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Top 100 murals and other painted street art of 2016

This image gallery brings together 100 of the best murals and other painted street art pieces of 2016 in Montreal. 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 ceations, 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 much-loved artists, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist.

See also:
Top 100 pasted street art of 2016
Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 des meilleures murales et autres pièces de street art peint de 2016 à Montréal. 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 trop 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 artistes préférés, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne.

Voir aussi:
Top 100 collages street art de 2016
Top 100 pièces graffitis de 2016


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 Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 post for more by the AG Crew.

Akuma One and Korb mural in Villeray. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 post 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 Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 (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 Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 (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 Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016.

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 Top 100 are featured below under his name and Tiburon’s. Both Axe and Awe have made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016, 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 Top 100 pasted street art of 2016 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 Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 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 Top 100, 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 Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 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.

(Above two photos) Clandestinos, the duo of Shalak and Bruno Smoky, paid us a quick visit at the end of the summer and left us the two sides of this Rosemont park container.

Cryote had a busy year in 2016. This unofficial creation was found on sliding doors at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

It was the year of the dog in Montreal street art in 2016, in big part because of a controversial by-law banning pitbulls and other related breeds. Cryote is one of many artists who took the paintbrush and spraycan in protest of this cruel decision that will eventually lead to the euthanasia of many harmless dogs.

Cryote (central figures) and Waxhead (leafy figures and door) in a Mile End alley. Scroll down to ‘Waxhead’ for more by these two artists.

Melissa del Pinto was commissioned by Mu for this beautiful piece on the wall of the Museum of Fine Arts’ new pavilion.

There were a lot of famous international names from the street art circuit on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival, including that of D*Face.

Dodo Osé‘s star took a leap in 2016; this little masterpiece in a Hochelaga alley is just one of many great works the artist produced this past year.

Dodo Osé also came up with this beautiful downtown tribute to his native city of Lyon.

Another Dodo Osé entry in this Top 100, this one was done in St-Henri. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 (under ‘K6A’) for more by this artist.

Off-Mural Festival work by Earth Crusher. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 post for more by Earth Crusher (under ‘Five Eight’).

Elfu makes this yearly roundup with this funny Oktoberfest piece. Next to it are letters by his POM crewmate EK Sept. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 post for more by those two, under ‘POM’.

This past year we were finally treated to a proper mural by Ella & Pitr. The duo had in the past produced a number of great pieces in Montreal, but these were always on roofs and parking spaces, therefore only visible to people flying above and could only be photographed with the help of a drone.

There were a lot of big international names on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival, but Montreal is home to a lot of great talent and local artist Five Eight produced one of this year’s most loved murals. Have a look at the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 post for more by this artist/writer.

Five Eight and Rouks collaborated on this segment of a huge project put together by Ashop in NDG. More from this Ashop production above under ‘Ankh One’ and below under ‘Fonki’. Scroll down for more great collaborative work by Rouks.

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

There were a log of dogs in Montreal street art in 2016, partly because of that anti-pitbull by-law, but also because two big murals were commissioned by owners in tribute to their dogs who had passed away. This is the one done by Fonki, scroll down to Kevin Ledo for the other one.

Fonki also collaborated with Ms Teri on a segment of a mega Ashop production in NDG. More from this huge production above under ‘Ankh One’ and ‘Five Eight’. Check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 post for more by Ms Teri.

A street art hotspot in a Mile End alley was completely redone in 2016 following construction on some of its walls. This one by Gawd is one of the new pieces found there.

Gawd (right) and Labrona (left) also make this Top 100 with this unofficial combo on the wall of an abandoned building in Mercier. Scroll down for more work by these two, under ‘Labrona’. The two also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

Germdee is a new big addition to the local street art scene. He started being active late spring and within a few months he produced an impressive number of pieces in Plateau/Mile End alleys and beyond. His impact on the local scene is also felt through the numerous collaborations and productions he put together with many fellow artists and crewmates.

Some off-Mural Festival work by Carly and Nick Gregson.

Thanks to the buzz created by the Plaza Walls event this summer, Haks managed to get this commission from a Plaza St-Hubert business, his largest solo work to date. Scroll up for more by Haks under ‘Luc Bouchard’. Haks also made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016.

French artist Hobz paid us a visit during the summer and this Plaza Walls creation is one of the two major pieces he left us before heading back home.

Hobz‘s other production during his stay in Montreal also made this yearly Top 100.

HoarKor aka HRKR were the ones commissioned to redo the terrasse wall of the Foufounes Electriques during this year’s Under Pressure Festival.

Another big project this past year for HRKR was the front wall of this Plateau bar. The duo have also made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016.

Hsix hit a double whammy, he was on the programme of both the Mural Festival and Under Pressure this year. This is his contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Besides contributing to this city’s two major international street art and graffiti events this year, Hsix also contributed to Plaza Walls with this much noticed piece.

The front wall of this Plateau bookstore was redone by Hsix this past year.

One of the bigger walls of the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival features Hsix (character on the left), Sermob (bears), Bryan Beyung (horse) and les Hommes de Lettres (top letters), all tied together by Monk.e. Scroll down for more by Monk.e and Sermob under ‘Monk.e’, and more Sermob under his own name.

Here is Klone Yourself‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Labrona (humans) and Gawd (animals) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll up for more by these two under ‘Gawd’. The two also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

Kevin Ledo was commissioned to produce this beautiful tall mural on Décarie as a tribute to someone’s deceased dog. The small piece at the base is an older one by John Kaye.

This is Kevin Ledo‘s tribute to local comedian/actress Janine Sutto. The mural was commissioned by Mu and is found in Centre-Sud.

One of the highlights of Plaza Walls this autumn was to witness the creation of this beautiful mural by El Mac.

Mateo‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

This is Mateo on the side wall of a church in Petite-Patrie. Mateo also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

A brilliant mural piece by MC Baldassari in a Plateau alley.

(Two photos above) MC Baldassari (top photo) and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine (bottom photo) set of garage doors in the Plateau.

Meggs‘ sponsored wall for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Some great work by Monk.e on the tin-covered side of a garage at Plaza Walls. More Monk.e can be found in the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 post, under ‘Ashop’.

(Three photos above) Monk.e was commissioned to embellish a number of city park containers this summer. This one stands out of the lot, in huge part because of the striking feline stare on its front (top photo). The two other shots are views of the sides and back.

Monk.e hosted Mexican artist Sermob for a few months during the summer and together they gave this K6A wall in Hochelaga its annual makeover. Scroll up for more by these two under ‘Hsix’. Monk.e is also featured in a collaboration with Tibuton further down this list.

This is Mono Sourcil on the side of a Plateau café. Mono Sourcil also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

Mono Sourcil in a Plateau End alley which was completely taken over this past summer under the supervision of Germdee. Visible in the background is a piece by Wzrds Gng.

Portrait of Gaston Miron by Omen on a wall of a Montreal Nord school. Bottom part is preemptive damage control by the artist himself.

This striking Julian Palma mural was commissioned by Mu for the 35th anniversary of the Montreal Alzheimer’s Society.

Another one of the big international names on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival was Pantone‘s.

Mural in Petite-Patrie by La Parade (MngeLeKrak / Ludo Mio)

An eerie one from the mind of Alex Produkt.

This is a brilliant collaboration between Rouks (woman) and Lapin (head dress) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. 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 (bottom feather). Also visible in this shot are pieces by Sirvis (above) and Cole (bottom right).

SBU One in Petite-Patrie.

SBU One in the Plateau. He also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

One of the highlights of Plaza Walls is this huge mural by Sen2 Figueroa which was created in parallel to a show of his work at the Art Gang gallery.

Sermob and Naimo collaboration in the Plateau. More by Sermob above under ‘Hsix’ and ‘Monk.e’. Naimo has also made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016.

Skor proved this year that he is more than just a brilliant writer. His first figurative piece (other than cartoon characters with his graffiti burners) is this impressive portrait of his grandfather on the anniversary of his passing away. Check out the full piece including letters by himself and crewmate Narc. Skor also has four entries in the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016.

Stela on a Rosemont wall.

Tava in Griffintown for the Montreal Heart Institute.

This tribute to the Goonies movie by Tchekon struck a nostalgic nerve with a lot of people this past summer.

(Two photos above) These two pieces by Tchug are part of a Hochelaga mural with Zek and Stare (check out the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016 for the parts of the latter two writers).

Tchug in Rosemont.

Tchug’s wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Tiburón (characters) and Monk.e (background) truck side collaboration. Scroll up for more by Monk.e under his name and under ‘Hsix’.

Tiburón‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

(Three photos above) Three entomological pieces by Tone. Click on images to zoom in and appreciate all the intricate details of the wings.

Turf One is one of the artists who took the brush and spraycan this past year in protest against the city’s ban on pitbulls and other related breeds. This huge mural was done for Plaza Walls.

Here’s another protest piece by Turf One, this one commissioned by the SPCA who were also against the city’s cruel pitbull by-law.

Turtle Caps on a Plateau alley garage door.

The production of the year (excluding festival-related ones) is without a doubt the one curated by Waxhead and Cryote on the wall of a Plateau End youth center. This shot shows one of the production’s three walls, it brings together Waxhead (2 cats, foliage), Cryote (pink dog and blue dog head), Peru143 (yellow letters), Meor (beneath pink dog), Gets (green letters), Pound Puppy (dog bottom right) and Mole Patrol (bottom left). Scroll up for more by Waxhead and Cryote under the latter artist’s name. Meor has also made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016.

Waxhead on a sliding door at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Waxhead on a Plateau door. Waxhead also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

XRAY‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival. XRAY also made it into the Top 100 pasted street art of 2016.

Zek in Montreal West. Zek has obviously also made it into the Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2016.

New murals and other painted works August 2015

Here’s a gallery of murals and other smaller painted works produced during August 2015 following my previous ‘new works’ blog post. This has to have been one of the busiest months in Montreal street art history. This is the reason why there are separate posts presenting pasted works (wheatpastes, paste-ups, stickers, etc.) and recent graffiti. If you wish to see new works as soon as I photograph them, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente une galerie-photo des murales et autres pièces peintes de plus petite envergure produites en août 2015 suite à mon dernier article de nouveautés. Ceci a dû être un des mois les plus occupés pour le street art à Montréal. Conséquemment, des articles séparés sont consacrés aux plus récents collages (et autres pièces collées) et aux plus récents graffitis. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


murals

Five Eight mural on Mont-Royal, for LNDMRK.

Gene Pendon and Bryan Beyung in Chinatown.

Phillips Adams at the Habitations Jeanne-Mance.

Julian Palma in Parc-Ex.

Birdo for the Chromatic block party. Unfortunately this piece was vandalised within hours of completion, so this image is © Birdo.

Melissa del Pinto for the Chromatic block party. Unfortunately this piece was vandalised within hours of completion, so this image is © Melissa del Pinto. Additional pieces by Jeremy Shantz and Jason Botkin produced at the same event were also vandalised but I haven’t been able to find good photos of them to post here.

Jonathan Bergeron for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party.

Bfour aka Beeforeo for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party.

Mateo for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party.

MC Baldassari for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party.

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

Mr Crocks in Petite-Patrie for the Tandem program of that borough.

4-Tin in Rosemont for the Tandem program of that borough.

MC Baldassari in Petite-Patrie for the Tandem program of that borough.

MC Baldassari in Ville Emard.

Kevin Ledo in the Plateau.

Shalak in the Plateau.

Turtle Caps in the Plateau.

Bruno Smoky in the Plateau.

Bruno Smoky in the Plateau.

Bruno Smoky in the Plateau. There’s one more by Bruno Smoky in the ‘mural pieces’ section below.

Futur Lasor Now in the Plateau.

Tchug and Vect at the Lachine graffiti jam.

John Kaye in Petite-Patrie.

Jessica Sabogal with the help of Elizabeth Blancas for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices.

Red Bandit wheatpaste (left) over Swarm mural for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices. This is the left section of a larger collaborative mural (see next two images).

Melanie Cervantes with the help of Lindsay Katsitsakatste for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices. This is the middle section of a larger collaborative mural (see images above and below).

Lianne Charlie paint and wheatpaste mural for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices. This is the right section of a larger collaborative mural (see previous two images).

Ilana Pichon in TMR.

Cryote from the Wzrds Gng modified this garage door in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet when he repaired it post-vandalism.

Cryote again, in front of the garage door above in alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

I’ve posted this extra long wall by Zek with Hsix in NDG before, thinking it was completed but it was not. This is the completed version. Click to see bigger, or see detail close-ups next.

Detail of the above long wall in NDG by Zek and Hsix.

Another detail of the above long wall in NDG by Zek and Hsix.

Cyndie Belhumeur and Isabelle Duguay on the Place des Arts esplanade.

Bad Luck Jealousy in Monkland Village.

Ad mural by Orgasthme in Plateau End.

Nese on burned down building in Rosemont.


mural pieces

Bruno Smoky in the Plateau.

Waxhead (top) in Plateau End; also visible at the bottom is an older piece by Cryote.

Yolacocacola (top) and Waxhead (bottom) in Plateau End alley.

Yolacocacola (top) and Waxhead (bottom) in Plateau End alley.

Waxhead (left) and Starkey (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Starkey at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Mr Chose at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Mr Chose at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Sien514 at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

A well-hidden Turtle Caps in the company of Deadliest Rosa.

Hank at the abandoned Canada Malting building.

Flavor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Unidentified artist on garage door in the Plateau.

Unidentified artist in Plateau End alley.


small pieces and tagging

Futur Lasor Now in the Plateau

Unidentified artist under expressway.

Unidentified artist under expressway.

Unidentified artist under expressway.

Lapin in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Lapin in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Lapin (with LSNR?) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Figurative tags by Loopkin in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Yolacocacola in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.


other

Tiles by unidentified artist over bricks in Plateau alley.

Wood-up by Mouthful in the Plateau.

Mouthful on wooden support, nailed onto post.

These car stencils by some unidentified artist have been popping up here and there in the city.


Plaza St-Hubert posts

For their sidewalk sale at the end of August, the Plaza St-Hubert asked 16 artists to paint one street post each. These creations are all featured below, front and back (except for 3 artists who only painted one side).

Dans le cadre de leur vente trottoir à la fin du mois d’août, la Plaza St-Hubert a demandé à 16 artistes d’illustrer un poteau de la plaza chacun. Toutes ces créations sont présentées ci-dessous, devant et derrière (à l’exception de 3 artistes qui n’ont peint qu’une face de leur poteau).

Axe representing K6A.

Borrris

Mateo

MC Baldassari

Mono Sourcil

Melsa Montagne

M’Os Geez

Adeline Benhammouda did her usual mosaics instead of painting.

Dave Todaro (left), Yohan Kettenmeyer (centre) and Jean-François Burton (right).

D.Deblois

Victor Varacalli

Julie Tracz

Margot Bussière

Marie-Claude Marquis


Nuit blanche sur tableau noir

For the 20th edition of Nuit blanche sur tableau noir which took place after sundown on August 28th on Mont-Royal, 31 artists were given spots on that street to do their thing. Five of these creations are presented below.

Pour la 20ième édition de Nuit blanche sur tableau noir qui a eu lieu après le coucher du soleil le 28 août dernier sur l’avenue Mont-Royal, 31 artistes se sont vus octroyer un espace sur la rue pour produire une oeuvre au sol. Cinq de ces créations sont présentées ici.

Borrris

Emmanuel Laflamme

Karolane Sigouin

MC and MSHL

Ilana Pichon

New stickers May-June 2015

There has been so much new work in Montreal since my last ‘new works’ installment that I must break this one into differents posts. The gallery below only features new stickers and small paste-ups. For other media, see recents posts about new painted works, new pasted works, the 2015 edition of Mural Festival and new graffiti.

You’ll notice in the image gallery below a lot of stickers by unidentified artists or by unfamiliar names. This is presumably due to the amount of artists from other cities who were in town to check out the Mural Festival.

Il y a eu un tel nombre de créations depuis mon dernier article présentant les nouveautés street art à Montréal que je dois découper celui-ci en sous-articles. La galerie-photo ci-dessous ne présente que les nouveaux autocollants et autres petites pièces collées. Pour les autres nouveautés, voir ces articles récents couvrant les nouveautés peintes, les nouveaux collages, l’édition 2015 du Festival Mural et les nouveaux graffitis.

La galerie-photo ci-dessous inclut un grand nombre d’autocollants d’origine inconnue ou signés de noms qui ne sont pas familiers. Ceci est probablement dû au fait que plusieurs artistes étrangers étaient en ville au début de juin dans le cadre du Festival Mural.


Futur Lasor Now on a Beatles theme.

One more by Futur Lasor Now on a Beatles theme.

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Waxhead

Waxhead

Waxhead

El Moot Moot

El Moot Moot

Dré aka Earth Crusher.

More from G.Knight‘s currency series. A wheatpaste version is also out there.

Il Flatcha

Il Flatcha

Il Flatcha

Il Flatcha (the sticker on the right is actually presumed by me to be Il Flatcha’s, but I could be wrong)

Il Flatcha

Enzo Sarto

Enzo Sarto

Enzo Sarto

Enzo Sarto

Kafka

Stela in collaboration with Zu.

Stela in collaboration with Naps.

Amanda Valdes (left) and Lulu107 (right).

Three by Didi aka Diana Contreras.

Clandestinos (left) and Bruno Smoky from the latter collective (right).

Shalak from Clandestinos.

Turtle Caps

Lovebot

Lovebot

These are a few of Ella & Pitr‘s many new stickers.

Ella & Pitr (left) and Mateo (right).

Instagrafite

Instagrafite

Tag on sticker by Scaner.

Tag on sticker by Scaner.

sticker-throwies by Scaner.

Shifty Cat

Naia

Naia

Naia

Naia

Naia (the pencil is by Homsik).

Homsik

Homsik

ROC514

ROC514 collaboration with Zombiac.

ROC514, Def and Nustwo.

Nustwo and Last.

Nustwo and Last.

Nustwo, Cantstopink.

Nustwo, and Cantstopink (top), Cantstopink (bottom).

These are just two of many many handwritten stickers by Cantstopink.

Beck (left) and Uber5000 (right).

It’s OK Project

Sandra Chevrier

Swarm

Grim aka Grimjob69 aka Michael Shantz (left) and Human Kind (right).

Blob Head (left) and Om (right).

Krah (?)

Slave (left) and Night Fairy (right).

Clovis

Waktr

Asik One (left) and Sukies (right)

Timmy Drift

Vile Child

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New painted works May-June 2015

There has been so much new work since my last ‘new works’ installment that I must break this one into differents posts. The gallery below only features painted murals, pieces and stencil. Coming up very soon is a post presenting new stickers and small paste-ups. Already published are posts about new pasted works, the 2015 edition of Mural Festival and new graffiti.

Il y a eu un tel nombre de créations depuis mon dernier article présentant les nouveautés street art à Montréal que je dois découper celui-ci en sous-articles. La galerie-photo ci-dessous ne présente que les oeuvres peintes, que ce soit sous forme de murale, petite pièce ou pochoir. Les nouveaux autocollants feront l’objet d’un article d’ici quelques jours. Pour les autres nouveautés, voir ces articles récents couvrant les nouveaux collages, l’édition 2015 du Festival Mural et les nouveaux graffitis.


Chris Dyer for the Chromatic block party.

Alex Produkt for the Chromatic block party.

Waxhead for the Chromatic block party.

Waxhead (top) and El Moot Moot (bottom) for the Chromatic block party.

Bonar and Opire for the Chromatic block party.

Jason Botkin for the Chromatic block party.

MC Baldassari for the Chromatic block party.

Earth Crusher for the Chromatic block party.

Barrels painted into Pabst beer cans by Earth Crusher for the Chromatic block party.

WhatIsAdam aka WIA for the Chromatic block party.

The return of Tava, with Detto in Little Italy. See the bottom of this post for much more Tava.

This one also by Tava and Detto is in the Plateau. See the bottom of this post for much more Tava.

Off-Mural Festival group ‘autoportrait’ by:
top row: Shalak from Clandestinos, Jason Botkin, Kevin Ledo, Chris Dyer, Bruno Smoky from Clandestinos
bottom row: Lovebot, Turtle Caps, Linsey Levendall, Marina Capdevila, Labrona, Waxhead, Dave Todaro

Another group piece, this one featuring Waxhead (left and barely visible in bottom corner), Turtle Caps (above ladder), Futur Lasor Now (above door), Deadliest Rosa (middle bottom), Loks (right) and El Moot Moot (right wall). In alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

El Moot Moot in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

El Moot Moot (left) and Waxhead (right) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Waxhead off-Mural Festival work on St-Laurent.

Waxhead (top) and Lyfer (bottom) in alley between St-Laurent and Clark

Off-Mural Festival work by Labrona (bottom) and Gawd (top).

Monk.e near St-Laurent.

Off-Mural Festival work by Stela (top right and recess inner wall), Lulu107 (top left), Amanda Valdes (bottom left) and Didi aka Diana Contreras (bottom right)

The door recess at the above spot also has this extra piece by Lulu107.

Earth Crusher on the lateral wall of a new café in the Plateau.

Ella & Pitr in St-Henri; photo © Ella & Pitr. The smaller two pieces are on roofs, the bigger one is on a parking space.

Clandestinos did a new wall on Rachel over an older one of theirs from last summer.

Cens (left) and Bruno Smoky from Clandestinos (right) in a back alley of the Plateau.

Finally some official work for Kat, on St-Laurent.

More Kat on St-Laurent.

Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng in alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Gives and Cryote representing the Wzrds Gng in lower Plateau alley.

Ma Liciouz in Parc Lhasa de Sela.

Same as above, opposite angle.

“Le sage et la muse” by Ashop for the Bibliothèque et Maison de la Culture Mercier. Photo © Ashop.

Riode in abandoned industrial building.

Riode in abandoned industrial building.

Riode in abandoned industrial building.

Loks (left) and Riode (right) in abandoned industrial building.

Saten in Plateau back alley.

Zoofest ad mural on Ontario by Rouks, Crane, LP Montoya and Wonez who are more known for their graffiti writing.

Cyndie Belhumeur on St-Denis.

Homage to Beau Dommage’s landmark debut album, by Jerome Poirier in alley off St-Zotique.

Ktvert in Plateau back alley.

Waxhead on barrel found in that same alley as above.

Scaner above the LNDMRK offices. Also visible is a diamond by Le Diamantaire.

Scaner in alley off St-Laurent.

Off-Mural Festival work by Didi aka Diana Contreras on St-Laurent business storefront. See also next (same business).

Off-Mural Festival work by Amanda Valdes on St-Laurent business storefront. See also previous (same business).

Lulu107 piece in alley behind St-Laurent.

Stela representing the Witch Gang in alley behind St-Laurent.

Small piece by Homsik.

El Moot Moot by train tracks in upper Plateau.

El Moot Moot by train tracks in upper Plateau.

El Moot Moot by train tracks in upper Plateau.

El Moot Moot by train tracks in upper Plateau.

El Moot Moot by bike path in upper Plateau.

Unknown artist in Hochelaga.

Unknown artist on bin at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Concrete block painted by Porto near the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.


wood-ups

Waxhead and Starkey collaboration in Mile End.

Starkey in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Starkey in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Starkey in Plateau End.

Fake doorbell by Starkey on St-Laurent.

City Kitty in alley between St-Laurent and Clark


stencils

G.Knight (formerly known as Graffiti Knight) has been stencilling his shortened moniker on the walls, streets and sidewalks of the Plateau and Mile End. Four examples are shown below, but there are many others to be found.

G.Knight (anciennement Graffiti Knight) a imprimé au pochoir son nouveau nom raccourci sur les murs, trottoirs et rues du Plateau et de Mile End. Quatre exemples sont présentés ci-dessous, mais il y a en a plusieurs dizaines d’autres.


Tava’s Buck 15 Espresso tunnel

Tava was commissionned to paint the walls of the tunnel next to Buck 15 Espresso in Griffintown. The tunnel is quite narrow, which makes it rather difficult to take good photos.

Tava a reçu comme commande la décoration des murs du tunnel à coté du café Buck 15 Espresso dans Griffintown. Le tunnel en question est plutôt étroit, ce qui rend difficile la prise de bonnes photos.

Monk.e

Monk.e logoIn his own words, Monk.e is “…a multi-talented thinker who expresses himself through his paintings, his poetry and his daily actions” (my translation). He is indeed a great communicator who leads two careers in parallel: urban visual artist and hip hop MC with already many albums to his credit. He is mainly known in the streets of Montreal for his community-oriented work often done alongside other members from K6A or for Ashop. He his mostly recognised for his figurative murals bringing together man and nature, but he also does graffiti deconstructed to near-abstraction.

Even though the image gallery below mostly shows Montreal creations, Monk.e is also very active in the rest of Quebec as well as in many other places around the world, particularly in Latin America and in Africa. To view his work outside Montreal or for info about his musical career check out his Facebook and Instagram pages.

Monk.e se dit être “…un penseur aux multiples talents qui exprime ses pensées les plus profondes à travers sa peinture, sa poésie et ses actions au quotidien”. Il est effectivement un grand communicateur et mène deux carrières en parallèle, celle d’artiste visuel urbain et celle d’emcee hip hop ayant déjà plusieurs albums à son actif. Il est surtout reconnu dans les rues de Montréal pour ses oeuvres à caractère communautaire, souvent effectuées en tandem avec ses collègues de K6A ou pour Ashop. Son art balance entre du figuratif très axé sur l’humain et la nature, et du graffiti déconstruit à la limite de l’abstraction.

Bien que la galerie-photo ci-dessous montre surtout des oeuvres créées à Montréal, Monk.e est aussi très actif dans le reste du Québec ainsi qu’à plusieurs autres endroits de par le monde, particulièrement en Amérique latine et en Afrique. Pour des photos de son travail à l’extérieur de Montréal ou pour de l’information sur sa carrière musicale, jetez un coup d’oeil sur ses pages Facebook et Instagram.


figurative work

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

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

In Mercier.

In Rosemont.

Monk.e and Ankh One representing Ashop on the wall of a Hochelaga school.

Monk.e and Ankh One representing Ashop for the Surfaces outdoors artshow.