One of my all-time favourite street artists is Dan Kitchener (DANK), and I am absolutely in love with the Japan-inspired work he does. You can imagine how thrilled I was when I heard he would be painting an epic wall really close to where I live in Bristol. When I went along at the beginning of Upfest the work had barely begun (well, the wall had been painted entirely black, but there was only an outline of what was to come).
A little later some colour had been filled in, but there was still a long way to go.
Finally this week I noticed it had been finished – and it was worth the wait!
Wow. Just wow.
Incidentally, limited edition hand finished prints of ‘The Queen of Neon’ are currently available from the Upfest Gallery and online here. They are a very reasonable price… I just wish I could justify it to myself!
Last weekend saw Upfest, Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival, return to Bristol. The weather could have been better, but the artists did not disappoint! I’m still editing and uploading all my pictures, but for now here’s one of my favourites. This is by L7m, a Brazilian street artist I had not heard of before. Isn’t it fabulous?
Here is the work in progress…
I recently spotted this fantastic piece of street art by Dale Grimshaw called ‘2 Worlds’ in Bristol. Isn’t it cool?
Spotted these cretins the other day…
This mural was part of Upfest 2013.
I spotted a few painted vehicles at Upfest the other weekend – aren’t they cool?
I discovered lots of new artists at Upfest last weekend, and one of those was graffiti artist and rapper Airborne Mark. I really liked his work, which was all themed on flight and, well, being airborne. Airborne Mark is concerned with “Painting Songs, Singing Pictures For Eternity and Beyond“.
Much to my surprise and delight, another piece appeared really close to where I live! I feel like it’s my very own piece and I’m so happy I can see it every day!