917. Moon Street (33)

Still nothing from Upfest 2017 yet…be patient.

It is always great to see new work in Moon Street, it seems to have slowed a little in recent months. There seems to be a general tendency by some artists to move away from the Stokes Croft area because of the density (in all senses of the word) of bombers and taggers. A pity really.

This is a fine quick piece by Boogie, and the second of three street pieces that he left as gifts during his short visit to the city recently.

 

This really is one of my favourite walls in Bristol, and even though somebody tried to sabotage the artists by screwing two doors to the wall it hasn’t made the blindest bit of difference. Rather it has become part of the texture of the wall. Boogie has obvious talent and class, and I really like the way he makes a feature out of the two Os in his name. A fine piece.

912. Upper York Street (8)

I’ve noticed that Ryder’s work just seems to be getting better and better lately. His use of colours and textures in his writing has gone on to a new level in recent months and this is a prime example of a classy piece.

Ryder, Upper York Street, Bristol, June 2017
Ryder, Upper York Street, Bristol, June 2017

This is a more complex design than some of his previous work and it is only just possible to make out the letters in this wildstyle piece. both the top blue and bottom yellow portions go through a colour/shade gradient vertically which creates an impressive effect. I am liking =his work more and more. Expect further posts.

909. Dean Lane skate park (67)

I wouldn’t have been able to post about this piece if I hadn’t been talking with Hire. He was finishing off a piece at the Deaner (to follow soon) and he pointed out this work to me as having been sprayed by one of his friends Soge.

Soge, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2017
Soge, Dean Lane, Bristol, July 2017

I have not come across Soge before, but it seems that he is another Polish graffiti artist hitting the streets of Bristol at the moment. This is a great piece of writing, spelling out SOGE in a rather Gothic style, sprayed over a blue brick wall backdrop. I am very much enjoying this cohort of young Polish graffiti artists in Bristol, they are bringing something different and interesting to the streets, and they seem to be very busy.

908. Jamaica Street (9)

Another piece from the crazy few days organised by Inkie for the Boogie Down Bristol event in Stokes Croft. This piece on the PRSC outdoor gallery is actually by Boogie – a German street artist and designer who now lives in Switzerland. I am not sure, but I think that the event was centred around him.

Boogie, Jamaica Street Bristol, July 2017
Boogie, Jamaica Street Bristol, July 2017

From talking to other graffiti artists, I believe Boogie is held in high esteem and is up there with some of the best in Europe. I am pleased to say that he left a few presents for the people of Bristol during his short trip to the city.

Boogie, Jamaica Street Bristol, July 2017
Boogie, Jamaica Street Bristol, July 2017

This is a really beautiful clean piece with loads of character. Great colours and nice to see the contrast of styles with the pink bubbly ‘oo’ lifted out from the rest of the writing. Some really nice drips too. I love it when visiting artists show us what they can do. It mixes things up a bit.

905. Bedminster

I am troubled by the fact that I have only really been aware of Lokey in the last three or four months, and yet I am now finding his pieces everywhere I look. Even though I am out and about photographing graffiti regularly, I still seem to be capable of missing so much.

Lokey, Bedminster, Bristol, July 2017
Lokey, Bedminster, Bristol, July 2017

Anyhow, his 3d writing is magnificent and I just don’t think I’ll tire of it. In this piece he has worked the writing over a colourful background of complementary colours. His white shading on the letters brings out the 3D effect, bringing out a kind of reflection. Clever work.

Lokey, Bedminster, Bristol, July 2017
Lokey, Bedminster, Bristol, July 2017

 

903. Jamaica Street (8)

There was a recent event held in Bristol, organised by Inkie, entitled ‘Boogie down Bristol’ held at the Full Moon pub. In the days either side of the event, a whole ton of graffiti art and street art went up in the Stokes Croft area.

Voyder, Jamaica Street, Bristol, July 2017
Voyder, Jamaica Street, Bristol, July 2017

The PRSC outdoor gallery was one of the walls sprayed. The middle section here is another high-quality piece from one of the best writers around Voyder.

Voyder, Jamaica Street, Bristol, July 2017
Voyder, Jamaica Street, Bristol, July 2017

Every piece he produces, and there have been quite a few recently, is a winner. Clean lines, great colour selections and an incredible eye for shading and shadows. Brilliant as always.

900. The Bearpit (79)

This is described by Smak as a ‘quick after school dub down the bearpit’, which was sprayed round about mid June 2017. I believe the piece is still there. Smak belongs to the Read and Weep (RAW) crew which includes Rusk, Ryder and T Rex amongst others. This is the first of his pieces that I have posted  and other than this Bombing Science blog post, I don’t know much about him.

Smak, The Bearpit, Bristol, June 2017
Smak, The Bearpit, Bristol, June 2017

Of course with all things like this, having seen one of his works, I have started seeing them around the place and in my archives. Expect more from Smak on this blog. He is clearly an accomplished writer and has a nice style with his letters. I particularly like the way he has filled the letters here, with an almost cosmic feel. Great stuff.