11. Small Street

In a small alley close to the NW end of Small Street is an intriguing wheatpaste by Kid Crayon. I am noticing more and more of his street art in Bristol, and rather enjoy his approach. I don’t know what it is called, but ‘blue face’ might have to do for now.

Kid Crayon, Small Street, Bristol, August 2015
Kid Crayon, Small Street, Bristol, August 2015

Kid Crayon describes himself as an illustrator or animator, but works mostly as a street artist. He considers the aesthetics, subject matter and location of a particular work, and indeed his locations tend to be low key and slightly off the beaten track.

Most of KC’s work are wheatpastes, which until I went to Paris this Spring, I had little time for, but am becoming rather fond of. I will post more. One has already been the subject of a haiku I wrote a few weeks back (20. Wheatpaste).

Kid Crayon, Small Street, Bristol, August 2015
Kid Crayon, Small Street, Bristol, August 2015

KC tends to sign his works with his initials reversed and the K mirrored.

 

 

 

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9. Cottrell Road

This is one of several spectacular murals by Zase in Bristol. Zase, originally from Slovakia now operates out of Bristol, and runs a business called Zase Design.

Zase and Dekor, Cottrell Street, Bristol, August 2015
Zase and Dekor, Cottrell Street, Bristol, August 2015

Most of his works are large and bold, and generally pleasing to the eye. The site of this mural is fantastic, and it will be seen by thousands of people heading for Tesco or Ikea every day.

Zase and Dekor, Cottrell Street, Bristol, August 2015
Zase and Dekor, Cottrell Street, Bristol, August 2015

Dekor is a French muralist specialising in photorealism. He often works on large murals with Zase. He also has interests in the hip hop culture for which Bristol is famous.

Zase and Dekor, detail, Cottrell Street, Bristol, August 2015
Zase and Dekor, detail, Cottrell Street, Bristol, August 2015

It is also great to see that, although it has been here for a few years, it has remained clean. It is also interesting to note that Zase’s contact address is also in Cotterell Road.

Zase and Dekor, detail, Cottrell Street, Bristol, August 2015
Zase and Dekor, detail, Cottrell Street, Bristol, August 2015

The marine theme and large scale make this a favourite.

8.5/10

 

 

 

 

8. North Street, midway

This is the first post from North Street, the home of Upfest 2015. There will be dozens more to come.

This wonderful and humorous conflation of Minions and Pulp Fiction is really striking, and is an extension of the original Banksy Pulp Fiction piece.

Angus, North Street, Bristol, July 2015
Angus, North Street, Bristol, July 2015

It is by another Bristol artist, Angus, who has only been creating works on the street for about a year. He is known for bringing well-known characters and objects into his work.

I really like this.

Banana!

8/10

7. Trenchard Street, the one-way bit

This wheatpaste is a recent addition, slapped on a rather over-tagged door hoarding in the one-way section between the back entrance of Colston Hall and Colston Street in Bristol.

I have no idea who it is by, but it appears to have been initialled IM. I have tried to find out who this is, but not had much success.

IM? Trenchard Street, Bristol, July 2015
IM? Trenchard Street, Bristol, July 2015

There is something rather peculiar and sad about the face that I like. I’ll certainly be looking out for more.

7/10