As the last of the scaffolding comes down on the Weston Wallz the artists have outdone themselves this year.
Upfest has once again partnered with Weston-super-Mare Town Council and Culture Weston, with the latest murals from the talents of Insane51 travelling over from Athens alongside UK and Local artists, Aspire, Caryn Koh, Curtis Hylton, Sian Storey, TeaOne, Vee, Acerone, Bev G Star, Bex Glover, Damien Jefferies, David Puck, Emily Joy Rich, Sophie Long and Paul Monsters. These brand new murals will join the current artworks on Weston’s street art trail.
Insane 51 is the expert when it comes to photorealism and impressive large scale murals. His unique double exposure 3D effect makes his art stand out from the crowd, as 3D glasses add an extra dimension to the viewing experience. Behind the lenses, viewers can see beyond the painted human bodies right through to their skeletons. 3D glasses are being given away by the Visitor information centres ‘Welcome hosts’ and can be found at the Water Park for free whilst stocks last
David Puck is a British street artist whose work has taken him across the globe, from participating in projects for prestigious international events including both LA and NYC Pride, The Eurovision Song Contest and Ralph Lauren.
They specialise primarily in stunning abstract portraits which explore themes of mental health and queer identity to enhance human connection wit
h street art. While a street artist by day, David switches out the spray-can for make-up brushes to entertain audiences with their cabaret-drag performances.
Capturing life as you’ve never seen it before, Sian Storey is bringing her beautiful nature murals and ethereal colours to Weston Wallz this summer. Specialising in both fauna and flora, Sian’s vibrant artworks have even been featured nationally, including The Guardian and the BBC. Her talent is sure to wow visitors on Weston’s seafront.
Swindon-based artist Caryn Koh will also be joining the Weston Wallz lineup with her touching portraits. Often drawing inspiration from her personal life and relationships, Caryn explores themes of life and death in her emotional murals, implementing three dimensional elements which expand the impact of her artwork into the real-world.
The initiative has been funded by a grant from Weston Town Council and Culture Weston and hopes to further grow the town’s cultural identity, attract new visitors and boost local business.
To keep up to date with Weston Wallz, you can follow the initiative on Twitter and Instagram or visit the Upfest website for more information.