Futur Lasor Now

Although he does murals and a bit of graffiti and pasting, Futur Lasor Now is more known for his stickers. He may very well be the most prolific artist in Montreal for that medium. Almost every week new ones or new variations on older ones pop up here and there. Unlike most street artists who use stickers as a promotional tool or some form of extension to their painted work, it feels like the opposite for Futur Lasor Now, as he recreates on walls (and sometimes on canvas) characters and imagery that have evolved and become familiar to us through his stickers.

Not only is Futur Lasor Now prolific, but he is also the artist with the biggest diversity of characters and ideas in his work. Most other artists whose art is more often seen on stickers than on walls (such as Turtle Caps or ROC514 in Montreal) have one character which they develop into hundreds of variations in colour and context. Futur Lasor Now has dozens of these characters recurring in many different settings.

Finally, as if quantity and diversity wasn’t enough, the world of Futur Lasor Now is a fun, often funny one. Sticker art may not be the grandest of art forms, but it can be very entertaining and in Montreal Futur Lasor Now is, in my opinion, the master of slap-stick.

The image gallery below features mostly work from the past year or two. For earlier work, and for so much more great work that I haven’t caught on camera myself, see the Futur Lasor Now blog and Futur Lasor Now on Facebook.

Bien qu’il soit l’auteur de murales et de quelques graffitis, Futur Lasor Now est plutôt connu pour ses stickers. Il est très probablement l’artiste montréalais le plus prolifique dans ce domaine. A chaque semaine de nouvelles créations ou de nouvelles variations sur des anciennes idées peuvent être découvertes dans nos rues et ruelles. La plupart des artistes street utilisent le medium des autocollants comme outil promotionnel ou comme extension de leur art mural, mais chez Futur Lasor Now, ça semble être le contraire. On retrouve dans son art mural (et parfois sur canevas) des personnages ou des thèmes qui ont d’abord été developpés sur ses stickers.

L’oeuvre sur autocollants de Futur Lasor Now se démarque non seulement par son abondance, mais aussi par la diversité des personnages qui y figurent et des variations dans lesquelles on les retrouve. La plupart des artistes dont l’art est plus souvent vu sur des stickers que sur des murs (tels que Turtle Caps ou ROC514 à Montréal) n’ont qu’un seul personnage décliné en des centaines de variations en couleur et contexte. Futur Lasor Now quant à lui a plusieurs douzaines de ces personnages fétiches qu’on a le plaisir de retrouver en différentes situations.

Enfin, comme si la quantité et la diversité n’étaient pas suffisantes, il faut souligner que le monde de Futur Lasor Now est aussi des plus colorés et rigolos. Le sticker n’est peut-être pas la plus grande des formes d’art, mais il peut être des plus divertissants et, selon moi, à Montréal Futur Lasor Now en est le maître.

La gallerie-photo ci-dessous présente principalement des oeuvres datant des quelques dernières années. Pour les oeuvres antérieures, et pour toutes ces oeuvres que je n’ai jamais eu la chance de prendre en photo personnellement, voir le blogue de Futur Lasor Now et sa page Facebook.


murals and graffiti

For the 2014 edition of Decolonizing Street Art in Little Italy.

Labrona (left), Futur Lasor Now (middle) and Andy Dass (top right) for a 2017 memorial jam for Akira.

Another one at the same spot as above.

Contribution to the 2016 International Percussion Festival.

Lateral and back walls of Chez José, rue Duluth. On the left Futur Lasor Now’s lasorbirds are on one of QBNYC’s Turtle Caps.

Back of information board for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Contribution to the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival

Contribution to the Cabane à sucre secret gallery

In an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

In an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Contribution to the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival
(with Mono Sourcil on the left)

Unofficial contribution to the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival

Contribution to the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

In the Plateau.

In Griffintown

Futur Lasor Now (top centre) and Sam Kaston in alley off St-Laurent

Futur Lasor Now (left), FEone (centre) and Turtle Caps (right) under Ville-Marie expressway

Group piece featuring Waxhead (left and barely visible in bottom corner), Turtle Caps (above ladder), Futur Lasor Now (above door), Deadliest Rosa (middle bottom), Loks (right) and El Moot Moot (right wall). In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Quick ones in the Plateau.

Waxhead (in blue) and Futur Lasor Now (top left) on Montreal Plateau rooftop.

With Waxhead (top left) and Turtle Caps (bottom).

With tags by Fleo and others in between.


stickers and wheatpastes

Stickers and wheatpastes are collected here in the same section because, with Futur Lasor Now’s oversized stickers and smaller paste-ups, the line between the two media is blurred. It makes more sense to sort all this work by theme rather than by medium.

Les autocollants et affiches se trouvent ici dans la même section parce qu’avec Futur Lasor Now, la ligne entre les deux peut-être parfois floue. Il s’avère plus intéressant de trier ces oeuvres de plus petite dimension par thème plutôt que par medium.

Lasorbirds

Sticker.

Sticker.

Wheatpaste version of the above.

Sticker variation on the above.

Small paste-up.

Wheatpaste version of the above.

Small paste-up.

Wheatpaste version of the above.

Poster. See sticker versions below.

Sticker versions of the above poster.

Stickers (top) and paste-up (bottom)

Wheatpaste (above) and five sticker variations (below)

Poster (left; with Turtle Caps) and smaller paste-up (right)

Another wheatpaste variation of the above.

Stickers

Lasorbirds with Turtle Caps in Chinatown

Wheatpaste (above) and three sticker variations (below)

Wheatpaste (left) and sticker (right). A 2016 variation on the above design can be found in the ‘other’ section below.

Paste-up spoof of the Beatles.

Two sticker variations of the above.

Wheatpaste variation on the above theme.

Two more stickers on a Beatles theme.

Wheatpaste variation of one of the above stickers.

Wheatpaste (above) and two sticker variations, hand-drawn and printed (bottom)

Wheatpaste (above; from alley between St-Laurent and Clark) and two sticker variations (below)

Paste-ups

Small paste-ups

Small paste-up

Paste-up

Small paste-up

Sticker

Futur Lasor Now (left) and 52Hz (right) wheatpastes.

Small paste-ups.

Small paste-ups.

Paste-ups.

Paste-ups.

Paste-up (right) with sticker by Turtle Caps (left)

Paste-up combo.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Paste-up from alley between St-Laurent and Clark
(artist on the left is unidentified)

Paste-up

Sticker

Pasted poster (also featuring Turtle Caps)

Sticker version of the above poster featuring Turtle Caps

Sticker.

Poster.

Wheatpaste.

Paste-up.

Futur Lasor Now (left) and Turtle Caps (right) paste-ups

Paste-ups or oversized stickers

Stickers

Stickers

Paste-ups

Paste-ups

Paste-ups

Paste-ups

Paste-ups

Sticker

Small paste-up

Small paste-up

Paste-up

Paste-up

Paste-up

Stickers

Hand-drawn stickers

Hand-drawn sticker

Paste-up

Paste-up

Paste-up

Paste-up

Paste-up

Paste-up

Paste-up

Paste-up

Various paste-ups
(bottom one also features Fred Caron top left and Citizan bottom right)

Big sticker.

Big sticker.

Big sticker.

Hand-drawn stickers (one on the right is from alley between St-Laurent and Clark)

Hand-drawn stickers

Hand-drawn stickers

Hand-drawn sticker.

Hand-drawn stickers.

Hand-drawn stickers.


Rest of the zoo

Wheatpaste (left) and sticker (right)

Stickers

Stickers

Paste-up

Wheatpaste

Wheatpaste; also visible on the right is a wheatpaste by Swarm.

Stickers

Sticker

Stickers

Stickers

Paste-up

Paste-up

Sticker

Paste-ups

Stickers

Stickers

Paste-up


Patch

Dog Patch paste-up by Futur Lasor Now and two by WhatIsAdam

Patch wheatpaste between two Turtle Caps

A 2016 variation.

Various stickers, including a transparent one on the right.


Obama and the Illuminati

wheatpaste (with Pnda paste-up in the top left corner and Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art at the bottom)

2 sticker variations of the above wheatpaste

Hand drawn stickers


People with lasors

Wheatpaste (above) and stickers (below)

Wheatpaste

Wheatpastes (above) and stickers (below)

Stickers

Sticker

Wheatpaste

Stickers

Sticker

Stickers

Wheatpaste (left) and sticker (right)

Wheatpaste (left) and sticker (right)

Poster

Poster

Poster (left) and sticker (right)

Wheatpaste (left; also features Turtle Caps at the bottom) and sticker (right)

Left: stencil (?) on sticker montage
Right: sticker

Stickers

Paste-ups (left one also features ROC514 and Satan Is Real)

Paste-up

Stickers

Stickers

Stickers of Lasorbabe

Stickers

Stickers

Paste-up

Stickers.

Wheatpaste version of one of the stickers above. Visible on the right is a wheatpaste by Swarm.

Sticker

Stickers.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.


More people

Large paste-up

Sticker.

Stickers.

Stencil (?) on sticker montage

Sticker

Sticker

Sticker

Stickers

Posters.

Stickers

Sticker

Sticker

Paste-up (left) and sticker (right)

Paste-up (left) and sticker (right)

Stickers


Election/political-related

Paste-up on electoral billboard.

Paste-up on electoral billboard.

Paste-up on electoral billboard; photo © Futur Lasor Now.

Smaller version of the above.

Stickers

Sticker

This is a sticker version of one of the pieces featured in Futur Lasor Now’s Futur Politics Now expo at the Fresh Paint Gallery during March 2016.

Another sticker from the latter series.

Another political sticker from the American campaign.

Wheatpaste evolved variation of the above.

Sticker version of the above.


Futur Lasor Now, ‘cereal’ offender

Sticker.

Stickers. Wheatpaste of the left one exists.

Wheatpaste in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Stickers.

Wheatpaste (left) and sticker (right).


Other

This is actually cut vinyl, it blends with the tags around it.

Futur Lasor Now (speech bubble sticker) with Graffiti Knight (top right), National Zombi (green creature on right) and ROC514 (bird on the left).

Speech bubble stickers.

Sticker mocking the Tim Horton’s logo.

Sticker.

Variation on the above.

Another variation on the above.

Another variation on the above.

Wheatpaste version on the above.

Sticker

Sticker

Sticker

Futur metro station.

Stickers

Stickers

Sticker

Sticker

Sticker

Sticker


Various

Various wheatpastes on the boarded up Club Sandwich for the 2016 edition of the MTL En Arts festival.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s