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Mural Festival 2015

This article features the new murals created during the 2015 edition of Mural Festival as well as the other temporary art found on the site (St-Laurent between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal) while it was closed to traffic. Missing is the mural planned by XRAY which was cancelled because of miscommunications with the owner of the wall originally assigned to the artist.

Only four earlier Festival murals have been replaced with new ones this year. These are the sponsored one by Kashink and the 123Klan mural from the 2014 edition, as well as the Omen and Caron murals from the 2013 edition. Last year’s RR & DB wheatpaste mural has since been destroyed by rain and winter; the space was therefore already ready for something new. The Cyrcle mural from 2014 is also gone, that wall had to be rebuilt and it was not yet ready to be covered with a new mural.

You may want to check out this walking tour which I have put together: starting from ‘mural central’ behind the LNDMRK offices, up St-Dominique and the eastern side of St-Laurent then down Clark and the western side of St-Laurent.

See also: Google’s Street Art Project feature on the Mural Festival.

Cet article présente les nouvelles murales créées dans le cadre de l’édition 2015 du Festival Mural ainsi que les oeuvres temporaires trouvées sur le site (St-Laurent entre Sherbrooke et Mont-Royal). Il ne manque que la murale de XRAY qui n’a pas été produite suite à une confusion concernant la disponibilité du mur réservé pour cet artiste.

Seulement 4 murales ont été remplacées par de nouvelles cette année: celles de Kashink et du 123 Klan produites dans le cadre de l’édition 2014 ainsi que celles d’Omen et de Caron datant de l’édition 2013. La murale avec collage par RR & DB datant de l’an dernier était déjà détruite par la pluie et l’hiver. Cet espace était donc déjà disponible pour recevoir une nouvelle oeuvre. La murale de Cyrcle produite l’année dernière est aussi disparue, mais elle n’a pas été remplacée, le mur étant en cours de réparation.

Vous pourriez être intéressé par ce tour pédestre que j’ai créé: débutant à la ‘place des murales’ derrière les bureaux de LNDMRK, ensuite vers le nord le long de St-Dominique et le côté est de St-Laurent, puis vers le sud le long de Clark et le côté ouest de St-Laurent.

A voir aussi: expo sur le Festival Mural par le Google Street Art Project.


The walls / les murs

Bicicleta Sem Freio

Nychos

2Alas

Monk.e

Axel Void

Astro (wall 1/2).

Astro (wall 2/2).

Benny Wilding

Jaz

Melissa Del Pinto

Earth Crusher for Ashop

MC Baldassari

Opire and Bonar

Elian

Curiot

Eric Clément

4-Tin

Faith47

Jarus; visible at the bottom are throw-ups by Hirok and House, done with the blessing of the artist to remind people of the roots of street art as well as to prevent taggers from using that space.

A wheatpaste by C-215.

A wheatpaste by C-215; photo © PiaMTL.

Caratoes (semi-official contribution) behind the LNDMRK offices.


Mathieu Connery sidewalk pieces

Mathieu Connery has been painting his abstract pieces on the sidewalks of St-Laurent since the first edition of Mural Festival. This year he came up with two new pieces and restored a few of the ones from last year which had faded. Then, over the weeks following the end of the festival, he transformed a few of the fading 2014 creations.

Mathieu Connery a peint un certain nombre de pièces abstraites sur les trottoirs de St-Laurent pour chaque édition du Festival Mural. Cette année il a créé deux nouvelles pièces et rafraichit certaines de l’an dernier qui étaient en voie de disparaitre. Dans les semaines qui ont suivi la tenue du festival, il a adapté quelques pièces de 2014 qui étaient en voie de disparaître.

2015 creation

2015 creation

2015 re-interpretation of a fading 2014 creation.

2015 re-interpretation of a fading 2014 creation.


Information boards / panneaux info

A number of (mostly) local artists covered the backs of the festival’s information boards with their art. These information boards were found interspersed at regular intervals between Mont-Royal and Sherbrooke.

Des artistes en grande majorité de Montréal ont recouvert le revers des panneaux d’information du festival avec leur art. Ces panneaux étaient positionnés ici et là le long du site, entre Mont-Royal et Sherbrooke.

Waxhead

Alex Produkt

Stela

Lulu107

Didi aka Diana Contreras

Amanda Valdes

Cryote, at the time representing the Wzrds Gng.

Gives

WZRDS GNG

WZRDS GNG

Grimjob69 aka Michael Shantz

Someone from the WZRDS GNG.

Vicky Filiault

Sake

Stadium Art Movement aka Jonathan Himsworth.


Installations, etc.

The rest area this year was painted by Beeforeo aka Bfour.

Waxhead, angle 1/3.

Waxhead, angle 2/3.

Waxhead, angle 3/3.

Oram 79

Isaac Holland side 1/2.

Isaac Holland side 2/2.

IAmBatman

IAmBatman

IAmBatman

IAmBatman

IAmBatman

IAmBatman

IAmBatman

IAmBatman

A work-in-progress by Fonki.

A work-in-progress by Chris Dyer.

A hand-painted horse by Chris Dyer.

Bus painted by Bryan Beyung and Five Eight (side 1/2).

Bus painted by Bryan Beyung and Five Eight (side 2/2).

St-Laurent|Clark back alley between Laurier and St-Viateur

The back alley that runs behind the western side of St-Laurent is one of Montreal’s great hotspots for commissioned and non-commissioned street art. Two stretches of that alley are particularly interesting: the one from Duluth to Des Pins (subject of a different post) and the one from Laurier to St-Viateur which is covered here. Some of this city’s greatest artists have left their mark there in the form of murals, smaller figurative pieces, graffiti, wheatpastes, stencils and of course the unavoidable stickers.

Each segment of the alley has a different feel, so this post is divided accordingly: Laurier to Fairmount, Fairmount to St-Viateur, and above St-Viateur. Pieces were photographed from the summer of 2014 to the summer of 2016.

La ruelle se trouvant derrière le coté ouest de la rue St-Laurent est une des meilleures galeries à ciel ouvert à Montréal. Deux portions de cette ruelle sont particulièrement intéressantes: celle comprise entre Duluth et Des Pins (le sujet d’un article à part) et celle comprise entre les rues Laurier et St-Viateur, que nous traitons ici. Plusieurs parmi les meilleurs artistes à Montréal y ont laissé leur marque (commandée ou non) sous forme de murales et pièces figuratives de plus petite envergure, graffitis, collages, pochoirs, et évidemment les inévitables autocollants.

La gallerie-photo ci-dessous est divisée en chapitres reflétant le caractère différent de chaque segment de cette ruelle: Laurier à Fairmount, Fairmount à St-Viateur, et nord de St-Viateur. Les pièces présentées ont été photographiées de l’été 2014 à l’été 2016.


Between Laurier and Fairmount

Nixon in alley north of Laurier.

Los Keos in alley north of Laurier.

Fore / Los Keos in alley north of Laurier.

The AG Crew featuring Snipe and Senck.

Vhat, part 1/3.

Vhat, part 2/3.

Vhat, part 3/3.

Door featuring mainly a wheatpaste by Lily Luciole, stickers by Tik Tok, Cif and Meat and lots of tagging including Tik Tok in bottom right corner. Close-ups of various parts below.

Close-up of Lily Luciole wheatpaste. Stickers on the left are by Tik Tok and Cif.

Close-up of the Meat sticker on door above.

Alex Produkt amongst lots of tags.

Sloast paste-up.

Sloast paste-up.

ROC514. Also visible on the right is an earlier stencil by Dookie (scroll down a bit for close-up).

ROC514

Pnda over tags.

Pnda and lots of tags.

Graffiti by Olo.

Nesko.

Drawing by Other, with tags by House and Hirok amongst others.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Koni HTU

Greasy Jim

Stencil for Pro-Can Ibalizm.

Unidentified artist.

Stickers by Tik Tok (top left), National Zombi (top right), 52Hz (fish) and Fleb (bottom right), plus pasted card by Pnda (blue).

Tava sticker.


Between Fairmount and St-Viateur

Anna Meinong / Zoids?

Five Eight (left) and Peru143 (right).

Closer view of the Peru143 portion.

Gawd

Screm, Visual Pollution, Toast.

Toast

Visual Pollution

Waxhead, Cryote and perhaps other members of the then Wzrds Gng. For the paste-ups visible beneath the stairs, scroll down.

Same location as above, one year earlier, just Waxhead.

Turtle Caps

Tava (hearts at the top), Futur Lasor Now (bottom) and unknown artist in between. A close-up of the mini-sticker in the top left corner is shown further down in this gallery.

Alex Produkt, plus Pnda paste-up in the top corner.

Collaboration wheatpaste between ROC514 and Mr Chose.

Lily Luciole poster.

Le Renard Fou wheatpastes.

Miss Me wheatpaste (left) and Pnda (right).

Futur Lasor Now wheatpaste.

Futur Lasor Now (left) and 52Hz (right) wheatpastes.

52Hz wheatpaste.

Swarm paste-ups.

Naps, plus what’s left of a Graffiti Knight wheatpaste.

Stela, at the Fairmount end of this alley.

Stela again, this time at the St-Viateur end of the alley. With Selena Gomez, together representing the Witch Gang. Flags in bottom left corner are by Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art.

Collaboration wheatpaste between ROC514 and 69 aka 6ara9e.

Swarm (left) and Futur Lasor Now (right).

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist.

Wheatpasting collaboration between Lily Luciole and Swarm.

Gial wheatpaste.

Wheatpastes by Futur Lasor Now (centre), Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art (bottom) and paste-up by Pnda (top). See next photo for close-up of stickered piece in the bottom left corner.

Close-up of stickered piece in previous photo.

Wheatpastes by Turtle Caps (left) and Toronto’s Lovebot (right).

Zola.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Pasted cardboard by Mono Sourcil.

Pasted cardboard by Mono Sourcil.

Sloast wheatpaste.

ROC514 and Flavor wheatpastes.

Sloast wheatpaste.

Sloast, partially over an old sticker from yours truly.

Starkey wood-up.

Wheatpaste by Graffiti Knight.

Poster by Muesli.

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist.

Pasted bagel prints at the St-Viateur end of the alley, artist unknown.

Unidentified artist.

Listen

Listen

Listen

Other

Gawd (left) and Labrona (right).

In white/blue: Alex Produkt.

Alex Produkt (in white/blue). All white character is by unknown artist.

ROC514 in bottom left corner. Also shows tags by Five Eight and others.

ROC514 in bottom left corner. Also shows drawings by Cryote (in black) and Monkey King (in blue) and paste-ups by Stela and Swarm in the bottom right corner. See next photo for close-up of the latter paste-ups.

Paste-ups by Stela (left) and Swarm (right).

Paste-ups by Zu (left) and Swarm (right).

Paste-up by Zu (top) and Monkey King sticker (bottom).

Paste-up by Zu.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Paste-ups by Stela and Selena Gomez presumably vandalised by someone who disapproves of their message.

Paste-up for Decolonizing Street Art.

Paste-up for Decolonizing Street Art.

Presumably by Bubz.

Graffiti by Sayko, and paste-up by Baubô in top left corner.

Greasy Jim graffiti.

Graffiti by House.

Grams throw.

A quick one by Gawd.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Pnda

Pnda

Clay piece by Zenka at the St-Viateur end of the alley.

Waxhead

Waxhead in red, amongst lots of tags.

Waxhead in red, amongst lots of tags. Artists responsible for the blue piece and the white character above it is unknown.

Unidentified artist.

Bubz?

Swarm paste-up in air vent.

Same air vent as above, Pnda in blue, stickers by unidentified artist (black) and Tik Tok (white and purple).

Unidentified artist.

Yolacocacola

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Sam.

Toobad, with tags from Greasy Jim, Nestor, Hitem, etc.

It looks this is Pnda’s playground. White character is by unidentified artist.

Meat.

Artist unknown.

Chalk tag by You Go Girl.

Chalk tag by You Go Girl.

Stickers and drawings by unidentified artists.

Paste-ups and stickers by Bird (top), ROC514 and Sien514 (pumpkins), Swarm (right of pumpkins), Waxhead (bottom left), Turtle Caps (bottom centre) and Fortin Marchand (bottom right).

Stickers by unidentified artists.


Above St-Viateur

Wheatpastes by Stikki Peaches (left) and Graffiti Knight (right). Mock ‘record and needle’ on the far right is by unknown artist.

Wheatpaste by Graffiti Knight.

Wheatpastes by WhatIsAdam aka WIA.

Poster by Muesli.

This is presumably by Snail from the WC Crew.

Wheatpaste by G.Knight.

Kat poster.

Unknown artist.

Unknown artist.

Listen

Cash4.

Stickers by Tik Tok (left) and unidentified artist (right).

Omnipac building

The Omnipac building, the structure at the corner of Van Horne and Parc, was demolished at the end of 2014 after having been left abandoned for many years. There were plans to turn it into an office building, but it appears those plans were scrapped as the lot is still empty many years after demolition.

After it was closed a long time ago, the 4-storey (plus basement and rooftop) building became the playground of graffiti writers. Fences were put up around it, but getting inside was never really difficult. Hence, over the years, Montreal graffiti artists have left their marks on its walls and columns.

A selection of pieces from the building’s last five years can be viewed in the gallery below, but hundreds more can be found through Google/Images with keywords ‘Omnipac’ and ‘graffiti’.

Vers la fin de 2014 l’Omnipac, l’édifice situé au coin de la rue Van Horne et de l’avenue du Parc, a été démoli après avoir été laissé à l’abandon pendant plusieurs années. L’édifice devait être rénové pour en faire des bureaux, mais ces plans ont dus être abandonnés puisqu’il a complètement été démoli à la fin de l’automne 2014 et le site est toujours vacant plusieurs années plus tard.

Après sa fermeture, les quatre étages (plus le sous-sol et le toit) de l’Omnipac sont rapidement devenus le terrain de jeu des graffeurs. Des clotures ont été érigées tout autour de l’édifice pour en décourager l’accès, mais ceci n’a jamais arrêté les graffeurs de Montréal d’y laisser leur marque sur les murs et colonnes de béton.

Une sélection de pièces produites au cours des cinq dernières années de l’édifice est présentée dans la gallerie-photo ci-dessous, mais des centaines peuvent être trouvées via Google/Images avec les mots-clés ‘Omnipac’ et ‘graffiti’.


The building at its most decrepit, in the summer of 2014.

The beginning of demolition, autumn 2014.

After demolition, December 2014.

Inside looking out looking in.

At the top: Kor from HoarKor aka HRKR. Photo © HoarKor.

Lyfer representing the 203 Crew.

Skizo

Miow

The continuity of the Miow piece above.

Unidentified artist.

Racks

Habit

SBU One on the roof.

A blog post on the making of this piece by Stela was published at Citizen Erased. Photo © Kathryn Luna.

See above. Nothing lasts forever. Work over Stela’s is by Hary.

Pieces by More, House and Kidrok.

Throw by Seven over a piece by an unidentified artist.

Painted floor piece by Swarm. Photo © Swarm.

Painted piece by Swarm. Photo © Swarm.

Two painted pieces by Swarm. Photo © Swarm.

Graffiti by Curse and a bit of tagging.

Unidentified artist.

Unidentified artist.

Pnda

Installation made of gold-painted used spraycans, by Crack.

Mr Chose aka Easytha3rd aka Easytrois.

Unidentified artist on the outside wall.


The following 7 photos were nicked from the MTLgraff blog. Photos © Kris Murray 2010. Click on latter link for many many more.

Omen

Koal

Nixon

Nixon

Stela

Stela

Hirok