Bristol Street Art – ‘See No Evil 2012’

In August, 2012, a fresh new set of graffiti artists took to the streets of Bristol, to update its recently launched ‘See No Evil’ street art project. Apparently this is the largest outdoor gallery in the UK, and probably one of the largest in Europe. Artists from all over the world are invited to go crazy with their spray cans, and decorate an otherwise ‘dead & concrete’ area of the city centre.

I will admit I am not usually a fan of this style of work, but some of these are very dramatic, and not the usual kind of thing you think of when the word ‘graffiti’ is mentioned. Banksy has fuelled this culture in this city, and many seem to be embracing it. I think it can only be a good thing when something as ugly as a 1960’s concrete building, is transformed into something so colourful and eye-catching.

Unfortunately Bristol is also known for its dodgy weather. There is one large work here, which I am curious to know if it was intentional for the paint to run so obviously down the walls! I hope so, otherwise someone is probably not a very happy street artist!

My favourite, being more of a minimalist fan, is the building seen in the last photo, I love the simplicity and the geometry 🙂

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~ by fmvt on August 30, 2012.

One Response to “Bristol Street Art – ‘See No Evil 2012’”

  1. This type of project is insanely awesome. I would love it if my town had this kind of artistic gathering to make a great work(s) of art.

    Lindsey

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