Tava

Tava aka Antoine Tavaglione is best known for his paste-ups and stickers but his street art portfolio also includes a number of commissioned and non-commissioned murals, banners, etc. His pop culture and vintage cartoon imagery appeals to a broad spectrum of people which surely contributed to make him one of the most successful artists in this city right now. His talents have been used by many businesses and companies for storefront and inside decoration or the design of clothing and accessories. He was one of the nine Montreal artists that Ford showcased in 2013 as part of their promotional campaign for their Fiesta model; his art was then displayed on walls, columns, turnstyles and promotional spaces of métro stations Berri-UQAM, Sherbrooke and Place des Arts.

Tava, ou Antoine Tavaglione de son nom complet, est surtout connu pour ses affiches et ses stickers. La section street art de son portfolio inclut aussi un certain nombre de murales, bannières, etc, certaines commandées, d’autres non. Ses oeuvres, souvent peuplées de personnages issus de la culture pop et plus particulièrement des dessins animés vintage, plaisent à un large éventail de personnes, ce qui a surement contribué à faire de lui un des artistes les plus demandés à Montréal présentement. Ses talents ont aussi été employés dans la décoration de commerces et dans la création de divers vêtements et accessoires. Il a été un des neuf artistes montréalais choisis par Ford en 2013 pour promouvoir leur modèle Fiesta. Son art s’est alors retrouvé sur les murs, colonnes, guérites et espaces promotionnels des stations de métro Berri-UQAM, Sherbrooke et Place des Arts.

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Painted work

Pieces in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse, de la plus récente à la plus vieille que j’ai photographiée.

Tava in Ville Emard. The colours were filled in by kids from the neighbourhood. See below for close-ups.

Tava in Ville Emard, close-up of the left third of the wall. The colours were filled in by kids from the neighbourhood.

Tava in Ville Emard, close-up of the middle third of the wall. The colours were filled in by kids from the neighbourhood.

Tava in Ville Emard, close-up of the right third of the wall. The colours were filled in by kids from the neighbourhood.

In Griffintown for the Montreal Heart Institute.

In the Plateau.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Little Italy, with Detto.

In the lower Plateau, with Detto.

In Little Italy.

outdoor sign for pastry shop in Little Italy
(many more Tava treats inside, check it out!)

On one of 2016’s public pianos.

Cabane à sucre secret gallery, August 2014, photo © Tava

mural on rue St-Dominique (now gone)
photo © Aline Mairet

Tava (left, centre) and Waxhead (right, bottom centre) mural on construction site barricade, rue St-Denis (now gone)
photo © Aline Mairet

Collaboration with Peter Farmer for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Tava’s contribution to the 2012 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Photo © Tava.


Wheatpastes and larger paste-ups

The original version of the Screaming Heart
(left image also features Swarm piece at the bottom, with Futur Lasor Now‘s dog Patch; in alley between St-Laurent and Clark)

Above and below: three of the 2014 colour variations of the Screaming Heart

photo © Tava

photo © Tava

photo © Tava

Tava with a small Graffiti Knight piece on the left.

Tava on the right, with Mr Crocks on the left; these are wheatpastes on the boarded up Club Sandwich for the 2016 edition of the MTL En Arts festival.

Tava with what’s left of Turtle Caps beneath it.


Stickers and smaller paste-ups

The original screaming heart.

Some of the 2014 colour variations of the screaming heart.

Reservoir hearts.

Better shots of these stickers are needed.

Better shot of this sticker is needed.






For Instagrafite.


Buck 15 Espresso tunnel

In June 2015 Tava was commissionned to paint the walls of the tunnel next to Buck 15 Espresso in Griffintown. The tunnel is quite narrow, which makes it rather difficult for photos.

En juin 2015 Tava a reçu comme commande la décoration des murs du tunnel à coté du café Buck 15 Espresso dans Griffintown. Le tunnel en question est plutôt étroit, ce qui rend difficile la prise de photos.


Pétanque à la place d’Youville

In September 2014 the Old Montreal SDC set up place d’Youville for a string of events called ‘Pétanque à la place d’Youville’. In the process they hired Tava to add some colour to the area. He spray-painted his art on the concrete beams closing off place d’Youville and on its picnic tables.

En septembre 2014, la SDC du Vieux-Montreal a réaménagé la place d’Youville pour un événement intitulé ‘Pétanque à la place d’Youville’. Tava a alors été engagé pour mettre un peu de vie dans cet espace urbain. Il a peint à la cannette les blocs de béton délimitant la place ainsi que les tables de pique-nique qui s’y trouvaient.


Other

Left: drawing in Little Italy
Right: painting on wood panel for Festival Mode & Design 2014

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