Brink Street Fusion, Kenilworth

DSCF0502I was very kindly offered a ride down to Kenilworth, well I couldn’t pass up on a trip to the¬†second Brink – Street Fusion event there now could I? A fantastic turnout, again and we even had the weather on our side this time. ūüôā ¬†Got there early afternoon and everything was in full swing. Skank did a signature piece on clingfilm.¬†DSCF0505Impressive work from Zooki.¬†DSCF0522Curly, SSOSVA, so secret I never even saw him!DSCF0535The Man himself, bloody vandal!¬†DSCF0583Great to meet SPZero76, love this.DSCF0616 StitchIt’s all going on.DSCF0619Crom, I’m sure this guy lives in an alternate dimension, stunning stuff.¬†DSCF0676Hush, always good to see a master in action.¬†DSCF0695Color x Pawski x Foundry, Sheffield represents with excellent style as aways! DSCF0720 StitchGhost x Crom x Reko x Hush x SPZero76, completed wall, well almost.¬†DSCF0732Ghost Town Entertainment Crew, hip hop is not generally my bag, but these guys were phenomenal.DSCF0751 StitchWingy x N4T4, who ever knew that Roland Rat could partner such a stunner.DSCF0768Interesting Sci-fi piece from¬†Dynamix.DSCF0773Dopey, like this much. DSCF0779 Stitch Fascinating to watch this luscious lady by Georgie come to life. DSCF0783Oner produced a corker. DSCF0572The lovely¬†Skema, prolific as always only managed to do¬†2 pieces this time, must be slowing down ūüėČDSCF0747¬†It was a grand day out, all hail to ‘Mr Brink’ – Tim for pulling it all together, again. More please! ūüôā

Street Fusion, Brink,Kenilworth, May 11th

 

 

Managed to bag a lift with some Sheffield chaps in a car with a wankel engine and off we went to Kenilworth.

DSCF9225It should be standard at these events that the name of the artist is written on the wall where they are to paint, so that I know who they are, I was very pleased. Tim at Brink Contemporary Arts is very good at this kind of thing, organising a cracking event and making people happy.

DSCF9446Good to see Kilo Sinstars Fba in action last time I saw him was at a jam in Sheffield last year.

DSCF9524Steve Edwards lovely guy with a distinctive style, nice to put a face to a name.

DSCF9586Binty Bint wore the smartest and most co-ordinated outfit on the day really nice to see her do her stuff. Camz and Moe. new to me, did 2 great pieces and I will be looking out for them in the future. Oh, and yes we had the odd spell of rain.

DSCF9606Tokes, Rascal, Apps, Reas, Kilo, Skema, Hush, Crom, Title and Vomit, what a wall. awesome.

DSCF9622Hush, Crom, Title and Vomit, bit more of a close up.

DSCF9527Crysp, good to see him again, missed his lovely lady though.

DSCF9588Tokes, Rascal, Apps and Reas, stunning, running out of words for how good the quality was, but trust me it was good.

DSCF9632The Sheffield posse of CoLor Art, Duse and Pawski pulled off 2 stunners on the day.

DSCF9629Simon75 worked on this cube concept that was sadly not finished by the time we left, the weather and the fact that he had to build the boxes first probably didn’t help, looked really cool though.

DSCF9619This piece by Sed was looking great  and I think it was nearly done as we left.

DSCF9481There were also live acts on throughout the day, they’ve got some real talent round them parts.

DSCF9597All in all it was a fantastic day, that the weather didn’t spoil. Went to Kenilworth with some great people I am proud to call friends and hopefully made quite a few more while I was there. Tim was an absolute star as always, can’t wait to see what he organises next!

2012 Personal Favourites From Around The Country

As it is that time of year, just thought I’d do a quick overview of my year in graffiti. It’s made me realise how lucky I’ve been.

DSCF5387

Leeds, no idea of the artist, went to see some pieces by Replete, which were awesome by the way, but this was an unexpected treat.

DSCF6406

Sand Sea and Spray Blackpool. To try and choose just one from this was horrendous, but it was the first time I saw a piece by The London Police in the flesh and I was well giddy.

DSCF8364

New Urban Era, Aerosol Planet Jam at Tamworth, again the quality of work was mind boggling and ridiculously hard to pick one, but I chose this by Bonzai, because it’s so complex it hurt my head.

DSCF9706

 

Notts Property in Nottingham,  fantastic day out, met some really nice people, saw this jaw dropping piece from Mono.

DSCF0557

 

Ashes2Dust Leamington Spa, a really good day spent with good people. I chose this piece by Crom, possibly the coolest dude I’ve ever met.

DSCF7623

 

Like a trip to Manchester every now and then, nice to see some work by Alice Pasquini.

DSCF3329

 

The Black Duke Project ‘The Boat That Shocks, Eduk The Diver’ by the Cream Soda Crew, an awesome piece on an awesome boat, that still has lot of space to paint on it!

DSCF2833

At the old brickworks this piece by Toupe, chosen because it’s just a little bit mad.

In spite of everything, have to admit, I got about a bit. Hope I’m lucky enough to see even more in 2013.

Ashes2Dust, Leamington Spa

 

DSCF0355Early one morning, having begged a lift with Duse and CoLor, I set off for Leamington Spa. Firstly, I must say, Leamington Spa is a really pretty place and worth a visit just for that.

Originally organised as part of the Save Bath Place Campaign, Ashes2Dust became the last big bash for the building as it has now been sold to developers, leaving several valuable community groups and a cracking art gallery homeless.

DSCF0380Mag1c, Vomit, Crom and Title doing the business.

DSCF0548

CoLor Art adding the finish touches.

DSCF0577Mag1c, Vomit, Crom and Title all done, a great days work.

DSCF0588Duse, nearly finished, honest!

DSCF0569My favourite picture from the day Mr Crysp and his lovely lady, it was a pleasure to meet them and I hope our paths cross again soon.

This was a really chilled gathering, a small group of great people, with a lot of interest from the local community. The event was organised by Tim Robottom of Brink Arts and hopefully I’ll be heading down that¬†way again soon.