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Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 great murals and other painted street art pieces 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 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 2019 pasted street art
Retrospective of 2019 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint créées 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 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:
Retrospective 2019 street art collé
Retrospective 2019 graffiti


This 203 crew wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival was done by Lyfer, Ekes, Opire, Arnold, Borrris and Trak, and features tags by Phare, Hitem, Yesir, Masek and guests Axe Lalime, Soma and Peau. Scroll down this retrospective for some solo work by Borrris and Axe. Lyfer and Ekes have also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti.

Adida Fallen Angel‘s contribution to the Batiment 7 production.

Aldarwin at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll down to Deps for more work by the very prolific Aldarwin. He also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art.

Art Du Commun in Lachine.

Astro on a Hochelaga garage door. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Astro.

Atomist in Mile End.

Awe from a production in St-Henri which he curated. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Awe.

Axe Lalime‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. Scroll down to Nick Sweetman for more work by Axe in this retrospective. Axe has also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti.

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

This Omar Bernal take on a viral meme was a huge hit when posted on Instagram. Found at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Bryan Beyung in St-Michel.

Bezoman in Côte des Neiges.

Bibi Una (left) and Jest (right) from a big multi-artist production in Hochelaga. Scroll down for more work by Jest in this retrospective, in solo or with LP Montoya.

Bibi Una‘s contribution to the Batiment 7 production. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by Bibi Una.

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

Borrris in an abandoned building in the South West.

Borrris in the Plateau. Scroll up to the top of this list for the 203 Crew wall which also involves Borrris.

Box Vincent at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

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

Cryote (left) and Waxhead (right) in a Villeray alley. Scroll down to Waxhead near the end of this list for more work involving both artists.

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

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

Deps on ground character and Aldarwin above, from a big multi-artist production in Hochelaga. Aldarwin has also solo work in this retrospective, scroll up to view. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti (under ‘Fokus’) for more by Deps.

Deps at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

DMT in Ahuntsic

DMT in an abandoned building in the South West.

Dodo Osé and Ankh One in Verdun.

A huge Dodo Osé mural in Ahuntsic. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Dodo.

Chris Dyer in the Plateau.

Earth Crusher in the Plateau. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti (under ‘Five Eight’) for more by Earth Crusher.

Elfu painted this awesome bear for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. Also visible in this shot is Aces‘s namepiece.

Eskro and Resok representing YU8 at the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by both artists.

Flying Eric‘s part on the 203 Crew wall at the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Cécile Gariépy in Côte des Neiges.

The one-off ‘Gentil Crew’s wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo. Click on the latter Under Pressure link to view many close-ups on sections of this huge wall. SBU One, LSNR, MSHL and Le Monstr all have more work featured in this retrospective, scroll down to view. Bosny has also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti.

Germ Dee‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Mural Festival featuring name pieces by Deep (bottom left) and Serak (bottom right).

Columbian artist Gleo‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. You will find close-ups of this huge wall at the latter link.

Grils in an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Grils.

Haks, Kuby and Yekso‘s joint contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Haks.

Hest‘s back of truck done during the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Hest.

Hozek on a Montreal North rooftop.

Hozek in Laval. Scroll down to Seork below for more by Hozek.

IAmBatman on a container, done off the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Above 3: Insane51‘s insane mural for the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. The top photo is the proper one, and the other two are the result of seeing it through the red and blue filters of 3D glasses.

Jest on character and Fokus on letters, from the Batiment 7 production. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Fokus.

Jest in Rosemont. Scroll up to Bibi Una or down to LP Montoya for more by Jest in this retrospective.

Jo Ber in NDG.

Jo Ber in a South West prod.

Jo Ber in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti (under ‘Klor’) for more by Jo Ber.

Leon Keer’s anamorphic contribution to the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

Korb inside the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Korb.

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

Labrona‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by Labrona.

Kevin Ledo mural in Hochelaga.

This painted Lost Claws piece survived the winter and made it through spring and most of summer!

A rooftop piece by Lost Claws. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by Lost Claws.

Louis Letters and Tshokodile, aka the Sales Mômes, in Hochelaga. Check out both the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art and the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Louis Letters.

A striking collaboration of LP Montoya on background and Jest on central character. Scroll up for more work by Jest, in solo or with Bibi Una.

LSNR and Le Monstr‘s collaboration for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. Scroll up for more work by both these artists as members of the one-off ‘Gentil Crew’.

Macak was very busy this year painting characters at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. I picked this piece for the retrospective out of many dozens photographed in 2019.

Maj in St-Michel.

Above 3: Maliciouz was one of the many artists hired in 2019 to paint one of the city’s public pianos.

Marine Martinelli for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Marine Martinelli for the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

Mateo‘s super long wall downtown. Click on the latter link to Mateo’s photo spotlight where you’ll find many close-ups of this wall.

Mateo in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by Mateo.

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

Miss Van‘s beautiful mural was one of the 2019 edition of Mural Festival‘s big hits.

Monk.e in Hochelaga. Check out Monk.e’s spotlight at the latter link for various close-ups on sections of this wall.

Monk.e in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Monk.e.

Mono Sourcil in the McGill Ghetto.

MSHL in Pointe St-Charles. Scroll up for more work by this artist as a member of the one-off ‘Gentil Crew’.

Ola Volo‘s huge mural in Mile End.

Ola Volo’s contribution to the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

Omen in an abandoned building in the South West.

Paynt on a Montreal North rooftop. Scroll down to Seork for more work by Paynt

Pichiavo’s contribution to the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

Alex Produkt in a Mile End alley.

Véronique Rachel and Vondove in the Plateau

Many road pieces appeared on the streets of Montreal over the summer and autumn, mostly around Mile End. These are presumed by many to have been done by Roadsworth but this needs to be confirmed.

One more road piece presumably by Roadsworth (confirmation needed).

One more road piece presumably by Roadsworth (confirmation needed).

ROC514 and Flavor collaboration for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by both artists.

Octavio Ruest for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. Ruest is otherwise known as Scribe, scroll down for some of his work under that moniker.

SBU One (top) and Kain (garage) connected pieces for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

SBU One redid this Plateau garage door in 2019. Scroll up for more work by this artist as a member of the one-off ‘Gentil Crew’. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti.

Scribe and Tchug‘s joint creation for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival (close-ups of this wall are found at the latter link). Scribe has also been working under the name Octavio Ruest, scroll up to view his entry under that name in this retrospective. Both Scribe and Tchug have also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti.

Seork, Hozek and Paynt‘s central characters on a LTG crew wall in Hochelaga. Hozek and Paynt both have solo pieces in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Seork and Paynt‘s segment of the LTG crew wall at the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Snikr and Hank‘s great collaboration for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle, one of the biggest hits of the year on the @wall2wallMTL Instagram page.

Sole under an overpass.

Nick Sweetman (fish) and Axe Lalime (woman), in K6A’s Paradise bando. Axe also has some solo work in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Nick Sweetman‘s contribution to an Ashop wall in Hochelaga.

Tava mural downtown.

Waxhead (left), Cryote (middle) and Suburban Warrior (right) on a Plateau End wall.

Waxhead (left) and Cryote (right) in the Plateau. They have another collaboration featured in this retrospective, scroll up to Cryote to view.

Waxhead on the wall of a Rosemont high school. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by Waxhead.

Sophie Wilkins in Rosemont.

Zek‘s tall tribute to the people who lived in and helped build Ville Emard. Check out both the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art and the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Zek.

An unidentified artist in Petite-Patrie.

New street art October-November 2014

As everything is about to grind to a halt, there is still a surprising amount of new works appearing on the streets of Montreal. It must be said that a few artists such as Stela have been particularly active lately. Incidently, only a selection of her new works are presented here. Most of the rest can be seen in the Wall2wallMTL spotlight on her work.

Bien que la saison tire à sa fin, il y a quand même un nombre surprenant de nouvelles oeuvres qui sont apparues dans les rues de Montréal. Il faut dire que certains artistes tels que Stela ont été particulièrement actifs. A ce sujet, seulement une sélection des nouvelles pièces de cette dernière sont présentées ici. Le reste peut être vu en visitant son profil Wall2wallMTL.


Walls

Waxhead (left), Ether (centre) and Turtle Caps (right) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Waxhead in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Waxhead in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Mural on a Plateau school by Art Du Commun for Muralité.

Gene Pendon on Savoie.

Homsik in the Plateau.

Homsik in the Plateau.

One of two pieces on St-Laurent by Bryan Beyung (see also next).

One of two pieces on St-Laurent by Bryan Beyung (see also above).

Unidentified artist in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.


Wheatpastes

Lovebot wheatpastes in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Lovebot wheatpastes in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Lovebot (left) and Turtle Caps (right) wheatpastes in a Plateau alley.

Turtle Caps wheatpaste in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

52Hz (top) and Turtle Caps (bottom) in a Plateau alley.

Futur Lasor Now has unleashed a new lasorbird on our city.

Poster by Kat behind the offices of LNDMRK.

Poster by Kat in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Kat poster in Mile End.

Stela (left) and Swarm (right) on St-Laurent.

Stela (left, right) and Swarm (centre) in a Plateau End alley.

Swarm (top) and Stela (bottom).

Stela paste-up.

Paste-up by Stela.

Mini-poster by Stela.

Stela on doilie.

Stela on doilie.

Stela doilie montage

Red Bandit (top left) and Swarm (top right, bottom) for Decolonizing Street Art.

ROC514 (left) and Sien514 (right) wheatpaste version of a previously seen sticker.

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist in parking lot on Mont-Royal.


Monochrome bombing and drawings

Cryote in a Plateau End alley.

Cryote (top), Snail from the WC crew (middle) and someone representing the WZRDS GNG (bottom).

Snail from the WC crew.

One more by Snail from the WC crew.

One more by Snail from the WC crew, this one found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Quickie by Snail from the WC crew. More similar to this have been found.


Other

Wood-up (painted wood cut) by Waxhead and Starkey.

Wood-up (painted wood cut) by Waxhead and Starkey.

More of these clay pieces by Zenka have been found here and there in the Plateau/Mile End. This one tells a story taking place in 2038 (a sticker variation is listed below).

Clay piece by Zenka. This one states “#takeaselfiebaby”.

Clay piece by Zenka, stating “#endroitofficieldebisous”.


Stickers

New sticker by Waxhead clashing old photographs with his crazy world.

Waxhead

Waxhead.

Ether has once again been busy sticker slapping around the Plateau. This sticker and the seven ones below are all new.

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Hand drawn sticker by Grim aka Grimjob69 aka Michael Shantz.

Two more hand drawn stickers by Grim aka Grimjob69 aka Michael Shantz.

Turtle Caps

Turtle Caps

Lovebot

Sticker montage by Futur Lasor Now.

New sticker on a familiar theme by WhatIsAdam.

New sticker on a familiar theme by Futur Lasor Now.

Hand drawn sticker by Stela for Halloween.

Zenka (also see ‘Other’ section above for a clay version of this).

Stickers/small paste-ups by Homsik.

Various stickers by Stela (centre), Homsik (centre right), Naps (top centre), Futur Lasor Now (top left) and other unidentified friends.

Swarm or Zola for Decolonizing Street Art.

Birds of Montreal

I work in the field of environment so it is no surprise that some of my colleagues are bird watchers. When they return from their weekends or vacations away they tell other colleagues about the species that they got to see. They talk about the Blue-Headed This and the Wisconsin That which is rarely seen around these parts. I personally know nothing of birds. I can recognize a chicken from a crow or from an ostrich, and that’s about it. Oh, and I can recognize the male Red-Winged Blackbird because they eat cyclists in early June.

It has dawned on me that my excitement when I discover street art pieces by my favorite artists is the same as that of my colleagues when they get to see rare birds. But there’s no need for me to go to the country, my photo safari starts as I set foot into the street, in the very heart of the city.

Pieces and mural details featured in the gallery below were mostly found between 2013 and 2016. Click on any image to see in full size.

Je travaille en environnement, ce n’est donc pas une surprise que quelques uns de mes collègues soient fanatiques des oiseaux. Il reviennent de leur fin de semaine ou de leurs vacances et jasent avec d’autres collègues des espèces qu’ils ont eu la chance de voir. Ils parlent du machin-truc à tête bleue ou de la kekchose du Wisconsin qui est rarement vue à ces latitudes. Personnellement, je n’y connais rien aux oiseaux, je peux reconnaitre la poule, le corbeau et l’autruche… et aussi le carouge à épaulettes mâle parce que ça mange du cycliste en début de juin.

J’ai réalisé que mon excitation lors de la découverte de street art par mes artistes préférés est la même que celle de mes collègues pour les oiseaux. Par contre, nul besoin pour moi d’aller à la campagne, mon safari photo commence dès que je mets les pieds dehors, au coeur même de la ville.

Les pièces et détails de murales de la gallerie-photo ci-dessous ont été en grand majorité trouvés entre 2013 et 2016. Cliquez sur les images pour voir en grand format.


Futur Lasor Now

From the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Futur Lasor Now‘s Lasor Bird species has been spotted on hundreds of stickers, sometimes on pasted paper, and even in graffiti or painted on a wall. It is often armed but does not seem to be a threat to humans. It is somehow related to Patch the Lasor Dog, but the two species are rarely spotted in the same ecosystem. However the Turtle Caps species is often found in the same environment as the Lasor Bird.
L’espèce Lasor Bird de Futur Lasor Now est généralement aperçue sur des centaines d’autocollants, parfois sur des affiches collées, et même en graffiti ou peinte sur un mur. Elle est souvent armée, mais ne semble pas être une menace pour l’humain. Elle est bizarrement apparentée à Patch (un Lasor Dog), mais les deux espèces sont rarement aperçues dans les mêmes écosystèmes. Par contre on observe souvent l’espèce de tortue Turtle Caps à proximité du Lasor Bird.


Listen

Another species often glimpsed in Montreal is the Listen Bird. It supposedly originates from the Edmonton area, but it has been spotted in many places in Canada and the USA and is very common around Montreal. We love it in colours with a speech bubble containing some sort of philosophical message, but also bubble-less in graffiti, tag or on a sticker.
Une autre espèce souvent apercue à Montréal est l’oiseau de Listen. Il parait que cette espèce vient de la région d’Edmonton, mais elle a été apercue ailleurs au Canada et aux Etats-Unis et est très commune dans la région montréalaise. On l’aime en couleur avec une bulle portant un message plus ou moins philosophique, mais on l’apprécie aussi en graffiti, en tag et sur des stickers.


ROC514

The ROC514 bird is rather small, round and very cute. It is very common around Montreal and has been seen in just about every possible colour. The natural environment of the smaller specimens of this species is the sticker, while the larger ones are usually spotted on pasted paper or painted/drawn on a wall or door corner.
L’oiseau de ROC514 est plutôt petit, rondelet et très cute. Il est extrêmement répandu à Montréal. Il existe aussi en plusieurs couleurs. L’environnement naturel des plus petits individus de cette espèce est le sticker, tandis que les plus gros specimens s’observent habituellement sur du papier collé ou peints/dessinés sur un coin de mur ou de porte.


Other species / autres espèces

Many other species have been glimpsed around Montreal, but they are much less common than the ones above. Indigenous and exotics varieties can be viewed in the image gallery below.

D’autres espèces sont aperçues à l’occasion, mais elles ne sont pas aussi communes que les trois précédentes. Des variétés indigènes et exotiques sont présentées dans la galerie ci-dessous.

Peru143 at Lhasa de Sela park

Clandestinos (Shalak and Bruno Smoky) in Petite-Patrie for the Tandem program of that borough.

123Klan contribution to the 2014 edition of Mural Festival. Incidentally, this mural was replaced with another bird mural (see next) for the following edition of the festival.

Melissa Del Pinto for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival. Incidentally, this mural replaced an earlier one by 123Klan (above in this gallery) also featuring a bird.

Zema in Petite-Patrie.

Zema in a Plateau park.

Zek in a Plateau back alley

Carlito Dalceggio in Rosemont (detail).

Arpi on one of the pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass.

Fore

Nychos for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Detail of a mural by Labrona and Gawd. The bird is by Labrona.

Zen in alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Two of Labrona‘s columns outside Jarry metro station.

Detail of a mural by Axe (contribution not shown) and Monk.e.

Monk.e on a container in Mile End.

Monk.e on side of the above container.

Monk.e in the Plateau.

Detail of mural on Hotel de Ville by Shalak of Clandestinos.

Cens and Snikr in a delivery entrance on the Plateau. The door also shows a bird, this one by Labrona.

HoarKor aka HRKR in a delivery entrance on the Plateau.

Zek in NDG, detail of a longer wall.

Unidentified artist on a K6A wall in the Old Port.

Piece by Max from the YMCA crew.

Max, spelling out the letters of his YMCA crew.

Max, spelling out the letters of his YMCA crew.

Ashop in Rosemont.

Detail of an Art Du Commun mural on Laurier.

Detail of mural by Fanny Aishaa in Rosemont.

Detail of mural by unidentified artist in Pointe St-Charles.

Detail of a Bruno Smoky piece in the Plateau.

Detail of Ashop (featuring Dodo Osé, File, Zek, Fluke) mural on Napoleon.

Veak in alley off Bélanger.

Detail of mural by Astro near Duluth.

Detail of larger mural by Arose.

Detail of larger mural by Arose.

Detail of a mural by Chris Bose aka Kyoti for Decolonizing Street Art.

Detail of a mural by Nese/Nessie.

Unidentified artist.

Detail by Ms Teri of a mural done for the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Detail of mural by Ashop‘s Dré and Fleo.

Unidentified artist.

Futur Lasor Now (top centre), Sam Kaston and friends.

Lily Luciole wheatpaste (left)

You Go Girl wheatpaste.

Stencil by an unidentified artist.

Stencil by an unidentified artist.

Trife Life on garage door

Bubz in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

DMT aka DIEMTI aka IMVGINVTI.

Il Flatcha paste-up.

Sticker by WhatIsAdam.

Sticker by Rage5.

Sticker by Bezoman.

Sticker by Avive.

Sticker by Ether.

Three mini-stickers by the same unidentified artist.

Drawing signed LS.