Alex Lucas & Paul Fearnside are the two artists that are Lucas Antics. Among their many talents is mural painting; this blog post features some of the murals that they have painted in their home town of Bristol. The photos are from the spring of 2017.
below: Pineapples and bunnies on The Little Shop, Cheltenham Road.
below: The whole mural.
below: More rabbits at the Stokes Croft Vintage Market
below: A red fox, comfortably sitting on the new moon.
below: A dashing dandy lion in the doorway with his sidekick, a little white mouse. The fable of the lion and the mouse has been told in many variations over the centuries. In it, a lion spares the life of a mouse. A short time later the mouse saves the lion by chewing through the ropes of a net that has ensnared the lion.
below: Welcome to Montpelier (a neighbourhood in Bristol)
The next three images are from the same mural, Uncertain World, painted on the exterior of the Cabot Institute at Bristol University.
below: Another Aspire bird, a robin on a tree branch. Beside it is an orange telephone box by D7606 (instagram)
below: Bite the hand that feeds you. Someone is missing an arm!… it looks like it might by Ronald McDonald’s arm?
below: The ice cream in the cone is looking horrified as the teeth and beak of a yellow bird-like creature hovers above him. There is also an owl that was painted by Dscreet (Australian). The words between the bottom two windows say Burning C which is a reference to Burning Candy Crew, the group that Dscreet once belonged to.
This is a mural to honour and celebrate, Sofia. As to whether or not the city was named for a person is in some dispute so maybe this is Soifa personified. On the far left is a lion, symbol of Bulgaria and the name of one of the Sofia bridges.
A close up of Sofia:
The other bridge in Sofia is the Eagle Bridge, so an eagle appears at the other end of the mural. Jan One is the signature by the eagle.
There are two walls that abut this parking lot. The other wall looks like this:
On the top is a large advertisement for Chupa chups candy. This lollipop was the creation of a Spanish company in the 1950’s and the name is a play on the Spanish word ‘chupar’ which means ‘to suck’. The logo was designed by Salvador Dali.
The bottom painting is a mural by street artist Bozko.