1608. Dean Lane skate park (145)

A nice chrome piece from Cort in Dean Lane and one that incorporates an interesting decoration in the middle, the black lines with circles at the end, which reminds me of the work of the magnificent Joan Miro.

Cort, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2018
Cort, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2018

When I see Cort pieces, I am alwaus on the look out for Laic217, as they often paint together, but not on this occasion. I know little about the artist, but he seems to be a little overlooked on the scene, in spite of some really terrific work.

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1607. St Werburghs tunnel (31)

You wait for ages to see a piece by Mr Klue, and then two come along at once. I love the style that Mr Klue uses, both his colour selections which are often in these blues and purples and his abstract style.

Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Mr Klue, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018

I think that this piece is also a very clever bit of writing, although I might be reading too much into it. I think that I can make out the letters KLUE, but it might just be wishful thinking.

1605. The Bearpit (152)

Tireless and irrepressible, words I am sure I have used to describe Mr Draws in the past. His habit must cost him an absolute fortune in paint. Until I had a go myself, I hadn’t realised how much paint one can get through to cover quite a small area of wall.

Mr Draws, The Bearpit, July 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, July 2018

This quick one in the Bearpit has an interesting ‘bleed’ from the shadow into the letters, giving it the effect of degrading in front of our eyes. More to come from Mr Draws, before he moves to Germany.

1591. Dean Lane skate park (142)

I have always been rather fond of Hire’s work, it is wildstyle writing with a gothic twist. In this piece I am not certain, but it looks like he might have written HIRE in reverse, more likely though is that he has written something else altogether – writing can be very tough to read at times.

Hire, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018
Hire, Dean Lane, Bristol, January 2018

I like the colours he has selected and the depth of shading on his spiky letters. He’s also created a nice background, although it ends rather abruptly on the left hand side. Maybe he ran out of paint? A nice one from January.

1587. St Werburghs tunnel (27)

A whole bunch of artists from PWA and some others had a bit of a paint jam in St Werburghs tunnel a couple of weekends ago. This amazing piece of writing is from an artist I featured  for the first time only a few weeks ago, jon Sikoh.

Sikoh, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018
Sikoh, St Werburghs, Bristol, July 2018

I think this is a stunning piece of 3D writing, thin and angular, with beautiful and subtle shadings. The decorations surrounding the piece help to fill in the surrounding sea of blue. Sikoh is a very tallented artist and I look forward to seeing more from him.

Strike one off the bucket list

 

With spraycan in hand

two hours of heavenly joy;

ah! the smell of paint.

 

by Scooj

 

  • At last I got my hands dirty today, or at least I didn’t because I had to wear horrible rubber gloves. Ths is my very first time holding a spraycn after being given some basic instruction by the lovely Loch Ness. It did not turn out quite how I wanted, but it has left me with an unquenchable thirst for more. Finding the time, the wall and affording the paint are going to be my next challanges. I have lots of ideas in my head, and everyone says it is all about practice. A red letter day.
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018
Scooj, Upfest shop, 8 July 2018

1576. M32 roundabout J3 (89)

I haven’t seen a new Voyder piece for ages, so was very excited when I knew this one had been painted at the M32 roundabout. Unfortunately this is one of the spots that is obscured by the sun and shade effect from the adjacent trees. Now I love trees as much as the next man, but not when they do this to sensational graffiti art works like this one.

Voyder, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2018
Voyder, M32 roundabout, Bristol, June 2018

Even with the variable light conditions on this piece it is possible to see the sheer excellence of this top writers talent. Once again we see a return of his neon squiggle that he draws so perfectly and balances off the whole piece of writing. I have run out of superlatives to describe just how good this guy is – perhaps it is just better to look and marvel.