol, February 2022
Unknown artist, Franklyn Lane, Bristol, February 2022

3313. River Avon (7)

Lots of unknowns about this amazing piece on the Avon River pathway. I have no idea who the artist is and I don’t know how long it has been there, but judging from the fact that it looks pretty fresh and clean and the subject, it might be a recent Halloween piece.

Dabuten Tronko, River Avon, Bristol, November 2020
Dabuten Tronko, River Avon, Bristol, November 2020

Set on a blue and red broad-striped background this fabulously painted Satan face with enormous horns stands out a mile. The artwork is immaculate and this has been sprayed by an accomplished artist. The hand and spray can spewing out blue paint add a perfect finishing touch to the wall. The word MAFIA at the bottom right doesn’t help with identification. I am irritated that I can’t place the artist, especially as there is something familiar about the style that I simply can’t pin down. Too good not to post. I got there in the end, it is by Dabuten Tronko… see comments below.

3265. Brunel Way bridge (66)

I must admit to being very taken by this piece on the wall facing the river, and I have absolutely no idea who the artist is. If I find out at any time I will add the name in because I don’t like posting pieces by unknown artists, but sometimes they are just too good to leave in the archive.

Artist unknown, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2020
Artist unknown, Brunel Way, Bristol, October 2020

To me the whole thing simply screams out Matisse with perhaps a touch of Miro, maybe Chagall and is worthy of hanging in any fine art gallery, but is also worthy of a wider reach and audience alongside the Bristol Avon. A lovely piece of abstract street art.