Five Eight

To mark the creation of one of this year’s most impressive murals in Montreal, here’s a spotlight on the artist Five Eight.

Five Eight is among this city’s best muralists but he is also known for his unique style of graffiti in which he explores fonts and styles quite different from the various wildstyle roots of the artform. His art is actually often a combination of figurative and letters. As seen in the gallery below, he is often hired for commissioned work, but also shines within the less official realms of street art. For more information, check out five8art.com. To view more work than what is displayed here, including non-Montreal, non-street work and even neon, check out the latter link or Five8’s Instagram, Facebook and Flickr pages.

Pour souligner la création d’une des plus importantes murales de l’année à Montréal, voici un profil de l’artiste Five Eight.

Five Eight fait partie des meilleurs muralistes de Montréal, mais il est aussi reconnu pour son style unique de graffiti où l’artiste explore une calligraphie assez différente du wildstyle traditionnel. Son art est en fait assez souvent une combinaison de figuratif et de lettres. Tel que vu dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous, il reçoit une grande quantité de commandes, mais il est tout de même toujours actif dans les sphères moins officielles de l’art de rue. Pour plus d’information, vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil sur five8art.com. Pour voir plus d’oeuvres que ce qui est présenté ici, incluant des créations hors-Montréal, du travail de studio et même du néon, voir ce dernier lien ainsi que les pages Instagram, Facebook et Flickr de l’artiste.


murals and other figurative work

Pieces in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

Five Eight and Rouks‘ collaboration for Ashop‘s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop project on the walls of a NDG garage.

Contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Mural on Mont-Royal for LNDMRK.

On Laurier.

Tribute to Oliver Jones by Dan Buller and Five Eight in Little Burgundy.

Five Eight (left) and Peru143 (right) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Collaboration with Dré aka Earth Crusher in an abandoned building (left half).

Collaboration with Dré aka Earth Crusher in an abandoned building (right half).


letter pieces

Pieces in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

In Hochelaga.

Writing ‘Soma’, with Earth Crusher on character on a Plateau End rooftop. See below for close-up.

Same as above, but a close-up.

This detail of the Scan You Rock tribute wall to Scaner shows Cemz’s part. Click on the latter link to view the complete wall.

With Dré aka Earth Crusher at ground level, for the Estival de Canes 2018.

From a 2018 K6A jam in the South West.

In Rosemont.

On Ashop’s wall in Hochelaga.

In the Old Port.

Five Eight (left) and Dré aka Earth Crusher (right and reaper drone in the middle) for Plaza Walls.

Five Eight (top), Skor (middle), Cemz (ground) and character by Earth Crusher for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

For the Chemin Vert block party organised by Ashop.

In St-Henri in 2016.

With Earth Crusher on character on a Plateau garage door.

Doing Pask‘s name as part of an exchange.

Earth Crusher (character) and Five Eight (letters) on rooftop. The letters spell the name of Soma as a sign of respect for using the latter writer’s spot.

Five Eight (top letters), Earth Crusher (central character) and Skor (bottom letters) for the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Also visible at the top is an older piece by Serak.

Bus painted by Bryan Beyung and Five Eight for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Other side of the above bus by Bryan Beyung and Five Eight for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

In the Quartier Latin.

Detail of a multi-artist graffiti mural in St-Henri.

Dré aka Earth Crusher with Five Eight for the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Five Eight (letters) and Earth Crusher (character) in the basement of an abandoned industrial building.

Fleo and Five pieces in St-Henri.

In NDG.

Five Eight and Dré aka Earth Crusher in an abandoned building.

Pieces by Part, Awe and Five Eight on a Notre-Dame rooftop.

Five Eight and Earth Crusher for the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Click on the latter link for a better shot of the complete wall (but not of Five’s part).

Letters in the bottom right corner of this mural by Omen for the 2013 edition of Mural Festival.

En Masse‘s contribution to the 2013 edition of Mural Festival features Five Eight (central letters) alongside Dan Buller (tennis player), Scaner (top letters), Waxhead (head on the left), Beeforeo (below Five) and Nixon (bottom, top and far right). Photo © Infant Wisdom.

On the Canada Malting abandoned building.

Gene Pendon and Five Eight on this Plateau house.

Five Eight (letters) and Omen (figure) in an abandoned building.

Rooftop piece high above Plateau End. See next for a bird’s eye view.

Bird’s eye view of the above rooftop piece over Plateau End, from Google Earth.

Five Eight (letters) and Omen (figure) in an abandoned building.

On a Petite-Patrie bike trail.

Throw found in an abandoned building.

Throwie.

Throwie.


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