Dan fest

Dan Kitchener aka DANK, aka DNK is now famous for epic scale murals, which feature his trademark oriental landscapes depicting rainy, neon filled city scenes and geisha women.

He attended the Bristol-based street art festival Upfest to paint along with hundreds of other artists who have descended on the city for the two day event.

Ghost lines completed and approved, very very hot painting here in Bristol at @upfest -painting on Westbourne Grove,

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The artist began by painting an outline of the design on a blacked out wall over the side of a 3 storey building in the Bedminster part of the city.

Luckily we managed to capture Dan putting some finishing touches to the work on a sunny Sunday afternoon. #showerdodging

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My stash of @loopcolors saving the day on my latest mural in Bristol for @upfest / big neon fills needed đŸ™‚

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It’s always great to catch a master at work and see all the time and effort it takes to create such an intricate piece – but it’s also good to revisit once it’s completed to get the full effect of the work.

So here it is in all it’s glory!

WOW! Such a masterpiece.

Perfectly capturing the busy oriental street scene – complete with umbrellas and puddles.

Upfest street art 2016
Upfest street art 2016
Upfest street art 2016

Using a predominently black background helps the colours jump out more and aids the atmospheric feel to the piece – just look at all the detail in the colours reflected in the puddles and on the umbrellas along with the neon glow from the mass of illuminated signage.

Upfest street art 2016
Upfest street art 2016
Upfest street art 2016

The artist has named the colourful piece ‘Streets of colour‘ and is a recommended location for everyone to add to the ever-growing list of high quality street art in Bristol.

Upfest street art 2016
Upfest street art 2016
Upfest street art 2016

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