742. M32 roundabout, J3 (35)

I haven’t seen much of Sled One for a while…apart from the man eating fridge piece…so it was nice to come across this wildstyle work on the M32 roundabout at the start of April.

Sled One, M32 roundabout, Bristol, April 2017
Sled One, M32 roundabout, Bristol, April 2017

I can’t help that the piece is Easter chocolate egg inspired. The colours of purple and gold, reminiscent of Cadbury branding, and the chocolate brown colours definitely have that Easter egg look about them.

Sled One, M32 roundabout, Bristol, April 2017
Sled One, M32 roundabout, Bristol, April 2017

So the story here is to write a wildstyle piece in the theme of Easter eggs, and I think Sled One has cracked it…sorry.

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689. Church Road top (2)

This is the second half of the wall referred to in the previous post, which accompanies Cheo’s work. This right hand side in the beautiful wildstyle writing so typical of Soker. It is a lovely piece and like it’s neighbour, really crisp and sharp.

Soker, Church Road, Bristol, March 2017
Soker, Church Road, Bristol, March 2017

Soker’s work is very distinctive and I have yet to see a piece by him which I think is a bit rubbish or below par. He always seems to turn out excellent work…an artist on the top of his game.

Soker, Church Road, Bristol, March 2017
Soker, Church Road, Bristol, March 2017

 

687. Upper York Street (5)

This is a quick one from Whysayit in Upper York Street, replacing one he had there before. It is also a quick one from me. I like Whysayit’s work, and the way that he fist his moniker into the space available, always retaining his characteristic ‘font’. While not his best or most colourful piece, it is still skilfully worked.

Whysayit, Upper York Street, Bristol, January 2016
Whysayit, Upper York Street, Bristol, January 2016

648. Upfest 2016 (97)

In the car park of the Tobacco Factory, the far left area of wall space was taken up by the Spanish artist Rudiart. Reading from the Upfest notes, it seems that Rudiart began painting in the streets of Cacares in the early 90s, but the City simply wasn’t ready for this kind of art, so by the end of the decade he moved on to Madrid.

Rudiart, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Rudiart, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

Since that time he has grown as an artist and travels around Europe to different festivals, exhibitions and events.

Rudiart, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Rudiart, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

I managed to take pictures of his work on both days of the festival, and he was in full flow with spraying on the Saturday.

Rudiart, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Rudiart, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

This piece comes in two halves. On the right is some wildstyle writing with a heavy 3D effect, something of a specialisation for Rudiart.

Rudiart, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Rudiart, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

On the left hand side of the piece he paints a futuristic scene depicting a lady in a spacesuit, with a rather nice ‘R’ on her cap.

Rudiart, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Rudiart, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

The two halves come together nicely, although I don’t have a very good picture of the whole. His Facebook page is worth a quick look, and he did post a decent picture of the whole piece in one shot. Nice to see him at the festival.

 

560. Armada Place (9)

Well this pair is a rather good collaboration of wildstyle writing from Whysayit and Nero. Whysayit’s work can be found dotted all over Bristol, and as well as these more elaborate burners, he does his fair share of tagging too. The colours are very easy on the eye and the translucent effect really clever.

Whysayit, Armada Place, Bristol, December 2016
Whysayit, Armada Place, Bristol, December 2016
I have seen a few of Whysayit’s pieces, but this is the first I have seen of Nero, and I have not been able to find out any more that I can add to this post, having trawled the Interweb. In time I will have more to report.

Whysayit, Armada Place, Bristol, December 2016
Whysayit, Armada Place, Bristol, December 2016
In my view, this is top drawer graffiti writing, but by many it will be discarded, overlooked or disapproved of. That is the nature of urban art.

Nero, Armada Place, Bristol, December 2016
Nero, Armada Place, Bristol, December 2016

558. Old Bread Street (9)

This is a piece I photographed back in 2016, as are most of my posts at the moment…something that I fear will be happening for quite some while yet. It is a fine wildstyle piece by the irrepressible Deamze (Tom Deams) whose website is here, and is essential reading for those who want to understand why people choose a name and spray paint it.

Deamze, Old Bread street, Bristol, September 2016
Deamze, Old Bread street, Bristol, September 2016
This piece, on a purple background, is typical of his work, with beautifully constructed shards, shapes and colours coming together to form the whole. The geometric precision comes across as being effortless, but is technically brilliant. It is always great to find these.

Deamze, Old Bread street, Bristol, September 2016
Deamze, Old Bread street, Bristol, September 2016

544. M32 Roundabout J3 (26)

Another nice piece by Deamze on the M32 roundabout wall, on the St Pauls side, from back in July 2016. It is quite an unusual piece, rather stylised and reminiscent of stained glass.

Deamze, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, June 2016
Deamze, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, June 2016
It is not my favourite piece by Deamze and I can’t put my finger on why that might be. Possibly the background colour clashes a bit with the colours in the piece. Or maybe it is missing a cartoon character popping out somewhere. Technically beautifully worked though.

Deamze, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, June 2016
Deamze, M32 Roundabout, Bristol, June 2016