G.Knight

There isn’t much to find 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 is the only online site where a significant quantity of his street work can be viewed, amongst material by other artists. However, this isn’t to say the former two pages are devoid of interest for fans of G.Knight’s street art, as the recurring themes within his street work – Darth Vader, Cat Woman and other pop culture icons, the Montreal Canadiens, religion, etc. – are also abundantly present in his studio work.

The Montreal artist’s favourite media on the streets are 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 est le seul endroit où une quantité significative de son oeuvre publique peut être vue. Par contre ceci ne veut pas nécessairement dire que les deux premières sources sont sans intérêt pour les fans de l’oeuvre street de G.Knight puisque les thèmes qui lui sont chers (Darth Vader, Cat Woman et autres icones de la culture pop ainsi que les Canadiens de Montréal, la religion, etc) sont aussi très présents dans son travail de studio.

L’artiste montréalais semble 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 of central Montreal. 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 of the same theme also appeared on the walls of the western Plateau 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 dans 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.

Three different unsigned stencils.

One of the signed stencils.

Wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste, closer view.

Sticker.


the Super Bear series

Pasted poster.

Pasted poster on a wall of the George General d’Auto Reparation.

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

Smaller wheatpaste.

Three different sticker variations.


the Cat Woman series

Wheatpaste – also produced in various other colour schemes.


the Hipster Chimp series

Wheatpastes – also produced in many other colours schemes. The above right image also features Il Flatcha (top) and Glu10 (bottom). The two below are much larger than the ones above which are of the most commonly found size.

On the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Found in 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, coloured and not.

Sticker, coloured and not.

Sticker, another coloured variation.

the ‘Praying For A Queen’ subseries

Wheatpastes.

Wheatpaste.

Sticker variations.


the Watermelon Girl series

Wheatpaste.


the ‘Love Your Big Buddha’ series

Sticker only. Better quality image on the right is not from the streets, it’s an unslapped original from 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. Four 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 Bernard window.

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

Two variations of 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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