95. New John Street (2)

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.

Soker and Cheo, New John Street, Bristol, September 2015
Soker and Cheo, New John Street, Bristol, September 2015

I would guess that Cheo’s work is a selfie of the two of them, but this is only a guess.

Soker and Cheo, New John Street, Bristol, September 2015
Soker and Cheo, New John Street, Bristol, September 2015

7/10

 

84. New John Street (1)

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.

Soker, New John Street, Bristol
Soker, New John Street, Bristol

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).

Soker, New John Street, Bristol
Soker, New John Street, Bristol

I am beginning to appreciate more these wildstyle murals, and will feature them more in my posts.

6.5/10

71. Wilder Street

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.

PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015
PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015

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.

Face F1st, PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015
Face F1st, PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015

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.

PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015
PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015

The PWA crew also have a vibrant Facebook page which is well worth a visit.

PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015
PWA, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2015

7.5/10

10. Claremont Road

Another large mural from Zase and Dekor just off the Gloucester Road in Bishopston.

Zase and Dekor, Claremont Road, Bristol, August 2015
Zase and Dekor, Claremont Road, Bristol, August 2015

I’m not sure how long it has been here, but I live nearby, and I can’t recall seeing it before.

Zase and Dekor, Claremont Road, Bristol, August 2015
Zase and Dekor, Claremont Road, Bristol, August 2015

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.

Zase and Dekor, Claremont Road, Bristol, August 2015
Zase and Dekor, Claremont Road, Bristol, August 2015

A good mural.