2281. Norfolk Place (5)

Sometimes you’ve just got to go big and bold, and they don’t come much bigger and bolder than this fine piece of writing from Soker. This is a wall that doesn’t seem to change all that often, and is usually occupied by an ASK artist.

Soker, Norfolk Place, Bristol, April 2019
Soker, Norfolk Place, Bristol, April 2019

There is a lot to like about this piece which looks so graceful, clean and simple, but it takes a lot of skill and experience to pull off writing like this. The letter font is easy on the eye, and the green and white highlights help to give a 3D appearance, and the whole thing is set off on a nice background of cool colours and shapes. It is the pink touches that add just a little bit of class. A fine work.

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2275. M32 roundabout J3 (149)

Wahey! Another sensational Soap piece, and it seems like there is absolutely no stopping him at the moment… he’s on a roll. This is a crazy and eclectic piece that draws on a whole bunch of styles, patterns and colours to spell out SOAP.

Soap, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019
Soap, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019

I just get the feeling every time I see his work that there is a lot of joy going on at the moment and it really comes across in his work. With some artists you can spot angst or pain or sadness or perfectionism and so on, but Soap’s work simply screams out happiness.

 

 

2271. M32 roundabout J3 (148)

It would seem that artists from Cardiff like to swing by Bristol every now and again, and when they do come they tend to paint together, I suppose a bit of a paint jam on tour really. This is a really lovely piece by Unity, a graffiti writer I met at Upfest last year whose work I don’t get to see too often so it was nice to find this one down at the M32 roundabout.

Unity, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019
Unity, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2019

Her work is quite organic in appearance, and this piece looks almost edible, like icing on a cake or something. Unity blends her colours very nicely and this piece drops from yellow to brown to pink without any harsh lines. Great work. It is a pity we have to wait so long between visits.

Unity, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2018
Unity, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2018

2268. M32 Cycle path (28)

Ok, so another debut on Natural Adventures, this time a piece by Bnie. I have been aware of her work for quite a while and have several of her pieces in my archive (I’ll have to dig them out now, having broken the ice), but have just never posted any of them until now.

Bnie, M32 cycle path, Bristol, June 2019
Bnie, M32 cycle path, Bristol, June 2019

I believe she might have a Welsh connection, as I have seen her work alongside Smak before and also when Welsh crews come over to paint in Bristol her work is sometimes among them. She has a lovely touch and style to her work and this piece is beautifully filled. I wish I could do what these guys do, it just looks so good. I look forward to sharing more of her pieces and trying to find out a little bit more about her.

2265. Dean Lane skate park (220)

This lovely collaboration by paint amigos Laic217 and Cort is one of those ones that kind of passed the world by. I haven’t seen it at all on social media, and it might be that it was painted over shortly after completion and maybe I just got lucky.

Laic217, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2019
Laic217, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2019

On the left of the collaboration is a caracter piece by Laic complete with bucket hat and gold chain, and then to the right a rather tidy piece by Cort in his characteristic letter shapes with some decent fills and decorations. All in all a nice collaboration. Not sure the dog was all that impressed though.

Smak

A gallery of top drawer graffiti writing by Bristol’s artist Smak.

All photographs taken by Scooj.

Smak, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2019
Smak, M32 cycle path, Bristol, May 2019
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2019
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2019
Smak, Upper York Street, Bristol, April 2019
Smak, Upper York Street, Bristol, April 2019
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, April 2019
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, April 2019
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2019
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2019
Smak and Sled One, Nelson Street, Bristol, March 2019
Smak and Sled One, Nelson Street, Bristol, March 2019
Smak, Nelson Street, Bristol, March 2019
Smak, Nelson Street, Bristol, March 2019
Smak, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
Smak, Dean Lane, Bristol, February 2019
Smak, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Smak, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Smak, Lower Ashley Road, Bristol, January 2019
Smak, Lower Ashley Road, Bristol, January 2019
Smak, Wilder Street, Bristol, December 2018
Smak, Wilder Street, Bristol, December 2018
Smak, Wilder Street, Bristol, December 2018
Smak, Wilder Street, Bristol, December 2018
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 20189
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 20189
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2018
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2018
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2018
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2018
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, September 2018
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, September 2018
Smak, Tower Hill, Bristol, August 2018
Smak, Tower Hill, Bristol, August 2018
Smak, Tower Hill, Bristol, August 2018
Smak, Tower Hill, Bristol, August 2018
Smak, Ashton Road, Bristol, September 2018
Smak, Ashton Road, Bristol, September 2018
Smak, Hepburn Road, Bristol, March 2018
Smak, Hepburn Road, Bristol, March 2018
Smak, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2018
Smak, Moon Street, Bristol, March 2018
Sled One and Smak, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2016
Sled One and Smak, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2016
Smak, Raleigh Road, Bristol, January 2018
Smak, Raleigh Road, Bristol, January 2018
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2018
Smak, M32 roundabout, Bristol, January 2018
Smak, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, October 2017
Smak, M32 Cycle path, Bristol, October 2017
Smak, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Smak, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Smak, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Smak, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Smak, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2016
Smak, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2016
Smak, The Bearpit, Bristol, June 2017
Smak, The Bearpit, Bristol, June 2017

2264. M32 roundabout J3 (146)

I don’t know what I expected Elvs to look like before I met him but somehow it wasn’t what I saw. Maybe it was that he was much younger than I thought, but then isn’t everyone these days? I have been an admirer of Elvs’ work for a few years now, so it was great to catch him midway through doing a piece.

Elvs, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2019
Elvs, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2019

His work is so distinctive and intricate and appears to follow a general formula, the repetition of which, by his own admission, becomes recognisable as his work. I guess if you have done enough of these things you begin to master every curve and shadow and he seems to turn out perfect pieces every time. He didn’t seem to mind me chatting for a little while… it must be quite irritating having people asking inane questions, but if he was irritated he didn’t show it. Another great piece of graffiti writing from Elvs.