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Under Pressure Festival 2019

Here’s a photo gallery featuring all the works produced during the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. For earlier editions see the following posts:
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 editions.

Cet article-photo présente les oeuvres produites au cours de l’édition 2019 du Festival Under Pressure. Pour les éditions antérieures, voir les articles suivants:
Éditions 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013.

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The 203 crew wall by Lyfer, Ekes, Opire, Arnold, Borrris and Trak, with tags by Phare, Hitem, Yesir, Masek and guests Axe Lalime, Soma and Peau.

The complete K6A crew wall featuring Serak, Awe, Monk.e, Axe Lalime, Royal, Snikr, Otak, Zek, Hsix, Dodo Osé, Fleo, Osti One and Clone. Scroll down for close-ups on various pieces.

Close-up on the central section of the K6A crew wall mostly by Snikr and Axe Lalime, with pieces by Osti One (top left) and Otak (top right).

Monk.e‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Royal‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Awe (top) and Axe Lalime‘s (bottom) pieces on the K6A crew wall.

Serak‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Dodo Osé (blue) and Fleo‘s (green) pieces on the K6A crew wall.

Hsix‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Zek‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Clone‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Sepan (middle), Sheval (top right) and Heras (bottom right).

Hick

Aldarwin, with origami by Origami Explorateur.

Bibi Una

Kuby (top) and unidentified artist (ground).

Haks, Kuby and Yekso collaboration.

Sank (top), Zenow (ground left) and Medor (ground right).

Aper

Mirabolle

The Crazy Apes crew wall featuring Crane, Korb, Havok, Fezat, Akuma and Mistx.

The ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo. Scroll down for close-ups.

Close-up 1/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Close-up 2/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Close-up 3/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Close-up 4/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Close-up 5/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Collaboration wall of Ankh One, Nikki Küntzle, Ravens Or Crows and Peach Journal.

Scribe and Tchug collaboration. Scroll down for close-ups.

Close-up on Tchug‘s character on his collaborative wall with Scribe.

Close-up on some of Scribe‘s characters and graphics on his collaborative wall with Tchug.

The complete LTG & POM crews’ wall featuring EK Sept, Fokus, Rizek, Elfu, Seork, Serum, Hoar, Aces, Hozek, Gost and Grils. Scroll down for close-ups.

Close-up on EK Sept (top), Fokus (middle) and Rizek‘s (bottom) pieces on the LTG/POM wall.

Close-up on Elfu (left) and Seork‘s (right) pieces on the LTG/POM wall.

Close-up on Serum‘s piece on the LTG/POM wall.

Close-up on Aces (top) and Hoar‘s (ground) pieces on the LTG/POM wall.

Close-up on Grils (top left), Gost (ground left) and Hozek‘s (right) pieces on the LTG/POM wall.

On the roof above the LTG/POM wall is this piece by Kor.

MC Baldassari

Raphael Dairon

Wuna

Christina Mazzulla

Maliciouz

Aude Maeva

The complete 123 Klan wall. Scroll down for close-ups.

Close-up on Scien’s piece on the 123 Klan wall.

Close-up on Klor‘s piece on the 123 Klan wall.

Close-up on Esprit‘s piece guesting on the 123 Klan wall.

Close-up on Aiik‘s piece on the 123 Klan wall. The character is by Scien.

Grils

Box Vincent

Lapin

Nemo

Dalkhafine

Labrona

Alex Produkt

Moule

Adida Fallen Angel at ground level and Makenoize way above. Scroll down for more installations and pasted pieces by Makenoize.

Devon Gold

Jasp

Marine Martinelli

Slö

M’Os Geez

Mirov‘s mix of painting and pasting.

ROC514 and Flavor.

Smile

Carolina Espinosa wheatpaste 1/4.

Carolina Espinosa wheatpaste 2/4.

Carolina Espinosa wheatpaste 3/4.

Carolina Espinosa wheatpaste 4/4.

Drippin’ Soul

Jimmy Baptiste

Thunderbird431

Thunderbird431

Salvandalius on door, with Nero above.

Salvandalius

Makenoize installation.

Makenoize

Makenoize

I Am Batman on garbage container.

Mural Festival 2019

This article features the new murals created during the 2019 edition of Mural Festival as well as the other temporary art found on the site (St-Laurent between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal) while it was closed to traffic from June 6th to 16th.

Five earlier Festival murals have been replaced with new ones this year. These are the Demsky and Michael Reeder walls from the 2018 edition, Scribe’s mural from the 2017 edition, and the Natalia Rak and Jonathan Bergeron creations from the 2016 edition.

You may want to check out this walking tour map connecting all Mural Festival creations and other major murals in the area.

Cet article présente les nouvelles murales créées dans le cadre de l’édition 2019 du Festival Mural ainsi que les oeuvres temporaires trouvées sur le site (St-Laurent entre Sherbrooke et Mont-Royal) pendant la tenue de l’événement du 6 au 16 juin.

Cinq murales ont été remplacées par de nouvelles cette année: celles de Demsky et de Michael Reeder de l’édition 2018, celle de Scribe produite au cours de l’édition 2017, et celles de Natalia Rak et de Jonathan Bergeron datant de l’édition 2016.

Vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à cet itinéraire pédestre reliant toutes les murales produites dans le cadre de toutes les éditions du Festival ainsi que les autres créations majeures dans le même quartier.


the murals

PichiAvo

Miss Van

Ben Johnston

Germ Dee, with name pieces by Deep (left) and Serak (right) in the bottom corners.

Close-up on Serak‘s part on the above mural by Germ Dee.

Bryan Beyung

Insane51. This mural is also meant to be seen through the coloured lens of 3D glasses, see below.

The Insane51 mural seen through the red lens of 3D glasses.

The Insane51 mural seen through the blue lens of 3D glasses.

Ola Volo

Leon Keer‘s anamorphic street piece. The piece is painted stretched and distorted, but looks 3D when viewed through the lens of a camera.

Gleo

Nikki Küntzle

Marc-André Lamothe

Spidertag‘s neon mural, only visible after nightfall.

Joshua Vides painted the entirety of this car wash to give it a look straight out of a black and white graphic novel.


the tribute alley to Scan

For the 2019 edition of Mural, a long segment of the graffiti alley behind St-Laurent was dedicated to Scan. Name pieces by the two dozen-plus artists involved are presented below from the left to the right end of the alley.

Pour l’édition 2019 du festival, un long segment de la ruelle graffiti derrière St-Laurent a été dédiée à Scan. Les pièces de la trentaine d’artistes impliqués sont présentées ci-dessous en ordre tel qu’elles apparaissent sur le mur (de gauche à droite).

Ekes

Lyfer

Pito (top), Killa EF (ground).

Shok

Skor

Serak

Awe

Deep

Morz

Some

Soma

Sage (name piece) and Zoltan (ear).

Sober

Axe Lalime (name piece) and Tchug (character).

Zek

Stare

Smak

Guko

Jasp

Vect (in black and blue) and Ewol (in green).

F.One and Ewol doing Scan’s name.

F.One

Legal (ground) and Kwun (above). There is also Jake above those two, but his piece is not yet completed. This photo will be replaced by a definitive one after Jake completes his part.

A bit of bonus material by Odrus, a brazilian writer in town at the time of the festival, and Deep with a gold throw.


Waxhead’s sidewalk pieces

In 2019 it was Waxhead‘s turn to supply the sidewalk pieces in the Mural zone. He did thirteen hopscotch pieces in total, all on St-Laurent between Milton and Laurier.

En 2019 c’était au tour de Waxhead de créer les pièces de trottoir pour le Festival Mural. Il a créé treize marelles, toutes sur St-Laurent entre Milton et Laurier.


information/ad boards

Every year the backs of the Festival’s many information and advertisement boards are painted by a selection of mostly local artists, a great way to showcase a lot of additional Montreal talent.

A chaque année le revers des panneaux d’information et de publicité du Festival sont peints par divers artistes locaux, une excellente initiative permettant de présenter une grande quantité de talent montréalais.

Emily Read

Andy Dass

M’Os Geez

Nikki Küntzle. Nikki was actually on the programme and did her own mural, scroll up to view.

Mirov

Raphaël Dairon

Kat

Marine Martinelli

Duval

Nicolas Bertrand

Anne-Julie Dudemaine

Arielle Coté

Atomist

Caitlin McDonagh

Camille Perro

Denise Duong

Dominique Montesano

Leyem

Phil Math


other

One of two truck sides by Wuna. See the other side below.

The other truck side by Wuna. Scroll up for the other side.

The back of the above truck was painted by Hest.

This is some sort of open photo booth by LP Montoya. Visitors to the Mural site would have their photo taken or take selfies from close enough to only see the psychedelic background and nothing else. See example below.

Example of the above installation by LP Montoya, featuring the artist himself. This photo © LP Montoya.

Franco

Scan You Rock tribute wall

For about a week during the month of September 2018, nearly 100 writers and artists converged onto Cabot street in the South West of Montreal for the creation of a huge mural celebrating the graffiti writer and artist Scaner who had passed away a year earlier following a 8-year battle with cancer.

The 675 m2 (7250 sq. foot) mural is the creation of Scaner’s KG crewmates Zek (who wrote the letter outlines) and Stare, and features characters by Harry Bones and Axe Lalime. It was done on one of the two walls which had served as the canvas for the Scan You Rock mega-production 16 months earlier, a huge tribute to Scaner put together by his friends when they found out that he only had a short time left to live. Scaner’s own piece in the latter production was salvaged and has been integrated into the new mural which was designed around it. Barcelona artist and 4S crewmate Harry Bones created a Scaner-inspired character looming over the piece, and nearly a hundred of Scaner’s fellow writers and artists from Montreal and around the world filled the letters of his name with their own name pieces. Scan’s crewmate Axe Lalime created the end character, a clock reminding us that Time Is Gold.

The creation of the mural was organised by Scaner’s wife Karine ‘Kay’ Rogers and his friend Philémon (through the non-profit organization Mr CanDo) and made possible through the generous contribution of donors who thus helped pay for the rental of aerial work platforms, scaffoldings and safety equipment as well as the purchase of paint and the transportation of artists.

A tribute of this scale was unheard of in the world of graffiti and urban art before this. It is a testament to the love and respect that Scaner commanded from his peers, in Montreal and elsewhere in the world. The new mural is seen everyday by thousands of commuters on the Turcot Interchange, and photos and videos of it and its making have made it around the world through social media, cementing Scan’s place in local and international art and graffiti history.

The gallery below features photos of the complete wall as well as close-ups on various sections, including credits for all the artists involved. A few names are missing, any input is welcome.

See also: the official making-of video

Pendant 7 jours en septembre 2018, une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes se sont rendus sur la rue Cabot dans le sud-ouest de Montréal pour la création d’une immense murale en hommage au graffeur et artiste montréalais Scaner, pour le premier anniversaire de son décès suite à une bataille de 8 ans contre le cancer.

La murale de 675 m2 (7250 pieds carrés) est une création de ses amis graffeurs Zek (qui a dessiné les lettres) et Stare, et inclut des personnages par Harry Bones et Axe Lalime. Elle a été créée sur un des deux murs qui, 16 mois plus tôt, avaient servi de canevas pour la mega-production Scan You Rock, un immense hommage à Scaner organisé par ses amis lorsque la communauté a appris qu’il ne lui restait plus que quelques temps à vivre. La contribution de Scaner à cette production a été préservée et intégrée dans la nouvelle murale. L’artiste barcelonais et crewmate en 4S Harry Bones a créé un immense personnage inspiré par Scaner et une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes de Montréal et d’ailleurs ont rempli les lettres de son nom avec leur propre pièce. Axe Lalime a créé le personnage au bout du mur, un réveil nous rappelant que le temps est précieux (Time Is Gold).

La création de la murale a été organisée par la conjointe de Scaner, Karine ‘Kay’ Rogers, et le bon ami de Scan Philémon (via l’OBNL Mr CanDo) et rendue possible grâce à la généreuse contribution de donateurs qui ont ainsi aidé à payer pour la location de plate-formes mobiles, des échafaudages et des équipements de sécurité ainsi que pour l’achat de la peinture et le transports d’artistes.

Il n’y a jamais eu d’hommage de cette ordre avant celui-ci dans le monde du graffiti et de l’art urbain en général. Ceci témoigne de l’amour et du respect que Scaner a inspiré chez ses pairs, qu’ils soient à Montréal ou à l’étranger. La nouvelle murale est vue chaque jours par les milliers de gens qui utilisent l’échangeur Turcot, et des photos et des vidéos de celle-ci et de sa création ont fait le tour du monde via les médias sociaux. Ainsi Scaner prend tranquillement la place qu’il mérite dans l’histoire artistique de notre ville et du milieu du graffiti.

La galerie ci-dessous présente des photos du mur complet ainsi que quelques gros plans sur ses sections, incluant des crédits pour tous les artistes qui y ont contribué. Quelques nom y manquent, vous êtes invités à combler ces lacunes en m’écrivant.

A voir: la video officielle de la création du mur


The complete wall. Scroll down for close-ups on the wall’s different sections. Click to view image in bigger size.

Close-up on Harry Bones‘ contribution around Scaner‘s own piece salvaged from the Scan You Rock production from April 2017 (a few months before he passed away). Harry Bones was Scan’s crewmate in the 4S crew.

Close-up on the S. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: Hoacs, Eskae
row 2: Risk, Sober, unidentified
row 3: Sear, Musa, Kemr
row 4: Skor, Roachi, Trace, Zema
row 5: unidentified, Morz, Kay (Scan’s wife), Vect, Jarus (partial)
row 6: Jat?, Narc, Sewk, Shok, unidentified

Close-up on the C. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: unidentified
row 2: Hyke, someone writing Jays
row 3: Smak, Fonki
row 4: Zema, Koal, Sewer
row 5: Jarus, Dige?, Nixon
row 6: Her?, Kers

Close-up on the A. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: someone writing Dock, Dré aka Earth Crusher
row 2: Arek, RCH
row 3: Senck, Block, Atwz
row 4: Sower, Tchug, Astro, Pask
row 5: Serak, Fomer, Zek (starts inside door recess), Dodo Osé, Nesar (partial)
row 6: Kwun, Mersh, Maysr (inside door recess), Fuser, Probe?

Close-up on the N. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: Pito, Tens, Axe Lalime, Pic Paquette, 123Klan, Jaber
row 2: unidentified, Some, Ewol?, Killa EF, unidentified, Fluke, Stare, Ware
row 3: Jaker, Kevin Ledo, unidentified, Tuna, Five Eight, Cemz, F.One
row 4: Legal, Acek?, Peace, unidentified, unidentified, Hsix
row 5: Sage, Guko, unidentified, Casp
row 6: Kemt, Rysk, Loes, Fleo, Maysr?

Close-up on the end section showing a clock character by Scan’s DA crewmate Axe Lalime. Artists in the fill are:
row 2: Ware, Soma
row 3: F.One (partial), Oper, Aper
row 4: Hsix, Otak
row 5: Snipes

Under Pressure Festival 2018

Here’s a photo gallery featuring all the works produced during the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. For earlier editions see the following posts:
2019 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 editions.

Cet article-photo présente les oeuvres produites au cours de l’édition 2018 du Festival Under Pressure. Pour les éditions antérieures, voir les articles suivants:
Éditions 2019 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013.


The 203 crew wall featuring Lyfer, Ekes, Arnold, Borrris, Flying Eric, Opire, Algue.

Detail of the above 203 crew wall showing the 2 aliens from the crew’s wall on the 2017 edition.

The K6A crew wall featuring Monk.e, Ankh One, Axe Lalime, Fleo, Serak, Otak, Awe, Snikr, Royal, Rekal and Saer. Scroll down for 4 details.

Detail 1/4 of the above K6A crew wall. This section is mostly Monk.e and Ankh One.

Detail 2/4 of the above K6A crew wall. The Scaner chain is by Awe.

Detail 3/4 of the above K6A crew wall.

Detail 4/4 of the above K6A crew wall.

Collaboration between Scribe and Tchug. See below for an alternate angle and a close-up.

Alternate angle of the Scribe and Tchug collaboration.

Close-up of Tchug‘s central character on the collaboration wall with Scribe .

The Boro wall featuring Cemz (top letters), Esprit (left half) and Sight (bottom right letters).

Korb and Crane representing the Crazy Apes.

The left half of the mosaic wall featuring EK Sept (top left), Serum (middle left), Heks (bottom left), Seork (top character), Aces (middle right letters), Elfu (bottom central character) and Swek (bottom right). Scroll down for close-ups of all the pieces.

EK Sept

Serum

Seork (character) and Aces (letters).

Heks

Elfu

Bask

The right half of the mosaic wall featuring Serna (top left), Resok (top right), Temps (middle left), Nor (middle), Myrage (middle right), Rizek (bottom left) and Eskro (bottom right). Scroll down for close-ups of all the pieces.

Serna

Resok

Temps

Nor

Myrage

Rizek

Eskro

Snok (middle), Ason (top left), Deaf (top right), Pito (ground letters) and James Dillon (characters).

Mad Rats Gaulois (left) and Boporc (right). See below for close-ups of each individual namepieces.

Gaulois

Boporc

Collaboration between Paynt (top right), Hozek (bottom left), Sepan (top left), Magic (bottom right) and Gost (bottom letters). Because Magic’s part is at a disadvantage in this shot, see below for close-up.

Close-up on Magic‘s piece.

Christina Mazzulla and Willy Wales.

Bibi Una

Segment 1/5 of a very long wall featuring Haks, Capes, Nemo, Lapin and Vedas. This segment is mostly Lapin on character, Haks on letters and Capes on neon top right.

Segment 2/5 of a very long wall featuring Haks, Capes, Nemo, Lapin and Vedas. Letters by Vedas.

Segment 3/5 of a very long wall featuring Haks, Capes, Nemo, Lapin and Vedas. This part is mostly by Capes.

Segment 4/5 of a very long wall featuring Haks, Capes, Nemo, Lapin and Vedas. Nemo on letters, Haks on neon.

Segment 5/5 of a very long wall featuring Haks, Capes, Nemo, Lapin and Vedas. Mostly Lapin with the help of Jaz and Aude Robert-Gingras.

Collaboration between Ankh One and Osmoze.

Habit (top) and Acro (ground).

Imp (top) and Rask (ground).

Hoar

SBU One

Le Monstr

LSNR One

Chris Dyer

Raphaël Dairon

MSHL

M’Os Geez

Fokus and Deps.

Maliciouz

Colfer

Loopkin

Marc-André Giguère. Unsurprisingly, this only lasted a few days before the owners painted over it in black.

Alex Produkt

Labrona

542?

Paulie Heart

MC Baldassari wheatpastes in the windows and a painted piece at ground level.

Mono Sourcil wheatpastes.

Adida Fallen Angel

Three posters by Adida Fallen Angel in the windows (scroll down for the painted ground pieces).

Jasper wheatpaste. See below for a painted piece.

Jasp. See above for a wheatpaste.

Kat. See below for close-ups.

Close-up on one of the posters by Kat.

Close-up on one of the posters by Kat.

Nikki Kuentzle

Flavor

Alex Grilanc

Germ Dee

Sewp on two sides of a garbage container.

Collaboration between Axe Lalime and Fokus a week ahead of the festival.

Estival de Canes 2018

The second edition of the Estival de Canes (formerly known as the Festival de Canes) was held July 6-8, 2018 in Longueuil. This year the site of the festival was the Parc de la Cité in St-Hubert. This new edition was again curated by Acek and about 25 artists from the greater Montreal participated, mostly from the crews 203, Crazy Apes, K6A, Next Time, RCD and of course Acek’s N2N.

See also:
Festival de Canes – 2017 edition

La seconde édition de l’Estival de Canes (anciennement le Festival de Canes) a eu lieu du 6 au 8 juillet 2018 à Longueuil. Cette année le festival s’est tenu au Parc de la Cité à St-Hubert. Cette nouvelle édition a été supervisée par Acek et a réuni environ 25 artistes du grand Montréal, principalement des crews 203, Crazy Apes, K6A, Next Time, RCD et bien sûr N2N.

A voir aussi:
Festival de Canes – édition 2017

General view of the pond side of the production. At the center is the 203 Crew collective piece, above the water are Crazy Apes Narc, Havok and Akuma, and top right is Serak. Scroll down for close-ups of all of these.

Close-up of the 203 Crew part of the production, a tribute to the mullet (the “coupe Longueuil”). Artists who participated are Flying Eric, Arnold, Borrris, Ekes, Lyfer and Algue.

Close-up on Crane‘s piece above water level.

The Crazy Apes had the water level, this is a close-up of Crane, Narc and Havok.

The Crazy Apes’ Narc, Havok and Akuma.

The other Crazy Apes in this prod is Korb.

Serak is on the top level of the building.

Axe Lalime between his K6A Crew buddies. This is a work-in-progress, more will eventually be added to it. Stay tuned for the final pic.

Fleo also there to represent K6A.

The N2N crew section of the production. From left to right: Acek, Arose and Janek (sideways). See individual close-ups below.

Acek’s segment of the N2N contribution.

Arose‘s segment of the N2N contribution.

Janek‘s segment of the N2N contribution (work-in-progress shot, final piece photo coming soon).

Dré on letters and character, with Five Eight above.

Royal at ground level with Nor above.

The RCD Crew wall: Yema at ground level, Snok on top letters and Beaf on bird.

Sank on letters and Germ Dee on character.

Wonez

Rouks


the boards

Four additional 2-sided boards were available onsite for other artists to contribute.

Quatre panneaux recto-verso étaient aussi disponibles pour des artistes voulant contribuer.

Mono Sourcil on character and Hsix on letters (a tribute to German graffiti artist Loomit).

Mad Rats Gaulois (in blue) and Bopor (in pink).

More by the Mad Rats.

Nemo

Germ Dee

Loyal

Hick

unidentified artist

Mural Festival 2018

This article features the new murals created during the 2018 edition of Mural Festival as well as the other temporary art found on the site (St-Laurent between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal) while it was closed to traffic from June 7th to 17th.

Six earlier Festival murals have been replaced with new ones this year. These are the Ricardo Cavolo and Insa from the 2017 edition, the XRAY and Ms Teri walls from the 2016 edition, the Young Jarus wall from the 2015 edition, and the Other mural from the 2013 edition.

You may want to check out this walking tour map connecting all Mural Festival creations and other major murals in the area.

Cet article présente les nouvelles murales créées dans le cadre de l’édition 2018 du Festival Mural ainsi que les oeuvres temporaires trouvées sur le site (St-Laurent entre Sherbrooke et Mont-Royal) pendant la tenue de l’événement du 7 au 17 juin.

Six murales ont été remplacées par de nouvelles cette année: celles de Ricardo Cavolo et de Insa de l’édition 2017, celles de XRAY et de Ms Teri de l’édition 2016, celle de Young Jarus de l’édition 2015 ainsi que celle de Other datant de l’édition 2013.

Vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à cet itinéraire pédestre reliant toutes les murales produites dans le cadre de toutes les éditions du Festival ainsi que les autres créations majeures dans le même quartier.


the murals

Michael Reeder, who also supplied the Festival’s artwork for this year’s edition (as seen on the top banner of this post).

Demsky

Tristan Eaton

Saner

Drew Merritt

Stare

Waxhead. See below for close-ups of this huge contribution.

Close-up of Waxhead‘s huge contribution.

One more close-up of Waxhead‘s huge contribution.

Waxhead‘s wall also includes a guest appearance of Ekes on letters.

Jeremy Shantz. See below for a ‘fenceless’ close-up of Fonki and Serak‘s tribute to Scaner at the base of the mural.

Tribute to Scaner by Fonki and Serak, a detail of Jeremy Shantz‘s wall (see above).

Axe Lalime

Smithe

WhatIsAdam

Ben Eine

A collaboration between Poni and Cyrielle Tremblay.

Sandra Chevrier

Le Monstr

LSNR

Sara Erenthal

Cryptik

This Marc Sirus wall was not on the official programme but it was still part of the festival.


ASVP’s sidewalk pieces

In 2018 it was ASVP‘s turn to supply the sidewalk pieces in the Mural zone. He did seven in total, all on St-Laurent between Milton and St-Joseph.

En 2018 c’était au tour de ASVP de créer les pièces de trottoir pour le Festival Mural. Il en créé sept, toutes sur St-Laurent entre Milton et St-Joseph.


vehicles

The 123Klan painted the outside of this shuttle that brings people to the Alouettes (football) games. Two more buses were done during the festival but I was not able to photograph them.

SBU One, MSHL and Naimo collaborated on this truck for a Rosemont café. The side here is mostly by SBU One with a bit by MSHL, and the back is all by MSHL. See below for the opposite side mostly by Naimo.

This is Naimo‘s side of the above truck for a Rosemont café. SBU One and MSHL have also contributed a bit to this side.


information/ad boards

Every year the backs of the Festival’s many information and advertisement boards are painted by a selection of mostly local artists, a great way to showcase a lot of additional Montreal talent. A few are missing from the gallery below as I was unable to photograph them before they got tagged.

A chaque année le revers des panneaux d’information et de publicité du Festival sont peints par divers artistes locaux, une excellent initiative permettant de présenter une grande quantité de talent montréalais. Quelques pièces, que je n’ai pas eu la chance de photographier avant qu’elles ne soient tagguées, manquent à la galerie ci-dessous.

Mr Crocks and Kwartz collaboration.

Nikki Kuentzle

Yumar

MC Grou

Max Prevo

Raphael Dairon

Alice Demee

Carolane Bélanger

Dominique Montesano

Geneviève Bigué

Jo Mendel

Julia GR


‘your face here’ boards

Just like the info/ad boards above, these ‘your face here’ boards are great canvases for local artists to show their craft during the festival. I’ve only photographed a few of these this year.

Tout comme les revers de panneaux d’information et publicitaires ci-dessus, ces panneaux permettent à des artistes locaux de montrer leur talent pendant la durée du festival. Je n’ai malheureusement photographié que quelques uns cette année.

Mirabolle

Alexis Vaillancourt

Montreal Hippodrome

In 2009, after more than 100 years near the corner of Décarie and Jean-Talon, the Montreal Hippodrome (formerly known as Blue Bonnets) closed its doors. The site comprised mainly a huge race track for horses, with on one side a main building including bleachers, betting rooms, bars and restaurants, and on the other side, various stables and sheds.

It didn’t take very long following the closing of the Hippodrome for graffers and other artists to hit the abandoned buildings. While the stables and some of the sheds were immediately taken over, the main building remained off-limits. Although there was security on site, it was generally lax in the supervision of the abandoned stables. This was not the case for the main building; it was impossible to approach it without security showing up. It remained off-limits until the beginning of 2018 when, a few months away from a planned demolition to make space for a complex of condos and commercial buildings, security appears to have been dropped.

As it had become the holy grail of abandoned buildings in Montreal, following the disappearance of security it wasn’t long before graffers finally made it inside the main building. The first ones appear to have been Shok, Sewk and Arek, in early March 2018. Through social media the word quickly spread and within a few weeks the spot was completely taken over. The party lasted for about three weeks until late March when a fence was put up around the whole site and everything, including most the stables this time, became off-limits again. The city supplied security from the SPVM, so very few writers and explorers tried to make it inside after that.

The photos of graffiti and other artistic pieces from the Hippodrome are split over three posts:

  • the main building
  • the 2 saddling stables (to be published soon)
    (where the horses are brought for preparation before racing)
  • the 6 regular stables (to be published soon)
    (where the horses are kept in stable boxes when not racing)

En 2009, après plus de 100 ans près du coin Décarie/Jean-Talon, l’Hippodrome de Montréal (anciennement Blue Bonnets) a fermé ses portes. Le site de courses de chevaux consistait principalement en une grande piste avec d’un coté l’édifice principal incluant estrades, salles de paris, bars et restaurants, et de l’autre côté diverses écuries et hangars.

Suite à la fermeture de l’Hippodrome, les graffeurs et autres artistes ont immédiatement envahi l’endroit. Les écuries et hangars ont été les premiers à avoir été explorés. Cependant l’édifice principal est demeuré inaccessible. Bien qu’il y ait eu de la sécurité sur le site, celle-ci était généralement tolérante autour des écuries. Par contre, c’était tout le contraire en ce qui concerne l’édifice principal, il était impossible de l’approcher avant l’arrivée d’un.e agent.e de sécurité. L’édifice est ainsi demeuré inaccessible jusqu’au début de 2018 quand, à quelques mois d’une démolition longtemps planifiée, les autorités semblent avoir abandonné la sécurité.

Puisque cet édifice principal était devenu le spot le plus convoité par les graffeurs à Montréal, suite à l’interruption des services de sécurité ceux-ci ont pris l’endroit d’assaut. Les premiers à y avoir accédé semblent avoir été Shok, Sewk et Arek, en mars 2018. Via les médias sociaux la nouvelle s’est rapidement répandue et en l’espace de quelques semaines plusieurs douzaines d’artistes y ont laissé leur marque. La fête a duré environ 3 semaines, jusqu’à la fin de mars quand une cloture a été installée autour du site. L’édifice principal ainsi qu’une partie des écuries sont alors redevenues inaccessibles. La sécurité étant assurée cette fois par le SPVM, très peu de graffeurs et d’explorateurs urbains ont tenté d’y pénétrer par la suite.

Les photos de graffitis et autres pièces artistiques trouvées à l’Hippodrome sont présentées ici en trois sous-sections:

  • l’édifice principal
  • les 2 écuries de réchauffement (publié sous peu)
    (où les chevaux étaient préparés en vue d’une course)
  • les 6 écuries régulières (publié sous peu)
    (où les chevaux étaient gardés entre les courses)