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.


Walls: from figurative to letters

Contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Mural on Mont-Royal for LNDMRK.

On Laurier.

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

Tribute to Oliver Jones mural by Dan Buller and Five Eight on Georges-Vanier x Lionel-Groulx.

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

In Rosemont.

On A’Shop’s wall in Hochelaga.

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

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 Old Port.

On Savoie.

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

Gene Pendon and Five Eight on this Plateau house.

Five Eight and Earth Crusher for the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

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.

With Earth Crusher (character) on a Plateau garage door.

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

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

Five Eight and Dré aka Earth Crusher in abandoned building.

Five Eight (top), Skor (middle) and Cemz (bottom) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

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.

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

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

For the Chemin Vert block party organised by A’Shop.

In St-Henri in 2016.

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

On Plateau End rooftop.

Doing Pask‘s name as part of an exchange.

Fleo and Five pieces in St-Henri.

On Petite-Patrie bike path.

In NDG.

On the Canada Malting abandoned building.

Throwie.

Throwie.


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