Welcome to the second part of the documentation of the Tinkers Bridge Paint Jam. Like the artwork displayed in part one the images in this section were also created in September 2019 and cover the entire second section of the double underpass that runs between the Milton Keynes estates of Tinkers Bridge and Simpson. To view the artwork created in the first section of the underpass please see: Tinkers Bridge Paint Jam (Part one).
The second section of the mural which is located at the Simpson end of the underpass was created by graffiti artists Siren, Focus, Loki, Scuba, Tops and Vapor. These artists, some of which are Milton Keynes natives, make up elements of later generations of prolific local writers. The below images display the various sections of the mural by each individual artist.
“Siren” by Siren – Simpson, Milton Keynes, 2019.
“Loki” by Loki – Simpson, Milton Keynes 2019.
“Scuba” by Scuba – Simpson, Milton Keynes, 2019.
“Tops” by Tops – Simpson, Milton Keynes, 2019.
“Vapor” by Vapor – Simpson, Milton Keynes, 2019.
As with the first section of the double underpass, the team at Break to the beat were able to capture the mural at various stages during its creation. The below slideshows are once again broken down in to different sections specific to each individual artist.
“Siren” by Siren, slideshow – Simpson, Milton Keynes, 2019.
Focus , slideshow – Simpson, Milton Keynes, 2019.
“Loki” by Loki, slideshow – Simpson, Milton Keynes, 2019.
“Scuba” by Scuba, slideshow – Simpson, Milton Keynes, 2019.
“Tops” by Tops, slideshow – Simpson, Milton Keynes, 2019.
“Vapor” by Vapor, slideshow – Simpson, Milton Keynes, 2019.
The below short video clip captures the entire completed underpass with the exception of Chase One‘s “Pressure” piece as it was still under construction at the time of filming.
Paint Jam – Tinkers Bridge/Simpson underpass, Milton Keynes 2019.
2021 Fire Damage
During 2021 part of the “Jungle Tekno” section of the mural by James Jessop was destroyed by fire damage. An old mattress had been left against the wall of the underpass and was eventually set alight. The fire destroyed the last two letters of the word “Tekno” as shown in the below image:
Fire damage – 2021.
As James now resides in Scotland he was unable to return to Milton Keynes to repair the damaged part of the mural so Arkade made an adaptation adding the Inspector Clouesau character to conceal the damaged area as shown in the below image:
Mural adaptation by Arkade 2021.
Break to the beat would like to big up all the artist involved in the creation of this historic mural.
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