Artist Aryz started work earlier today on Bristol building
From today, Bristol will play host to the most ambitious permanent street art project ever to take place in the UK and Europe.
The world’s leading street artists will paint the facades of ten multi-storey buildings along a major city centre street - Nelson Street - as part of a brand new event called ‘See No Evil’.
Bristol has long been known for its street art movement in the UK, being the home to a host of famous artists and now ‘See No Evil’. The biggest names in international street art will converge on the city and take up residency on Bristol’s Nelson Street, a city centre area in need of regeneration.
Organisers have already announced New York based muralists, Tats Cru whose aerosol based work is dubbed to have ‘changed the perception of graffiti as art’ and LA artist El Mac whose work is prolific across every continent. These street art legends will join artists from Holland, Spain, Brazil and the UK, each bringing their completely unique styles to Bristol.
The event is a collaboration between street artist Inkie, who emerged out of Bristol’s 80’s graffiti scene alongside Banksy and Bristol music promoters Team Love and is in association with Bristol City Council.
Event organiser and celebrated urban artist Inkie, explains;
"We have spent nearly 12 months negotiating and planning this major project, which will be the jewel in the crown of the city’s already buzzing art scene.
We have invited some of the world’s most talented graffiti artists to bring their skills to city, and we have a number of returning Bristolians to head up proceedings.
"Nothing of this size and scale has ever taken place in the UK and it’s an event that has captured the minds of some the world’s most respected street artists. It’s a major coup that we’ve managed to pull this off in Bristol.”
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