Bristol-based graffiti/street/muralists Jack 'Dones' and Felix 'FLX' Braun came together five years ago to form Paintsmiths of Bristol.
After a chance meeting on Stokes Croft, whilst Dones was working for PRSC (People's Republic Of Stokes Croft) when FLX needed an extra pair of hands to help him complete one of his more ambitious pieces (the mural in question took a month to finish); the pair realised they shared more than just a background in graffiti and street art.
Paintsmiths bring a refined sensibility and a craftsman's touch to their largely commissioned work. Last year they collaborated on a huge memorial wall celebrating the life of now-deceased KoP co-founder Matt 'Mibzy' Hibbert (RIP). Dones and FLX have both exhibited and produced editions previously with KoP, but this is their first collaborative print for the gallery as Paintsmiths.