Upfest 2016 | Day 2

After the impressive progress the artists made on day 1, I wasn’t expecting there to be a huge amount of new art today, especially with ominous, rainy weather. After a lazy start and brunch with an old friend, I hit North Street to see what was happening on day two of the three day festival.

South Street park displayed a number of free standing chipboards where the artists who weren’t allocated a building got to showcase their skills. Some of the artwork I saw yesterday had really taken shape, almost to completion. We circled around the park, and drank in the familiar scent of the aerosol paint as the artists got to work.

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Clean geometric Tape Art by TAPE OVER, a Berlin based duo.

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DAN DOODLES

 

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Can’t wait to see how the galaxy looks. THE ORION is known for crafting these complex galaxies.

 

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Illustrator and street artist from Cornwall, KRISHNA MALLA, also known as ‘Hare’ and ‘Tech Moon’.

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After the park, I followed along North Street to see the almost complete humongous piced on the side of the Masonic. The detail on the face is outstanding.

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Artists PICHIAVO, from Valencia -Spain, stunning us all.

I didn’t spot this one yesterday…just off from the Spotted Cow.

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STEPHEN QUICK – a mixer of fine art and street art, with a focus on contemporary culture.

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Stunning detail. I believe this artists name is DIREK
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I_BEE-W, teacher come artist whose a fan of stencils and geometry.
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Lead artist Leon Keer’s 3D artwork has to be viewed in the optimum spot to see the correct proportions.

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Keeping in topical, as well as a number of Pokemon Go references, there was also plenty of this…

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So intrigued by the figure appearing underneath the scaffolding on the Hen and Chicken.

Moving along towards the bottom of North Street, towards my favourite piece of this years festival…

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I still can’t get over how beautiful this x-Ray unicorn skull is. Using such a thick and naturally opaque medium to create such soft, smokey marks is mind boggling. The London based artists name is SHOK-1, and unlike other street artists, he uses no stencils or tape. I’ll certainly be keeping an eye on his work.

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Red gate wall painted by ROCKET01, a ‘strange dreamy like atmospheric mix of portraiture and organic surrealism’.

Tomorrow is the big finally, so hopefully I’ll stumble upon all the artwork I’ve managed to miss so far!

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5 thoughts on “Upfest 2016 | Day 2

  1. A great montage, with some really great pictures. I never got to see the final I-Bee-W piece, but spent a while chatting with him on Saturday. Great stuff, thanks for sharing.

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