Swarm

Swarm’s semi-abstract geometrical art is mostly found on wheatpastes and stickers, but the artist is also the creator of a few murals and smaller painted pieces. Originally from Toronto but now living in Montreal, Swarm is also involved in the Decolonizing Street Art protest movement. The image gallery below therefore includes a few images of her contribution to the latter movement.

For more information on Swarm, see her Facebook and Instagram pages as well as this interview given following the 2014 Decolonizing Street Art event.

L’art semi-abstrait et géométrique de Swarm apparait presqu’exclusivement sur des oeuvres collées (wheatpastes et autocollants), mais l’artiste est aussi l’auteure de quelques murales et petites oeuvres peintes. Originaire de Toronto mais vivant maintenant à Montréal, Swarm est aussi impliquée dans le mouvement Decolonizing Street Art. Conséquemment, la galerie-photo ci-dessous inclut quelques images de sa contribution à ce mouvement.

Pour plus d’information sur Swarm, voir ses pages Facebook et Instagram ainsi que cette entrevue donnée peu après l’édition 2014 d’un événement réunissant les artistes rattachés à Decolonizing Street Art.


Painted work

Mural done in the context of the 2014 Decolonizing Street Art event

Red Bandit wheatpaste (left) over Swarm‘s mural for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices. This is the left section of a larger collaborative mural.

In Rosemont.

Valerie Bastille and Swarm collaboration (left) and Alysha Farling (right) for Cabane à sucre secret gallery August 2014

Well hidden portal in Mile End.

Painted floor piece at Omnipac building. Photo © Swarm.

Painted piece at Omnipac building. Photo © Swarm.

Two painted pieces at Omnipac building. Photo © Swarm.

Portal underneath a concrete bollard.

Timmy Drift (left) and Swarm (right) on parked train in Petite Patrie.

Next to Petite-Patrie bike trail.


Wheatpastes and paste-ups

With Girl Plague on the right.

Collaboration with Zola.

Collaboration wheatpaste with Chat Perdu.

Collaboration with Chat Perdu.

Collaboration with Zola (person).

Another collaboration with Zola (slightly damaged in this shot). A sticker version also exists, scroll down to the stickers section to view.

Swarm (top) and Girl Plague (bottom).

With small painted piece by Timmy Drift bottom left.

Futur Lasor Now (left) and Swarm (right)

Futur Lasor Now (left) and Swarm (right)

Small paste-up bottom left is by National Zombi.

Montage of stickers/paste-ups.

In a window of the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Kat (left) and Swarm (right)

Stela (left) and Swarm (right) on St-Laurent.

Left: amongst tags from the Queer Sprayers (Zilch, Listen, EHT, Sad Punx).
Right: Tava (top), Futur Lasor Now (centre) and Swarm (bottom) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Stela (left) and Swarm (right) on St-Dominique.

Right: with a doilie paste-up by Stela.

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Swarm (left) and Futur Lasor Now (right) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Collaboration between Stela and Swarm.

Collaboration between Stela and Swarm.

Between two doilie paste-ups by Stela.

Left: Swarm (top) and Stela (bottom) on St-Laurent.
Right: unknown artist (top), Swarm (centre) and Stela (bottom) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Above two photos © Swarm.

Right: with Futur Lasor Now in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Right: Swarm (top) and Stela (bottom) on St-Dominique.

Above photo © Swarm.

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

On doilie

Lily Luciole poster with three of Swarm’s (pink) designs pasted over it.

Collaboration with Lily Luciole in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Collaboration with Lily Luciole in Petite-Patrie.

Wheatpaste montage in alley behind St-Hubert; photo © Swarm.

Wheatpaste montage for climate change march and Decolonizing Street Art.

Red Bandit (top left) and Swarm (top right, bottom left) for Decolonizing Street Art.

Futur Lasor Now (top), Pnda (very top) and Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art (bottom) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

For Decolonizing Street Art.

For Decolonizing Street Art. Also visible bottom right is another wheatpaste, this one by Red Bandit.

Stela (left) and Swarm (right).

Poster for Decolonizing Street Art on the George General d’Auto Reparation.


Stickers

For the 375th anniversary of Montreal.

Two photos above © Swarm

Collaboration sticker with Stela based on a wheatpaste they did a few months earlier (scroll up to view).

Collaboration sticker with Zola based on a wheatpaste they did a few months earlier (scroll up to view).

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