Tava

Tava aka Antoine Tavaglione is a quite successful studio artist who sometimes takes his work out in the streets. His pop culture and vintage cartoon imagery appeals to a broad spectrum of people which surely contributed to him getting a lot of commissionned work. As far as the streets are concerned, he mostly does murals, although until 2015 he was also into wheatpasting and stickers.

For more information on the artist and to see more of his work than what is shown here, check out antoinetavaglione.com as well as his Instagram page. You can buy Tava art at tava-art.com.

Tava, ou Antoine Tavaglione de son nom complet, est un artiste studio qui à l’occasion s’adonne aussi au street art. 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. En ce qui concerne son travail urbain, il crée surtout des murales, bien que jusqu’à 2015 il s’adonnait aussi aux collages et autocollants.

Pour plus d’information sur cet artiste ou pour voir plus que ce qui est présenté ci-dessous, jetez un coup d’oeil à antoinetavaglione.com ainsi qu’à sa page Instagram. Il est possible d’acheter des créations de Tava via tava-art.com.


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 Rosemont.

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

In the Plateau.

In Petite-Patrie.

On one of 2016’s public pianos.

In Little Italy.

In Little Italy, with Detto.

In the lower Plateau, with Detto.

Tava’s contribution to the Cabane à sucre secret gallery (photo © Tava).

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

Mural on rue St-Dominique (photo © Aline Mairet).

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

Tava’s contribution to the 2012 edition of the Under Pressure Festival (photo © Tava).


Wheatpastes and larger paste-ups

The original version of Tava’s iconic Screaming Heart (also visible in this shot is a piece by Swarm at the bottom, and a small paste-up of Futur Lasor Now‘s dog Patch).

A variation on the original version of the Screaming Heart.

One of the three 2014 colour variations of the Screaming Heart.

One of the three 2014 colour variations of the Screaming Heart.

One of the three 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.

One of the 2014 variation on the Screaming Heart sticker.

One of the 2014 variation on the Screaming Heart sticker.

One of the 2014 variation on the Screaming Heart sticker.

One of the 2014 variation on the Screaming Heart sticker.

One of the 2014 variation on the Screaming Heart sticker.

One of the 2014 variation on the Screaming Heart sticker.

Reservoir hearts.

Sorry I couldn’t find an undamaged version of this one!

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

Drawing in Little Italy

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