2094. The Bearpit (179)

More cubist doodling from Panskaribas in The Bearpit. In this piece we see one of his characters at a record deck on a magnificent red pink and white swirly background. I really like his work, especially as it is quite original and unlike anything else in Bristol at the moment.

Panskaribas, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2019
Panskaribas, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2019

There is a quirkiness and humour in his pieces and a kind of movement too. Because his characters are not instantly obvious, you have to work quite hard to make out the features which keeps your eyes busy dancing around the whole piece to make sense of it. Loving the work of Panskaribas.

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2093. Lawrence Hill roundabout (6)

It seems that I have been a bit of a latecomer to the Lawrence Hill roundabout tunnels… well you can’t be everywhere can you? Although most of the graffiti in the tunnels is nothing to write home about, there are a few decent pieces, including this wonderful collaboration between Tasha Bee and Face 1st.

Tasha Bee and Face 1st, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, February 2019
Tasha Bee and Face 1st, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, February 2019

I like it when these two collaborate as their preferred soft-tone colour pallets and line drawings match so very well – there seems to be a good fusion of styles, which can’t be said for all collaborations. Peace and love.

2092. Brunel Way Bridge (13)

What a fabulous piece under Brunel Way by the distinctive Sepr. I love his work, which is so easy on the eye and has a strong retro cartoon feel to it. Part of an ASK paint jam, this piece features a dog in a smart suit performing with a little human glove puppet.

Sepr, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, March 2019
Sepr, Brunel Way bridge, Bristol, March 2019

Sepr’s work pretty much always raises a smile and is always of such high quality. It is easy to see his tattoo artist roots in his clean lines and original designs. Truly one of Bristol’s very best artists and he keeps on turning out outstanding work.

2091. M32 roundabout J3 (132)

There is no getting away from the fact that Smak is a brilliant graffiti artist and character street artist. He is also going through what I would call a productive and creative phase. This lovely piece of graff writing is on one of the walls at the M32 roundabout which seems to have quite a high turnover at the moment.

Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2019
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2019

The colour selection set on a black background is superb, and the little yellow flashes make the piece stand out just that little bit more. It’s amazing what these guys can do with a spray can.

Thursday doors

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Well I’m back from my short holiday in the French Alps, and have a few doors from there to share with you, but probably in a week or two. This week I am going to share five Bristol doors from alms houses and public houses… both rich veins to tap when searching for some door action.

Seeing these doors, which I consider to be fairly ordinary, as I publish them makes me realise that it is all too easy to take things for granted – one or two of them are crackers.

Enjoy…

Pub door (but not the main entrance), Bristol, March 2019
Pub door (but not the main entrance), Bristol, March 2019
Pub door, Bristol, March 2019
Pub door, Bristol, March 2019
Pub door, Bristol, March 2019
Pub door, Bristol, March 2019
Alms house door, Bristol, March 2019
Alms house door, Bristol, March 2019

Many more doors to be admired by following the links at the end of the brilliant Norm 2.0 blog: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

Until next time,

Scooj.

 

2090. Queen Charlotte Street (1)

The rewards for wandering around without a plan can be enormous, and after a long while of knowing about this piece I eventually found it quite by accident when I decided to walk down a street I rarely visit.

Tim Marsh, Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol, March 2019
Tim Marsh, Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol, March 2019

It is by the magnificent Tim Marsh, who I think lives in Barcelona, and who was a visitor to Upfest 2018. As with many artists who come to Bristol for the festival, Tim Marsh gave the city with this little ‘present’, and very kind of him to do so too. This piece looks like it might be the Queen wearing a kind of colourful Banksy mask… it could of course be something else completely. Typical of his work are the colourful geometric patterns that fill the space around his subjects. Thank you Tim.

2089. Hotwell Road (2)

Life is so full of surprises, and this piece by Silent Hobo rounded off a fantastic walk around Bristol during which I found several artworks completely new to me. The piece is tucked away on the side of a shop, and easily missed if you approach it from the wrong direction without looking back.

Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, March 2019
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, March 2019

In this piece we see a fabulous blend of urban landscape in the form of the M32 and nature trying to get a grip from the ground upwards. The beautiful girl seems to be caught in the middle of the natural world and development… something of a conundrum for us all.

Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, March 2019
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, March 2019

I love the work of Silent Hobo, particularly his characters who seem to have so much soul and mystery about them. This is a magnificent and somewhat unexpected piece.