The Bristol street art scene has exploded in recent years and is even getting some local government support thanks to community organization via groups like the Peoples' Republic of Stokes Croft that cover Ashley Rd., Jamaica St. and Moon St. where art has been prevalent for years. I got to see some of the artists at work and to talk with Jake of the PRSC Gallery on Jamaica St.
|Lakota Club, Moon St.|
|King of Paint, Bear Pit|
|Mack Daddy's salon, Colston St.|
Although there's a lot of great work in my hometown, I did see a few derivatives that were stolen from well-publicized Californian artists. Notably, Sam Flores
' figure clothed in animal costume and the infamous Rick Ordonez
whose kitty cat graffiti got him locked up in L.A. It happens everywhere, but I was lil' surprised since the Internet reveals fakes pretty quickly. This was almost like when "Subway Art" first came to the UK and kids copied outlines!
Let your fingers do the walking
Here's an interactive map of my nearly 100 photos I created using C&B's *free* Mapaset
application. Just click on the red dots or the photos. (Unfortunately, on this page the scrolling photo bar is hidden, but click on this version
for the full experience!)
Labels: Banksy, Bristol, FLX, Graffiti, Inkie, Peoples' Republic of Stokes Croft, Subway Art