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Retrospective of 2021 graffiti

This image gallery brings together 200 great pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2021. It is not necessarily the best of the year because taste is a subjective thing and I was obviously not able to photograph everything. The selection was done partly from my own personal favourites but mostly from 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.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist/crew name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular writers, I have set a maximum of 3 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists under one common theme count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations

Cette galerie-photo présente 200 pièces de graffiti produites en 2021 à Montréal. Cette liste n’a pas la prétention d’être un best of de l’année puisque les goûts sont personnels et je n’ai évidemment pas eu la chance de tout photographier. La sélection s’est faite en partie parmi mes pièces favorites, mais surtout parmi les préférées de mes abonnés 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 2021 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique de nom d’artiste/crew. Pour que la liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques graffeurs populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 3 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Retrospective 2021 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2021 street art collé et installations


Acek‘s truck side for the 2021 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Acrow‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.
Also visible above is an installation by Makenoize who has made it into the Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations with other installations.

Adi in an abandoned funeral home.

Adi in an abandoned building.
Adi also contributed to the TRU crew wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to view that.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations.

Amon in Rosemont.

Aper‘s tribute to MF Doom in a McGill ghetto alley.

Arrow in Pierrefonds.

Art Gang’s Senck and Snipes contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring a piece by Cemz at ground level.
All three writers also have solo work in this retrospective, scroll down to view.

Ason in an abandoned building.

Ason in a flooded and iced over collapsed basement.

Ason in an abandoned tunnel.

Axe Lalime at the PSC legal graffiti wall.
Axe also contributed to the K6A wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to view.

Bacer

Beaf’s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Beast

Bosny and Jmoe’s collaboration for the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Bosny in an abandoned building.

Double layer of Bosny on a bridge pillar.
Bosny has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, in solo and with the Gentil Crew.

Bumpr‘s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Above 4: Full wall and close-ups of a great production featuring Cemz, Zek, Senck and Snipes in the Plateau.
Cemz, Senck and Snipes also worked together on the Art Gang wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to view. Zek, Senck and Snipes also have solo work in this retrospective, scroll down to see that.

Cemz in Ahuntsic.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art under the name Benny Wilding.

Crane on letters and Rouks on character in Pointe St-Charles.

Trackside Crops.

Above 2: Dare full car.

Deep on letters and DMT on owl, in Ville-Marie.
Both have also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, DMT in solo and Deep in a collaboration with Zek (listed under ‘Zek’).

Deep on letters and Hly aka Medusa on character in a Hochelaga alley. Also featuring Repus bottom left.

Deep and Medusa‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.
Medusa has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Dems in a Petite-Patrie alley.

Deps tried his hand to 3D graffiti in 2021. This piece was done at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Desr at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Dfek in Rosemont.

Dfek at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
He also has made it into this retrospective with a collaboration with Zen, scroll down to view.

Drif.
Scroll down to Nesar for more by Drif in this retrospective.

EK Sept in a Rosemont alley.

EK Sept in a Rosemont alley.
He has also contributed to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to ‘LTG’ to view.
He also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, under ‘Grils’.

Ekes in an abandoned building.

Ekes on an abandoned wall in the forest.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Ekler‘s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Ekler in Rosemont.

Eskro in Rosemont.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Estyk on the side of a highway ramp.

F.One in Mercier.
A HSP crew wall featuring F.One also made it into this retrospective, scroll down to view.

Fake in an abandoned building.

Fasi, Pinto, Max, Pest and perhaps more on this section of a multi-artist wall in Hochelaga.

Fault writing Maraud in graffiti alley.

Fioke in an abandoned building.

Fleo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.
Fleo contributed to the K6A crew wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to view.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Fokus in an abandoned building.

Fokus in a Hochelaga alley.

Fokus writing INSPIRE in Petite-Patrie. Notice the real and painted wood.

Gaulois in Rosemont.

Gaulois in Rosemont.

Giles on an abandoned community centre.

Giles and Syloe representing MG.

Grils in Rosemont.

Grils in Villeray.
He has also contributed to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to ‘LTG’ to view.
He of course has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks in the Plateau.
He has also contributed to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to ‘LTG’ to view.

Hary in a Rosemont alley.
Hary has work alongside his Lama brothers as well as a contribution to a multi-artist wall make it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Lama’ and under ‘Grils’).

Heras in Rosemont.

Hest and Wuna‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. Also visible above are Hob and le Renard Fou.
Wuna and Hob each have solo entries in this retrospective, scroll down to view.

Hest‘s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Hest in a Rosemont alley.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Hoar in a Hochelaga alley.

Hoar in Villeray.
He has also contributed to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to ‘LTG’ to view.
He also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, under ‘Grils’.

Hob in an abandoned building.

House

Above 4: Full shot followed by close-ups of the individual pieces of a HSP crew session in Rosemont featuring F.One, Fomer and Ewol.
F.One also has a solo piece in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Jaker and Legal collaboration in the Plateau.
Legal also has 2 solo pieces in this retrospective, scroll down to view.

Jaker in a Hochelaga alley.

Jaker in a Ahuntsic alley.

Jask at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Jefa in an abandoned building.

Joule at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

June is a master of those hard to reach spots, here he is on the chimney of a long abandoned building.

The K6A crew‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Serak, Fleo, Sank, Dodo Osé, Saer, Axe Lalime, Otak and Royal. Check out the latter Under Pressure festival link for close-ups.
Serak, Fleo, Sank, Axe and Royal all have solo pieces in this retrospective, scroll to their names to view.
Solo figurative work by Dodo Osé and by Fleo also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Kaps at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Killa EF‘S contribution to a great prod in Petite-Patrie.

Trackside Killa EF.

Killa EF ripping off the Rizla logo.

Klew in Rosemont.

The 123 Klan’s Klor in Rosemont.

The 123 Klan’s Klor in the Plateau.

The 123 Klan’s Klor in Rosemont.

Korb in Rosemont

Korb at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Kores at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Kwun in a Rosemont alley.

Kwun

Legal in a Ahuntsic alley.

Legal in an abandoned building.
Scroll up to Jake for more work by Legal in this retrospecitive.

Louis Letters in an abandoned funeral home.

Louis Letters in an abandoned building.
Louis also contributed to the TRU crew wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to ‘TRU’ to view that.

The LTG/POM/H2K wall for the 2021 edition of Under Pressure featuring EK Sept, Grils, Hoar, Paynt, Seork, Hozek, Rizek, Haks and Amer. Check out the latter Under Pressure Festival link for close-ups.
EK Sept, Grils, Hoar, Rizek and Haks all have solo walls in this retrospective, scroll to their names to see. Amer also contributed to the TRU crew wall, scroll down to ‘TRU’ for that.
Paynt, Seork, Grils have also made it in solo into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, while EK Sept, Hoar, Rizek and Amer also did, under ‘Grils’.

Makes in Pointe St-Charles.

Makes‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Maniak in Rosemont.

Maniak at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
A character by Maniak appears in the photo of a Resok piece in this retrospective, scroll down to view.

Maps in Hochelaga.

Mask in Lachine.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art with a collaboration with Beaf.

Maysr in Mile End.

Medor in an abandoned building.

Highwayside Meow.

Highwayside Meow.

Trackside Meow.

Merv at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Metz in an abandoned building.
A piece by someone from the Ten’s crew presumed to be Metz also made it into this retrospective. Scroll down to Ten’s Crew to view.

Micer in Rosemont.

Micer in an abandoned building.

Monet on a half abandoned building in Ahuntsic.

Monet

Presumably Monet doing the name of his 90s crew. Also visible above is Gabr who also happens to be in that crew.

Monk.e in a Mile End alley.

Monk.e in a Rosemont alley.

Monk.e on letters below mostly figurative work by Grils, in Villeray.
Grils has made it into this retrospective with solo work as well as his contribution to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to see.
Both have also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art with solo work and collaborations.

Moris in an abandoned building.

Myrage in an abandoned building.

Naimo at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Naimo‘s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Neon at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Nero in an abandoned building.

Above 4 photos: full Nesar, Crash and Drif production in Mercier followed by individual pieces.
Drif also has solo work in this retrospective, scroll up to his name to see.

Nesar

Noper in Rosemont.

Nor in an abandoned building.

Nor

Pane in Rosemont.

Pane in an abandoned building.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Peace in a Ahuntsic alley.

Peace in a Rosemont alley.

Peack in Rosemont.

Peyo (top left) and Peack‘s (bottom right) collaboration for the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Peyo at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Pito in an abandoned building.

Pito in a Hochelaga alley.

Pito‘s part in a fiery production in Petite-Patrie.

Psycho in Mile End.

Psycho visible from a network of highways.

Rains at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Rains at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel right after it had been completely stripped of years of layers of paint and brought back to the original concrete.

Resok in Rosemont.

Resok in Rosemont featuring a character by Maniak who also has name pieces in this retrospective, scroll up to his name to view.

Resok at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art with a figurative collaboration with Eskro and other artists (listed under ‘Eskro’).

Riok at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Riot in an abandoned building.

Riot in graffiti alley.

Rival in an abandoned building.

Rival on an abandoned gas station.

Rizek in a Hochelaga alley.

Rizek in Villeray.
He has also contributed to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to ‘LTG’ to view.
He also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, under ‘Grils’.

Royal at the PSC legal graffiti wall.
He has also contributed to the K6A crew wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to ‘K6A’ to view.

Salé in a Rosemont alley.

Sank at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
He has also guested on the K6A crew wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to ‘K6A’ to view.

Sawr at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

SBU One at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, in solo and with the Gentil Crew.

Sceak in Rosemont.

Sceak at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Schn in Rosemont.

The 123 Klan’s Scien in Rosemont.

The 123 Klan’s Scien in the Plateau.

The 123 Klan’s Scien in Rosemont.

Senck in Lachine.
Scroll up to Art Gang and to Cemz for more work by Senck in this retrospective.

Serak in a Mile End alley.

Highwayside Serak.
He has also contributed to the K6A crew wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to ‘K6A’ to view.

Serum in a Plateau alley.

Shok in Ahuntsic.

Shok in Ahuntsic.

Shrek at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Simply in a Plateau alley.

Smak in Ville-Marie.

Smak (top), Sober (bottom) and Tchug‘s (character) contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.
Tchug also has a letter piece in this retrospective, scroll down for that.

Snipes in Côte des Neiges.

Snipes in graffiti alley. Scroll up to Art Gang for more by Snipes.

Snok in Lachine.

Soma

Some in Hochelaga.

Stare in the Plateau.

Swik in Rosemont.

Tans on an abandoned community centre.

Tchug in Rosemont.
Scroll up to Smak for more by Tchug in this retrospective.

Someone representing Ten’s crew, perhaps Metz, at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
Incidently, Metz has a piece in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Timer in Rosemont.

The TRU crew wall for the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Louis Letters, Adi, Kamzer, Tshoko, Boris, Dosk, Amer and guest Lino. Check out the latter Under Pressure link for close-ups.
Adi and Louis Letters both have solo work in this retrospective, scroll up to view. Amer has also contributed to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to see.
Tshoko and Lino both have work make it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art while Amer is also in the latter retrospective under ‘Grils’.

Tuna at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Vaper in a flooded and iced collapsed basement.

Voguer in Rosemont.

Wonez in an abandoned building.

Wonez in an abandoned building.

Worm on an abandoned community centre.

Wuna‘s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Wuna at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
A collaboration between Wuna and Hest also made it into this retrospective, scroll up to Hest’s name to view.

Zek‘s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Zek‘s part in a fiery production in Petite-Patrie.
Scroll up to Cemz’s name for more by Zek in this retrospective.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Zen in Rosemont.

Zen at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Above 2: Dfek (top photo, left section) and Zen (bottom photo, right section), on a long wall in a Plateau alley.
Dfek has 2 solo pieces in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Zep in Rosemont.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Zer’s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Zonek’s tribute to Nes who passed away this year.

Zonek full car.

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 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.

See also: the official making-of video

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 à 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 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.

A voir: la video officielle de la création du mur


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

2021 reshoots

Transco – the big rooms

The big rooms, which presumably served as warehouse space at ground level of the Transco, were each painted in a different colour and are featured separately below.

See also:

Les grandes pièces, qui ont probablement servi d’espace d’entreposage au rez-de-chaussée de la Transco, étaient peintes chacune d’une couleur différente et sont présentées séparément dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous.

Voir aussi:


the orange room / pièce orange

General view of the orange room.

Mask

Beaf

Snok

Throws by Snok and Jaker.

Shok

Tuna

Skor

Skor throw.

Janek

Shrek; photo © Bombing Science. This was probably the first piece to get done over, by War (scroll down a bit).

Debza

Fomer

Buck

Meor

Noper

Lyfer

Algue

Ekes

Ms Teri

EK Sept

EK Sept

Serum

Arek

Arek

Eskro

Rizek

Blek

War

Another one by War.

Sapo

Sapo for SBC.

Kelen

Kube

Astro

unidentified artist


the yellow room / pièce jaune

General view of the yellow room.

A giant silver one by Skor.

Skor

Throws by Tuna (left) and Skor (right).

Tuna

Tuna

Tuna

Yep, Tuna again!

Tuna, in copper.

Shok

Shok again, different style.

Narc

Narc

A giant one by Kemt.

YesB

Serum

Serum

Meor

Arek

Neak

Rest

Home

Beo

Amigo

Vest


the green room / pièce verte

The green room lacked windows and was therefore in the near complete darkness until the demolition team made holes in the ceiling to let light in when they arrived in February 2016. Before they did, graffers and other visitors would have to cross the room in the dark when passing from the blue to the yellow rooms. The only pieces visible on this room’s walls at the time (if they had a flashlight) were the Nock and Pacer ones shown in the gallery below. The rest of the material in this room was done after light was let in, with the exception of a few pieces done in a small adjoining room which had windows and was therefore always brightly lit.

La pièce verte n’avait pas de fenêtre et se trouvait conséquemment dans la quasi-obscurité jusqu’à l’arrivée en février 2016 des équipes de démolition qui ont créé des ouvertures dans le toit pour y laisser entrer la lumière. Avant leur arrivée, les graffeurs et autres visiteurs passant de la pièce bleue à la pièce jaune devaient traverser cette pièce verte dans l’obscurité presque totale. Les seules oeuvres visibles (s’ils avaient une lampe de poche) étaient celles de Nock et Pacer présentées dans la galerie ci-dessous. Les autres oeuvres ont été créées après l’ouverture du toit, à l’exception de quelques unes se trouvant dans une petite pièce attenante avec fenêtres, donc toujours très éclairée.

General view of the green room.

One of the very first pieces done inside the Transco, by Nock.

Another early piece, this one by Pacer.

Skor, done after the demolition of the building had started.

Narc, done after the demolition of the building had started.

Shok, done after the demolition of the building had started.

Narc inside the adjoining room.

Shok inside the adjoining room.

Tuna inside the adjoining room.

Debza inside the adjoining room.

Sapo inside the adjoining room.

Over inside the adjoining room.

Ratek

Kaner

Censure

Inuit

Noce

Venon

Bono

A very early outline by Nock.

Yema

unidentified artist


the purple room / pièce mauve

The purple room is more or less a large corridor connecting the blue and green rooms, plus a few locker spaces.

La pièce mauve n’est plus ou moins qu’un corridor large connectant les pièces bleue et verte, ainsi que quelques vestiaires.

Arek, done after the demolition of the building had started.

Shok, done after the demolition of the building had started.

Shok

Silver throw by Skor.

Snok in the locker room.

Blek (left) and Beo (right).

Censure

Spate

Jet


the blue room / pièce bleue

General view of a portion of the blue room.

Jaker

Blek

Jmoe

Shok

Tuna doing the name of his crew, SIK.

Throws by Tuna (bottom and top left) and Skor (top right).

Arek

Guest

Kemt

Crane

Korb

Soak

Rizek (top), Wemek (bottom), with a bit of Korb on the right (see above for full piece).

Throws by Rizek (in green) and Snok (outline).

Throw by Snok.

Another quick one by Snok.

Throw by Mask.

Throw by Beaf.

A Phantom Cat by Jmoe.

War

Vest


the white room / pièce blanche

Snok

Narc

Tuna

Skor

Throws by Tuna (left) and Skor (right)

Astro

Koal

Lyfer

Algue

Nybar

Ekes

Ekes

Kemt

Borrris

Oster

New graffiti December 2015

This post features photos of graffiti pieces created around Montreal during December 2015. Of course, even though this post is huge, it 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 de décembre 2015 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.


Pito from a Christmas Eve session at the PSC legal graffiti wall with the 4 below.

Stare from a Christmas Eve session at the PSC legal graffiti wall with the one above and the 3 below.

Naimo from a Christmas Eve session at the PSC legal graffiti wall with the 2 above and the 2 below.

Pask from a Christmas Eve session at the PSC legal graffiti wall with the 3 above and the one below.

Nybar from a Christmas Eve session at the PSC legal graffiti wall with the 4 above.

Haks at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Naimo at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Naimo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Ekes at the PSC legal graffiti wall, a companion piece to the Naimo one above.

Ekes in the abandoned Transco.

Lyfer in the abandoned Transco.

Algue in the abandoned Transco.

Ms Teri in the abandoned Transco.

Ms Teri in the abandoned Transco.

Skor at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Skor at the PSC legal graffiti wall; photo © Skor.

Skor in Ville St-Laurent.

Skor at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Shok in the abandoned Transco.

Shok and Tuna in the abandoned Transco.

Tuna representing the SIK crew at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Debza in Rosemont.

More Debza in Rosemont.

Debza in the abandoned Transco. I was honoured to discover that this one included a dedication to me.

Debza on the roof of the abandoned Transco. It was created before the snow but photographed after.

Bosny in the abandoned Transco.

Pask, found next to the Bosny one above in the abandoned Transco.

A quickie by Pask again in the abandoned Transco.

Apashe in Rosemont.

Rouks in Rosemont, a companion piece to the Wonez one below.

Wonez in Rosemont, a companion piece to the Rouks one above.

Wonez (ground) and Kube (middle) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Kwun at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Naimo in the 203 crew ballroom inside the abandoned Transco.

Ekes in the 203 crew ballroom inside the abandoned Transco.

Lyfer in the 203 crew ballroom inside the abandoned Transco.