Take a Look at The Most Spellbinding Art at Bristol’s Upfest Street Art Festival 2017
UPFEST, in case you didn’t know is Europe’s largest live street art event. Held in Various locations, the art festival descended upon Bristol in Southwest England in end July 2017. The result was a myriad of colors and mind-blowing street art that exploded in a riot of color over the weekend. Buildings, billboards and store shutters across Bristol were painted by 350 renowned and famous street artists who congregated for the event. Here are some of the magnificent samples of the best street art at Bristol Upfest 2017.
1 Andrew Burns Colwill
Andrew Burns Colvill is considered the alpha and the Omega of street art in Bristol. He is one of the earliest and original street artists from Bristol in the eighties where his art includes social, environmental and political themes.
2 Buff Monster
The Upfest is ten years old and started as a humble little gathering of friends in 2008. This artwork is by a New York artist who calls himself the Buff Monster. His signature theme is funny lines and characters.
3 Will Barrass & Xenz
Will Barrass and Xenz are a famous street art dup from Birmingham and Hull. Their fantastic artworks will be on display at the Masonic. Their display is one of the highlights of the festival.
4 Jody Thomas
The Bristol Upfest 2017 promises to be the largest ever yet and will span 37 locations. Famous artist Jody Thomas will also be painting live and that will prove to be quite a spectacle. Jody Thomas began painting in 1987 and is an established street artist.
What made this year’s festival more thrilling was the inclusion of three key areas namely the Tobacco Factory, South Street Park and Ashton Gate Stadium. 70 artists were present in the stadium alone and painted live for the entire audience to see.
Eduardo Kobra is a Brazilian street artist who is popular for painting murals and portraits using repeating squares and triangles. He uses bright and bold colors with a kaleidoscope art theme.
7 Pablo Rast
Pablo Rast is a portfolio artist and professional oil painter who specializes in landscapes and nature. He also paints murals and beautiful graffiti art as you can see from his work at Bristol Upfest 2017.
Another popular street artist is Mehsos known for his murals and paintings of natural subjects. This blue parrot on a wall paneling is incredible. It is both bright, vibrant and magical.
Angus Art is another well-known street artist from Bristol. He has been painting street art for a year now and is influenced by live subjects like people and streets around him. His characters reflect his own cheeky personality.
Gage is also a street artist and graphic designer who works out of Bristol. He does commissioned murals on buildings, in homes, and on vehicles. He loves painting surreal landscapes, colorful plants and animals.
11 Annika Pixie
Annika Pixie is from Sweden but graduated from Bristol in 2013. She loves creating powerful murals and actually describes her color palette as a cosmic unicorn. Her main style is an emotive portraits combined with nature. This is a sample of her work at Bristol Upfest 2017.
Irony is a self-taught artist who is famous for freehand aerosols that look like oil paintings. The artist is famous for a soft touch and industrial scale street art as you can see here from this fantastic example on display at Bristol street art 2017.