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Covid-19 in Montreal urban art

This article features photos of Montreal street art and graffiti inspired by the Covid-19 virus and everything that is related to it:
– the social measures to prevent its spread such as the confinement, hand washing, distancing, masks, etc.
– appreciation for the health workers and concern about their status
– the population’s reaction to the crisis, such as the rainbows and “ça va bien aller” slogan, as well as the fear of the vaccines being developed.

Cet article présente des photos de street art et de graffiti créé à Montréal et inspiré par le virus Covid-19 et tout ce qui peut y être rattaché:
– les mesures sociales de prévention telles que le confinement, le lavage des mains, la distanciation, le masque, etc.
– l’appréciation pour le personnel dans le milieu de la santé et les revendications sociales relatives au statut d’une part de ce personnel
– les réactions de la population vis-à-vis la crise, telles que les arcs-en-ciel, “ça va bien aller”, ainsi que les réactions quant au développement éventuel de vaccins.


murals

This is the only mural done in Montreal related to Covid-19 and its social impact. It is a beautiful tribute to the health workers who were on the frontline of the fight against the virus. It was done by Patrick Forchild on a wall of the Jewish General Hospital for the 2020 edition of Mural Festival. The JGH was the Montreal hospital that was most equipped to deal with the sanitary crisis, with a whole department ready to receive patients from the very beginning.

This mural is not actually street art in the strictest sense, as it was commissioned by the government of Quebec for a music video encouraging young people to wear a mask. The artist who created the piece asked to remain uncredited. See the video here.


other painted work

This is Emily Read on a garage door in Villeray. With its rainbow and a pangolin, there is no doubt this was inspired by the events following the spread of the pandemic. The virus is suspected to have spread to humans from pangolins sold in a wet market in Wuhan, China.

A graffiti piece by Rizek done in an abandoned building very soon after the arrival of the virus in Montreal.

A tribute to the health workers by Hoar done on a legal-ish wall in Rosemont.

A self-portrait by Omar Bernal painted at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel near the beginning of the sanitary crisis. The correction in red paint is by the artist himself and part of his message.

This piece by Lost Claws in a Plateau alley is very likely a comment on the crisis.

This stencil by Carnior was found on a Petite-Patrie high school when kids were returning to school in September. It was a hot topic in the media at the time, with half the population seeing it as a good thing and the other half thinking it was a dreadful idea.

Kesta/Masok and Labz fighting the virus at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Hob on an overpass pillar.

Deep and Stephlxo on an abandoned building in the South West.

Namepiece and Covid skull by Axe Lalime in Rosemont.

Omar Bernal and Lino collaboration at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Riok at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel around the time when the government started making the mask mandatory in indoor public places.

An unidentified artist at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. “Ca va bien aller”, the ‘slogan’ of the crisis, means “Everything will be fine”.

In Montreal like in many other cities, families with kids used their free time in confinement creating these “Ca va bien aller” rainbows and displaying them in their windows. This particular rainbow was painted by an anonymous person at the Papineau legal graffiti wall at the very beginning of this trend.

One more optimistic rainbow painted by an anonymous person, this one at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

As the sanitary crisis started dragging on for longer than what we initially expected and people’s patience was being put to the test, jokes on the crisis’ ‘logo’ and slogan started appearing here and there.

This piece by Abir appears to be a comment on the whole year’s events, beyond the pandemic per se.

The fears surrounding the production of a vaccine to the virus, and particulary about Bill Gates’ involvement in its production and distribution, were also a source of inspiration to some artists. This is Maniak in Rosemont.

One more by Maniak on the same subject as above, but this time at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.


pasted work

Posters by Huile d’Olive such as this one appeared here and there from the very beginning of the crisis. English language ones were also pasted, see below.

An english version of the above poster by Huile d’Olive.

For this Petite-Patrie piece CSRK was inspired by the unexpected toilet paper shortage that marked the beginning of the confinement. There was actually a bit more to it, see the artist’s account to view the complete original which had the text “Wash your hands” on the unrolled toilet paper.

One more wheatpaste by CSRK found in Petite-Patrie, this one from later into the crisis.

This piece by Lost Claws found on the wall of a Mile End church at the beginning of the Great Confinement is presumably about the virus. The caption reads “Up to your old tricks?”. See close-up below.

Close-up on the above piece by Lost Claws.

As the number of deaths was rising every day and the governments started asking the population to stand at least 6 feet apart to help contain the spread of the virus, this dark humour piece by Lost Claws appeared on a Plateau wall, as “six feet away” also recalls “six feet under”.

While the rising number of deaths was the main topic in the news, this piece by Lost Claws with the caption “You get used to it”, appeared on a Petite-Patrie wall.

Poster by the Artists 4 Long Term Care, a social action initiative that uses art and storytelling to raise awareness about the crisis facing residents and staff living and working in long-term care facilities during the pandemic.

Poster by Faustova, an Artist 4 Long Term Care.

Poster by Super Puper Art, an Artist 4 Long Term Care.

Tribute to health workers by Cara Carmina.

Mini-posters by Shifty Cat. This artist made many more on the subject, but these were the first ones encountered. More below.

One more mini-poster by Shifty Cat.

One more mini-poster by Shifty Cat.

One more mini-poster by Shifty Cat.

Covid-19 sticker by Waxhead, one of many colour variations.

Red/orange variation of Waxhead‘s Covid-19 stickers.

Blue variation of Waxhead‘s Covid-19 stickers.

Green variation of Waxhead‘s Covid-19 stickers.


other

This bollard was already made into a minion by François Poulin a long time before the arrival of the virus, but masks we added to it, presumably by the artist himself at the beginning of April.

The opposite side to the above mask-wearing minion bollard by François Poulin.

This ia a miniature installation replicating a Plateau housefront with bicycle, cat, etc. To give an idea of scale, the whole thing shown here is the size of a small basement window (it actually looks like a boarded window). This existed long before the arrival of the virus, but a rainbow and the ‘Ca va bien aller’ slogan were added in the ‘windows’ at some point so it would look like so many housefronts in the neighbourhood.

Retrospective of 2019 graffiti

This image gallery brings together 200 great pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2019. 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 2019 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art

Cette galerie-photo présente 200 pièces de graffiti produites en 2019 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 2019 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 2019 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2019 street art collé


Above 5: the 123 Klan wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Top photo is of the complete wall, followed by close-ups on individual pieces by Scien, Klor, guest Esprit and Aiik. Scroll down for more pieces by Klor, Scien and Esprit under their respective names.

Acek in the South West.

Aces‘ part on the LTG / POM wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Also visible in this shot is Hoar‘s part, scroll down to view the latter artist’s entries in this retrospective.

The AG Crew‘s Senck and Snipes in the Plateau. Scroll down for two more pieces by Senck and one by Snipes.

Algue in an abandoned building in the South West.

Algue in an abandoned building in the South West.

Aper‘s contribution to a South West prod which he curated.

Aper‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Arek at the Papineau legal wall.

Armpit in an abandoned building in the South West.

Arose‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Arrow in Rosemont.

Ason in Côte des Neiges.

Ason in the South West.

Astro at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Astro.

Awe‘s part in a South West prod which he curated.

Awe in an abandoned building in the South West.

Awe in the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Awe.

Axe Lalime in an abandoned building in the South West.

Axe Lalime in Rosemont.

Axe Lalime‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Axe.

Beast in an abandoned building.

Beast in an abandoned building.

Bopor in Rosemont.

Bopor in Rosemont.

Bopor in Rosemont.

Bosny at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Bosny in a Rosemont alley. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Gentil crew’) for more by Bosny.

Cemz in Eastern Montreal.

Cemz in Mile End.

Cemz in Côte des Neiges. Cemz also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art, under his alias Benny Wilding.

Charest on a TTX.

Crane in an abandoned building in the South West.

Crane at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam. Scroll down to the Crazy Apes’ Under Pressure wall (next) which features Crane.

The Crazy Apes wall for the 2019 edition of Under Pressure featuring Crane, Korb, Havok, Fezat, Akuma and Mistx. Crane and Korb also have solo pieces in this list, scroll up and down to view.

Deep in an abandoned building in the South West.

Dfek in Hochelaga.

Dfek in Rosemont.

Dhos at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Dodo Osé‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Dodo.

Ashop‘s wall featuring Dodo Osé (ground left), Fuser (ground right), Histo (top left) and Riken aka Lorem Ipsum (top right). Scroll down for solo pieces by Fuser and Lorem Ipsum that have also made it into this retrospective.

EK Sept‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle, which he also helped organize this year.

EK Sept on a Montreal North rooftop.

EK Sept cellograff in Parc Lafontaine.

Ekes‘ part on the 203 Crew wall for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Ekes in an abandoned building in the South West.

Ekes in an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘203 crew’) for more by Ekes.

Ekler at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Ekler at the Papineau legal wall.

Eskro in an abandoned building in the South West.

Eskro in an abandoned building in the fashion district.

Eskro downtown. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Eskro.

Esprit in Côte des Neiges.

Esprit at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll up to the top of this page for one more piece by Esprit in a big production alongside the 123 Klan.

Ewol in Rosemont. Scroll down to the HSP crew’s entry further down this list for more by Ewol.

F.One under a bridge.

Rooftop piece in Plateau End featuring Five Eight on letters (writing SOMA) and Earth Crusher on character. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Earth Crusher.

Five Eight in Rosemont.

Fleo‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building (tag on the chair is by Serak).

Flower in Hochelaga.

Fokus on letters and Deps on characters, at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Deps. Fokus is also found in the latter list, under ‘Jest’.

Fokus in an abandoned building in the South West.

Above 2: Fokus (above) and Grils (below) commenting on the fact that Montreal has become a huge construction site. Scroll down for more by Grils, in solo.

Fuser at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll up to Dodo Osé above for more work by Fuser in this retrospective. Fuser also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art.

Gaulois in Rosemont.

Gaulois at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Getsa in an abandoned tunnel.

Above 3: complete view and 2 close-ups of Grils‘ contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Grils cellograff done off Mural Festival. Scroll up to Fokus above for more by Grils. Grils also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art.

A truck side by Haks.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Haks.

Hary in a Rosemont alley.

Hest and Wuna‘s joint contribution to the big production on pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass. Scroll down for more great work by Wuna in this retrospective.

Hest in Hochelaga.

Hest in a Plateau alley. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Hest.

Hoar on a Montreal North rooftop.

Hoar on a Montreal North rooftop.

Hoar in the Plateau.

The HSP Crew’s Sewer and Ewol contribution to the big production on pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass. Ewol also has a solo piece in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Hush(?) at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Jaker on letters and Jmoe on characters, in the South West.

Jaker in Rosemont.

An extra-wide one by Jaker in Rosemont. Jaker also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art.

Janek at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Janek‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Joh on letters and Gab Lavoie on character, at the Papineau legal wall.

Johnny Crap at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Kare‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Kbron at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Los Keos in a Hochelaga alley.

Killa EF in Rosemont.

Killa EF at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Killa EF‘s back of truck from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Klor on letters and Jo Ber on character, from a prod in the South West. Scroll up to the 123 Klan at the top of this retrospective for more by Klor. Jo Ber also has pieces into the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art.

Knowr in Rosemont.

Kor‘s contribution to the Batiment 7 production.

Kor on a Montreal North rooftop.

Korb in an abandoned building in the South West. Korb also contributed to the Crazy Apes’ Under Pressure wall this year, scroll up to view.

Korb inside the K6A Paradise abandoned building. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art with a figurative piece from this same spot.

Kwun (top) and Legal (ground level) on the tribute wall to Scaner from the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. Scroll down for more by Legal.

Lamo in Petite-Patrie.

Legal in a South West prod.

Legal in an abandoned tunnel. One more piece by Legal in this retrospective is found by scrolling up to Kwun’s name.

Liza in Mile End.

Lorem Ipsum at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll up to Dodo Osé above for more work by Lorem Ipsum in this retrospective.

Louis Letters calligraffiti in Hochelaga. Check out both the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art and the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by this artist.

Lyfer in an abandoned building in the South West.

Lyfer in an abandoned building in the South West.

Lyfer in an abandoned tunnel. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘203 crew’) for more by Lyfer.

Maker at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Maple in Rosemont.

Masok at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Medor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Medor in Rosemont. Scroll down to Zenow for one more piece by Medor.

A trackside piece by Meow.

Micer at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Mise 2 at the Lachine legal wall.

Monk.e‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Notice the stretched effect using the lateral sliding door.

Monk.e‘s part in a South West prod.

Monk.e in the Plateau. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Monk.e.

Myrage in an abandoned building in the South West.

Naimo in an abandoned building in the South West.

Naimo in an abandoned building in the South West.

Naimo in an abandoned building in the South West.

Narc in Ahuntsic.

Narc at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Narc in Ahuntsic.

3D madness by Nemo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Nor in an abandoned building in Rosemont.

Brazilian artist Odrus spent some time in Montreal this summer and did this piece in a Plateau alley.

Omouk in an abandoned tunnel.

Peace on an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga.

Peack in Mile End.

Peru143 at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Peyo at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Pito and Guko‘s contribution to the big production on pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass.

Pito‘s contribution to the Batiment 7 production.

Quote in an abandoned tunnel.

Raes in Rosemont.

Raes in Rosemont.

Ratek at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

RCH One in Rosemont.

Regar at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Rekal and Chizo name exchange inside the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Rekal does Chizo’s name on the left and Chizo does Rekal’s on the right.

Resok in an abandoned building in the fashion district.

Resok in Rosemont.

Resok in Rosemont. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Eskro’) for more by Resok.

Rider in a central graffiti alley.

Ridler paid us a visit this year, this was done in Rosemont.

Rizek in an abandoned building in the South West.

Rizek‘s part on the POM wall for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Royal‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building.

Royal at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Sadar in Rosemont.

Sank in Rosemont.

Sank at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam. Scroll down to Zenow for one more piece by Sank.

SBU One at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by SBU One.

Sceak at the Papineau legal wall.

The 123 Klan’ Scien at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll up to the 123 Klan at the top of this retrospective for more by Scien.

Scribe in an abandoned building in Rosemont. He did many other pieces on similar themes in the building, each one a different colour.

Scribe in an abandoned tunnel.

Scribe in Rosemont. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Scribe.

The AG Crew’s Senck in Mile End. Scroll up near the top of this page to the AG Crew for more by Senck.

Sepan in Rosemont.

Serak‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building.

Serak from a big prod in St-Henri.

Serak from a different big prod in the South West.

Serum‘s part on the POM wall for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Serum‘ part on the LTG / POM wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Shok in the Plateau.

Shok on the tribute wall to Scaner from the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

Shok in Ahuntsic.

Simo in Rosemont.

Smak in Côte des Neiges.

Snipes in Eastern Montreal.

Snok (top) and Bumpr (ground)’s connected pieces at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Snok in Lachine.

Snok‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

One of Sober‘s contributions to the K6A Paradise abandoned building.

Sobez from a prod in St-Henri.

Above 3: full shot and two close-ups on a huge graffiti mural diptych by Stare in Hochelaga. There are nice bonuses with this impressive creation, click on the latter link to Stare’s spotlight to view more close-ups.

Stare‘s huge graffiti mural in the Plateau.

Stare in Rosemont.

Tans on letters and Nero on the lil dude, in Plateau End.

Tchug in Rosemont. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Scribe’) for more by Tchug.

Temps under a bridge.

Tens in an abandoned building in the South West.

Tuna on letters, with Skor on character, in Ahuntsic.

Tuna in Ahuntsic.

Tuna in Villeray.

Venice in the South West.

Ware in Rosemont.

Wesh / le Renard Fou in Rosemont. Le Renard Fou also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art.

Wuna‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Wuna contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll up to Hest further up this list for more by Wuna.

Yema in an abandoned building in the South West.

Zek in Rosemont.

Zek on the tribute wall to Scaner from the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. Check out both the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art and the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by Zek.

Zenow (ground left), Sank (top) and Medor (ground right) for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll up for solo pieces by Sank and Medor.

Zero aka Loyal at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Under Pressure Festival 2019

Here’s a photo gallery featuring all the works produced during the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. For earlier editions see the following posts:
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 editions.

Cet article-photo présente les oeuvres produites au cours de l’édition 2019 du Festival Under Pressure. Pour les éditions antérieures, voir les articles suivants:
Éditions 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013.

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The 203 crew wall by Lyfer, Ekes, Opire, Arnold, Borrris and Trak, with tags by Phare, Hitem, Yesir, Masek and guests Axe Lalime, Soma and Peau.

The complete K6A crew wall featuring Serak, Awe, Monk.e, Axe Lalime, Royal, Snikr, Otak, Zek, Hsix, Dodo Osé, Fleo, Osti One and Clone. Scroll down for close-ups on various pieces.

Close-up on the central section of the K6A crew wall mostly by Snikr and Axe Lalime, with pieces by Osti One (top left) and Otak (top right).

Monk.e‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Royal‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Awe (top) and Axe Lalime‘s (bottom) pieces on the K6A crew wall.

Serak‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Dodo Osé (blue) and Fleo‘s (green) pieces on the K6A crew wall.

Hsix‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Zek‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Clone‘s piece on the K6A crew wall.

Sepan (middle), Sheval (top right) and Heras (bottom right).

Hick

Aldarwin, with origami by Origami Explorateur.

Bibi Una

Kuby (top) and unidentified artist (ground).

Haks, Kuby and Yekso collaboration.

Sank (top), Zenow (ground left) and Medor (ground right).

Aper

Mirabolle

The Crazy Apes crew wall featuring Crane, Korb, Havok, Fezat, Akuma and Mistx.

The ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo. Scroll down for close-ups.

Close-up 1/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Close-up 2/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Close-up 3/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Close-up 4/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Close-up 5/5 on the ‘Gentil Crew’ wall featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo.

Collaboration wall of Ankh One, Nikki Küntzle, Ravens Or Crows and Peach Journal.

Scribe and Tchug collaboration. Scroll down for close-ups.

Close-up on Tchug‘s character on his collaborative wall with Scribe.

Close-up on some of Scribe‘s characters and graphics on his collaborative wall with Tchug.

The complete LTG & POM crews’ wall featuring EK Sept, Fokus, Rizek, Elfu, Seork, Serum, Hoar, Aces, Hozek, Gost and Grils. Scroll down for close-ups.

Close-up on EK Sept (top), Fokus (middle) and Rizek‘s (bottom) pieces on the LTG/POM wall.

Close-up on Elfu (left) and Seork‘s (right) pieces on the LTG/POM wall.

Close-up on Serum‘s piece on the LTG/POM wall.

Close-up on Aces (top) and Hoar‘s (ground) pieces on the LTG/POM wall.

Close-up on Grils (top left), Gost (ground left) and Hozek‘s (right) pieces on the LTG/POM wall.

On the roof above the LTG/POM wall is this piece by Kor.

MC Baldassari

Raphael Dairon

Wuna

Christina Mazzulla

Maliciouz

Aude Maeva

The complete 123 Klan wall. Scroll down for close-ups.

Close-up on Scien’s piece on the 123 Klan wall.

Close-up on Klor‘s piece on the 123 Klan wall.

Close-up on Esprit‘s piece guesting on the 123 Klan wall.

Close-up on Aiik‘s piece on the 123 Klan wall. The character is by Scien.

Grils

Box Vincent

Lapin

Nemo

Dalkhafine

Labrona

Alex Produkt

Moule

Adida Fallen Angel at ground level and Makenoize way above. Scroll down for more installations and pasted pieces by Makenoize.

Devon Gold

Jasp

Marine Martinelli

Slö

M’Os Geez

Mirov‘s mix of painting and pasting.

ROC514 and Flavor.

Smile

Carolina Espinosa wheatpaste 1/4.

Carolina Espinosa wheatpaste 2/4.

Carolina Espinosa wheatpaste 3/4.

Carolina Espinosa wheatpaste 4/4.

Drippin’ Soul

Jimmy Baptiste

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Thunderbird431

Salvandalius on door, with Nero above.

Salvandalius

Makenoize installation.

Makenoize

Makenoize

I Am Batman on garbage container.

Retrospective of 2018 graffiti

This image gallery brings together 200 great pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2018. 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 2018 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art

Cette galerie-photo présente 200 pièces de graffiti produites en 2018 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 2018 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 2018 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2018 street art collé


I never single out a piece in my yearly retrospectives, but this huge tribute to Scaner deserves a special mention. As far as I know, nothing of this scale has been done ever before. The piece is the creation of Scaner’s KG crewmates Zek (who wrote the letter outlines) and Stare, it features characters by Harry Bones and Axe Lalime, and is filled with pieces by nearly 100 local and international artists. A special post is dedicated solely to this historical creation, check it out here. Zek, Stare and Axe all have solo pieces in this list, scroll down to see them. Zek and Axe are also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

Above 3: 123 Klan‘s Scien, Klor and Aiik in their annual Sun Youth production.

Above 3: 123 Klann’s Scien, Klor and Aiik at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

The 123 Klan‘s Scien (letters) and Aiik (figurative part) in Rosemont.

Acek’s part in the N2N crew’s section at the Estival de Canes 2018.

Acek in an abandoned building.

The AG Crew partly redid their classic wall at the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Above 2 photos: The AG Crew‘s Senck and Snipes in a Côte des Neiges alley.

Algue at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Amon (ground) in Hochelaga. Also visible above is Vazy.

Amon in Hochelaga. He was also involved in the huge CEK crew roller further down this list, scroll down to ‘CEK’.

Off-Mural piece by Pedro Amos in a graffiti alley.

Aner at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Apashe in Rosemont.

Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Aper under an expressway.

Arek, Shok and Sewk were the first ones to make into the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome‘s main building, one of the best graffiti hotspots of this year.

Arose in an abandoned building.

Arrow in Mercier.

Ason at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Ason on a parked train car. Ason also participated in this year’s edition of Under Pressure, scroll down to ‘Snok’ below to see it.

Awe on truck for the 2018 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop. The background is an earlier one by Fleo with the help of Dodo Osé. The opposite side was done by Rekal, check it out below under his name.

Awe in an abandoned building. Scroll down for more by Awe under ‘Serak’, as well as under ‘K6A’ as he joined those raccoons earlier this past year.

Axe Lalime, in a production put together by Miser for his return home after having spent half a year in Montreal. Scroll up to the Scan You Rock tribute at the top of this list, as well as down under ‘Fokus’ and ‘K6A’, for more by Axe. Axe is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

Above 2 shots: Beast (right) and Nor (left) in an abandoned church. Scroll down for more by Nor under his name.

Beast in an abandoned building.

Bibi Una‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. She is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

Boporc‘s contribution to this year’s 123 Klan/Sun Youth prod.

Boporc in Rosemont. Scroll down to ‘Mad Rats’ below for more by this artist.

Bosny at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Bosny trackside.

Bros in Rosemont.

A huge CEK roller in eastern Montreal. Pieces at ground level are (from right to left) by Bhar, Boes, Jher, Rcap, Amon, Resno, Police. Amon also made this list with solo pieces, scroll up to view.

The Boro wall for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Cemz (top letters), Esprit (left half) and Sight (bottom right letters). Scroll down for a solo piece by Esprit.

Cemz on Ashop’s wall in Hochelaga.

Cemz in the Plateau. Cemz is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art under ‘Benny Wilding’.

Truckside Colfer. The opposide side of this truck also made this list, scroll down to ‘Haks’ to view.

Colfer at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Cosy at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Crane at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll down for more by Crane under ‘Korb’. He is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art in a collaboration with ‘Royal’.

Dales behind an industrial building in the South West.

Dales in Rosemont.

Dars in a Hochelaga alley.

Deep hitching a ride out of the FMR temporary pop-up social space. I believe he was also involved in the CEK roller featured above.

Demsky (letters) and Smithe (character) at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Both artists made murals for this year’s edition of Mural Festival, check out the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art to view.