WHETHER it is the giant wolf boy, the mother and baby, or the dopey-looking Frankenstein many people have at least one piece of artwork in Nelson Street that they call their favourite.
Although much of last year’s See No Evil 2011 is set to repainted by this year’s artists, readers of the Post are being asked to vote for the piece of work that should stay.
Andy Council is a Bristol based artist who has enjoyed international recognition for his work in recent years. He has recently exhibited with Corey Helford gallery in Los Angeles who brought the Art From the New World exhibition to Bristol Museum.
Originally born in California, Aryz is now based in Barcelona and part of the fantastic MM Crew, he works with spray paint and paint rollers for his huge works with stunning colours.
Fast emerging as one of the most distinctive and exciting artists to be borne of the Bristol street art scene, Cheba is one of the true pioneers of the genre. Having perfected his own unique visual style over a number of years, his highly distinctive pieces have become instantly recognisable both throughout Bristol and beyond.
DICY and Feek - Dicy was born in Wolverhampton in the midlands in 1971. He started off skateboarding and BMX-ing but moved into graffiti later on. With a two year art foundation under his belt, Dicy began to push his graffiti aesthetics through new avenues, via more established art forms like graphics, fine art and sculpture. The Feek has spent the last ten years on a 3 frontal assault in illustration, graff and sculpture. He makes his living mostly designing and building for 3D animation and paints with the TCF, ASK and AAGH! crews as often as he can.
Born in Los Angeles in 1980 to an engineer and an artist, Mac has been creating and studying art independently since childhood. His primary focus has been the lifelike rendering of human faces and figures. He has drawn inspiration from the surrounding Mexican & Chicano culture of Phoenix and the American Southwest, religious art, pin-up art, graffiti, and a wide range of classic artists such as Caravaggio, Mucha, and Vermeer.
George Morton Clark grew up in south London. He de-constructs the world around him in a non-conformist way to produce art that shows the necessary truths of our society. He is heavily influenced by the experiences of his travels, which he uses to develop an abstract and objective view of his surroundings.
An established artist on the street art scene and a homegrown southwest talent, Mau Mau has been putting his artwork on canvas and bombing public spaces for over a decade. As well as his exploits in the art world, he has worked on video animations for Dizzee Rascal and The Herbaliser and created album covers and logos for Skitz (including the new release Sticks Man) Rodney P, Roots Manuva and Estelle.
Mr Wany - Andrea Sergio was born in Brindisi in 1978. In 1990, only 12 years is already known as Wany, with the pseudonym whose signature graffiti on the walls of his city. It is the beginning of a long artistic career that right now emphasising its originality and innate ability in designing. In 1994 he won his first regional contest in Puglia and his passion begins to be recognized and this leads him to realize many work on commission.
Working for over ten years on his graffiti, Mysterious Al was originally from Cornwall and has painted in China, Dubai and Japan. Mysterious Al's striking, satirical and often morbid artwork has long commanded an underground, yet global cult following with avid collectors rabid for his latest creations. Known for his iconic gothic eyed creatures, monsters, mutants and sub-humans.
Nick Walker is one of the world’s best known street artists. Born in 1969, he emerged from the infamous and ground-breaking Bristol graffiti scene of the early 1980s. As a forerunner of the British graffiti phenomenon, Nick’s work has become a blueprint for hundreds of emerging artists. His work is constantly evolving and remains innovative, modern and thought-provoking.
More than 16,000 people descended on the street last year when international street artists transformed drab concrete buildings into the UK’s biggest urban art project.
This year thanks to £300,000 funding, even more of the world’s street artists will repaint the street aiming to turn it into a tourist hot spot once again.
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For See No Evil 2012 a group of 30 artists have been curated by Bristol’s own street artist Tom Bingle, aka Inkie. Along with a steering group he is assigning artists to work on different buildings for the event which will take place between Monday, August 13, and Sunday, August 19.
By voting in our poll you have the chance to save at least one of last year’s murals.
The People’s Choice vote gives readers the chance to vote for their top three murals from the ten printed here by artists that include Nick Walker, El Mac and Aryz.
Since See No Evil 2011, Nelson Street has become an open air art gallery, attracting visitors from across the globe to visit the city and view the artwork. In order to keep the gallery alive and fresh, new art will replace the original works, allowing both residents and visitors more to see and explore.
Inkie said in some senses it was the nature of street art. He added: “Last year we didn’t know we were going to do this again so it was a bit of; ‘let’s see what happens’. We’re adding new buildings this year, including the NCP carpark, in Fairfax Street, and some extra towers.
“The most popular ones artists want to paint on include Frankenstein as it has the view of the whole street and the bridges and towers are also really popular. My favourite is probably the El Mac or the Tats Cru piece - those guys are my heroes.”
The Post and See No Evil organisers will decide on the top painting from the votes cast and this will be saved.
The voting closing date is Sunday, August 5, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 8.
See No Evil organiser Mike Bennett said: “We hope the people who see Nelson Street everyday will speak out and vote for their favourites. We have seen so many amazing photographs from the public over the past year and it would be great to get a better idea of which painting is the most popular.”