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Axe Lalime

Axe Lalime, or simply Axe, is a very prolific and versatile Montreal artist active since 1995. He stems from the world of graffiti but excels in various forms of figurative art, be it mural or on canvas. He is very active with the K6A crew, but also pays allegiance to crews KG and CFC. He has in the past been a frequent collaborator on A’Shop productions.

The photo gallery below is therefore mainly split into sections featuring his graffiti pieces, his figurative work as well as the great collective projects by A’Shop and K6A to which he contributed. To see more than what I had the chance to photograph, check out his Facebook and Instagram pages and this great video showing Axe at work on various pieces featured below.

Axe Lalime, ou tout simplement Axe, est un artiste montréalais prolifique et versatile, actif depuis 1995. Il vient du milieu du graffiti mais excelle aussi en art figuratif qu’il soit mural ou sur canevas. Il est très actif avec le collectif K6A mais prête aussi allégeance aux crews KG et CFC. Il a été de par le passé un fréquent collaborateur sur des projets réalisés par A’Shop.

La galerie-photo ci-dessous est conséquemment divisée en sections présentant ses pièces de graffiti, ses oeuvres figuratives ainsi que les grands projets collectifs auxquels il a participé aux cotés d’A’Shop et de K6A. Pour en voir plus que ce que j’ai eu la chance de photographier, vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à ses pages Facebook et Instagram ainsi qu’a cette capsule video montre l’artiste en action, travaillant sur plusieurs des pièces présentées dans la galerie ci-dessous.


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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.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Axe (top), Zek (bottom left), Awe (bottom right) and Dodo Osé in St-Henri.

With Fleo on the left, in Ville-Emard.

With Fleo on the right, and an older piece by Serak above, in industrial Montreal.

Axe’s contribution to Plaza Walls.

In a Plateau alley.

For the 2016 Percussion Festival.

Minivan side.

Collaboration with Awe in St-Henri.

Collaboration with Awe in St-Henri.

In Rosemont.

Axe (top) and Wuna (ground level) at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Section of a K6A production in St-Henri, above Dodo Osé.

In industrial Montreal.

Axe (character and letters on the left) and Monk.e (character and letters middle and right), in Hochelaga.

On truckside, with Tchug.

In St-Henri.

Truckside.

Rooftop in Hochelaga.

Axe’s contribution to the Cabane à sucre secret gallery (on the back wall).

In Sherbrooke.

Axe’s part in a graff wall with Scaner and Kemr in Hochelaga.

Rooftop session next to Serak.

With Astro in Hochelaga.

Axe on doors and SBU One on the right, in St-Henri.

In a St-Henri alley.

Trackside Pointe-St-Charles.

Saer (left) and Axe (right) in Hochelaga.

Part of a K6A wall in Hochelaga.


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.

From a Plateau production curated by Axe himself. The piece continues around the right-side corner, see below.

The piece in the above photo continues around the corner, beneath letters by Stare.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Crane on letters and Axe on character, from a Plateau production curated by Axe.

In Rosemont.

Dodo Osé with Axe on smaller characters, in the South West.

Fleo (blue), Dodo Osé (red letters) and Axe (character) contribution to the Scan You Rock jam.

A bit more by Axe for the Scan You Rock jam.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Collaboration with Awe in Ahuntsic.

Work-in-progress nearly completed for the 2016 edition of Amalgam Festival.

With Snikr on the right for the 2016 Chemin Vert production.

Axe’s part in a K6A wall in St-Henri.

With letters by Crane on the left, at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

With letters by Naimo on the left, at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

For Plaza Walls.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Axe’s part in a K6A wall in St-Henri.

With Fleo on letters at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Rooftop part at the Plaza St-Hubert (2 sides displayed).

On back of truck.

In Petite-Patrie.

On a post of Plaza St-Hubert.

This K6A wall in Hochelaga is by Monk.e and Axe.

In Old Montreal.

Character between Sewer and F.One at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In Rosemont.

Scaner on letters and Axe on characters, in Petite-Patrie.

With Monk.e on this K6A wall in Hochelaga.

Full mural by Axe, for Muralité, in Mile-End.

Axe on character, Smak on bottom letters with older letters by Pito top right, at the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

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

Scaner and Axe’s contribution to the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Maniak (top left), Zek (bottom left), Axe and Fluke for K6A and A’Shop (right), at the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Scaner (bottom letters), Ether TFB (middle letters), Serack (top letters), Axe (bottom left) and Hsix (right) for the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

This K6A wall in Hochelaga is by Monk.e and Axe.

Axe on dragon and rats, with Stare on ‘K’ and ‘G’ and Scaner on other background lettering, in Rosemont. See below for close-up of Axe’s rats in the bottom right corner.

Close-up of Axe’s rats from the mural above with Stare and Scaner.

Letters by Scaner (center ground level) between hissing felines by Axe, Feka and Peur (middle) and wheatpaste by Lovebot (top), by train tracks in Mile End.

Detail of a larger mural piece with other artists in a Plateau alley.

Perhaps with others, doing the K6A logo in Griffintown.

Next to letters by Scaner in Ville-Marie. See below for another character by Axe on this long mural.

From a long wall in Ville-Marie, see also other segment above.

Scaner (text), Earth Crusher (central figure) and Axe (end figures) in abandoned industrial building.

In Rosemont.

Commissioned pieces on garage doors in Hochelaga by Scaner and/or Axe.

A’Shop featuring Axe and Fluke ‘mural’ on a pillar of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass.

In a Hochelaga alley, perhaps with someone else.


contribution to multi-artist murals

K6A crew wall for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, featuring Axe, Fleo, Dodo Osé, etc. (segment 1/3).

K6A crew wall for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, featuring Axe, Fleo, Dodo Osé, etc. (segment 2/3).

K6A crew wall for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, featuring Axe, Fleo, Dodo Osé, etc. (segment 3/3).

K6A wall at the Festival de Canes, featuring Axe, Dodo Osé, Fleo, Saer, Serak, Monk.e and OstiOne (click to zoom).

Under Pressure 2016 K6A wall featuring Axe (racoons), Serak (bottom left), Otak (middle left), Satyr (top left), Fleo (top right), Dodo Osé (middle right) and Fluke (bottom right).

K6A’s contribution to the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Axe, Monk.e, Fleo, Philemon.

Under Pressure Festival 2014 production by the K6A collective featuring Fleo, Monk.e, Dodo Osé, Serack, Axe, Dkae and Saer.

A’Shop‘s wall for the 2013 edition of Mural Festival features Axe alongside Fluke, Zek and Apashe.

This classic A’Shop mural in NDG features Fluke, Axe, Phile, Zek and Dodo Osé.

NME mural on Papineau featuring Stare, Scaner, Monk.e, Kers, Axe, Vect and perhaps others.


bandaid logo

Axe’s signature bandaid logo is often used to sign his murals and pieces (as seen in many instances above). It is also often painted by itself here and there as some sort of elaborate tag. The handful shown below is just a small fraction of the number I have found over the years.

Tel que vu ci-dessus, Axe signe plusieurs de ses murales et autres pièces avec son logo représentant deux pansements entrecroisés. Ce logo lui sert aussi de tag. Les quelques exemplaires montrés ci-dessous ne sont qu’une très petite fraction de ce que j’ai trouvé au cours des dernières années.


tags and throws

Tags by Scaner (above) and Axe.


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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’.

Hsix

Hsix comes from the world of graffiti but, as the image gallery below shows, he is mostly known nowadays for his amazing portraits of real life local heroes and villains. The heroes are generally historical socio-political figures who have had a significant positive impact on our society, while the villains are often present-day politicians, authority figures and other celebrities who have made the news for their reprehensible actions or words.

And it’s in his denunciation of the crooks, hypocrites and liars of this world that Hsix shines the most. The way in which the artist satirises his villains is always clever, but varies in subtlety. In some cases the satire is subtle and clever enough to fly over the heads of most of an ill-informed or uninterested audience. But some not-so-subtle pieces sparked controversy and made the news. And never were those more controversial pieces created with an intention of self-promotion, as they were all done anonymously (the media were always in the dark about the identity of the artist behind those unsigned mural pieces).

Beyond controversy and the causes that motivate his art, Hsix is an amazing portraitist and among the best of the best of Montreal’s urban art scene. He is in fact part of the very select 156 All Starz, an international crew bringing together the best graffiti writers in the world.

The artist has worked under a number of aliases in the past but has now settled solely on the name Hsix. His presence on the internet is therefore rather limited. Check out his Facebook and Instagram pages for a bit more information and lots more pictures of his graffiti and street art work than is presented here.

Hsix vient du monde du graffiti mais, comme on peut le voir dans la gallerie-photo ci-dessous, il est maintenant surtout reconnu pour ses formidables portraits de héros et de vilains locaux. Ses héros sont généralement des personnalités socio-politiques historiques ayant eu un impact positif sur notre société, tandis que ses vilains sont souvent des célébrités, figures d’autorité et politiciens contemporains qui ont fait les manchettes pour leurs actions ou paroles répréhensibles.

Et c’est quand il s’attaque aux corrompus, hypocrites et menteurs de ce monde que Hsix brille le plus. Sa satire est toujours très rusée mais peut varier en subtilité. Elle peut être plutôt subtile et habilement échapper à un auditoire ignorant ou peu intéressé par les causes socio-politiques. Mais elle peut aussi être moins subtile et créer une controverse dans les médias. Il faut préciser ici que l’artiste dans ces situations plus controversées semble avoir toujours agi dans un but de dénonciation et jamais avec une intention d’auto-promotion puisque les oeuvres n’étaient jamais signées (en fait les médias devaient souvent admettre être dans l’ignorance totale quand à l’identité de l’auteur de ces oeuvres controversées).

Au delà de la controverse et des causes qui l’animent, Hsix est un formidable portraitiste et un de nos meilleurs artistes urbains à l’heure actuelle. Il fait d’ailleurs partie du très select collectif 156 All Starz qui regroupe les meilleurs artistes internationaux du monde du graffiti.

L’artiste a travaillé sous quelques pseudonymes avant de s’arrêter sur celui de Hsix. Sa présence sur l’internet est en conséquence plutôt limitée. Jetez un coup d’oeil à ses pages Facebook et Instagram pour en apprendre un peu plus et surtout pour voir une plus grande quantité d’oeuvres que celles présentées ici.


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Hsix’s part in the Scan You Rock mega-jam.

Hsix’s contribution to the Art Gang‘s Plaza Walls project depicts Gillian Anderson.

For the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, Hsix (Roy Dupuis character bottom left), Sermob (bears), Bryan Beyung (horse) and les Hommes de Lettres (top), all tied together by Monk.e. The choice of Roy Dupuis as a subject and the “Whitewashing Roy” title came from controversial comments made by the latter comedian earlier that year regarding the treatment of native people by white settlers (he stated that the settlers did not mistreat native people as badly as shown in the movie The Revenant). It fit the anti-colonialist theme of that edition of Under Pressure.

Contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival. This was the first of two Hsix murals in 2016 showing Roy Dupuis. See Under Pressure mural above this one for the reason behind the choice of the latter actor as subject.

Semi-official contribution ahead of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival. Depicted is Marc Arcand, a character played by Marc Beaupré in television series Série Noire.

Canadian anti-fascist doctor Norman Bethune on the wall of a Plateau library.

Plateau mural featuring the input of Zek on letters, bottom left. The character depicted is Albert Saint-Martin, a local socialist militant from the beginning of the 20th century. The pickles are a nod to the pickle factory formerly found next door.

Contribution to the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Hsix (Eric Lapointe and Mars Attacks character), Zek (central letters), Mark Esprit (bottom left letters), Dcae and Dekor.

This Plateau mural by Benny Wilding features three depictions of Gilles Duceppe by Hsix.

Zek and Hsix in NDG, complete wall. See details of the 2 Hsix parts below.

Hsix detail #1 of the above collaboration with Zek in NDG.

Hsix detail #2 of the above collaboration with Zek in NDG.

Mural honouring Lea Roback, produced for Muralité.

This mural depicting then chief of police Marc Parent was quickly painted over under pressure from the SPVM. It is shown here as a work-in-progress because it was painted over very quickly after completion and this is the most completed shot I managed to get before it was censored by the police. Needless to say that this mural and its fate also got a lot of attention from the media.

Hsix (Ian Lafrenière character) and Mark Esprit (bottom left letters) for the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

From the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival: Ether TFB (middle letters), Scaner (bottom letters), Axe (bottom left), Serack (top letters) and Hsix (Guy Laliberté character).

Hsix’s part in a collaboration with Zek in Montreal West (Zek’s part not shown here).

Depicting Léo Bureau-Blouin in Hochelaga. This was not done as an honour but as a satire as the latter leader in the 2012 student strikes went on to flip his coat over in order to get into politics.

Much mediatized satire of Guy A.Lepage in Hochelaga. The media tried to figure out for a long time who the artist behind this piece might be. Giraffe by Dcae.

This Hochelaga mural shows Normand L’Amour. This is a work-in-progress, it was never completed because the owner objected to having a homosexual on his wall (!).

Sen2 (top left), Logek (bottom left) and Hsix (right) at the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

In negative in the Plateau.

Hsix contributed to this tribute to Prince Dock by doing Dock. The mural also involves the input of Stare, etc.

Zek (left) and Hsix (right) collaboration in Hochelaga showing Back To The Future’s Michael J.Fox and Crispin Glover.

Zek (left) and Hsix (right) collaboration in NDG.

Mr.T, a red-winged blackbird, Darth Vader and an unidentified character on this Hochelaga mural. There used to be a Jean Charest in the middle spot, but it was messed with and painted over.


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In a Rosemont alley.

In Rosemont.

Hsix’s part in a multi-artist wall in the Plateau.

Graffiti mural in the Plateau.

Collaboration with Mono Sourcil (left character) in a Hochelaga alley.

Old piece in a Hochelaga alley.

Hsix’s contribution to a multi-artist wall done for the Essencia Festival in 2010 in Hochelaga.

New painted street art May-June 2016

Here’s a collection of photos of painted street art found in the streets, alleys and abandoned buildings of Montreal in June 2016, including a few from the end of May. Posts have already been published for pasted street art and stickers and other media during the same period, as well as for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival and the 2016 edition of MTL En Arts. For graffiti during the same period, see this post. If you want to see new Montreal street art and graffiti as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet galerie-photo est une collection d’oeuvres peintes dans les rues, ruelles et édifices abandonnés de Montréal au cours de juin 2016 (incluant quelques unes datant de la fin mai). Des articles ont déjà été publiés couvrant les collages et les autocollants et autres mediums pendant la même période ainsi que ce qui a été créé pour l’édition 2016 du Festival Mural et le festival MTL En Arts. Pour les graffitis durant la même période, voir cet article. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Zek in Montreal West.

Apok and Eskro from the Astred Collective in Pointe St-Charles.

Akuma and Korb from the Crazy Apes in Villeray.

Tava in the Plateau.

Tava in Petite-Patrie.

Astro on Plateau schoolyard containers, angle 1/2.

Astro on Plateau schoolyard containers, angle 2/2.

An off-Muralfest piece by Earth Crusher in an alley.

See a brief making of video of the above Earth Crusher piece by Greg Pistol.

Earth Crusher and Ether on the side wall of a Plateau café.

A pre-Muralfest piece by Hsix.

Off-Muralfest piece by Omen.

Tribute to Warshaw’s Mrs Levy by Omen, on the back wall of where Warshaw used to be.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 1/2.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 2/2.

HRKR redid the front wall of Barfly on St-Laurent. The door bottom right is by Labrona and is from a few years ago.

Off-Muralfest garage door by Monk.e.

Monk.e was commissionned to do the ‘containers’ of various city parks. This is the first one. Back shots below.

This is one of the back views of the park container redone by Monk.e seen above.

This is the other one of the back views of the park container redone by Monk.e seen above.

Cryote and Waxhead redid the front of Chez José on Duluth.

A bit more by Cryote in front of the dépanneur next to Chez José.

Cryote and Waxhead were also commissioned to do the front of this St-Laurent pet shop. More were added later, see Waxhead spotlight for final version.

Waxhead on a Plateau door.

Waxhead on the doors of a St-Laurent business (see also next photo).

Waxhead on the doors of a St-Laurent business (see also previous photo).

Waxhead in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Cryote wall in the Plateau.

Small Cryote piece on a Rosemont graffiti wall.

AG Crew in Petite-Patrie.

Maliciouz on a Mile End park shed.

Maliciouz on a Mile End park shed.

Off-Muralfest work by SBU One on a St-Laurent garage door.

SBU One and MSHL in Mile End.

SBU One and MSHL in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark (see next).

Wzrds Gng crawling over the SBU One and MSHL wall seen above.

Wzrds Gng off St-Laurent.

Germdee wall on Mile End. Scroll down for a handful of smaller pieces by this artist.

Luc Bouchard wall in Hochelaga/Rosemont.

Katie Green repaired and redesigned the wall Danae Bissonnet did last summer near the Quartier des Spectacles.

Naimo wall in Centre-Sud.

Off-Muralfest piece by Nick Gregson.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

Turtle Caps on a garage door in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Also visible around are older pieces by Waxhead (left), Sake (top) and Peru143/Wastoids (right).

Turtle Caps in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Turtle Caps in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Futur Lasor Now in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Futur Lasor Now in an abandoned spot in Côte-des-Neiges.

Futur Lasor Now in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Chris Dyer and Germdee both doing Bart Simpson in their own style.

Germdee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germdee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germdee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germdee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 1/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 2/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 3/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 4/4).

Scaner quickie on the abandoned George General d’Auto Reparation.

Sloast and Labrona on a parked train.

Hary in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Andrew The Alien in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Antonio in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Gwan at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skol at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Charest at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Starkey at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

This is one of the handful of One Ton stencils found around the Mural Festival zone at the time the festival happened.

Two quickies by Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

RMZ at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

It’s Alive in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Miss Conduct in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off-Muralfest piece by Quiz71.

Unidentified artist in Hochelaga.

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Same unidentified artist as above, again in the Plateau.


The Sun Youth front wall project

As the Mural Festival was kicking off, a bunch of mostly local artists were invited by Waxhead to participate in a major production on the front wall of the Sun Youth building. The work that was done is striking, but the other great thing about it is that it brought together figurative and graffiti artists. The pieces are presented below as they appear from left to right on the wall.

Alors que se tenait le Festival Mural, une douzaine d’artistes surtout locaux étaient invités par Waxhead à contribuer à une production majeure sur le mur de devant de l’édifice logeant Jeunesse Au Soleil. L’oeuvre globale qui en résulte est extraordinaire, mais elle se démarque aussi par son mélange de pièces figuratives et de graffitis. Les oeuvres sont présentées ci-dessous dans l’ordre où elles apparaissent sur le mur.

SBU One, with creature by Waxhead above and small critter by Starkey at the far left.

Before the SBU One piece seen above, the Wzrds Gng had done this smaller piece.

Meor, with a bit of Waxhead top left.

Getso

unidentified artist, with a bit of Waxhead and Cryote above.

Ekes with some Waxhead above and Cryote at the far left.

Marc Sirus on letters with creatures by Cryote (left) and Waxhead (right and on doors).

Naimo

Arnold

Hitem with characters by Waxhead and Cryote.

Lyfer on letters and Cryote on character.

Mole Patrol around the corner.

This wall shows Waxhead top left around letters by Getso, Cryote in pink top right, Meor in the middle beneath Cryote, Peru143 middle right, Mole Patrol bottom left, Cryote bottom middle and Pound Puppy middle right.

New graffiti May-June 2016

This post features photos of graffiti pieces created around Montreal during May and June 2016 and that I was lucky enough to catch (I was out of the country for 2 weeks during this period). Some graffiti from May is already featured in the earlier post titled New graffiti May 2016. If you want to see new works as soon as I photograph them, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente les meilleurs graffitis créés à Montréal au cours de mai et juin 2016 et que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et photographier (j’ai été absent deux semaines pendant cette période). Des graffitis faits en mai ont déjà été publiés dans cet article intitulé New graffiti May 2016. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Zek in Hochelaga, from a wall also involving Stare and Tchug (see below).

Stare in Hochelaga, from a wall also involving Zek and Tchug (see above and below).

Tchug in Hochelaga, from a wall also involving Stare and Zek (see above).

Pre-Muralfest piece by Zek.

Pre-Muralfest piece by Ether.

Off-Muralfest piece by the AG Crew.

Off-Muralfest piece by Johste (letters) and Bezoman (character).

Off-Muralfest piece by Legal on letters and Jmoe on characters.

Off-Muralfest piece by Killa EF.

Debza at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Sino at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skam at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skam at the abandoned “Jailspot”. This is from the same prod as the Narc and Shok pieces below. Scroll down a bit for one more by Skam.

Narc at the abandoned “Jailspot”. This is from the same prod as the Skam above and Shok below.

Shok at the abandoned “Jailspot”. This is from the same prod as the Narc and Skam pieces above.

Shok in Ahuntsic.

Narc doing Shok’s name in Ahuntsic. This was started late last summer but finally completed in June this year.

Tuna‘s companion piece to the Narc/Shok one above.

Skor in Parc-Ex.

Skor at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Skor in Rosemont.

Scaner in the upper Plateau.

Jaber in the upper Plateau.

Dré aka Earth Crusher in the upper Plateau.

Off-muralfest piece by Scribe.

Scribe near the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Scribe from Ekes’ birthday bash (with 4 pieces below).

Acek from Ekes’ birthday bash (with 3 pieces below and 1 above).

Lyfer from Ekes’ birthday bash (with 2 pieces below and 2 above).

Janek from Ekes’ birthday bash (with piece below and 4 above).

Ekes from his birthday bash (with 4 pieces above).

Awe and Axe graf mural in St-Henri.

Five Eight in St-Henri

Skam in St-Henri. Scroll up for two more by this writer.

Fleo in St-Henri from the same prod as Five Eight above. Skam also contributed a piece but I will include it here later when I manage to catch it without a car parked in front.

This top piece of a St-Henri K6A wall (also featuring the 3 pieces below) was very likely done by Fleo.

Dodo Osé‘s part in the St-Henri K6A wall mentioned above.

Axe‘s part in the St-Henri K6A wall mentioned above.

Fleo‘s part in the St-Henri K6A wall mentioned above.

Osti One from another K6A wall in St-Henri near the one above. The four photos below are part of the same production but murals by Axe and Awe and a few others are not shown here because they were not completed at the time of publishing.

Nerv and Omar from the K6A production mentioned above.

Someone representing RCD (either Beaf, Snok or Yema) from the K6A production mentioned above.

One of two pieces by Naimo for the K6A production mentioned above.

The other one of two pieces by Naimo for the K6A production mentioned above.

Borrrris (character) and Naimo (letters) in the Plateau.

Naimo representing Underdogs at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Naimo at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Off-muralfest piece by Naimo in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Hitem‘s companion piece to the Naimo one above in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Nybar in Hochelaga.

Nybar at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Off-muralfest piece by Lyfer in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Lyfer on the side wall of a Plateau car wash (see also 2 pieces below).

Gsup (top) and Janek (bottom) on the side of a Plateau car wash (see also piece above and one below).

Ekes on the door of a Plateau car wash (see also 2 pieces above).

Ekes at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Ekes in Rosemont. This one and the 2 below were done on the same wall at different times, but they existed side by side for a few days.