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Retrospective of 2019 graffiti

This image gallery brings together 200 great pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2019. It is not necessarily the best of the year because taste is a subjective thing and I was obviously not able to photograph everything. The selection was done partly from my own personal favourites but mostly from those of my followers on Instagram. Of course this list was put together from what I was actually able to photograph, so keep in mind that it may lack some great work that just slipped between the cracks.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist/crew name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular writers, I have set a maximum of 3 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists under one common theme count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art

Cette galerie-photo présente 200 pièces de graffiti produites en 2019 à Montréal. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés Instagram. Cette liste a bien sur été créée à partir de ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et de photographier, ce qui signifie que quelques chef d’oeuvres de 2019 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique de nom d’artiste/crew. Pour que la liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques graffeurs populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 3 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Retrospective 2019 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2019 street art collé


Above 5: the 123 Klan wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Top photo is of the complete wall, followed by close-ups on individual pieces by Scien, Klor, guest Esprit and Aiik. Scroll down for more pieces by Klor, Scien and Esprit under their respective names.

Acek in the South West.

Aces‘ part on the LTG / POM wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Also visible in this shot is Hoar‘s part, scroll down to view the latter artist’s entries in this retrospective.

The AG Crew‘s Senck and Snipes in the Plateau. Scroll down for two more pieces by Senck and one by Snipes.

Algue in an abandoned building in the South West.

Algue in an abandoned building in the South West.

Aper‘s contribution to a South West prod which he curated.

Aper‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Arek at the Papineau legal wall.

Armpit in an abandoned building in the South West.

Arose‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Arrow in Rosemont.

Ason in Côte des Neiges.

Ason in the South West.

Astro at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Astro.

Awe‘s part in a South West prod which he curated.

Awe in an abandoned building in the South West.

Awe in the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Awe.

Axe Lalime in an abandoned building in the South West.

Axe Lalime in Rosemont.

Axe Lalime‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Axe.

Beast in an abandoned building.

Beast in an abandoned building.

Bopor in Rosemont.

Bopor in Rosemont.

Bopor in Rosemont.

Bosny at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Bosny in a Rosemont alley. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Gentil crew’) for more by Bosny.

Cemz in Eastern Montreal.

Cemz in Mile End.

Cemz in Côte des Neiges. Cemz also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art, under his alias Benny Wilding.

Charest on a TTX.

Crane in an abandoned building in the South West.

Crane at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam. Scroll down to the Crazy Apes’ Under Pressure wall (next) which features Crane.

The Crazy Apes wall for the 2019 edition of Under Pressure featuring Crane, Korb, Havok, Fezat, Akuma and Mistx. Crane and Korb also have solo pieces in this list, scroll up and down to view.

Deep in an abandoned building in the South West.

Dfek in Hochelaga.

Dfek in Rosemont.

Dhos at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Dodo Osé‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Dodo.

Ashop‘s wall featuring Dodo Osé (ground left), Fuser (ground right), Histo (top left) and Riken aka Lorem Ipsum (top right). Scroll down for solo pieces by Fuser and Lorem Ipsum that have also made it into this retrospective.

EK Sept‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle, which he also helped organize this year.

EK Sept on a Montreal North rooftop.

EK Sept cellograff in Parc Lafontaine.

Ekes‘ part on the 203 Crew wall for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Ekes in an abandoned building in the South West.

Ekes in an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘203 crew’) for more by Ekes.

Ekler at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Ekler at the Papineau legal wall.

Eskro in an abandoned building in the South West.

Eskro in an abandoned building in the fashion district.

Eskro downtown. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Eskro.

Esprit in Côte des Neiges.

Esprit at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll up to the top of this page for one more piece by Esprit in a big production alongside the 123 Klan.

Ewol in Rosemont. Scroll down to the HSP crew’s entry further down this list for more by Ewol.

F.One under a bridge.

Rooftop piece in Plateau End featuring Five Eight on letters (writing SOMA) and Earth Crusher on character. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Earth Crusher.

Five Eight in Rosemont.

Fleo‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building (tag on the chair is by Serak).

Flower in Hochelaga.

Fokus on letters and Deps on characters, at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Deps. Fokus is also found in the latter list, under ‘Jest’.

Fokus in an abandoned building in the South West.

Above 2: Fokus (above) and Grils (below) commenting on the fact that Montreal has become a huge construction site. Scroll down for more by Grils, in solo.

Fuser at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll up to Dodo Osé above for more work by Fuser in this retrospective. Fuser also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art.

Gaulois in Rosemont.

Gaulois at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Getsa in an abandoned tunnel.

Above 3: complete view and 2 close-ups of Grils‘ contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Grils cellograff done off Mural Festival. Scroll up to Fokus above for more by Grils. Grils also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art.

A truck side by Haks.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Haks.

Hary in a Rosemont alley.

Hest and Wuna‘s joint contribution to the big production on pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass. Scroll down for more great work by Wuna in this retrospective.

Hest in Hochelaga.

Hest in a Plateau alley. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Hest.

Hoar on a Montreal North rooftop.

Hoar on a Montreal North rooftop.

Hoar in the Plateau.

The HSP Crew’s Sewer and Ewol contribution to the big production on pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass. Ewol also has a solo piece in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Hush(?) at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Jaker on letters and Jmoe on characters, in the South West.

Jaker in Rosemont.

An extra-wide one by Jaker in Rosemont. Jaker also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art.

Janek at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Janek‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Joh on letters and Gab Lavoie on character, at the Papineau legal wall.

Johnny Crap at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Kare‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Kbron at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Los Keos in a Hochelaga alley.

Killa EF in Rosemont.

Killa EF at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Killa EF‘s back of truck from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Klor on letters and Jo Ber on character, from a prod in the South West. Scroll up to the 123 Klan at the top of this retrospective for more by Klor. Jo Ber also has pieces into the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art.

Knowr in Rosemont.

Kor‘s contribution to the Batiment 7 production.

Kor on a Montreal North rooftop.

Korb in an abandoned building in the South West. Korb also contributed to the Crazy Apes’ Under Pressure wall this year, scroll up to view.

Korb inside the K6A Paradise abandoned building. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art with a figurative piece from this same spot.

Kwun (top) and Legal (ground level) on the tribute wall to Scaner from the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. Scroll down for more by Legal.

Lamo in Petite-Patrie.

Legal in a South West prod.

Legal in an abandoned tunnel. One more piece by Legal in this retrospective is found by scrolling up to Kwun’s name.

Liza in Mile End.

Lorem Ipsum at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll up to Dodo Osé above for more work by Lorem Ipsum in this retrospective.

Louis Letters calligraffiti in Hochelaga. Check out both the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art and the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by this artist.

Lyfer in an abandoned building in the South West.

Lyfer in an abandoned building in the South West.

Lyfer in an abandoned tunnel. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘203 crew’) for more by Lyfer.

Maker at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Maple in Rosemont.

Masok at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Medor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Medor in Rosemont. Scroll down to Zenow for one more piece by Medor.

A trackside piece by Meow.

Micer at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Mise 2 at the Lachine legal wall.

Monk.e‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Notice the stretched effect using the lateral sliding door.

Monk.e‘s part in a South West prod.

Monk.e in the Plateau. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Monk.e.

Myrage in an abandoned building in the South West.

Naimo in an abandoned building in the South West.

Naimo in an abandoned building in the South West.

Naimo in an abandoned building in the South West.

Narc in Ahuntsic.

Narc at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Narc in Ahuntsic.

3D madness by Nemo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Nor in an abandoned building in Rosemont.

Brazilian artist Odrus spent some time in Montreal this summer and did this piece in a Plateau alley.

Omouk in an abandoned tunnel.

Peace on an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga.

Peack in Mile End.

Peru143 at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Peyo at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Pito and Guko‘s contribution to the big production on pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass.

Pito‘s contribution to the Batiment 7 production.

Quote in an abandoned tunnel.

Raes in Rosemont.

Raes in Rosemont.

Ratek at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

RCH One in Rosemont.

Regar at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Rekal and Chizo name exchange inside the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Rekal does Chizo’s name on the left and Chizo does Rekal’s on the right.

Resok in an abandoned building in the fashion district.

Resok in Rosemont.

Resok in Rosemont. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Eskro’) for more by Resok.

Rider in a central graffiti alley.

Ridler paid us a visit this year, this was done in Rosemont.

Rizek in an abandoned building in the South West.

Rizek‘s part on the POM wall for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Royal‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building.

Royal at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Sadar in Rosemont.

Sank in Rosemont.

Sank at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam. Scroll down to Zenow for one more piece by Sank.

SBU One at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by SBU One.

Sceak at the Papineau legal wall.

The 123 Klan’ Scien at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll up to the 123 Klan at the top of this retrospective for more by Scien.

Scribe in an abandoned building in Rosemont. He did many other pieces on similar themes in the building, each one a different colour.

Scribe in an abandoned tunnel.

Scribe in Rosemont. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Scribe.

The AG Crew’s Senck in Mile End. Scroll up near the top of this page to the AG Crew for more by Senck.

Sepan in Rosemont.

Serak‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building.

Serak from a big prod in St-Henri.

Serak from a different big prod in the South West.

Serum‘s part on the POM wall for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Serum‘ part on the LTG / POM wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Shok in the Plateau.

Shok on the tribute wall to Scaner from the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

Shok in Ahuntsic.

Simo in Rosemont.

Smak in Côte des Neiges.

Snipes in Eastern Montreal.

Snok (top) and Bumpr (ground)’s connected pieces at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Snok in Lachine.

Snok‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

One of Sober‘s contributions to the K6A Paradise abandoned building.

Sobez from a prod in St-Henri.

Above 3: full shot and two close-ups on a huge graffiti mural diptych by Stare in Hochelaga. There are nice bonuses with this impressive creation, click on the latter link to Stare’s spotlight to view more close-ups.

Stare‘s huge graffiti mural in the Plateau.

Stare in Rosemont.

Tans on letters and Nero on the lil dude, in Plateau End.

Tchug in Rosemont. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Scribe’) for more by Tchug.

Temps under a bridge.

Tens in an abandoned building in the South West.

Tuna on letters, with Skor on character, in Ahuntsic.

Tuna in Ahuntsic.

Tuna in Villeray.

Venice in the South West.

Ware in Rosemont.

Wesh / le Renard Fou in Rosemont. Le Renard Fou also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art.

Wuna‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Wuna contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll up to Hest further up this list for more by Wuna.

Yema in an abandoned building in the South West.

Zek in Rosemont.

Zek on the tribute wall to Scaner from the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. Check out both the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art and the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by Zek.

Zenow (ground left), Sank (top) and Medor (ground right) for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll up for solo pieces by Sank and Medor.

Zero aka Loyal at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

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.

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

Festival de Canes

Over the weekend of 15-16 July 2017, approximately 40 out of the best of Greater Montreal’s writers and artists were invited by Dose Culture to cover the 2 sides of a highway ramp in Longueuil with their work. The event was titled the Festival de Canes (‘Cans Festival’, a pun on Cannes Festival). Most of the space to be covered was split into sections allotted to various crews. The line-up was curated by Acek.

Au cours de la fin de semaine du 15-16 juillet 2017, environ 40 des meilleurs artistes/graffeurs de la région de Montréal on été invités par Dose Culture pour recouvrir les 2 cotés d’une rampe d’accès du pont Jacques-Cartier, coté Longueuil. Le nom de l’événement, le Festival de Canes, est bien sur un jeu de mot sur Festival de Cannes. La majorité de l’espace de travail a été séparé en sections allouées à divers crews. La sélection des graffeurs a été effectuée par Acek.


N2N’s wall featuring curator Acek (top right), Janek (ground right), Arose (top left) and Nerv (bottom left). All four contributed to the background.

K6A‘s wall featuring Axe Lalime, Dodo Osé, Fleo, Saer, Serak, Monk.e and Osti One. See below for close-up details.

Close-up detail of the K6A wall shown above.

Close-up detail of the K6A wall shown above.

Besides contributing to the K6A wall, Monk.e also did his own.

203 crew wall featuring, from left to right and from ground to top: Ekes, Nybar, Arnold, Borrris, Naimo, Hitem, Lyfer and Trak.

Close-up on Ekes‘s piece on the 203 crew wall shown above.

Close-up on Nybar‘s piece on the 203 crew wall shown above.

Close-up on Arnold‘s piece on the 203 crew wall shown above.

Close-up on Borrris‘s piece on the 203 crew wall shown above.

Close-up on Naimo‘s piece for on 203 crew wall shown above.

Close-up on Hitem‘s piece for on 203 crew wall shown above.

Close-up on Lyfer‘s piece for on 203 crew wall shown above.

Close-up on Trak’s piece for on 203 crew wall shown above.

Crazy Apes wall featuring Fezat and Narc on central part, with letters by Lith (top left), Crane (ground left), Korb (top right) and Akuma (ground right).

Close-up on Fezat and Narc‘s central part of the Crazy Apes wall shown above.

Close-up on Lith‘s piece on the Crazy Apes wall shown above.

Close-up on Crane‘s piece on the Crazy Apes wall shown above.

Close-up on Korb‘s piece on the Crazy Apes wall shown above.

Close-up on Akuma‘s piece on the Crazy Apes wall shown above.

Next Time crew wall featuring Rouks (character), Sank (top left letters), Wonez (ground left letters) and Royal (right).

Detail of of the Next Time crew wall showing Rouks (character), Sank (top letters), Wonez (ground letters).

Detail of of the Next Time crew wall showing Rouks (character) and Royal (letters).

Debza

Scribe

Robe/Fore

Killa EF (ground), Kare (above).

Legal (ground), Jaker (above).

Deeper

Bfour

Fokus on bus side.

Opposite side of the above bus, by Awe. This was completed too late for me to photograph on site, so it was shot a few weeks later in NDG.

Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 great murals and other painted street art pieces from 2016. It is not necessarily the best of the year because taste is a subjective thing and I was obviously not able to photograph everything. The selection was done partly from my own personal favourites but mostly from those of my followers on Instagram. Of course this list was put together from what I was actually able to photograph, so keep in mind that it may lack some great work that just slipped between the cracks.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist/crew name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular artists, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art
Retrospective of 2016 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint créées en 2016 à Montréal. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés Instagram. Cette liste a bien sur été créée à partir de ce que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et de photographier, ce qui signifie que quelques chef d’oeuvres de 2016 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique d’artiste/crew. Pour que la liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques artistes populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Rétrospective 2016 street art collé
Rétrospective 2016 graffiti


Phillip Adams‘ annual mural for les Habitations Jeanne-Mance, produced by Mu.

The Art Gang‘s Snipes at Plaza Walls.

Another one by Art Gang aka the AG Crew, this one produced before Plaza Walls. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by the AG Crew.

Akuma One and Korb mural in Villeray. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by these two Crazy Apes.

Huge mural by Algue and Opire at Plaza Walls.

Two sides of a municipal building in the Port of Montreal by Ankh One for Ashop.

Ankh One and Fluke in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti (under ‘K6A’ and ‘Zek’) for more from Fluke.

Ankh One and Shadow‘s contribution to a huge Ashop production in NDG. More from this huge production further down this list under ‘Five Eight’ and ‘Fonki’. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti (under ‘Ashop’ and under ‘Shadow’) for more by these two artists.

Apok in Rosemont.

Apok around letters by Eskro at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome. Eskro has made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Astred Collective mural in Pointe St-Charles, featuring Eskro (letters) and Apok (figurative).

Astro in Petite-Patrie. This was on the Plaza Walls programme despite not being in the Plaza St-Hubert immediate neighbourhood.

(Two photos above) Two angles of these Plateau schoolyard sheds done by Astro at the beginning of the summer.

(Three photos above) This long wall on the side of a Hochelaga daycare was made more cheerful by Astro.

The side wall of this Taichi studio in Ahuntsic was embellished with this beautiful piece by Axe and Awe. Another bit by Axe on the right was from earlier than 2016. Monk.e also participated to this mural (he’s on the left), but his entries in this retrospective are featured below under his name and Tiburon’s. Both Axe and Awe have made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti, Axe under his own name, ‘K6A’ and ‘Naimo’; Awe under his own name and ‘Lyfer’.

Axe on a tin covered wall at Plaza Walls.

This is Jonathan Bergeron‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Bik Ismo was a last minute addition to the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival and produced one of the most loved walls this year.

A small but fascinating piece by Biko in an obscure spot beneath an overpass. Check the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art for more by Biko.

A garage door by Bosny in Plateau End.

This is a collaborative mural between Bosny and Koal for Plaza Walls. If you look closely, you’ll see that the white shapes are very stylized letters making the names of the two artists (Koal, then Bosny). Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by these two.

Botkin came up with 10 sidewalk pieces for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival. Three of these have made this retrospective, this one and the two below.

One more sidewalk piece by Botkin for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

One more sidewalk piece by Botkin for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Collaboration between Luc Bouchard (background) and Haks (robots) in Hochelaga. Scroll down for one more mural by Haks. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by Haks.

This is another mural by Luc Bouchard near the one above, but he’s solo on this one.

The internationally reknowned Buff Monster was on the programme of the Mural Festival this past year.