G.Knight

There isn’t much information on the internet about G.Knight’s (formerly known as Graffiti Knight) street work. His personal and Facebook pages feature almost exclusively his studio work. His Instagram page was the only online site where a significant quantity of his street work could be viewed, but the artist stopped being active in the streets after 2015.

The artist’s favourite media on the streets during his active years were essentially wheatpastes, stickers and stencil. As far as I know he has never done any murals nor smaller painted pieces, other than his Darth Vader stencils.

Il est relativement difficile de trouver le street art de G.Knight (anciennement Graffiti Knight) sur l’internet. Ses pages personnelle et Facebook présentent presque exclusivement son travail de studio. Sa page Instagram était le seul endroit où une quantité significative de son oeuvre publique pouvait être vue, mais l’artiste a arrêté d’être actif dans la rue après 2015.

Pendant sa période active l’artiste semblait préférer les oeuvres collées, que ce soit sous forme de wheatpastes et stickers, ainsi que les stencils. Au meilleur de ma connaissance, il n’est l’auteur d’aucune murale ou oeuvre peinte majeure.


the currency / stamp series

This sticker is the first thing to have come out in this series.

Wheatpaste version of the above.

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste.

Sticker version of the above.

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste.


the Darth Vader series

Over the summer of 2014 about 30 stencilled Darth Vader heads appeared here and there on the sidewalks and alley entrances in the Plateau and Mile End. Each head was done in a different colour scheme, enticing some people to play ‘collect them all’ and photograph each one they encountered. Some pieces were signed “Enjoy G Knight”, others not. Coincidence or not, most heads were done at the entrance of alleys where street art could be found, as if the pop culture villain was posted there to protect the contents within. Wheatpastes featuring the same design also appeared on the walls of Plateau End and Mile End at about the same time.

Une trentaine de pochoirs de la tête de Darth Vader sont apparus sur les trottoirs et entrées de ruelle du Plateau et de Mile End au cours de l’été 2014. Chaque tête a été produite avec une combinaison de couleurs différentes, poussant certains amateurs de street art à les collectionner en photo. Certaines de ces pièces étaient signées “Enjoy G Knight”, d’autres non. Ceci pourrait être une coincidence, mais l’artiste semble avoir privilégié des emplacements au sol menant à des endroits où se trouve une quantité intéressante d’art public, comme si le méchant héros y était posté pour garder ce qui se trouvait à proximité. Des affiches collées présentant la même tête de Darth Vader sont apparues sur les murs du même quartier à peu près au même moment.

Unsigned stencil.

Unsigned stencil.

Unsigned stencil.

One of the signed stencils.

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste, closer view.

Sticker.


the Super Bear series

Poster.

Poster in the windows of the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Large wheatpaste on a wall of the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Smaller paste-up.

Sticker variation.

Signed version of the above.

Variation on the above design.


the Cat Woman series

Wheatpaste – also produced in various other colour schemes.


the Hipster Chimp series

Paste-up.

Paste-up. This shot also features Il Flatcha (top) and Glu10 (bottom).

Paste-up. This was produced in many other colours schemes not shown here.

A larger version of the above design found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Another larger wheatpaste, this one found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.


the ‘Praying For The Holy Grail’ series

(praying for a Stanley Cup)

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste.


the ‘Kill Your Gods’ series

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste.

Sticker version, in black and white.

Colour version of the above sticker.

Another sticker on this theme, in black and white.

Colour version of the above sticker.

Sticker, another coloured variation.

the ‘Praying For A Queen’ subseries

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste.

Sticker variation.

Sticker variation.

Sticker variation.


the Watermelon Girl

Wheatpaste.


the ‘Love Your Big Buddha’ series

Sticker only.

This better quality image is not from the streets, it’s an unslapped original. Photo © Graffiti Knight.


G.Knight stencils

In June 2015 G.Knight (formerly known as Graffiti Knight) stencilled his recently shortened moniker on the walls, streets and sidewalks of the Plateau and Mile End. A few examples are shown below, but there are many others to be found.

En juin 2015, G.Knight (anciennement Graffiti Knight) a imprimé au pochoir son nom récemment raccourci sur les murs, trottoirs et rues du Plateau et de Mile End. Quatre exemples sont présentés ci-dessous, mais il y a en a plusieurs dizaines d’autres.


Movie posters and stickers

Poster.

Poster.

Poster.

Poster.

Sticker version of the above.

Sticker.

Sticker.

Sticker.


Other

Paste-up found on a Mile End business window.

Autoportrait wheatpaste found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

One of many variations of his stencilled autoportrait.

One more variation on his stencilled autoportrait.

Stencilled autoportrait.

Stencilled autoportrait.

Propaganda sticker.

Sticker

Sticker

Sticker

Sticker

Chess board installation hung on a wall of the George General d’Auto Reparation.

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