Stare

Stare will undoubtedly make history as one of the greatest Montreal artists of our era. After becoming one of the best graffiti writers, he has taken his place as one of our city’s best muralists. He has managed to earn the respect of his peers in both fields. His graffiti pieces – which by the way are usually done on legal walls and places where this artform is tolerated – are rarely hit by taggers, which is the ultimate sign of respect in this field.

The image gallery below is split into two main sections: murals and graffiti. However, in some instances, the line between the two can be blurry. Stare’s murals often include his name as a figurative element, albeit sometimes deconstructed to near-abstraction (see his Chinatown mural below for an example of this). And on the other hand his graffiti pieces can be as big and elaborate as your typical mural.

For more information on Stare, and to see more of his work than what is shown here, check out his Facebook and Instagram pages.

Il n’y a aucun doute que Stare va passer à l’histoire comme un des plus grands artistes Montréalais de notre époque. Non seulement s’est-il affirmé comme un des plus grands du milieu du graffiti où il a fait ses débuts, mais depuis un certain temps maintenant il est devenu un des meilleurs muralistes de Montréal. De plus, il a acquis dans ces deux domaines le respect de ses pairs. Ses oeuvres graffiti qui, soit dit en passant, sont généralement créées sur des murs légaux et à d’autres endroits où cet art est toléré, sont rarement touchées par les taggeurs, preuve ultime de respect dans ce domaine.

La galerie-photo ci-dessous est séparée en deux grandes sections: les murales et les graffitis. Cependant, dans certains cas la ligne entre les deux peut être floue. Les murales de Stare peuvent contenir son nom comme élément figuratif, parfois décomposé à la limite de l’abstraction (voir la murale de Chinatown ci-dessous comme exemple). Et inversement, ses pièces de graffitis sont parfois aussi grandes et aussi élaborées qu’une murale peut l’être.

Pour de plus amples informations sur Stare, et pour en voir plus que ce qui est présenté ici, jetez un coup d’oeil à ses pages Facebook et Instagram.

Stare sticker
Stare sticker

murals

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.

Mural diptych in Hochelaga. Scroll down for close-ups.

Left wall of the above mural diptych in Hochelaga.

Right wall of the above mural diptych in Hochelaga.

Signature installation in front of the above mural diptych in Hochelaga (in the bottom left corner of the right wall).

Mock business sign next to the above mural diptych in Hochelaga (along the left wall).

A graffiti mural in the Plateau.

Contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Autumn 2016 mural in Mile End.

2015 mural by Stare and Ware, in the Plateau.

Graffiti mural in Chinatown.

Impressive 2015 mural between the Plateau and the Quartier des Spectacles.

Mural in Centre-Sud. Notice, on the right, the sign giving technical info on the piece, including a red dot, as if this was a sold piece in a gallery.

In the Quartier des Spectacles.

Mural by Scaner, Axe and Stare in Hochelaga. Stare’s contribution is the blue ‘K’ bottom left and the yellow ‘G’ on the right (making the name of the KG crew).

Stare and Tchug for the 2013 edition of Mural Festival.

Scaner and Stare wall in Old Montreal.

Huge collaboration with Zek (letters bottom left) and Tchug (creature). Stare’s involvement is mostly the deconstructed letters in the right half.

On one of the pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass.

This Petite-Patrie wall is credited to Stare, Hest and Sino.

Old NME crew wall in Centre-Sud featuring Stare amongs others.

NME wall in the Plateau featuring Stare, Kers, etc (part 1/4).

NME wall in the Plateau featuring Stare, Kers, etc (part 2/4).

NME wall in the Plateau featuring Stare, Kers, etc (part 3/4).

NME wall in the Plateau featuring Stare, Kers, etc (part 4/4).

graffiti burners and pieces

All pieces shown below were commissioned or were done on legal graffiti walls or on walls where this artform is tolerated. They are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Toutes les pièces présentées ci-dessous ont été commandées ou exécutées sur des murs légaux ou autres endroits où cette forme d’art est tolérée. Elles sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

In Rosemont.

Contribution to the tribute wall to Scan done for the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

In a private space in the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

This detail of the Scan You Rock tribute wall to Scaner shows Stare’s name part. Stare was actually one of the main creators of this historical wall and contributed much more than this, click on the latter link to view the complete wall.

For the Surfaces outside artshow.

In the upper Plateau.

Tribute to his KG brother Scaner in Wynwood, Miami.

From a long tribute wall to Scaner also involving Zek and Benny Wilding (not visible in this close-up detail).

From the same long tribute wall to Scaner as above, this is Stare and Zek doing Scan’s name.

Stare’s piece in the Time Is Gold production.

Stare on letters and Axe along the ground, in a dark recessed parking space in the Plateau.

In the Quartier Latin.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Stare’s part in the Scan You Rock mega-jam.

In the Plateau.

In Hochelaga.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In Ville-Marie.

Stare’s contribution to Plaza Walls.

In Mile End.

In Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

A truck side.

Floppy throws by Scaner and Stare on the back of the above truck.

In the Plateau.

On a Petite-Patrie rooftop.

In Rosemont.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In Ste-Marie.

Huge graffiti mural next to the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

In Pointe St-Charles.

In Pointe St-Charles.

In the Plateau.

Truck side. The throw on the front is by Zek.

This official piece is found near the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

With Sino on character, in Plateau End.

At Fattal.

By a West Island highway.

In Rosemont.

In St-Henri.

In Hochelaga; this is a detail of a larger wall also featuring Axe, Scaner, Zek and Sewk.

Truck side.

In the Plateau.

In Ville-Marie.

In TMR.

In Ville-Marie.

In Ste-Marie.

Somewhere between Hochelaga and Mercier.

In Mile End.

Ageing oldie in Mile End.

In the Plateau.

In the Quartier des Spectacles, this is a detail of a larger wall.

In a Ville-Marie park.

An old classic on a Plateau rooftop.

throws

Wall of flops from the Time Is Gold production featuring Stare amongst many others (in white and red, third from from the top, second from the left).

Throw found in Pointe St-Charles.

In Mile End.

In Mile End.

tags

A tag.

A tag.

A tag on an abandoned road.

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