I took this picture on a sunny day back in September 2015. This wall is a collaboration between Soker and Cheo, each with their own distinct style. Soker and his wildstyle burner and Cheo spraying a cartoon and the signature bee.
I would guess that Cheo’s work is a selfie of the two of them, but this is only a guess.
This is my second attempt at publishing this post…something horrible happened and the draft I saved completely disappeared.
Soker is a Bristol-based graffiti writer who has been active since the 1980s and is well known for his work all around the city. He specialises in wildstyle burners and is not much bothered with making money from his works.
This wall is sited just off North Street, the main hub of Upfest 2015. Soker belongs to the ASK crew and KTF (After School Klub and Keeping Things Fresh respectively).
I am beginning to appreciate more these wildstyle murals, and will feature them more in my posts.
It has been a beautiful, cold, blue-sky day today, so I set off for St Pauls to discover some of the street art I haven’t yet seen. There is so much in the area and I really only scratched the surface. There appear to be a few crews who work the area, and there is an even spread of commissioned work, permitted work and illegal spraying.
This wall in particular caught the eye. It was painted in early June 2012 by the PWA Crew (Pirate Wall Art). The crew includes Face F1st, Soap, Drest, Sikoh, Luvm and Meta. It will take me a while to work out who paints what in this crew, but the angel face, top left, is by Face F1st and the top right face is by Drest.
What I particularly like about this mural is the beautiful floral patterning that appears on all four elements. I look forward to uncovering more of their stuff.
The PWA crew also have a vibrant Facebook page which is well worth a visit.
Another large mural from Zase and Dekor just off the Gloucester Road in Bishopston.
I’m not sure how long it has been here, but I live nearby, and I can’t recall seeing it before.
I would love to know the backstory to this one. The wasps are beautifully sprayed and the movement in their wings cleverly portrayed. As usual we have the trademark Zase wildstyle signature taking up a large part of the piece, but not dominating it.