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Ofusk

Ofusk is a multi-talented artist excelling in graffiti just as much as in the creation of commissioned figurative and abstract murals. He sometimes uses for a name anagrams Fokus/Focus and Sufok, as well as Malin. He even wrote as Akose briefly in 2016. He is keeping a discrete presence on social media so no outside link to his work will be given here. However, he can be contacted at artdumalin@gmail.com for commissioned murals.

Ofusk est un artiste aux multiples talents qui excelle autant dans le graffiti que dans les oeuvres murales figuratives ou abstraites. Il utilise à l’occasion comme nom les anagrammes Fokus/Focus et Sufok, ainsi que Malin. Il a même peint sous le nom d’Akose pour un bref temps en 2016. Il garde une présence discrète sur les réseaux sociaux, donc aucun lien externe vers son travail ne sera donné ici. Par contre, il peut-être contacté à l’adresse artdumalin@gmail.com pour toute commande de murale.


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.

A set of garage doors in Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

In a Hochelaga alley.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

Writing INSPIRE in Petite-Patrie. The final E is painted to look like the real wood pieces on the left.

Above 2: two angles of this obstructed alley wall in Rosemont.

A business front in the Plateau.

For an ice cream shop in Mercier.

In Hochelaga.


Contribution to multi-artist 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.

Above 2: a mural by Ofusk featuring Art09, Hayer and Ixd, in the McGill Ghetto. Full shot and close-up on Ofusk’s main part.

Background for River June in a Rosemont alley.

Collaboration with LP Montoya in Pointe St-Charles.

Collaboration with LP Montoya on a set of garage doors in Villeray.

Collaboration with Grils and Omar Bernal in Villeray.

Ofusk’s character in a multi-artist group portrait mural in Villeray. The full mural can be seen here.

Ofusk’s character in a multi-artist project in Hochelaga on the theme of El Dia de los Muertos. The full mural can be seen here.

Collaboration of Marine Martinelli aka Mart, Jest and Ofusk, in Villeray.

Nero (left) and Malin aka Ofusk (middle and right) in a Rosemont alley.

Bibi Una, Vazy and Ofusk for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Hoar (top), Serum (middle), EK Sept (ground level) and Ofusk (figurative material) at the Brigade B7 prod in Pointe St-Charles.

Part 1 of this Hochelaga prod curated by Ofusk, featuring EK Sept, Jest, Ofusk, Grils, Louis Letters, Sole and Tshoko.

Part 2 of this Hochelaga prod curated by Ofusk, featuring EK Sept, Nero, Fasi, Ofusk, LP Montoya and Stylz.

Part 3 of this Hochelaga prod curated by Ofusk, featuring Bibi Una (central character), Vazy, Lora (top left), Worm, Honey, Nero and Ofusk.

Abstract collaboration of Ofusk and EK Sept on a container in Centre-Sud.


Smaller figurative 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.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In an abandoned building.

In an abandoned building.

In an abandoned building around the time of Halloween.

Malin aka Ofusk in Rosemont. Some tags on the right are by Paul Choix.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In Rosemont.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

With a shoutout to Penar at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

On the back door of an ice cream shop in Mercier.

Unfinished business in Rosemont.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In a graffiti alley off-Mural Festival.

Self-portrait for a letter piece by Sker, in a graffiti alley off-Mural Festival.

In Rosemont.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.


Commissioned lettering

For a DJ school in Hochelaga.


Letter 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.

More than a throw, at an abandoned spot in Rosemont.

Inside an abandoned place in Rosemont.

New letters with an older piece by Jest, in Pointe St-Charles. Ofusk had an earlier piece at the base of this Jest character, scroll down to view.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

Trackside in Hochelaga.

In a basketball court in Pointe St-Charles. Two throws by First are also visible in this shot.

Collaboration with Deps on character at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

More than a throw at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Mural-like piece on an abandoned building in Hochelaga.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

On a container in a St-Michel park.

In Villeray.

In Petite-Patrie.

Truck side.

On a container in a Hochelaga lot.

On an abandoned building in Hochelaga.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Inside an abandoned building in Hochelaga.

Inside an abandoned building in Hochelaga.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Inside an abandoned building in Hochelaga.

Inside an abandoned building in Hochelaga on Valentine’s day.

Inside an abandoned building in Hochelaga.

Inside an abandoned building in Hochelaga.

Inside an abandoned building in Hochelaga.

Inside an abandoned building in Hochelaga.

Inside an abandoned building in Hochelaga.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In Hochelaga.

With Deps on character at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Inside an abandoned building in Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Tribute wall to Stan Lee with Deps on portrait of the artist, Ofusk on top left letters and Deep on the right half.

In Rosemont.

In a Rosemont alley.

Inside an abandoned building in Hochelaga.

On a Plateau garage door.

Ofusk (ground) and Grils (above) in a Hochelaga alley.

Split personality at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Notice the repeated tags on the ground pipe, see tag section below for a close-up.

Mural-like at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Ofusk’s section of a multi-artist mural in Hochelaga.

With DJ Sate at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Nero and Ofusk mashup over a Omar Bernal backdrop, at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In Rosemont.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

This section of a prod curated by Ofusk on the walls of a Mercier ice cream shop features Fleo above and Ofusk as Malin at ground level.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

As Focus in a Hochelaga alley.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

A piece by Malin aka Ofusk beneath the head piece for the 2020 edition of the Under Pressure Festival by Hoar and EK Sept. Character on the right is by Jest.

Ofusk as Malin in Hochelaga.

By the Lachine Canal

Collaboration between Jest (above) and Malin aka Ofusk (below), in Hochelaga.

As Malin for a multi-artist prod in Hochelaga.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

As Sufok at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In Rosemont.

Inside an abandoned building in the South West.

Inside an abandoned building in the South West.

Inside an abandoned fruits and vegetable warehouse in Hochelaga.

Keso and Ofusk inside an abandoned fruits and vegetable warehouse in Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

Inside an abandoned building in the South West.

Inside an abandoned building in the South West.

Inside an abandoned building in the South West.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Inside an abandoned building in the South West.

As Focus in a Hochelaga alley.

As Fokus in the Plateau.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Ofusk (top), EK Sept (middle) and Hoar (ground) on a Van Horne overpass pillar.

Close-up on the pieces of EK Sept, Fokus aka Ofusk and Rizek on the LTG/POM wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Fokus aka Ofusk (letters) and Deps (characters) at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In the Plateau.

Jest (character) and Fokus aka Ofusk (letters) collaborating at the Batiment 7 production. Ofusk redid his piece in 2022, scroll up to view.

Writing Fokus, with Jest on characters at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Writing Focus at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Writing Fokus at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Writing Focus (as a 2-letter) and signing Ofusk at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

As Focus in the Plateau.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

On an abandoned fruits and vegetables warehouse in Hochelaga.

As Sufok at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

As Sufok in an abandoned building.

EK Sept (ground) and Fokus aka Ofusk (above) in a Hochelaga alley.

As Fokus at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

As Sufok at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

As Fokus in Rosemont.

Mashup of EK Sept and Ofusk in a graffiti alley.

As Sufok in Rosemont.

As Sufok at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

As Focus in the abandoned Wildfire building.

Inside an abandoned building.

As Fokus at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

As Fokus at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Ofusk, EK Sept and Hoar on the banner for the 2018 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Ofusk (top) and EK Sept (bottom) for the 2018 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

As Focus at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

As Fokus in the Plateau.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Writing Sker‘s name in the Plateau.

Ofusk on letters and Axe Lalime on characters, ahead of the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Deps for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring a letter piece by Focus aka Ofusk.

As Fokus in Rosemont.

As Fokus at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

As Focus in a Laval park.

Fokus and Ensor mashup at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

On a park chalet in Maisonneuve.

As Focus in a Laval park.

As Focus in Rosemont.

As Fokus at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In a Laval park.

As Focus inside an abandoned building.

Inside an abandoned building.

As Focus inside an abandoned building.

With Elfu on character inside an abandoned building.

As Focus inside an abandoned building.

As Fokus on an abandoned building.

In Rosemont.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Inside the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome‘s main building.

Inside the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome‘s main building.

Inside the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome‘s main building.

Inside the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome‘s main building.

As Fokus inside an abandoned building.

In Rosemont.

On a parked train.

As Focus at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

As Focus in Rosemont.

As Focus on a Hochelaga garage door.

As Focus at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Ofusk (letters) and Seork (monkey) at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

As Focus in Rosemont.

As Focus in Rosemont.

As Focus at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Collaboration wall between EK Sept (top), Fokus (middle), Seork (bottom left) and Germ Dee (bottom right) for the Chats de Ruelle Festival (now Canettes de Ruelle).

As Fokus at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

EK Sept (top) and Fokus (ground) in Hochelaga.

As Fokus at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

As Fokus at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

On a bus side for the Festival de Canes in Longueuil.

Above: full shot and individual shots of a 4-door garage by Ofusk, Gaulois and Bopor in Hochelaga.

As Fokus in a Hochelaga alley.

As Fokus in Rosemont.

As Fokus on the garage door of a park chalet in Rosemont.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

As Fokus at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Inside the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome stables.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Ofusk as Akose and EK Sept on character, at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

As Akose at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

As Akose at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Inside the abandoned “Jailspot”.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

As Fokus inside the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome stables.

Inside the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome stables.

Inside the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome stables.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

As Fokus, with Empty at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Sufok aka Ofusk (top letters), Asyne (middle letters), Eska (bottom letters) and Rouks (character) at the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Also visible above the mural is an older piece by Serak.


Character 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.

With Ixd on the left at the abandoned Canada Malting.


Letter throws

Thank you for the shout-out!

2-letters throws with Sker.

With Daur on the right.


Tags

Next to a Mr Tips by Dodo Osé.

Ofusk / Fokus / Sufok

This is just a short section of a very long pipe with Ofusk’s repeated tag.

Alternating tags by Ofusk and Brone.

Figurative and letter tags.

The pineapple tag.

The pineapple tag next to a wheatpaste by Louis Letters that has been filled at the bottom by text and drawings by Yumar.

The pineapple tag.

The pineapple tag next to Axe Lalime‘s iconic bandaid.

The pineapple tag.

A figurative tag.


Other

Omar Bernal on creature and Ofusk on text bubble, in Hochelaga.

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.