HRKR aka HoarKor

HoarKor or HRKR for short was actually a duo of artists, Hoar and Kor, both Fine Arts students at Concordia University. They have tried their hand(s) at every possible type of urban art: figurative murals, graffiti, wheatpastes, stencils, smaller paste-ups and stickers, installations and even tagging. They also did a lot of studio work, you can check it out alongside much more of their street work on their Instagram and Facebook pages. In early 2017, after working together for 7 years, Hoar and Kor decided to put their professional relationship on hiatus (but not their friendship, hence the occasional collaboration between them afterwards). You can view their solo work via the following pages: Hoar on Instagram and Kor’s Instagram for “Mon chat dans ta ville”.

HoarKor, aussi connu sous le diminutif HRKR, est un duo d’artistes, Hoar et Kor. Ces deux étudiants de l’Université Concordia ont touché à toutes les formes d’art de rue: murales figuratives, graffitis, collages, pochoirs, collants et autocollants, intallations et même le tagging. Ils ont aussi été très prolifiques en studio. Jetez un coup d’oeil à leur pages Instagram et Facebook pour beaucoup plus que ce qui est présenté dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous. Au début de 2017, après 7 années de collaboration, Hoar et Kor ont décidé de commencer à travailler individuellement (mais ils ont continué à collaborer à l’occasion). Vous pouvez les suivre en solo via les pages de Hoar sur Instagram et le projet “Mon chat dans ta ville” de Kor.


Figurative painting

Kor on cat and Hoar on letters, in Rosemont.

HRKR’s contribution to the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival was the side wall of the Foufounes Electriques terrasse.

Contribution to the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Detail from above work.

Contribution to the Cabane à sucre secret gallery, part 1/3. Also visible on the left is a frame by Ms Teri done earlier for the 2014 edition of Mural Festival.

Contribution to the Cabane à sucre secret gallery, part 2/3.

Contribution to the Cabane à sucre secret gallery, part 3/3.

In Rosemont-Petite-Patrie.

Large mural in Petite-Patrie (click to view bigger).

Front wall of Barfly on St-Laurent. The door bottom right is by Labrona.

In Mile End.

In the Plateau.

Figurative part of a combo with letters in the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome stables (I didn’t get a chance to photograph the letters part).

This is one side of an entrance of a St-Henri high school.

This is the other side of the above entrance of a St-Henri high school.

On a wall of a youth centre in Rosemont.

Door 1/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie.

Door 2/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie.

Door 3/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie.

Door 4/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie.

On containers for the 2016 Marché des Possibles (photo 1/4).

On containers for the 2016 Marché des Possibles (photo 2/4).

On containers for the 2016 Marché des Possibles (photo 3/4).

On containers for the 2016 Marché des Possibles (photo 4/4).

On Jeanne-Mance.


Letters

Hoar’s part of a session with Kor in Rosemont (see Kor next).

Kor’s part of a session with Hoar in Rosemont (see Hoar above).

In Petite-Patrie.

Contribution to the 2016 International Percussion Festival.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome stables.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome stables.

In industrial Hochelaga.

In the Plateau.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome stables.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome stables.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome stables.

Graffiti by train tracks (‘HRKR’ at the top; other visible pieces by Sane, Zion and Wase).

A big throw in Mile End.


Wheatpastes and small paste-ups

Kor wheatpaste found on St-Laurent.

Poster, photo © HoarKor.

Wheatpaste.

Poster.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up.

Small paste-up. Also visible in the top left corner is a sticker by Futur Lasor Now.


Under Pressure Festival 2015 sidewalk promos

In the weeks leading up to the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, a dozen promos were painted by Hoarkor on the sidewalks of the neighbourhood.

Au cours de la semaine précédant la tenue de l’édition 2015 du Festival Under Pressure, une douzaine de pubs ont été peintes par Hoarkor sur les trottoirs du quartier.


Other

Installation for the 2014 edition of Mural Festival. Photo © Pia MTL

Installation for the 2015 VHS – Van Horne Station event.

Installation for the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Installation for the 2016 International Percussion Festival.

Reverse of information panel for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Reverse of information panel for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Painted wood cut-out in Villeray.

Another wood-up.


Stickers

Sticker.

Collaboration with ROC514.

Collaboration with ROC514.

Kor sticker.

Sticker tag.


Tags


Hoar solo

In a Plateau alley.

For the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Hoar in Rosemont.

Hoar’s contribution to Kor’s Gatos Callejeros production in a Rosemont alley (angle 1/2; see next).

Hoar’s contribution to Kor’s Gatos Callejeros production in a Rosemont alley (angle 2/2; see above).

Hoar for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Hoar at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome stables.

Hoar for the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

Hoar without Kor at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome stables.


Kor solo

In a Plateau back alley.

Kor’s wall for the Alleycats (Gatos Callejeros) production which he curated.

Kor for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, also part of a project called “Mon chat dans ta ville”.

Kor piece on a Masson rooftop, part of a project called “Mon chat dans ta ville”.

Kor featuring KG (not the graffiti crew) in Mile End.

Kor roller graffiti on Omnipac building. Photo © HoarKor.

Kor roller graffiti by train tracks.

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