Junko

Junko puts together ‘sculptures’ from reclaimed materials (plastic, metal, rubber and other items found in trash), or natural elements (wood, plants), or a mix of both, which he then installs in more or less public locations. His first public installations were put up in Mile End at the very end of 2020 and a buzz was immediately created around the artist, who was then interviewed for various media. From that point he started installing his creations in more remote spots in or around Montreal.

To see more than what I was lucky to find and photograph, or to see some of his studio work, have a look at the artist’s Instagram page.

Junko crée des ‘sculptures’ à partir de matériaux recyclés (plastique, métal, caoutchouc et autres items trouvés dans les poubelles), ou d’éléments naturels (bois, plantes), ou un mélange des deux. Ses sculptures sont ensuite installées dans des endroits plus ou moins publics. Ses premières installations, apparues dans Mile End à la toute fin de 2020, ont créé un buzz autour de l’artiste qui a ensuite été interviewé par plusieurs médias. Ses créations subséquentes ont été installées dans des endroits un peu moins fréquentés, à Montréal ou dans les environs.

Pour en voir plus que ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et photographier, ou pour voir des création en studio, vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à sa page Instagram.


South West, January 2022

After creating his previous piece all from wood and other plant parts, this new piece to kick off 2022 mixed wood and reclaimed plastic and metal.


Hochelaga, December 2021

After creating solely from reclaimed materials, this is Junko’s first piece made completely from biodegradable material, mostly wood and other plant parts. This is the artist’s second installation in this spot. Just like the first one from March 2021, it served to bring attention to Hochelaga residents’ efforts to preserve an empty lot which the city mean to develop.


Lasalle, October 2021

Photos of this piece are from 2 distinct sessions.


Ville Emard, July 2021


Hochelaga, May 2021


Côte-des-Neiges, April 2021


Hochelaga, March 2021

This installation served to bring attention to Hochelaga residents’ efforts to preserve an empty lot which the city mean to develop.

At some point during the following summer the installation was moved to a woody area nearby.


Mile End, February 2021


Mile End, December 2020


Mile End, December 2020


Mile End, December 2020


Mile End, December 2020

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