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Scan You Rock tribute wall

For about a week during the month of September 2018, nearly 100 writers and artists converged onto Cabot street in the South West of Montreal for the creation of a huge mural celebrating the graffiti writer and artist Scaner who had passed away a year earlier following a 8-year battle with cancer.

The 675 m2 (7250 sq. foot) mural is the creation of Scaner’s KG crewmates Zek (who wrote the letter outlines) and Stare, and features characters by Harry Bones and Axe Lalime. It was done on one of the two walls which had served as the canvas for the Scan You Rock mega-production 16 months earlier, a huge tribute to Scaner put together by his friends when they found out that he only had a short time left to live. Scaner’s own piece in the latter production was salvaged and has been integrated into the new mural which was designed around it. Barcelona artist and 4S crewmate Harry Bones created a Scaner-inspired character looming over the piece, and nearly a hundred of Scaner’s fellow writers and artists from Montreal and around the world filled the letters of his name with their own name pieces. Scan’s DA crewmate Axe Lalime created the end character, a clock reminding us that Time Is Gold.

The creation of the mural was organised by Scaner’s wife Karine ‘Kay’ Rogers and his friend Philémon (through the non-profit organization Mr CanDo) and made possible through the generous contribution of donors who thus helped pay for the rental of aerial work platforms, scaffoldings and safety equipment as well as the purchase of paint and the transportation of artists.

A tribute of this scale was unheard of in the world of graffiti and urban art before this. It is a testament to the love and respect that Scaner commanded from his peers, in Montreal and elsewhere in the world. The new mural is seen everyday by thousands of commuters on the Turcot Interchange, and photos and videos of it and its making have made it around the world through social media, cementing Scan’s place in local and international art and graffiti history.

The gallery below features photos of the complete wall as well as close-ups on various sections, including credits for all the artists involved. A few names are missing, any input is welcome.

Pendant 7 jours en septembre 2018, une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes se sont rendus sur la rue Cabot dans le sud-ouest de Montréal pour la création d’une immense murale en hommage au graffeur et artiste montréalais Scaner, pour le premier anniversaire de son décès suite à une bataille de 8 ans contre le cancer.

La murale de 675 m2 (7250 pieds carrés) est une création de ses amis graffeurs Zek (qui a dessiné les lettres) et Stare, et inclut des personnages par Harry Bones et Axe Lalime. Elle a été créée sur un des deux murs qui, 16 mois plus tôt, avaient servi de canevas pour la mega-production Scan You Rock, un immense hommage à Scaner organisé par ses amis lorsque la communauté a appris qu’il ne lui restait plus que quelques temps à vivre. La contribution de Scaner dans cette production a été préservée et intégrée dans la nouvelle murale. L’artiste barcelonais et crewmate en 4S Harry Bones a créé un immense personnage inspiré par Scaner et une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes de Montréal et d’ailleurs ont rempli les lettres de son nom avec leur propre pièce. Axe Lalime, qui faisait aussi partie du crew DA avec Scan, a créé le personnage au bout du mur, un réveil nous rappelant que le temps est précieux (Time Is Gold).

La création de la murale a été organisée par la conjointe de Scaner, Karine ‘Kay’ Rogers, et le bon ami de Scan Philémon (via l’OBNL Mr CanDo) et rendue possible grâce à la généreuse contribution de donateurs qui ont ainsi aidé à payer pour la location de plate-formes mobiles, des échafaudages et des équipements de sécurité ainsi que pour l’achat de la peinture et le transports d’artistes.

Il n’y a jamais eu d’hommage de cette ordre avant celui-ci dans le monde du graffiti et de l’art urbain en général. Ceci témoigne de l’amour et du respect que Scaner a inspiré chez ses pairs, qu’ils soient à Montréal ou à l’étranger. La nouvelle murale est vue chaque jours par les milliers de gens qui utilisent l’échangeur Turcot, et des photos et des vidéos de celle-ci et de sa création ont fait le tour du monde via les médias sociaux. Ainsi Scaner prend tranquillement la place qu’il mérite dans l’histoire artistique de notre ville et du milieu du graffiti.

La galerie ci-dessous présente des photos du mur complet ainsi que quelques gros plans sur ses sections, incluant des crédits pour tous les artistes qui y ont contribué. Quelques nom y manquent, vous êtes invités à combler ces lacunes en m’écrivant.


The complete wall. Scroll down for close-ups on the wall’s different sections. Click to view image in bigger size.

Close-up on Harry Bones‘ contribution around Scaner‘s own piece salvaged from the Scan You Rock production from April 2017 (a few months before he passed away). Harry Bones was Scan’s crewmate in the 4S crew.

Close-up on the S. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: Hoacs, Eskae
row 2: Risk, Sober, unidentified
row 3: Sear, Musa, Kemr
row 4: Skor, Roachi, Trace, Zema
row 5: unidentified, Morz, Kay (Scan’s wife), Vect, Jarus (partial)
row 6: Jat?, Narc, Sewk, Shok, unidentified

Close-up on the C. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: unidentified
row 2: Hyke, someone writing Jays
row 3: Smak, Fonki
row 4: Zema, Koal, Sewer
row 5: Jarus, Dige?, Nixon
row 6: Her?, Kers

Close-up on the A. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: someone writing Dock, Dré aka Earth Crusher
row 2: Arek, RCH
row 3: Senck, Block, Atwz
row 4: Sower, Tchug, Astro, Pask
row 5: Serak, Fomer, Zek (starts inside door recess), Dodo Osé, Nesar (partial)
row 6: Kwun, Mersh, Maysr (inside door recess), Fuser, Probe?

Close-up on the N. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: Pito, Tens, Axe Lalime, Pic Paquette, 123Klan, Jaber
row 2: unidentified, Some, Ewol?, Killa EF, unidentified, Fluke, Stare, Ware
row 3: Jaker, Kevin Ledo, unidentified, Tuna, Five Eight, Cemz, F.One
row 4: Legal, Acek?, Peace, unidentified, unidentified, Hsix
row 5: Sage, Guko, unidentified, Casp
row 6: Kemt, Rysk, Loes, Fleo, Maysr?

Close-up on the end section showing a clock character by Scan’s DA crewmate Axe Lalime. Artists in the fill are:
row 2: Ware, Soma
row 3: F.One (partial), Oper, Aper
row 4: Hsix, Otak
row 5: Snipes

New graffiti May 2016

This post features photos of graffiti pieces created around Montreal during May 2016 and that I was lucky enough to catch. I am aware that at the time this post is published there is still one week left in the month of May, but I will be out of town on vacation for the rest of the month. Whatever else I find after I return will be added to this gallery if I know that it was done in May. 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 2016 et que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et photographier. Je suis conscient qu’il reste encore une semaine au mois de mai, mais je serai à l’extérieur de la ville en vacances jusqu’à la fin du mois. Suite à mon retour, ce que je trouverai qui aura été fait en mai sera ajouté à cette gallerie. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Fluke representing A’Shop for 123Klan’s FamJam. Creature by Aiik (scroll down for a graf piece by Aiik).

Zek for 123Klan’s FamJam. Scroll down for another one by Zek.

Slick was the main guest for 123Klan’s FamJam. Scroll down to Klor and Aiik’s pieces below for a few characters by this artist.

123Klan‘s Scien for their FamJam.

123Klan‘s Klor for their FamJam. Character by Slick.

Aiik, the son of 123Klan’s Scien and Klor. Character by Slick.

Shok at the Projet45 DIY skatepark.

Narc at the Projet45 DIY skatepark.

Ewol at the Projet45 DIY skatepark.

F.One at the Projet45 DIY skatepark.

Skor at the Projet45 DIY skatepark.

Skor at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Skor

Tuna

Legal (letters) and Jmoe (character).

Meor in Rosemont.

Pask in Rosemont.

Pask at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Pask at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Pask at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Pask at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Lyfer at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome. Scroll down a bit for more by Lyfer.

Ekes at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Ekes at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Ekes at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Ekes at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Visible above is an older piece by Gaulois.

One more by Ekes. Scroll down a bit for yet another piece by this artist who kept himself very busy the past month.

Lyfer at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome. Lacking a roller, Lyfer splashed paint on the wall to create a background then drew the outline of his letters over it.

Lyfer at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Naimo in Rosemont.

Scribe representing Underdogs in Rosemont.

Scribe at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

>Scribe representing Underdogs in St-Henri.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks in Rosemont.

Nemo in Rosemont.

Zek in Rosemont. Scroll up for another one by Zek.

Hemps in Rosemont.

Grab in Rosemont.

Grab at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Stare in Rosemont.

Senk‘s half of a new AG Crew wall in Petite-Patrie.

Snipe‘s half of a new AG Crew wall in Petite-Patrie.

Yope aka Peyo at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Character on the right is by Gaulois (part of a piece I won’t post because it was heavily toyed by the time I found it).

Bopor at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Character on the left is by Gaulois (part of a piece I won’t post because it was heavily toyed by the time I found it).

Yope aka Peyo in Rosemont.

Bopor in Rosemont.

Gaulois in Rosemont.

Gaulois in industrial trackside Montreal.

Boporc aka Bopor in industrial trackside Montreal.

Gaulois and/or Bopor representing TMRC in industrial trackside Montreal.

Gaulois at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Bopor at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Character on the left is by Gaulois.

Janek at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Ekes at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll up for many more by Ekes who was very active this past month.

Crane at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll down a bit for one more by Crane.

Wonez at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Wonez in Rosemont.

Wonez and Noper on industrial Hampstead rooftop.

Crane in Rosemont. Scroll up a bit for one more by Crane.

Arose in Rosemont.

Crisp (letters) in Rosemont. Work on the left is by an unidentified artist.

EK Sept (left) and Elfu (right), from Mother’s Day.

EK Sept at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Aces at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Aces at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Serum at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Easy Tha 3rd (letters) with his character Mr Chose over the letters, at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Block in Rosemont.

Venise in Rosemont.

Wuna at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Wuna at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Salé at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Arek in the abandoned Transco.

Arek at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Probe at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Vapo (bottom left) and Acro (bottom right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible above is an older one by Aces.

Acro (bottom left) and Vapo (bottom centre) over a huge roller by NTFA at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

High rollers by Cafe and Acro from VHS at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Acro at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Vapo at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Mark(?) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Staze at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Rizek at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Guest at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Dekor at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Another one by Dekor at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Quest (left) and Gnius (right) in Rosemont.

Aner at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Hary at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Unidentified artist at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Max (characters) and Ogen (letters) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Visible above is an older piece by Aces.

Max at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Endzo in Rosemont.

Blek in Rosemont.

War in Rosemont.

Feros in Rosemont.

Slomo

Hitem (left) and Slomo (right).

Bakeso

Herlen

Kube at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Another one by Kube at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Kelen at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. It’s difficult to see in a photo, but this is actuallly an ‘etchitti’. The letters were not painted. Instead, the flat coloured surface was etched to reveal the colours from earlier pieces. For those who don’t see the letters, don’t worry, this is Kelen’s usual style.

Kelen (ground level) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Above is presumably Gaulois for the Mad Rats Crew (TMRC).

Neak at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Neak at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Jinx (left) and Desr (right) in St-Michel.

Awe in Hampstead.

Sor’e in Hampstead.

Bask in Hampstead.

Weis at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Kbron at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Kbron at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Over at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Slik at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Vest at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Penar at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Hieck at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible above is a blue flop by Bopor.

Unidentified writer (left) and Sec (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Visible above is an older one by Kube.

Unidentified writer (left) and Name (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Haps at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Slayk (top) and Sewp (bottom) at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

New graffiti April 2016

This post features photos of graffiti pieces created around Montreal during April 2016 and that I was lucky enough to catch. 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 d’avril 2016 et que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et photographier. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Scaner in upper Plateau.

Smak in upper Plateau next to the Scaner one above. Scroll down this list for more by Smak.

Glare in upper Plateau near the above two.

Zek in Hochelaga.

Debza‘s companion piece to the Zek one above.

Debza in Rosemont.

Lyfer at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Lyfer at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Algue at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Algue at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Algue at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

A quickie by Algue at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Algue (left) and Elfu (right) at the Papineau legal graffiti wall. Scroll down for more by Elfu.

Nybar at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Nybar in Rosemont.

Gnar at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Algue at the top of an abandoned building in Hampstead, representing the 203 crew.

Ekes at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Ekes in Rosemont.

Ekes in Rosemont.

Scribe at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Scribe at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Arnold at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Yesir at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Yesir in Rosemont.

Skor in Rosemont.

Skor in Rosemont.

Skor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Skor at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Skor at the abandoned “Jailspot”, part of a prod featuring also Narc, Tuna and Shok (see below).

Narc at the abandoned “Jailspot”, part of a prod featuring also Skor, Tuna and Shok (see above and below).

Tuna at the abandoned “Jailspot”, part of a prod featuring also Narc, Skor and Shok (see above and below).

Shok at the abandoned “Jailspot”, part of a prod featuring also Narc, Tuna and Skor (see above).

Shok at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Shok at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Vesk at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Tuna doing the name of his crew (SIK) at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Fleo (letters) and Axe (character) representing K6A at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks (left), Capes (right) and Nemo (top right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Unidentified writer (left) and Speak (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Eskae One (left) and EK Sept (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Visible above is an older one by Gaulois.

The POM crew redid one of their walls in Hochelaga. This left half shows Elfu (dinosaur), Serum (top right) and Aces (bottom right).

This is the other half of the above POM crew wall, featuring EK Sept.

EK Sept (left) and Fokus (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Aces at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Aces on the top shelf at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll down this list for more by Aces.

Serum on the top shelf at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Jmoe in Rosemont.

Heavy in Rosemont.

Peace in Rosemont.

Quote in Rosemont.

Kwun at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Meor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Meor in Rosemont.

Ewol in Rosemont.

Rouks at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Wonez (letters) and Rouks (character) in Rosemont.

Swik (letters) and Nemo (character) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Nemo (character) and Crane (letters) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Crane (left) and Sank (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible above is an older one by Hope.

Noper at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

123Klan in the fashion district.

Eskro (letters) and Apok (head) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Eskro at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Eskro (left) and Hero (right) in Rosemont.

Eskro (bottom) and Kube (top) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Eskro piece found in Rosemont.

Raes on Mile End garage door.

Ekler at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Dekor at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Dekor at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Ratek in the abandoned Transco.

Kaner in the abandoned Transco.

Kaner at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Saner (left) and Koni (right) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Saner (left) and Koni (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Nasp in Rosemont.

Bomr in Rosemont.

Zanex in Rosemont.

Blek in St-Michel.

War in St-Michel.

War at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

War in St-Michel.

Beo in St-Michel.

Nerv at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Aner at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Aner at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Epos in Rosemont.

Crack in Rosemont.

Max and Ogen at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Desr at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Daym (letters) and Karl Marks (bird) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Yope aka Peyo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Yope aka Peyo (left) and Warek (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Cafe, Acro and Vapo from the VHS crew reclaimed their spot on the top floor of the Southern wall of the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible in the photo on the ground level are Hers (see close-up below), unidentified, Vapo (see close-up below), Acro (see close-up below), Slake and unidentified.

Vapo and Acro from the VHS crew also took over the top level of the other side of the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Visible at ground level are Saner (see close-up above), Penar, Aces (see close-up above), Slake over Eskro (see close-up of untouched piece above) and Apok (see close-up above).

Vapo (left) and Acro (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Arek at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible above is an older one by Hope.

Arek (ground level) and Aces (above) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Both pieces are new from this month. Scroll up this page for more by Aces.

Gnius in Rosemont.

Another one by Gnius in Rosemont.

Quest in Rosemont.

Hers at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Hers at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Unidentified (bottom left), Hers (bottom right) and Aces (above) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Kist (ground level) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Remo and Nesa at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Bopor (left) and Gaulois (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Gaulois (left) and Bopor (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Heras (left) and Veto (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Amok (left) and Hater (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Easy 3rd aka Mr Chose above the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Caos (letters) and Past (character) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Lect at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Reces at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Smak at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome. See top of this page for more by Smak.

Kelen at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Balis in Rosemont.

Noce inside the abandoned Transco.

Noce inside the abandoned Transco.

Noce on the roof of the abandoned Transco.

Sapoe on the roof of the abandoned Transco.

Inuit on the roof of the abandoned Transco.

Inuit inside the abandoned Transco.

Inuit inside the abandoned Transco.

Inuit inside the abandoned Transco.

Censure inside the abandoned Transco.

Censure inside the abandoned Transco.

Censure inside the abandoned Transco.

Censure at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Venon inside the abandoned Transco.

Venon inside the abandoned Transco.

Unidentified writer found at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Over at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Over at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Over at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Snatch(?) at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2015

This image gallery brings together my 100 favourite pieces of graffiti from 2015. From a long list of about 800, I created a ‘short’ list of 250 which I painstakingly trimmed down to the 100 seen below. It was already difficult selecting 100 pieces, it is 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 my very favourite writers, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two 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!). 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.

See also:
Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015
Top 100 pasted street art of 2015

Cette galerie-photo présente mes 100 pièces de graffiti préférées de 2015. Une première sélection de 800 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. C’était déjà trop difficile de choisir 100 pièces, je ne suis pas en mesure de les présenter en ordre de préférence et elles apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique. Pour que cette liste ne soit pas accaparée par mes artistes préférés, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée (j’ai ainsi réussi à tricher et inclure quelques pièces de plus!). Bien sur cette liste a 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 2015 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Voir aussi:
Top 100 murales et autres pièces peintes de 2015
Top 100 pièces collées de 2015


Scien (top) and Klor (bottom) from 123Klan in Petite-Patrie (the pair count as one entry).

Acek (top) and Lyfer (bottom) from the abandoned Transco; the pair count as one entry.

Aces from the abandoned Transco.

Aces at the abandoned “Jailspot”

Akim

Algue turned this room inside the abandoned Transco into a 203 Crew ballroom.

Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall. The ‘wabbits’ seen above are by Starkey.

An anti-extremist piece by Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Starkey‘s ‘wabbits’ remain above.

Apashe in Rosemont.

Astro in Rosemont. It’s hard to decide whether some of Astro’s work is more graffiti or figurative. Therefore, see the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by this artist.

Bosny at the PSC legal graffiti wall, making sure the artform of graffiti keeps evolving and doesn’t stagnate and become boring.

Bosny doing Five Eight‘s name as part of an exchange in Rosemont. Pask was also involved in this exchange, see all of it in this earlier post.

Bosny apparently having trouble with the tracking of his VCR; from the abandoned Transco.

A well-hidden one by Cens. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for some figurative work by this artist.

Crane has left an impressive body of work in 2015, but this piece and the next one are the two by him that did it the most for me in 2015.

Crane at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Debza in Rosemont. The four pieces of his making this year-end list show the diversity of styles and originality that this impressive artist is capable of.

Debza in Rosemont. This one seems to have been influenced by his time in Japan.

Debza in the abandoned Transco.

Debza in Rosemont.

EK Sept deconstructed at the limit of abstraction, but still in complete control of the space being used; from the abandoned Transco.

Ekes (top) and Lyfer (bottom) shining out of a dark basement in the abandoned Transco. This pair counts as one entry. There is more Ekes and Lyfer below under ‘Lyfer’ and more Lyfer above with Acek.

Ekler at the abandoned “Jailspot”

Eskro from the abandoned Transco. This artist really came out strongly in the second half of 2015, often in combo with Apok who is also from the Astred Collective. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for the Apok material.

One more by Eskro from the abandoned Transco.

Ewol‘s contribution to the ‘Silver Beach’ jam in Rosemont during the autumn.

Another one by Ewol in Rosemont.

Montreal graffiti pioneer Fiuser doing it old school in Rosemont.

Fleo (left), Cens (right) and Cassandra Leigh D combo in Old Montreal.

Mindblowing truck side by Fleo done during the late summer’s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop Festival. Figurative truck side art by other artists can be seen in the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post.

Fleo under one of our city’s expressways.

Fleo on the opposite side of the above piece.

Fone from a Spring HSP/SIK jam in Ahuntsic.

This one by Geser just stands out from a wall in Petite-Patrie.

Haks at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Haks‘ contribution to this summer’s Lachine graffiti Jam. Also visible beneath his piece is one by Ozax.

Haks‘ contribution to this year’s edition of Under Pressure.

A very clean and effective one by Havok found in Rosemont.

This is one of the few pieces Hoacs left in Montreal during his stay here.

Jaber‘s contribution to this year’s edition of Under Pressure.

Jaker‘s contribution to the ‘Silver Beach’ jam in Rosemont during the autumn. To his left is Jmoe (see Legal below).

Janek has really had a great year as far as I’m concerned. This great piece is from the abandoned Transco.

Another one by Janek, this time at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Janek again, this time in Rosemont.

Kemr aka Kems never disappoints, but this one in Petite-Patrie is among my favourites of the year.

Another Kemr/Kems masterpiece in Petite-Patrie. Spraycan next to him is by John Kaye.

Kemr/Kems erupting at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Korb from the abandoned Transco.

Another one by Korb, this one at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Kwun has been particularly active in the last quarter of the year. Of the ones I have been able to catch, this piece found in Rosemont is my favourite.

Legal‘s contribution to the ‘Silver Beach’ jam in Rosemont during the autumn. To his right is Jmoe (see Jaker above).

This is one of the few pieces Looter left in Montreal during his stay here.

Lyfer and Ekes at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. My only regret is not having had a chance to get a better frontal shot of this. See above under ‘Ekes’ for another collaboration between these two.

Lyfer from the abandoned Transco. This artist amazes me by the number of ways he is able to reinvent his style. It was particularly difficult to narrow down his best work of 2015. See above under ‘Acek’ and ‘Ekes’ for more by him.

This was an odd little combo by Wisar (left), Mirabolle (centre) and Kub (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen, but somehow it worked.

This is not only my favourite one by Naimo in 2015, but it may also extend to his work from previous years as well. Judging on how long it remains untouched at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen (notorious for petty tagging and toying), I suppose others love it just as much as I do.

Naimo again, this time near the PSC legal graffiti wall. Throwies above by Bank and Owk from the VC crew are from before 2015.

Narc in Rosemont.

Narc (top) and Shok in Ahuntsic; the pair count as one entry.

Noper at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Omar aka Royal in Rosemont.

One of Otek’s train pieces done early in the year.

I picked this one from the abandoned Transco to represent Pask in this year-end list (out of many possible contenders) because it is the most playful one I found by him this year.

Past at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Ratek in Rosemont.

Rouks is one of those multi-faceted artists who excel at doing both figurative and letters.

Rouks floating into space at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Rouks in Rosemont again. Don’t get distracted by the woman and miss out on the brilliant dragon.

I love this one by Rouks from the abandoned Transco because of its unique letters/figure composition which makes it stand out from most of his repertoire in 2015.

This one by Scaner set Rosemont on fire.

This masterpiece by Scaner was unfortunately well hidden and seen by very few.

Some electric blue Scaner in Rosemont.

Summer rooftop Scaner in Petite-Patrie.

The way this one by Scribe stands out from the ugly grey wall behind it is mindblowing.

Scribe shining out of the darkness on a Rosemont wall.

Sewer representing the HSP crew in Rosemont.

The above two by Shok (top) and Tuna (bottom) from the abandoned Transco count as one entry. There is more by Shok under ‘Narc’ above in this list.

Skizo in Rosemont.

Another one by Skizo in Rosemont.

Skope (right) and Miow (left) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

It was difficult to narrow down Skor‘s impressive input in 2015 to the four ones making this list. It was a nobrainer however when it came to the one above from the abandoned “Jailspot”, it had to make the list.

Skor contributed this piece to this autumn’s unofficial ‘Silver Beach’ jam which he actually curated.

This is Skor‘s contribution to this summer Lachine graffiti Jam. Seen beneath him is Smak.

Skor blasting Ahuntsic into space.

Snipe from the AG Crew, on a Plateau End wall curated by 123Klan.

Snok on the rooftop of the abandoned Transco.

Sober in Rosemont.

SP One in Petite-Patrie, at the invitation of the AG Crew I believe.

Stare shines electric at the Eastern end of the Plateau. There is so much happening in there, click on image to see in full size and appreciate details.

Stare heating up early Spring in Rosemont.

Stare did this truck side during the late summer’s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop Festival. Figurative truck side art by other artists can be seen in the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post.

Some rooftop brilliance by Stare.

Wonez in Rosemont.

More Wonez in Rosemont.

YesB left us this one inside the abandoned Transco whilst in Montreal this summer.

Yesir going for gold.

Zek is constantly brilliant, but this one made the list because it was well hidden and could do with a bit more exposure.

Zek‘s contribution to an early summer jam with the 123Klan.

One of the few ones <Zek left at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen in 2015. Check out also the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Zek.

New graffiti October 2015 part 2

This post features photos of graffiti pieces created around Montreal during October 2015 and not already featured in part 1. Of course, this is just a fraction of what was produced in this city during that time – it is the best of what I was lucky enough to catch. If you want to see new works as soon as I photograph them, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente les meilleures pièces de graffitis produites à Montréal au cours d’octobre 2015 et qui n’ont pas fait la première partie de cet article. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Pask – Five Eight – Bosny exchange

At the end of October, Pask, Five Eight and Bosny – three very stylistically different artists – did an exchange.

A la fin d’octobre, trois artistes très différents, PaskPask, Five Eight et Bosny, ont collaboré à un échange de noms.

Five Eight doing Pask’s name.

Bosny doing Five Eight’s name.

Pask doing Bosny’s name.


At the PSC legal graffiti wall

The pieces shown in this section were found at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Les pièces dans cette section ont été trouvées au mur légal PSC.

Naimo

Bosny

Crane (left) and Sank (right).

Ratek

Resep

Noper on Mullins behind the building with the legal graffiti wall. Above are older throwies by Bank and Owk.


Graffiti jam at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel

2015’s final graffiti jam at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen happened on Halloween day, which inspired a few of the artists who participated.

Le dernier jam graffiti de 2015 au tunnel de Rouen a eu lieu le jour de l’Halloween, ce qui a inspiré quelques uns des participants.

Saner (left) and Koni (right).

Chef (left) and EK Sept (right).

Naimo

Lyfer (left) and Ekes (right).

Max (right). Work-in-progress by Flavor on the left is post-jam. The Penar throwie and Lovebot wheatpaste above are older.

Fone (left) and Ewol (right) from the HSP crew.

Aces (left) and Stab (right).

Pask (bottom left) and Bosny (bottom right) paying tribute to Dylan Ford “Jays Funk”, Mitchell Bracken-Guenet “Aber” and Ricardo Conesa who were killed 5 years before at the Turcot yard. Also visible above is a piece by Aces.


Rooftop silver jam

Skor at the abandoned Transco.

Kemt at the abandoned Transco.

Narc at the abandoned Transco.

Shok at the abandoned Transco.

Aero at the abandoned Transco.


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