Archive for the Street Art Category

DJ Derek

Posted in Artwork, Banksy, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2017 by lkthayer

Two Bristol legends just a stones throw away came under my radar. One I was seeking out and one by pure chance. The mural above “One Love” is a tribute to a local man well-known in Bristol as DJ Derek. My pure chance discovery was painted by Serp, Deam2, Piro and Rpm on the side of a house along Richmond Avenue. I only discovered this artwork in my search for a very faded Banksy nearby under the St Andrews Street sign.  Another bonus to the left of “One Love” is a Stewy full size stencil tribute to DJ Derek. Sadly Derek went missing in 2015 and was found dead eight months later in March 2016 aged 78. The story of the ex accountant turned reggae DJ can be found on these two links. https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/dj-dereks-death-confirmed-at-cribbs-causeway-1457700279/   https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/people/obituary-dj-derek/

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

BS3

Posted in arty farty, Graffiti, observation, Sticker, Street Art with tags , , , , , on August 17, 2017 by lkthayer

Snapped on a Bristol BS3 street sign by Mitch Hicks

What Banksy left behind at Upfest!

Posted in arty farty, Banksy, Graffiti, observation, Street Art with tags , , , on August 2, 2017 by lkthayer

Bristol born and bred.. Banksy! Just maybe he had to leave a smile!

Comment & snap by Mitch Hicks

Up there as my breast snap from Upfest!

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , on July 30, 2017 by lkthayer

This is a section of artwork I snapped being painted at the 2017 Upfest street art festival by the Berlin based Mezla. I came across Mezla painting in the park opposite the Ashton Gate football stadium. He told me he decided not to paint at his designated venue among the crowds,  but instead ventured into the park to paint a wall in a more peaceful environment… I don’t think many other visitors to Upfest will see his outstanding work… I’m so glad I took a stroll into the park and found him in action!!!! Mezla is an impressive cool artist that I hope we will see a lot more of…..

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

Street art in Iceland

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Collage, Graffiti, observation, Off The Wall, Sticker, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2017 by lkthayer

Lots of nice street art can be found in Iceland including D*FACE and ELLE snapped in Reykjavik. Other artist I can credit for snapping their street art are:  AGENT FRESCO,  EVOCA 1, ULFUR ULFUR, STROK, MAMMUT, NOT DEAD YET, KIDDY DUST, UGLY BOYS…. There are many  more murals that I could not snap due to not having enough time in Iceland. Well worth a visit but be warned Iceland is a very expensive country for eating drinking and accommodation!!!

Snaps & comment by Mitch Hicks

Check this one out mate!

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, innocent bystander, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , on May 21, 2017 by lkthayer

Work in progress from street artist Trafik along Pedley Street, off Brick Lane. Looks like this is going to be a real a stunner… Nice guy Trafik, he gave me a chocolate as I was snapping him with roller in hand painting the white squares. 

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

Flaming Easter

Posted in arty farty, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , on April 14, 2017 by lkthayer

I made this collage snap using two snaps  I took in London. One was taken in the Nomadic Community Gardens around a bonfire, the other snap was of artwork by Otto Schade stenciled onto a wall… Looking back on the photos taken during that day, I just had to blend them as the colours were vibrating out just burning to rise up like a phoenix.

Enjoy your hot cross buns folks!!!

Collage snap & comment by Mitch Hicks