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Scan You Rock

Over the weekend of 22-23 April 2017 the Montreal graffiti community got together to celebrate Scaner, one of this city’s best and most respected writers/artists. For the occasion, the walls of the MPC Papers building on the corner of Cabot and Gilmore in the South West (a Montreal graffiti hotspot) were completely redone by over two dozens of Montreal’s best writers and artists, plus friends of Scaner’s who traveled from as far as the USA and Barcelona for the occasion. All in all, nearly 40 new pieces were created during the weekend, they are all shown in the gallery below.

The building where the event took place has been in the past the site of graffiti gatherings such as Meeting Of Styles/Can You Rock. This is why the event was unofficially dubbed with the pun Scan You Rock and the name stuck.

See also:
Wall2wallMTL photo spotlight on Scaner
pre-Scan You Rock photo gallery of the Cabot x Gilmore walls

Au cours du weekend du 22-23 avril 2017 la communauté graffiti montréalaise s’est réunie pour célébrer Scaner, un de nos meilleurs artistes dans ce domaine, et sans contredit un des plus respectés. Pour l’occasion, les murs de l’édifice MPC Papers au coin de Cabot et de Gilmore dans le sud-ouest (un hotspot graffiti de Montréal) ont été complètement refaits par au moins deux douzaines des meilleurs artistes montréalais du graffiti ainsi que par quelques amis graffeurs de Scaner qui sont venus d’aussi loin que des Etats-Unis et de Barcelone pour l’occasion. En tout, près d’une quarantaine de nouvelles pièces ont été créées au cours de cette fin de semaine, elles sont toutes présentées dans la gallerie ci-dessous.

L’édifice où l’événement a eu lieu a par le passé été le site de festivals graffiti tels que Meeting Of Styles/Can You Rock. C’est ainsi que quelqu’un a officieusement baptisé l’événement du jeu de mot Scan You Rock, et le nom est resté.

A voir aussi:
profil photo Wall2wallMTL sur Scaner
gallerie-photo des murs Cabot x Gilmore, pré-Scan You Rock


Cabot side

The celebrated man himself, Scaner.

Above Scaner’s piece is this bird of prey by Axe flying off with Scaner’s iconic ‘Mr Can Do’.

Hsix

Scaner’s crewmate in KG, Stare.

Eskae from Miami.

Roachi from Brooklyn via Sydney.

Hoacs from New York.

Soten from Copenhagen / New York.

Trace from New York.

Scaner’s crewmate in KG, Zek.

Jat from Brooklyn.

Harry Bones from Barcelona.

Musa from Barcelona.

Kemr from Boston.

Awe

ATWZ

Cemz (top) and Smak (ground level).

Nixon (top) and Sober (ground level).


Gilmore side

Jaker (top), Legal (middle) and Johste (ground).

Earth Crusher

The AG Crew‘s Snipes and Senk.

The 123Klan’s Scien.

The 123Klan’s Klor.

Scaner’s crewmate in KG, Jaber.

Sino

Narc

Shok

Pito

Skor

Some

Sewk

Kemt


building end

Fleo (blue), Dodo Osé (red letters) and Axe (character)

Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016

This image gallery brings together 100 of the best pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2016. From a long list of over 1000, I created a ‘short’ list of 250 which I painstakingly trimmed down to the 100 seen below. The selection was done from my own personal favourites as well as 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.

It was already difficult selecting 100 pieces, it was impossible to sort them in order of preference, so they are shown here in alphabetical order. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few well-loved writers, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two, three or four artists under one common theme count as one entry (which means that I managed to cheat my way into actually including a bit more than 100 pieces!).

See also:
Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016
Top 100 pasted street art of 2016

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 des meilleures pièces de graffiti produites en 2016 à Montréal. Une première sélection de plus de 1000 pièces a servi à produire une liste ‘courte’ de 250 que j’ai graduellement, et avec beaucoup de peine, réduite aux 100 pièces présentées ci-dessous. La sélection inclut mes pièces préférées ainsi que celles des gens qui me suivent sur 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.

C’était déjà assez difficile de choisir 100 pièces, je n’ai pas été en mesure de les présenter en ordre de préférence et elles apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique. Pour que cette liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques graffeurs préférés, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux, trois ou quatre artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée (j’ai ainsi réussi à inclure quelques pièces de plus!).

Voir aussi:
Top 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint de 2016
Top 100 collages street art de 2016


This is 123Klan‘s wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, featuring Scien and Klor at ground level, plus guests Zek (top right) and Mark Esprit (top left). Scroll down to the bottom of this post for some more work by Zek. The latter artist also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

The 203 crew’s wall in the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival features, from top to bottom, Lyfer, Ekes, Naimo and Sener, with baseball player by Arnold. Solo entries by Lyfer, Ekes and Naimo are found below under their respective names. Naimo also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 while Arnold made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

More from the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, a combo of Acro (top) and Distort (bottom).

(Above two photos) In the spring, before putting together the Plaza Walls project, the AG Crew came up with this wall in a Plaza St-Hubert back alley. The first photo shows Senk’s half and the second one shows Snipes. Check out the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for more by the latter artists.

Apashe at a Pointe St-Charles basketball court.

Apashe in Dorval.

Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

A’Shop‘s wall in Hochelaga was redone this autumn by Zek (central letters and background), Shadow (bottom letters), Monk.e (left) and Ankh One (right). Scroll down for more by Zek and Shadow. All four artists have also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Awe‘s part in the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. More by Awe under ‘Lyfer’ below.

Axe (left) and Fleo (right) in Côte St-Paul. The Serack piece above is a few years old. More by Axe under ‘K6A’ and ‘Naimo’ below. Scroll down as well for more by Fleo in solo as well as with K6A. Axe also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Two sides of Bacon for Plaza Walls: figurative at ground level and letters on the roof.

Beaf at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Block in Rosemont.

Bosny playing games with our perception, in Rosemont. More by Bosny under ‘Pask’ below.

Cemz aka Benny Wilding for Plaza Walls. He also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

Crane in an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges. Bombing Science filmed the making of this piece, check it out on Youtube. More by Crane under ‘Crazy Apes’ and ‘Naimo’ below.

(4 photos above) The long Crazy Apes wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival is shown over the four photos above. Letters are by Havok (1st photo), Akuma One (2nd photo), Crane (3rd photo) and Mistx (4th photo). Characters are by Fezat (mostly to the left) and Korb (mostly to the right). Akuma One and Korb also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Debza at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Debza in Rosemont.

Debza at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

EK Sept at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. More by this writer below under ‘POM’.

Ekes at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Ekes doing the name of his buddy Aero in Rosemont. More by Ekes under ‘203 crew’ near the top of this post.

Eskro in Rosemont.

Eskro in Rosemont. More by Eskro (under ‘Apok’ and ‘Astred Collective’) in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Five Eight and Dré aka Earth Crusher for Plaza Walls. Both artists are also featured in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Fleo in St-Henri. More by him above under ‘Axe’ and below under ‘K6A’.

F.One at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Glare was in town very early in the year and left us this piece.

Grab also visited us, this is one of the few pieces he did whilst in town.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks at the Lachine legal graffiti wall. Check out also the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for a mural by this artist/writer.

HoarKor aka HRKR in an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges. The duo has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Jaker at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

(Above two photos) The Jaws (top) and Kzam (bottom) pieces above count as one entry. These were found in Hochelaga.

Jmoe and Timer at the Lachine legal graffiti wall. Jmoe is also featured below on characters alongside pieces by Killa EF and Legal.

K6A‘s wall is always one of the highlights of the Under Pressure Festival and this year was no exception. Their 2016 creation features Axe (raccoons), Serak (bottom left), Otak (middle left), Satyr (top left), Fleo (top right), Dodo Osé (middle right) and Fluke (bottom right). More by Axe under his own name and under ‘Naimo’. More by Fleo under ‘Axe’ and under his own name. More by Fluke under ‘Zek’ at the bottom of this post. Axe and Dodo Osé are also in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

It’s always a treat when Kemr pays us a visit. Here’s a great piece done on a Plateau wall curated by 123Klan.

Killa EF on the side of a garage in Monkland Village. The Darth Vader character is by Jmoe (scroll up for letters by him, under his name). The front of this garage also made it into this Top 100, check it out below under ‘Legal’.

Koal on a St-Henri production curated by SPK. More by Koal in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016, under ‘Bosny’.

Combo of Koes/Kues (left) and Pane (right) found in a dark abandoned spot.

We were blessed with this majestic graff mural by Kwest especially for Plaza Walls.

(Above two photos) Kwun (top) and Peace (bottom) in Little Italy. Scroll down for more by Peace.

Lamo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Legal on letters and Jmoe on character. Check out Killa EF above for the side of this Monkland Village garage.

Legal on letters and Jmoe on character, at Plaza Walls.

Legal in Little Italy.

Liza in Rosemont.

Lyfer in Côte des Neiges.

Lyfer on side and Awe on back of this truck redone during the Hip Hop You Don’t Stop festival. More by Lyfer under ‘203 Crew’ near the top of this post. Awe has also made it in this recap with his own letters, scroll up to his name.

(Above three photos) Mad Rats Crew production in Rosemont featuring the crew’s Bopor (1st photo) and Gaulois (3rd photo), with guest Peyo in between. Scroll down for some solo work by the latter writer.

Some off-Mural work by Meor.

Mersh for Plaza Walls.

Ms Teri in Monkland Village. She has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

(Three photos above) This PSC legal graffiti wall production features Naimo (1st photo), Crane (2nd photo) and Royal (3rd photo), with characters by Axe. More by Crane under his own name and under ‘Crazy Apes’ above. More by Axe under his own name and under ‘K6A’. Axe also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Naimo in the Plateau.

Naimo in the Plateau. Check out the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for a collaboration with Sermob.

Narc in Rosemont.

Narc at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Noper on the wall of this Pointe St-Charles basketball court.

Pask and Bosny in Plateau End. Scroll up this post for some solo work by Bosny and check out the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for some more work by him.

Pask on a St-Henri production curated by SPK.

Peace in a Rosemont alley. Scroll up for more Peace under ‘Kwun’.

Peyo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Peyo in Rosemont. Scroll up for more by this writer under ‘Mad Rats Crew’.

(Above two photos) This Hochelaga spring mural by the POM crew is split over two photos. The first half shows a dino by Elfu and letters by Aces (ground) and Serum (top). The second half shows letters by EK Sept. Scroll up for some solo work by EK Sept and check out the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 for more by Elfu.

Raes on a Mile End garage door.

Raes in an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges.

Raes in Rosemont.

HTU’s Saner (letters) and Koni (characters) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Scaner in upper Plateau.

Scaner in upper Plateau.

Scaner in Hochelaga.

Scribe mural in Rosemont.

Scribe‘s contribution to panels for the Percussion Festival in Verdun.

Truck side by Shadow done during the Hip Hop You Don’t Stop block party. Scroll up to the near-top of this page under ‘A’Shop’ for more Shadow. The artist has also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Shok at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Shok at the Project45 skatepark.

Sino at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Skam at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Skor under some bridge.

Skor in a Parc-Ex alley.

Skor in a Ahuntsic alley.

Skor at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Skor also made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016 with a figurative piece.

Whilst in town OG Slick contributed this piece to a Plateau wall curated by 123Klan.

This great wall done during this year’s Lachine jam features Snok (top left), Ason (bottom left), Mask (top right) and Yema (bottom right). Scroll down for more Snok and Ason under ‘Vogue’.

Stare in Centre=Sud.

Stare in Mile-End.

Stare in Hochelaga.

Stare gold at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Thief in Hochelaga.

Trace also paid us a visit this year. He did this piece in a production curated by Monk.e in a Hochelaga alley.

Tuna at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Another one by Tuna at the Papineau legal graffiti wall, this time with the help of Snikr on the fish.

Venise in Rosemont.

(Above three photos) This summer production in Rosemont featured Vogue (1st photo), Ason (2nd photo) and Snok (3rd photo). Scroll up for more by Ason and Snok under ‘Snok’.

Vogue in an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges.

Zek in Hochelaga. The figurative piece next to it is by Tchug and is found in the Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016.

Zek (left) and Fluke (right) for Plaza Walls. Scroll up for more Fluke under ‘K6A’ and more Zek under ‘A’Shop’.

Under Pressure Festival 2016

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

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


K6A wall featuring Axe (raccoons), Serak (bottom left), Otak (middle left), Satyr (top left), Fleo (top right), Dodo Osé (middle right) and Fluke (bottom right).

Kuby (top), Haks (middle) and Nemo (bottom).

Ankh One (top), Eskro (middle), Apok (bottom right) and OG Katz (bottom left).

Serna (top), Asyne (middle), Minus Two (bottom letters) and Rouks (bird; from larger piece, see below)

Rouks (woman and bird), Lapin (headdress) and Sirvis (top). If you look closely, you’ll see that the feathers on the woman’s headdress are actually graffiti letters by Speak (top feather), Capes (middle feather), Eskae One (bottom feather).

123Klan wall featuring Scien (bottom left) and Klor (bottom right), plus guests Mark Esprit (top left) and Zek (top right)

Hsix (bottom left), Sermob (bears), Bryan Beyung (horse) and les Hommes de Lettres (top), all tied together by Monk.e.

A very large wheatpaste by Miss Me, plus one of her previously seen Portrait Of A Vandal wheatpastes top left.

Crazy Apes wall, segment 1/4: Havok on letters and Fezat on toys.

Crazy Apes wall, segment 2/4: Akuma on letters and Fezat and Korb on toys.

Crazy Apes wall, segment 3/4: Crane on letters and Fezat and Korb on toys.

Crazy Apes wall, segment 4/4: Mistx on letters and Korb on toys.

Tchug

Five Eight (top), Skor (middle) and Cemz (bottom), with a bit of help from Earth Crusher / Dré.

Acro (top) and Distort (ground). The dancing punk guy is from an earlier edition of Under Pressure.

SBU One

M’Os Geez

Tiburón

Awe

The 203 crew wall featuring, from top to bottom, Lyfer, Ekes, Naimo and Sener, with baseball player by Arnold.

Collaboration between MC Baldassari (character) and Mateo (around character).

Maliciouz

Ms Teri, with help from Sobe at the top.

Scribe

Loopkin

One Ton

One Ton, in the same door recess as below.

One Ton, in the same door recess as above.

HRKR on the wall of the terrasse of the Foufounes Electriques.

Wuna and Sly2.

Dial M wheatpaste over painted door.

Mono Sourcil representing 4U.

Labrona (humans) and Gawd (animals).

Azulejo tiles made out of sugar, by Shelley Miller.

Tava

Kat

Marc-André Giguère

Adida Fallen Angel

Jaymie Dylan

Louisa Donnelly

CA3

Cgo

IAmBatman on container.

Monstr (left) and MSHL (right) posters in windows.

MSHL (left) and Monstr (right) posters in windows.

Mirabolle posters in windows.

Dalkhafine posters in windows.

Posters by unidentified artist.

Skor

Skor is mostly known for his affiliation with Ahuntsic’s SIK crew (alongside Shok, Narc and Tuna), but he also represents crews TBK (with Kemt, Sewk) and ITS (from Chicago). He returned to graffiti in 2013 after a break of about 10 years. He quickly gained the respect of his peers and of fans through his dedication to his art and his incredible talent. He constantly experiments with style and has evolved considerably since his return to the scene. He is also incredibly prolific, as evidenced in the photo gallery below which shows just a fraction of what he has given us since mid-2014.

To view much more than what is shown here, you should check out Skor’s Instagram and Flickr pages or this feature on Bombing Science. Skor is also featured in this February 2016 interview with the SIK crew published at Mook-Life.

Skor est surtout connu pour son affiliation avec le SIK crew d’Ahuntsic (aux côtés de Shok, Narc et Tuna), mais il représente aussi les crews TBK (avec Kemt et Sewk) et ITS (de Chicago). Il est revenu au graffiti en 2013 après une pause d’une dizaine d’années. Grâce à son dévouement envers son art et son incroyable talent il a rapidement gagné le respect de ses pairs et des amateurs de graffiti. Skor expérimente continuellement avec le style de ses pièces et a ainsi évolué considérablement depuis son retour à la scène du graf. Il est aussi extrêmement prolifique, tel que démontré dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous qui ne montre qu’une fraction de ce qu’il a créé depuis l’été 2014.

Pour en voir beaucoup plus que ce qui est présenté ici, jetez un coup d’oeil aux pages Instagram et Flickr de Skor, ou ce profil photo chez Bombing Science. Il est aussi possible d’en apprendre un peu sur l’artiste via cette entrevue avec le SIK crew publié chez Mook-Life en février 2016.


burners and other bigger pieces

Pieces in this section are shown in 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, de la plus récente à la première que j’ai photographiée.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Rooftop burner in Ahuntsic.

Rainy day drips in Côte des Neiges.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In an abandoned spot in Côte des Neiges.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

For the Scan You Rock jam.

In Rosemont.

With Tuna on character at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall, with Tuna on popsicle character.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges.

Tribute mural by Skor (left, middle) to his grandfather, with contribution by Narc (right).

In Rosemont.

In an abandoned building in Côte des Neiges.

In Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In an abandoned place in Côte des Neiges.

Skor’s part in a 123Klan jam in the Plateau.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall (he ran out of paint hence the white zones on the right; image slightly cropped on the left).

In a Ahuntsic alley.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Skor on letters and his girlfriend MlyneFortier on her first character at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Rooftop piece for Plaza Walls.

Five Eight (top), Skor (middle) and Cemz (bottom) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Skor’s part in the 2016 Amalgam Festival in Sherbrooke.

Doing Scan‘s name at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Ahuntsic.

A quick one on the left and a throw on the right.

In Côte-des-Neiges.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In Rosemont.

Quick bubbles by the waterside.

In Rosemont.

In Parc-Ex.

At the Projet45 DIY skatepark.

In Côte-des-Neiges.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”. This was part of a prod titled Four Lokos with other members of the SIK crew.

In Rosemont.

In Côte-des-neiges.

In Côte-des-neiges.

In Ville St-Laurent.

Going big in the abandoned Transco.

In Hochelaga.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In Rosemont.

A quickie at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In an abandoned school.

In an abandoned school.

In Ville St-Laurent.

Boxing day piece at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Christmas season piece in Ville St-Laurent.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall; photo © Skor.

This one was designed by SIK crewmate Narc and done by Skor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In a Ahuntsic alley.

Up the stairs backwards in the abandoned Transco.

In an abandoned school.

Giant letters in the abandoned Transco.

In the abandoned Transco.

On the roof of the abandoned Transco.

In Rosemont, as part of a Silver Jam actually curated by Skor, featuring 18 artists among the best in Montreal.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Back of truck done at Elementality’s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop Festival from September 2015.

In the abandoned Transco.

In the abandoned Transco.

At the 2015 graffiti jam in Lachine. Seen beneath Skor is a piece by Smak.

On the roof of the abandoned Transco.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Five Eight (top), Earth Crusher (character) and Skor (bottom) for the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Seen above is an older piece by Serak.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible top right is a throw by Reabs.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Skor (left), Legal (right) with a character by Jmoe in between. This was found in Parc Ex.

In Parc-Ex.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible top right is a throw by Mr Chose.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Part of a major prod in Ahuntsic with members of the SIK and HSP crews.

In Rosemont.

Loker (left) and Skor (right) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In abandoned lot in Hochelaga.

In abandoned lot in Hochelaga.

A quick one in Mile End.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Over an older piece by Max at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen; also visible above is a big piece by Acro.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Seen above is a piece by Crane and above that a wheatpaste by Lovebot.

In Rosemont.

In abandoned lot in Hochelaga.

In Parc-Ex.

In a Hochelaga alley.

With Kemt on the left in an abandoned lot in eastern Montreal.

With Kemt on the right at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

For the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

In Hochelaga.

In an abandoned building.

In someone’s back yard in Hochelaga.


throws

In Parc-Ex.

In Parc-Ex.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In the abandoned Transco.

In an abandoned school.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In the abandoned Transco.

In Côte-des-Neiges.

In Côte-des-Neiges.

In Côte-des-Neiges.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Ville St-Laurent.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In Parc-Ex.

In the abandoned Transco.

On the roof of the abandoned Transco.

With crewmate Tuna (left) in the abandoned Transco.

With crewmate Tuna (top left and bottom) in the abandoned Transco.

With crewmate Tuna (left) in the abandoned Transco.

In Côte des Neiges.


figurative work

Skor supplied the characters to bookend these letters by Kemt.

Five Eight

To mark the creation of one of this year’s most impressive murals in Montreal, here’s a spotlight on the artist Five Eight.

Five Eight is among this city’s best muralists but he is also known for his unique style of graffiti in which he explores fonts and styles quite different from the various wildstyle roots of the artform. His art is actually often a combination of figurative and letters. As seen in the gallery below, he is often hired for commissioned work, but also shines within the less official realms of street art. For more information, check out five8art.com. To view more work than what is displayed here, including non-Montreal, non-street work and even neon, check out the latter link or Five8’s Instagram, Facebook and Flickr pages.

Pour souligner la création d’une des plus importantes murales de l’année à Montréal, voici un profil de l’artiste Five Eight.

Five Eight fait partie des meilleurs muralistes de Montréal, mais il est aussi reconnu pour son style unique de graffiti où l’artiste explore une calligraphie assez différente du wildstyle traditionnel. Son art est en fait assez souvent une combinaison de figuratif et de lettres. Tel que vu dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous, il reçoit une grande quantité de commandes, mais il est tout de même toujours actif dans les sphères moins officielles de l’art de rue. Pour plus d’information, vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil sur five8art.com. Pour voir plus d’oeuvres que ce qui est présenté ici, incluant des créations hors-Montréal, du travail de studio et même du néon, voir ce dernier lien ainsi que les pages Instagram, Facebook et Flickr de l’artiste.


Walls: from figurative to letters

Contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Mural on Mont-Royal for LNDMRK.

On Laurier.

Five Eight and Rouks‘ collaboration for A’Shop‘s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop project on the walls of a NDG garage.

Tribute to Oliver Jones mural by Dan Buller and Five Eight on Georges-Vanier x Lionel-Groulx.

Five Eight (left) and Peru143 (right) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In Rosemont.

On A’Shop’s wall in Hochelaga.

Five Eight (left) and Dré aka Earth Crusher (right and reaper drone in the middle) for Plaza Walls.

Bus painted by Bryan Beyung and Five Eight for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Other side of the above bus by Bryan Beyung and Five Eight for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

In the Old Port.

On Savoie.

Letters in bottom right corner of this mural by Omen for the 2013 edition of Mural Festival.

Gene Pendon and Five Eight on this Plateau house.

Five Eight and Earth Crusher for the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Earth Crusher (character) and Five Eight (letters) on rooftop. The letters spell the name of Soma as a sign of respect for using the latter writer’s spot.

With Earth Crusher (character) on a Plateau garage door.

Five Eight (letters) and Omen (figure) in abandoned building.

Five Eight (letters) and Omen (figure) in another abandoned building.

Five Eight and Dré aka Earth Crusher in abandoned building.

Five Eight (top), Skor (middle) and Cemz (bottom) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Five Eight (top letters), Earth Crusher (central character) and Skor (bottom letters) for the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Also visible at the top is an older piece by Serak.

Dré aka Earth Crusher with Five Eight for the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Detail of a multi-artist graffiti mural in St-Henri.

For the Chemin Vert block party organised by A’Shop.

In St-Henri in 2016.

Pieces by Part, Awe and Five Eight on Notre-Dame rooftop.

On Plateau End rooftop.

Doing Pask‘s name as part of an exchange.

Fleo and Five pieces in St-Henri.

On Petite-Patrie bike path.

In NDG.

On the Canada Malting abandoned building.

Throwie.

Throwie.


Tags

Amongst other tags and a bird by ROC514.


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