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Dodo Osé

Bio, from the Ashop website: “Dodo Ose is a Montreal based graffiti and fine artist specialized in highly rendered surreal portraiture. Born in Lyon, Dodo was initiated to art at an early age, spending countless hours admiring the rich architecture of his native city. He spent his teenage years in the south of France, where he developed his artistic knowledge and taste for graffiti. He studied Fine Arts in Cannes and presented his first shows in galleries. In need of a challenge, he decided to pursue his career in Canada in 2010. In Montreal, he got carried away by the city’s creative atmosphere and found a real family within the Ashop and K6A crews, two multidisciplinary collectives. Through these connections, he developed his own style and created his own universe, blending aerosol painting with watercolors. He is constantly in search of innovating, as much in his technique as in the choice of his subjects. He creates artworks that combines the figurative and the imaginary. His work takes the public into a surrealistic universe, both romantic and oneiric, that exudes an edgy sense of humor with his own poetic touch.”

To see more from Dodo than what I was lucky enough to photograph, you are invited to see his gallery on the Ashop website as well as his personal Instagram page.

Biographie tirée du site web d’Ashop: “Dodo Ose est un artiste spécialisé en Beaux Arts et en graffiti basé à Montréal. Né dans la prestigieuse ville de Lyon, Dodo Ose est initié à l’art dès son jeune âge. Il passe son adolescence dans le sud de la France, où il découvre l’univers du graffiti. Ses études en beaux-arts à Cannes le mènent ensuite à intégrer la peinture traditionnelle à son style et à y présenter ses premières expositions en galeries. En 2010, Dodo déménage au Canada, à la recherche de défis et de nouvelles expériences. L’ambiance artistique de Montréal inspire le jeune artiste qui décide de s’y installer. Il se joint éventuellement au Ashop et au K6A, deux collectifs artistiques multidisciplinaires. Ces connexions le poussent à perfectionner son style et à créer son propre univers, mélangeant la peinture aérosol à l’aquarelle. Dodo Ose cherche constamment à innover, autant dans la technique que dans les sujets abordés. En jouant avec le symbolisme et les archétypes universels, l’artiste concocte des paysages oniriques et surréalistes qui fusionnent le figuratif à l’imaginaire. Cherchant à transmettre les sentiments abstraits qui dansent derrière nos paupières, son travail reflète l’énergie Jungienne de la poésie et de la fantaisie.”

Pour en voir plus que ce que j’ai eu la chance de photographier, vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à sa gallerie sur le site d’Ashop ainsi qu’à sa page Instagram.


solo 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 que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

In Hochelaga.

Self-portrait mural in Verdun.

In the Village.

In a Ville St-Laurent park, for Kolab. Scroll down to see close-ups of each individual seat.

Close-up of a park seat. Scroll up to view all five in one shot and down to view the others.

Close-up of a park seat. Scroll up and down to view the others.

Close-up of a park seat. Scroll up and down to view the others.

Close-up of a park seat. Scroll up and down to view the others.

Close-up of a park seat. Scroll up to view the others.

In Wynwood (Miami) for the 2017 edition of Art Basel.

In Hochelaga.

Dodo’s part in the Time Is Gold production.

In Ville St-Laurent for Ashop.

Dodo’s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival. Scroll down for a different angle.

Dodo’s contribution to the 2017 edition of Mural Festival. Scroll up for a different angle.

In St-Henri.

A beautiful mural downtown.

In a Hochelaga alley for Ashop. This was paired with a garage door across the alley as well, see below.

In a Hochelaga alley for Ashop, across the alley from the corner piece above it in this gallery.

Back of truck for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

A huge mural in Mercier for Ashop. See below for an extra segment of it.

The rightmost part of the above Ashop mural in Mercier.

For Ashop on St-Denis.

This one of three trackside walls by Ashop artists in NDG is by Dodo Osé.

For Ashop in Rosemont.


duo 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 que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

Dodo Osé (geisha) and Axe Lalime (cat) from a K6A crew and friends jam in the South West.

Another collaboration with Axe Lalime in the South West.

A collaboration with Ankh One on the Plaza St-Hubert.

Another collaboration with Ankh One in Petite-Patrie, for Ashop.

Zek and Dodo for Ashop in Ahuntsic.

Collaboration with Ankh One for Ashop, downtown.

Ashop mural in Hochelaga featuring Zek and Dodo Osé.


collective 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 que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

Monk.e, Fleo and Dodo Osé on the K6A crew’s wall for the Gatos Callejeros production.

K6A crew wall for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, featuring Axe Lalime, Fleo, Dodo Osé, etc. (segment 1/3).

K6A crew wall for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, featuring Axe Lalime, Fleo, Dodo Osé, etc. (segment 2/3).

K6A crew wall for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, featuring Axe Lalime, Fleo, Dodo Osé, etc. (segment 3/3).

K6A crew wall at the Festival de Canes, featuring Axe Lalime, Dodo Osé, Fleo, Saer, Serak, Monk.e and OstieOne.

Zek, Dodo Osé, Ankh One for the 2016 edition of Art Basel in Wynwood, Miami (1/2).

Zek, Dodo Osé, Ankh One for the 2016 edition of Art Basel in Wynwood, Miami (2/2).

Dré, Dodo Osé and Ankh One for Ashop in Ahuntsic.

Ashop mural for the Mercier library; photo © Ashop.

Mural by Dré, Dodo Osé and Zek for Ashop in Côte-des-Neiges.

K6A crew contribution to the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, featuring Fleo, Monk.e, Dodo Osé, Serak, Axe Lalime, Dkae and Saer.

Classic and internationally renowned Ashop mural in NDG featuring Fluke, Axe Lalime, Phile, Zek and Dodo Osé.

Ashop mural in the Plateau featuring Dodo Osé, Phile, Zek and Fluke.


assisting others

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 que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

Fluke (assisted by Fonki, Fonki and Dodo Osé) in Hochelaga.

Zek, Axe Lalime, Awe with help from Dodo Osé, in St-Henri.

Fleo truck side with help from Dodo.


graffiti / letters

Dodo started off writing OSER when he did letters, then as he gradually became Dodo Osé he switched to writing DODO. Therefore, the more recent pieces at the top of this section read DODO while the older ones below read OSER.

Dodo a commencé par écrire OSER lorsqu’il faisait du graffiti puis, après qu’il soit devenu Dodo Osé, il s’est mis à écrire DODO. Conséquemment, les pièces les plus récentes au début de la section ci-dessous se lisent DODO alors que les plus vieilles plus bas se lisent OSER.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Dodo (ground) and Fleo (above, split over 2 surfaces) for a Plateau production curated by Axe Lalime.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Dodo’s segment in a K6A crew production in St-Henri.

Fleo (blue), Dodo Osé (red letters) and Axe Lalime (character) contribution to the Scan You Rock tribute to Scaner mega-production.

K6A crew‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Axe Lalime (raccoons), Serak (bottom left), Otak (middle left), Satyr (top left), Fleo (top right), Dodo Osé (middle right) and Fluke (bottom right).

Contribution to a big K6A crew jam in St-Henri.

Axe Lalime (top) and Dodo (ground) in St-Henri.

An extra garage door from the above St-Henri jam, featuring Otak, Fleo and Dodo Osé.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel (on the right; visible on the left is Koni HTU).

Truck side, also featuring Bryan Beyung on the back.

Fleo (left) and Dodo Osé (right) in a South West alley.

K6A crew wall on Gilmore featuring Serak (top), Fleo (middle) and Oser aka Dodo Osé (bottom).

In Hochelaga.

In St-Henri.

Eskro

Eskro is a graffiti writer active in and around Montreal, and one of the most talented and prolific of his generation. Until the end of 2016 he was a member of the multi-disciplinary crew Astred Collective, but early in 2017 he started representing a new crew called TFS (or 24/7 – twenty-four/seven). At some point early in 2018 he also started representing YU8 (why you hate?) when a friendship between members of TFS and YU8 led to some writers from each one being admitted in the other crew.

Eskro has very little presence online, but you can follow him on Instagram.

Eskro est un graffeur actif à Montréal, et un des plus talentueux et prolifiques de sa génération. Jusque vers la fin de 2016 il était membre du collectif multi-disciplinaire The Astred Collective, mais à partir du début 2017 il s’est mis à représenter TFS (ou 24/7 pour twenty-four/seven). Vers le début de 2018 il a aussi commencé à représenter YU8 (lire why you hate?) après qu’une amitié entre certains membres des crews TFS et YU8 a fait en sorte que des graffeurs de chacun de ces crews ont été admis dans l’autre.

La seule présence d’Eskro sur l’internet est sur Instagram.


pieces, burners, etc.

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 que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

In an abandoned building in Côte-des-Neiges.

In an abandoned building in Côte-des-Neiges.

In an abandoned building in Côte-des-Neiges.

Resok (left letters), Eskro (right letters) and Apok (top) for the Canettes de Ruelle alley production.

Eskro, Resok and Apok on a garage door for the Canettes de Ruelle alley production.

Under an overpass.

Wall section of the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Serna (top left), Resok (top right), Temps (middle left), Nor (middle center), Myrage (middle right), Rizek (ground left) and Eskro (ground right). See below for close-up on Eskro’s piece.

Close-up on Eskro’s piece for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. See full wall above.

Eskro (left) and Haks (right) announcing the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Eskro wrote UNDER and Haks wrote PRESSURE.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Inside the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Inside the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Inside the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Inside the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Tribute to Scaner by Myrage and Eskro in an abandoned church. See below for close-up.

Close-up on Eskro and Myrage‘s tribute to Scaner in an abandoned church.

Inside an abandoned building on the South Shore.

Inside an abandoned building on the South Shore.

Inside an abandoned building on the South Shore.

On the side of a parked freight train.

Inside an abandoned building on the South Shore.

Inside an abandoned building on the South Shore.

Inside a stable of the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

In Rosemont.

The TFS/POM wall for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Rizek (top left), Apok (angel), Resok (2nd row left), Myrage (2nd row right), Eskro (3rd row), Serum (ground left) and EK Sept (ground right). See below for close-up on Eskro’s piece.

Close-up on Eskro’s piece for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. See above for full wall.

Inside an abandoned building in Lachine.

Inside an abandoned building in Lachine.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

Inside an abandoned building in Lachine.

Inside an abandoned building in Lachine.

Inside an abandoned building in Lachine.

Doing the name of his TFS crew inside an abandoned building in Lachine.

Doing the name of his crewmate Myrage inside an abandoned building in Lachine.

In Rosemont.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Inside an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga.

Doing Ekes’ name in Rosemont.

Inside an abandoned building in Pointe-Claire.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

Inside a stable of the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

With Apok on character, inside a stable of the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

In Rosemont, with Kuby on character.

Eskro (middle), Apok (bottom right), Ankh One (top) and Jasp (bottom left) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Indoors piece for an expo at the Fresh Paint Gallery in parallel to the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont, with Lapin on skull.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

Mural by Apok and Eskro from the Astred Collective in Pointe St-Charles.

With Apok on character at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Inside a stable of the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

With Hero in Rosemont.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Also visible above is an older piece by Kube.

In Rosemont.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

Inside a stable of the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

In Rosemont.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

With Rouks on the left at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

A quickie in Hochelaga.

Inside a stable of the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Inside a stable of the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

With Apok on character on a Little Italy rooftop.

Rouks representing Next Time (left) and Escro for the Astred Collective (right), in a Plateau alley.

Escro for the Astred Collective in the Plateau.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Also visible above is Aces.

On a parked train bed.

On an overpass pillar.


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Serak

Serak is a Montreal graffiti writer from the KG and K6A crews. He has very little presence on the internet, to see more of his work than what is shown here, check out his Instagram account.

Serak and un graffeur montréalais faisant parties des crews KG et K6A. Il est très peu présent sur l’internet, pour en voir plus que ce qui est présenté ci-dessous, jetez un coup d’oeil à sa page Instagram.


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 que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

Serak (top) and Awe (ground level) in the Plateau.

Awe (top) and Serak (ground level) in the Plateau.

From a K6A crew production in St-Henri.

A rooftop piece in Ville-Marie.

From a production in Hochelaga for Miser‘s departure.

Off-Mural piece in a central back alley.

In Rosemont.

In the Old Port.

For the Estival de Canes 2018 production.

With a Earth Crusher character in St-Henri.

On the Lachine Canal bike path.

In Côte St-Paul.

In Côte St-Paul.

In Côte St-Paul.

Downtown.

Same spot as above, a few months later with a new piece at the base.

In upper Plateau.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

One for the crew (K6A) in Centre-sud.

In Miami during the 2017 edition of Art Basel.

On an abandoned Plateau house awaiting demolition.

Tribute to Scaner in the South West.

Serak’s part in the Time Is Gold production.

Downtown.

Tribute to Scaner in St-Henri.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In Côte St-Paul.

From a K6A crew production in St-Henri.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Rooftop piece downtown.

In the Lachine Canal.

By the Lachine Canal.

Along the Lachine Canal.

Downtown.

Train piece.

Train piece

In Mile End.

In Côte St-Paul, above a piece by Sewk.

In Hochelaga.

With Axe Lalime on a Hochelaga rooftop.

In Hochelaga.

With Zek on the right, in Griffintown.

In St-Henri, with a flop by Otak, a bandaid logo by Axe Lalime and a tag by Hsix above.

Rooftop downtown.

Downtown.

On an abandoned building in St-Henri.

In Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

The Serak piece at the very top of this shot from the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival dates back to 2011 or even before.


contributions to multi-artist walls

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 que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

The K6A crew wall from the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival features Serak bottom middle as well as Monk.e, Ankh One, Axe Lalime, Fleo, Otak, Awe, Snikr, Royal, Rekal and Saer. See below for close-up on Serak’s part.

Close-up on Serak’s and Awe‘s part in the K6A crew wall from the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

The K6A crew wall for the 2017 Festival de Canes features Serak on top letters alongside Axe Lalime, Dodo Osé, Fleo, Saer, Monk.e and Osti One.

The K6A crew wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival features letters by Serak bottom left, as well as Axe (raccoons), Otak (middle left), Satyr (top left), Fleo (top right), Dodo Osé (middle right) and Fluke (bottom right). See below for close-up on Serak’s piece.

Close-up on Serak’s piece on the K6A crew wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

The K6A crew wall for the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Serak’s name is inside the central character’s shirt.

This wall from the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival features Serak top left, Ether (middle letters), Scaner (ground letters), Axe Lalime (bottom left) and Hsix (right).

Serak is visible at the very top of this shot from the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Also visible are Shalak (behind car), Smoky (bottom right), XRAY (above Smoky), Crane (far bottom left) and many others.

This K6A crew wall in Côte St-Paul features Serak at the top, Fleo in the middle and Oser aka Dodo Osé at ground level.


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Bonar

To see much more than what this spotlight features, and because most of Bonar’s best street work was done outside Montreal, check out olivierbonnard.com as well as his Instagram page.

Pour en voir plus que ce que ce profil de l’artiste Bonar présente, et parce qu’il est très actif hors de Montréal, vous êtes invités à visiter olivierbonnard.com ainsi que sa page Instagram.


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

Les pièces sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

In Hochelaga. See below for close-up detail.

Detail of the above Hochelaga wall.

In Mile End.

In Rosemont.

In Petite-Patrie.

Temporary wall in the Village.

At the back of a downtown pub. This is Bonar’s second wall at this spot, scroll down for his first.

With Opire on the side of a Plateau house awaiting demolition.

Bonar on the left and Mathieu Connery on the right, for the Van Horne Station block party.

Rooftop piece over St-Laurent.

With Opire for the 2015 edition of Chromatic.

Bonar and Opire‘s contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Bonar on character and Les hommes de lettres on calligraphy.

Bonar’s contribution to the Cabane à sucre secret gallery.

For the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Bonar (above) and Birdo (unfortunately partially obstructed) in a McGill Ghetto alley.

Bonar on wall, Algue (door, first garage) and Nixon (second garage).

At the back of a downtown pub. This is Bonar’s first wall at this spot, scroll up for his second.

Bonar’s wall for the 2013 edition of Mural Festival.

Voguer

Voguer, who has also worked a lot in the past under the name Vogue, has been one of Montreal’s most prolific writers in the past few years. Not only does he have the itch that pushes him to get out and paint very often, but he is also constantly experimenting with new stylistic ideas and evolving. He has very little official presence on the internet. To see more of his work, check out his Instagram page (where, for the time being, he only publishes stories – no photo posts.)

Voguer, qui a beaucoup travaillé dans le passé sous le nom Vogue, a été un des artistes-graffeurs montréalais les plus prolifiques au cours des dernières années. Non seulement a-t-il souvent la piqure qui le pousse à sortir et aller peindre, il aime expérimenter avec de nouvelles idées et son style est conséquemment en constante évolution. Il est très peu présent sur l’internet. Pour en voir plus que ce que la galerie-photo ci-dessous présente, vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à sa page Instagram (où, au moment de publication de cet article, il ne poste que des videos temporaires).


graffiti 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 que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

At the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In Pointe St-Charles.

Under a bridge.

Winter piece at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Trackside in Hochelaga.

Under a bridge.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Ason, with Voguer above, for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Voguer’s contribution to the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

In Rosemont.

Rooftop piece in the Plateau.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Voguer and Ason on a Plateau housefront.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

In a Montreal suburb.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Hochelaga.

At the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

Trackside in Montreal West.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Trackside in Montreal West.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Trackside in Montreal West.

In Rosemont.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Trackside piece.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In Rosemont.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Doing the name of his crew FSOK at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

In an abandoned building.

In an abandoned building.

In an abandoned building.

In an abandoned building.

In an abandoned building.

On half-demolished building.

In an abandoned building.

In Rosemont.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Off-Muralfest piece in a Plateau alley.

In an abandoned building.

In industrial Montreal.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall. Also visible on his right is Brun aka Bern.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.


figurative pieces

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.


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Fluke

Fluke is one of those artists who started off in graffiti and has subsequently become one of the key players in the Montreal urban art scene. The artist learned his trade in the world of graffiti in the early 1990s, at the tender age of 9! In 2009 he co-founded Ashop, “an artist-run production company specialized in graffiti murals, street art and urban aesthetics” (source: ashop.ca). He is still the president of the company, as well as one of its main artists.

Ashop, which employs a handful of artists among the best of this city, has since changed the face of urban art in Montreal with the creation of an amazing number of murals and other artistic endeavours. And for the past few years the company has started shining outside Montreal thanks to major creations done elsewhere in the country as well as in the USA and Europe.

To see more of Fluke’s work than what I was lucky enough to photograph, have a look at his Instagram and Facebook pages. To find out more about Ashop, check out ashop.ca as well as their Instagram and Facebook pages.

Fluke est un de ces artistes qui se sont développés dans le monde du graffiti et sont depuis devenus des acteurs incontournables de la scène d’art urbain montréalaise. L’artiste a fait ses premières armes dans le monde du graffiti dans les années 1990, à l’âge de 9 ans. En 2009 il a co-fondé Ashop, “une compagnie de production d’artistes autogérés spécialisée en peinture murale, en street art et en esthétique urbaine” (source: ashop.ca). Il en est toujours le président ainsi qu’un de ses principaux créateurs.

Ashop, qui emploie une poignée d’artistes parmi les meilleurs en ville, a depuis changé le visage de l’art urbain à Montréal grâce à la création d’un nombre impressionnant de murales et autres interventions de nature artistique. De plus, depuis quelques années la compagnie a commencé à rayonner à l’extérieur de Montréal, avec des interventions ailleurs au pays ainsi qu’aux Etats-Unis et en Europe.

Pour en voir plus sur le travail de Fluke que ce que j’ai eu la chance de photographier, jetez un coup d’oeil à ses pages Instagram et Facebook. Pour en apprendre plus sur Ashop, visitez ashop.ca ou ses pages Instagram et Facebook du collectif.

figurative solo work

Fluke was assisted by Fonki, Five Eight and Dodo Osé on this mural in Hochelaga. See below for 2 details.

Detail #1 of the above Hochelaga mural.

Detail #2 of the above Hochelaga mural.

For the 2017 edition of Art Basel in Wynwood.

Tribute to Bad News Brown to replace an earlier one (see ‘Figurative collaborations’ section below).

Huge mural over two walls of a St-Michel school.

Tribute to Jackie Robinson for the 2017 edition of Mural Festival.

figurative collaborations

Most collaborations below are Ashop projects.

La plupart des collaborations ci-dessous sont des projets d’Ashop.

With Ankh One for Ashop in Hochelaga.

Ashop mural in the Plateau, designed by Fluke and done with Zek and Benny Wilding.

The Carey Price piece (goalie) is a collaboration with Axe Lalime. Also visible on the left are letter pieces by Maniak (top) and Zek (ground level).

Ashop‘s mural for the 2013 edition of Mural Festival features Fluke, Axe Lalime, Zek and Apashe.

In just a few years this iconic NDG mural has become the most internationally famous one in Montreal. By Ashop featuring Fluke, Axe Lalime, Phile, Zek and Dodo Osé.

Tribute mural to Bad News Brown by Ashop featuring Fluke, Saer and Zek. After having been painted over, a new tribute was done in 2017 (see Fluke solo section above).

Fluke and Axe Lalime for Ashop on one of the pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass.

Ashop mural in the Plateau featuring Dodo Osé, Phile, Zek and Fluke.

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In a K6A production in the South West.

For the Chemin Vert production in the summer of 2016. The prod was actually organised by Fluke.

Zek (left) and Fluke (right) for Plaza Walls.

K6A‘s wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival features Fluke (bottom right) as well as Axe Lalime (racoons), Serak (bottom left), Otak (middle left), Satyr (top left), Fleo (top right) and Dodo Osé (middle right). See close-up on Fluke’s piece below.

Close-up on Fluke’s piece on the above wall from the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Fluke’s part in a 123Klan production in the Plateau. Character is by Aiik.

Earth Crusher character on a temporary Ashop wall, surrounded by tags from both Earth Crusher and his alter ego Dré, as well as Zek, Fluke (bottom right), Ankh One, etc.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

On a container near the Ashop offices.

Fluke’s part in a Ashop/123Klan production in the Plateau.

Shadow (top letters), Zek (bottom left letters), Fluke (bottom right letters) and Ankh One (figurative) on Ashop‘s wall in Hochelaga.

Nature taking over this older Fluke letter piece on a K6A wall in St-Henri.

Shok

Shok is one of the handful of Montreal writers who started off in the nineties and never stopped being active to this day. He has been part of the crew HYH in the past but nowadays only represents SIK. He has very little official presence on the internet, to see much more than what I managed to photograph, check out his Instagram page.

Shok est parmi la poignée de writers montréalais qui ont commencé dans les années 1990 et qui sont toujours très actifs aujourd’hui. Il a déjà signé pour le crew HYH mais depuis plusieurs années maintenant il ne représente que SIK. Il est très peu présent sur l’internet, pour en voir beaucoup plus que ce que j’ai eu la chance de photographier, jetez un coup d’oeil à sa page Instagram.


pieces and throws

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 que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

Rooftop piece in Ahuntsic.

Rooftop piece in Ahuntsic.

With crewmate Skor on characters, in Ahuntsic.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

One for the crew at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

During the 2017 edition of Art Basel in Wynwood, Miami.

During the 2017 edition of Art Basel in Wynwood, Miami.

During the 2017 edition of Art Basel in Wynwood, Miami.

In Rosemont.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

One of two contributions to the Time Is Gold production.

Shok’s other contribution to the Time Is Gold production.

Wall of flops from the Time Is Gold production featuring Shok amongst many others (in yellow, fourth row from the top, third from the left).

In Rosemont.

In Hochelaga.

On a roof in Ahuntsic.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.