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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.


murals and other 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.

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

Contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Mural on Mont-Royal for LNDMRK.

On Laurier.

Tribute to Oliver Jones by Dan Buller and Five Eight in Little Burgundy.

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

Collaboration with Dré aka Earth Crusher in an abandoned building (left half).

Collaboration with Dré aka Earth Crusher in an abandoned building (right half).


letter pieces

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

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

In an abandoned building in the South West.

In Hochelaga.

Writing ‘Soma’, with Earth Crusher on character on a Plateau End rooftop. See below for close-up.

Same as above, but a close-up.

This detail of the Scan You Rock tribute wall to Scaner shows Cemz’s part. Click on the latter link to view the complete wall.

With Dré aka Earth Crusher at ground level, for the Estival de Canes 2018.

From a 2018 K6A jam in the South West.

In Rosemont.

On Ashop’s wall in Hochelaga.

In the Old Port.

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

Five Eight (top), Skor (middle), Cemz (ground) and character by Earth Crusher for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

For the Chemin Vert block party organised by Ashop.

In St-Henri in 2016.

With Earth Crusher on character on a Plateau garage door.

Doing Pask‘s name as part of an exchange.

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.

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.

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 Quartier Latin.

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

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

Five Eight (letters) and Earth Crusher (character) in the basement of an abandoned industrial building.

Fleo and Five pieces in St-Henri.

In NDG.

Five Eight and Dré aka Earth Crusher in an abandoned building.

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

Five Eight and Earth Crusher for the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Click on the latter link for a better shot of the complete wall (but not of Five’s part).

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

En Masse‘s contribution to the 2013 edition of Mural Festival features Five Eight (central letters) alongside Dan Buller (tennis player), Scaner (top letters), Waxhead (head on the left), Beeforeo (below Five) and Nixon (bottom, top and far right). Photo © Infant Wisdom.

On the Canada Malting abandoned building.

Gene Pendon and Five Eight on this Plateau house.

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

Rooftop piece high above Plateau End. See next for a bird’s eye view.

Bird’s eye view of the above rooftop piece over Plateau End, from Google Earth.

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

On a Petite-Patrie bike trail.

Throw found in an abandoned building.

Throwie.

Throwie.


Tags

Amongst other tags and a bird by ROC514.


Stickers

Scaner

On 9 September 2017 the Montreal graffiti community lost one of its greatest writers, a “king” to use an expression from that world. The news of the death of the artist working under the aliases of Alex Scaner, Scaner or simply Scan, following a long battle with cancer, spread like wildfire.

In his mid-thirties, Scaner was one of Montreal’s first great graffiti artists. In the days following his death, hundreds of writers from Montreal and around the world as well as many street artists took to social media to pay homage and to express their respect for their brother, their chief, their king, the one who had been such a great influence on their own artistic development.

Scaner, alongside his brothers in the KG, DA and TFB crews (to name just a few), has helped shape the Montreal graffiti scene, give it its style and make it shine outside Montreal. Internationally known, he has worked alongside many of the greatest names of Canadian, American and European graffiti. He has also invited many of the best international writers to Montreal, thus creating networks for himself and his artistic family.

In just 20 years, this prolific artist has created hundreds, even thousands of burners, throws and tags. Given the ephemeral nature of the artform many are now gone but, thanks to the internet, they will live on and continue to influence the upcoming generations of graffiti artists. Only time and the elements will gradually chip away at what is left of his art in our streets, alleys, parks, offices, businesses and abandoned buildings, as the artist commands so much respect within the world of graffiti that no one would dare go over his work.

History will remember Scaner. When the negative taboos associated with the vandal origins of this artform drop and art historians study the artists who will have defined our era, Scaner will be remembered as the one who was taken too soon, but still left an immeasurable legacy.

The local and international artistic communities did not wait for Scaner’s passing to recognize his influence and express their love and respect. After the news broke out in the Spring of 2017 that the artist hadn’t much time left, his closest crewmates and friends got together and organized tribute productions (such as Scan You Rock). As well, hundreds of pieces created in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Barcelona, etc. have since been dedicated to him.

Following his departure tributes have been coming in even greater numbers. Scaner may be gone, but his star will go on shining brighter and brighter…

For more information on Scaner and for more photos of his work, check out his personal webpage as well as Facebook and Instagram. Production CanDo is in charge of the legacy of the artist.

Related posts:
Tributes to Scaner
Scan You Rock tribute wall
Scan You Rock production
Time Is Gold

Scaner tagLe 9 septembre 2017 la scène montréalaise du graffiti perdait un géant, un king, pour utiliser un terme du milieu. La nouvelle du décès de l’artiste connu sous les pseudonymes d’Alex Scaner, de Scaner ou Scan, suite à une longue bataille contre le cancer, s’est répandue comme une onde de choc.

Dans la mi-trentaine, l’artiste était un des premiers très grands noms du graffiti à Montréal. Les jours suivant son décès, des centaines de graffeurs montréalais et internationaux ainsi que plusieurs artistes du milieu du street art sont sortis dans les médias sociaux pour affirmer leur amour, leur respect et leur désarroi face à la perte de leur frère, de leur chef, de leur king, de celui qui avait été une de leurs plus grandes influences.

Scaner, aux côtés de ses frères dans les crews KG, DA ou TFB pour n’en nommer que quelques uns, a contribué à façonner la scène montréalaise du graffiti, à lui donner son style et la faire rayonner hors de Montréal. De notoriété internationale, il a exercé son art aux côtés des plus grands du monde du graff canadien, américain et européen. Il a aussi invité de nombreux graffeurs d’ailleurs à Montréal, établissant de ce fait de nombreux contacts et réseaux pour sa famille artistique.

En tout juste 20 ans, l’artiste prolifique a créé des centaines, voire des milliers de burners, de throws, de tags. Étant donnée la nature éphémère de cette forme d’art plusieurs de ces pièces sont maintenant disparues mais, grâce à l’internet, elles continueront d’influencer les générations de graffeurs à venir. Et il ne fait pas de doute que seul le temps et le climat auront raison de ce qui reste de sa main dans nos rues, ruelles, parcs, bureaux, commerces et édifices abandonnés, puisque l’artiste commande un tel respect que personne du milieu n’oserait repasser sur ses oeuvres.

L’histoire se rappellera de Scaner. Quand les préjugés négatifs dûs aux origines vandales de cette forme d’expression artistique tomberont et que les historiens d’art s’intéresseront aux artistes qui auront marqué notre époque, on se rappellera de Scaner comme celui qui est parti trop tôt mais qui a tout de même laissé un legs immense.

La communauté artistique locale et internationale n’a pas attendu son départ pour reconnaître son influence et lui exprimer son amour et son respect. Depuis que la nouvelle s’est répandue au printemps 2017 qu’il ne lui restait que très peu de temps, elle s’est mobilisée et a mis sur pieds quelques méga-productions (telles que Scan You Rock) en son honneur. De plus, des centaines de pièces créées par ses pairs à Montréal, Toronto, New York, Barcelone, etc., lui ont été dédiées.

Et depuis son départ ces hommages se sont multipliés. Scaner n’est plus, mais son étoile continuera de briller de plus en plus…

Pour plus d’information sur Scaner et pour voir plus de photos de son oeuvre, visitez sa page personnelle ainsi que ses pages Facebook et Instagram. Production CanDo est en charge de la promotion de l’héritage artistique de Scan.

Articles connexes:
Hommages à Scaner
mur hommage Scan You Rock
production Scan You Rock
Time Is Gold


graffiti pieces

This was Scaner’s final piece. He left only an outline, it was filled in by his brothers in KG, Stare and Zek. Bear on the left is by Harry Bones. From Time Is Gold, Scaner’s last production.

In the Plateau.

This one was done during a block party in Mile End.

In Rosemont.

In upper Plateau.

In Hochelaga.

Scaner’s part in the Scan You Rock jam celebrating him.

In a central Montreal alley.

In upper Plateau.

In Wynwood, Miami.

In Hochelaga.

In upper Plateau.

Next to the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Scaner (left) and Kemr (right) at the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

In Hochelaga.

Monk.e (left), Scaner (right letters) and Axe Lalime (right character) in Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

Heating up Rosemont.

In a Hochelaga alley.

Rooftop burner in Petite-Patrie.

Well hidden in the Plateau.

Well hidden in the Plateau.

Well hidden in the Plateau.

In upper Plateau.

In Rosemont.

In the gym of an abandoned school.

In the gym of an abandoned school.

This piece dated 2014 was found in Wynwood, Miami.

In Hochelaga.

In NDG.

Scaner (bottom centre), Serak (top), Ether (middle letters), Axe (left characters), and Hsix (right character) contributing to the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Scaner (top 2) and Hsix (bottom) in a Hochelaga alley.

On an abandoned warehouse.

In a upper Hochelaga back alley.

In Town of Mount Royal.

At the 2015 Chromatic block party.

On Mont-Royal.

Above the LNDMRK offices.

In Ville-Marie. The cats are by Axe.

In Pointe St-Charles.

In Pointe St-Charles.

By train tracks.

Trackside.

Inside an abandoned building.

At the back of an industrial building.

Scaner on wheels.

Another truck side.

Another Scaner on truck. The back of the truck is by Bryan Beyung.

One more truck side.

K-Way promo for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Opposite side of the above truck for K-Way at the 2016 edition of Mural Festival, doing the name of Dodo Osé (who did the back side of the truck).

En Masse‘s contribution to the 2013 edition of Mural Festival features Scaner (top letters) alongside Dan Buller (tennis player), Five Eight (central letters), Waxhead (head on the left), Beeforeo (below Five) and Nixon (bottom, top and far right). Photo © Infant Wisdom.

By train tracks.

Graffiti by Feka, Peur and Scaner, with a Lovebot wheatpaste at the top and hissing beasts by Axe.

Scaner on letters and right character, with Morz on left character, in a downtown inner courtyard.

Scaner (letters) and Axe (creatures) in Petite-Patrie.

Trackside piece in Petite-Patrie.

In a Hochelaga park.

Scaner (writing), Earth Crusher (central character) and Axe (end figures) in an abandoned industrial building.

In Griffintown.

On an abandoned warehouse.

Doing Hoacs‘ name at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In an abandoned building.

In Mercier.

In a NDG/Côte des Neiges alley.

In a NDG/Côte des Neiges parking space.

In a NDG/Côte des Neiges alley.

In the Plateau.

Another one in the Plateau.

Above Shok in the Plateau.

In Centre-Sud.

In TMR.

In Centre-Sud.

Cems, before he switched to Ether (top left), Scan (top right), Sage (bottom left) and Smak (bottom right) on this classic DA wall in Rosemont.

In Old Montreal.

This worn out piece off Clark was covered with something new in 2014.

Scaner in the middle of a wall by Astro and Zeus. The wheatpaste in the middle of all this is from Graffiti Knight.

Right half of a piece in NDG (sorry, left half is missing).

This piece in Rosemont-Petite-Patrie is dated 2004!

On roof edge visible from Papineau.

Another roof edge, this one on St-Laurent.

More rooftop, this one at the abandoned Transco.

More rooftop action at the abandoned Transco.

Next to train tracks in Mile-End. Also visible at the top is a paste-up by Turtle Caps.

In Petite-Patrie.

Under an expressway. Artist at the bottom is unidentified.

Pieces by Scaner and Sewk visible from train tracks in Rosemont.

In Hochelaga.

In Parc-Ex.

Under an overpass in Ville-Marie.

In a Plateau back alley.

On a St-Laurent mid-level roof.

In upper Plateau.

In an abandoned industrial building.

By train tracks.

This throw was found in Barcelona.

In Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga.

Rooftop throw.

In Mile End.

Rooftop in Hochelaga.

Smak and Scan over St-Laurent.

Scaner and Zek on a Décarie rooftop.

Stare and Scaner on d’Iberville.

In Mile End.

Same Mile End spot as above.

Some train track work.

In Petite-Patrie.

Under an expressway.

In an abandoned building.

One for the crew in an abandoned building.

On an industrial buiding.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

In Pointe St-Charles.

More industrial work.

Throw in Rosemont.

Tag and throwie.

Throwie and tag found inside an abandoned school.

Throwie found inside an abandoned school.

Throwie found inside an abandoned school.

Throwie in Mile End.

On closed restaurant awaiting demolition on Sherbrooke.

In Hochelaga.

Two-for-one throws.

Industrial Hochelaga.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Throw in a Plateau alley next to a piece by Persue dedicated to the man.

In the Plateau.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Trackside in Verdun.

On the Plateau.

In Petite-Patrie.

Fading away in Griffintown. Also visible below is a throw by Awe.


murals and mural pieces

KG crew featuring Scaner and Axe contributing to the 2014 edition of Mural Festival.

Another angle of the above piece for the 2014 edition of Mural Festival.

Presumably Scaner’s longest commissioned piece, found in a Plateau End alley.

Above piece seen from the other end.

Same alley as above, middle detail.

With Stare in Old Montreal.

Scaner, Stare and Axe in Ville-Marie.

Commissioned work on restaurant sidewall in the Village.

On the abandoned George General d’Auto Reparation.

Plateau back alley.

Sleeping dogs should check their backs, in Griffintown.

In the upper Plateau.

In an alley off St-Laurent.

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

Another one above the LNDMRK offices.

Rooftop twins in upper Plateau.

Scaner (in red and black) interspersed with graffiti by an unidentified writer on an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga. This is actually a detail, the wall goes on and on like this.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

In the fashion district.

In upper Plateau.

Off a St-Laurent roof.

In a Petite-Patrie alley.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Inside an abandoned school.

On the abandoned George General d’Auto Reparation.

Worn out piece on the Plateau

This unusual work on Aird, like the one below, is by Scaner and/or Axe.

This unusual work on Aird, like the one above it, is by Scaner and/or Axe.


tags

Found near the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Scaner (top) and Axe (bottom).

Scaner tag on the move.

Applying for a job with Garbage Beauty.

Don’t adjust your screen focus.

Making you dizzy?

On fence

On fence

Bubble flop

Drips

Intervention on someone else’s wheatpaste.


wheatpastes and paste-ups

This one was found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Wheatpastes by Ether and Scaner.

This one was found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

This one was found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Tag paste-up in Chinatown.

Throwie paste-up in Chinatown.

Throwie paste-up in Chinatown.

Throwie paste-up in Chinatown.

Throwie paste-up in Chinatown. Also visible is a sticker by Ether.


stickers

Sticker tag.

Sticker tag.

Sticker tag.

Sticker throwies on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Nixon

Nixon is mostly known and loved for his graffiti which usually includes a lot of figurative elements. He also did a number of murals in Plateau back alleys as well as in a few other places around our city. Check out his Facebook and Tumblr pages for information and photos of his art (including a lot of non-street work on canvas). This abandoned WordPress site also features work produced up to the beginning of 2014.

Nixon est surtout connu et aimé pour ses graffitis qui incluent souvent des éléments figuratifs. Il a aussi produit un certain nombre de murales dans des ruelles du Plateau et ailleurs en ville. Pour plus d’information et des photos de son art sous toutes ses formes (incluant une grande quantité sur canevas), voir ses pages Facebook et Tumblr. Cette page WordPress abandonnée présente aussi son oeuvre produit avant 2014.


murals and mural pieces/ murales et pièces murales

In the alley between St-Denis and Drolet. This mural replaced the one below.

In the alley between St-Denis and Drolet. This mural was replaced by the one above it in this gallery, and it replaced the one below.

In the alley between St-Denis and Drolet. This mural was replaced by the one above it in this gallery.

In a Plateau alley.

Front of café in Rosemont/Petite-Patrie.

In Hochelaga near the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

En Masse‘s contribution to the 2013 edition of Mural Festival features Nixon (bottom, top and far right) alongside Dan Buller (tennis player), Five Eight (central letters), Scaner (top letters), Waxhead (head on the left) and Beeforeo (below Five). Photo © Infant Wisdom.

In Outremont.

In an abandoned Hochelaga lot.

Garage door in a Plateau back alley.

In Pointe St-Charles.

In St-Henri.

On Ste-Catherine, in the Under Pressure Festival zone.

Inside an abandoned building.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”. Also visible above it is a tag by Scaner.

In Petite-Patrie.

On the wall of a school.

In Rosemont.


graffiti

This detail of the Scan You Rock tribute wall to Scaner shows Nixon’s part. Click on the latter link to view the complete wall.

Nixon (top) and Sober (ground level) for the Scan You Rock jam.

Wall of flops from the Time Is Gold production featuring Nixon amongst many others (bottom row, third from the left, in black and yellow).

In Rosemont.

In Centre-Sud.

In Hochelaga, near legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In alley between St-Laurent and Clark, near Laurier.

In an abandoned Hochelaga lot.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Town of Mount Royal.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Rosemont.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Griffintown.

In a Plateau back alley.

In Mile End.

In Hochelaga.

In St-Henri.

In St-Henri.

Koal, Nixon, Meor (hidden) and Pask on back of an abandoned building in Ville-Marie.

In a NDG / Côte des Neiges alley.

In a NDG / Côte des Neiges parking space.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In Mile End.

In Mile End.

In the fashion district.

In Mile End.

In Rosemont.

On a Rosemont/Petite-Patrie rooftop.

On a Plateau rooftop.

On a Plateau rooftop.

On a Plateau rooftop. Piece to the left of Nixon is by Swaz.

Inside an abandoned building in Dorval.

In an abandoned place.

Inside the Omnipac building (now demolished). Photo © Kris Murray 2010.

Inside the Omnipac building (now demolished). Photo © Kris Murray 2010.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

In a Plateau back alley.

In the fashion district.

In Ville-Marie.

In Parc-Ex.

In Parc-Ex.

In Parc-Ex.

In Parc-Ex.

In a Plateau alley.

In Ville-Marie.

Nixon on wheels.

Mobile graffiti.

The opposite side to the above truck also seems to be by Nixon.

Nixon, Robe/Fore on truck side.

Another truck side by Nixon.

It takes two to get the complete picture… back of trucks parked in Mile End.

Back of truck.

View from train tracks in Mile End.

In Rosemont/Petite-Patrie.

In industrial Verdun.

In Rosemont, part of an unofficial ad.

In the Plateau.

In an Ahuntsic alley.

Behind a building in Mile End (bottom).

View from train tracks in Little Italy.

In the industrial South West; photo © Guillaume Couture.

Nixon tag over OXLXO stencil over Nixon graffiti in the Champs des Possibles.

In Hochelaga.

In Plateau End.

In Petite-Patrie.

In Griffintown.

In Plateau End.

Messed up piece in a messy Plateau back alley.