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Mural Festival 2017

This article features the new murals created during the 2017 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 from June 8th to 18th.

Seven earlier Festival murals have been replaced with new ones this year. These are the sponsored one by Meggs and the Pantone mural from the 2016 edition, the Nychos, Melissa del Pinto and Eric Clément murals from the 2015 edition, and the Squid Called Sebastian and Astro/La Paria ones from the 2013 edition. The A’Shop mural on Napoleon, which is older than the festival, was also covered to make space for a new one.

You may want to check out this walking tour map connecting all Mural Festival creations and other major murals in the area.

Cet article présente les nouvelles murales créées dans le cadre de l’édition 2017 du Festival Mural ainsi que les oeuvres temporaires trouvées sur le site (St-Laurent entre Sherbrooke et Mont-Royal) pendant la tenue de l’événement du 8 au 18 juin.

Sept murales ont été remplacées par de nouvelles cette année: celles de Meggs et de Pantone de l’édition 2016, les murales de Nychos, de Melissa del Pinto et d’Eric Clément produites pour l’édition 2015 ainsi que celles de A Squid Called Sebastian et d’Astro/La Pariadatant de l’édition 2013. La murale d’A’Shop sur Napoleon, datant d’avant le Festival, a aussi été recouverte par une nouvelle création.

Vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à cet itinéraire pédestre reliant toutes les murales produites dans le cadre de toutes les éditions du Festival ainsi que les autres créations majeures dans le même quartier.


the murals

This mural by Kevin Ledo, which was started a week before the festival and completed a week after, is now our city’s biggest mural.

Ricardo Cavolo.

Ron English

Onur‘s mural in Chinatown. This one was painted with blacklight-sensitive paint, see nighttime shots of it on the artist’s webpage.

1010‘s mural is found downtown behind the McCord Museum.

Fintan Magee

Dodo Osé‘s rooftop wall for A’Shop.

The street view of the above mural by Dodo Osé shows the gold leaking out of the character’s hand spilling over the side of the house into the street.

Jackie Robinson tribute by Fluke for A’Shop.

Scribe

SBU One

Ruben Sanchez

Mad C

Insa. Download Insa’s Gif-iti app and see this one come to life (or alternatively, see it here)!

Jason Wasserman

Li-Hill installation done a few weeks before the festival. See below for close-ups.

Close-up of the Li-Hill installation seen above.

Closer-up of the Li-Hill installation seen above.

Mono Sourcil‘s long wall. See below for close-ups in three segments.

Segment 1/3 of Mono Sourcil‘s long wall.

Segment 2/3 of Mono Sourcil‘s long wall.

Segment 3/3 of Mono Sourcil‘s long wall.

Photographer Aydin Matlabi and Miss Me‘s collaboration. See below for close-ups in two segments.

Segment 1/2 of Aydin Matlabi and Miss Me‘s long wall.

Segment 2/2 of Aydin Matlabi and Miss Me‘s long wall.

Ola Volo‘s mural in Mile End.

Nuria Mora

Mort

Hoar‘s mural in Chinatown was done a few weeks before the festival.


Joe Iurato’s sidewalk pieces

Following Mathieu Connery and Jason Botkin, in 2017 it was Joe Iurato who supplied the sidewalk pieces for Mural Festival. He did eight in total, all on St-Laurent between Milton and Mont-Royal.

Après Mathieu Connery et Jason Botkin, en 2017 c’était au tour de Joe Iurato de créer les pièces de trottoir pour le Festival Mural. Il en créé huit, toutes sur St-Laurent entre Milton et Mont-Royal.


Cryote’s installations in Parc du Portugal

Cryote was commissioned to create eight ‘sculptures’ (actually installations made from painted wood cutouts) in Parc du Portugal where activities were held all throughout the festival.

Cryote a créé huit ‘sculptures’ (en fait des intallations faites de pièces de bois peintes) qui ont été installées au Parc du Portugal où des activités étaient organisées au cours de la durée du festival.


information/ad boards

Every year the backs of the Festival’s many information and advertisement boards are painted by a selection of mostly local artists, a great way to showcase a lot of additional Montreal talent.

A chaque année le revers des panneaux d’information et de publicité du Festival sont peints par divers artistes locaux, une excellent initiative permettant de présenter une grande quantité de talent montréalais.

M’Os Geez

Snikr

Naveen Shakil

Flavor

IAmBatman

LeylaIsOnFire

Aless MC aka Angler Fish

Djibril M-P and Camille Perreault

Thomas Bertrand aka Totoscope

Emotwink

Franco E

Joffré Roy-b

Nicholas Bertrand

Paulie Heart

Picamag

Pintar Y Viajar(?)

Arizo (Zoe Boivin, Ariane Coté)


‘your face here’ boards

The Festival increased the number of ‘your face here’ boards this year for kids and adults to interact with the art. Just like the info/ad boards above, these are great canvases for local artists to show their craft during the festival.

Cetta année le festival a augmenté le nombre de panneaux dans lesquels les enfants et adultes peuvent insérer leur visage et se prendre en photo. Tout comme les revers de panneaux d’information et publicitaires ci-dessus, ces panneaux permettent à des artistes locaux de montrer leur talent pendant la durée du festival.

Waxhead, side 1.

Waxhead, side 2.

Borrris, side 1.

Borrris, side 2.

LP Montoya, side 1.

LP Montoya, side 2.

ROC514, side 1.

ROC514, side 2.

Ekes, side 1.

Ekes, side 2.

Ekes, on the reverse of the Naimo one below.

Naimo, on the reverse of the Ekes one above.

IAmBatman, side 1.

IAmBatman, side 2.

Saurin Galloway, side 1.

Saurin Galloway, side 2.

Katie Paglialunga, side 1.

Katie Paglialunga, side 2.

ADZ + ASD, side 1.

ADZ + ASD, side 2.

Marc-André Giguère

Peack109


Waxhead’s cement blocks

Waxhead was commissioned by the Festival to paint the cement blocks at both ends of the Mural zone.

Waxhead a eu le contrat de peindre les blocs de ciments aux extrémités de la zone du festival.

Sherbooke street end, side 1.

Sherbooke street end, side 2.

Mont-Royal street end, side 1.

Mont-Royal street end, side 2.

Mont-Royal street end, close-up.

Mont-Royal street end, close-up.

Mont-Royal street end, close-up.

Mont-Royal street end, close-up.


other

Jimmy Chiale mural done behind LNDMRK offices ahead of the festival.

Truck side painted by Fleo. The opposite side was painted by Axe but it was completed during the evening of the festival’s last day and I didn’t manage to get a shot.

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Under Pressure Festival 2016

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

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


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

Kuby (top), Haks (middle) and Nemo (bottom).

Ankh One (top), Eskro (middle), Apok (bottom right) and OG Katz (bottom left).

Serna (top), Asyne (middle), Minus Two (bottom letters) and Rouks (bird; from larger piece, see below)

Rouks (woman and bird), Lapin (headdress) and Sirvis (top). If you look closely, you’ll see that the feathers on the woman’s headdress are actually graffiti letters by Speak (top feather), Capes (middle feather), Eskae One (bottom feather).

123Klan wall featuring Scien (bottom left) and Klor (bottom right), plus guests Mark Esprit (top left) and Zek (top right)

Hsix (bottom left), Sermob (bears), Bryan Beyung (horse) and les Hommes de Lettres (top), all tied together by Monk.e.

A very large wheatpaste by Miss Me, plus one of her previously seen Portrait Of A Vandal wheatpastes top left.

Crazy Apes wall, segment 1/4: Havok on letters and Fezat on toys.

Crazy Apes wall, segment 2/4: Akuma on letters and Fezat and Korb on toys.

Crazy Apes wall, segment 3/4: Crane on letters and Fezat and Korb on toys.

Crazy Apes wall, segment 4/4: Mistx on letters and Korb on toys.

Tchug

Five Eight (top), Skor (middle) and Cemz (bottom), with a bit of help from Earth Crusher / Dré.

Acro (top) and Distort (ground). The dancing punk guy is from an earlier edition of Under Pressure.

SBU One

M’Os Geez

Tiburón

Awe

The 203 crew wall featuring, from top to bottom, Lyfer, Ekes, Naimo and Sener, with baseball player by Arnold.

Collaboration between MC Baldassari (character) and Mateo (around character).

Maliciouz

Ms Teri, with help from Sobe at the top.

Scribe

Loopkin

One Ton

One Ton, in the same door recess as below.

One Ton, in the same door recess as above.

HRKR on the wall of the terrasse of the Foufounes Electriques.

Wuna and Sly2.

Dial M wheatpaste over painted door.

Mono Sourcil representing 4U.

Labrona (humans) and Gawd (animals).

Azulejo tiles made out of sugar, by Shelley Miller.

Tava

Kat

Marc-André Giguère

Adida Fallen Angel

Jaymie Dylan

Louisa Donnelly

CA3

Cgo

IAmBatman on container.

Monstr (left) and MSHL (right) posters in windows.

MSHL (left) and Monstr (right) posters in windows.

Mirabolle posters in windows.

Dalkhafine posters in windows.

Posters by unidentified artist.

MTL En Arts 2016

This post brings together photos of various artistic creations from the MTL En Arts festival which took place from June 29th to July 3rd this year. The event was put together mainly for artists to sell their creations, but I am only posting here the free public art curated by the people behind the festival. These include

  • the sidewalk panels on Amherst between Ste-Catherine and Robin
  • the flowerpots on Amherst between Ste-Catherine and René-Lévesque
  • the wheatpastes on the boarded doors and windows of the old Club Sandwich restaurant/hotel complex

Cet article présente une gallerie-photo des oeuvres créées dans le contexte de l’édition 2016 du festival MTL En Arts qui a eu lieu cette année du 29 juin au 3 juillet. Le but de l’événement est de donner aux artistes une opportunité de vendre leurs créations, mais ce qui est présenté ici ne sont que les oeuvres publiques gratuites créées dans le contexte du festival. Celles-ci incluent

  • les panneaux sur les trottoirs de la rue Amherst entre Ste-Catherine et Robin
  • les pots de fleurs sur Amherst entre Ste-Catherine et René-Lévesque
  • les collages sur les portes et fenêtres placardées de l’ancien complexe restaurant/hôtel Club Sandwich


Amherst panels

Here are the 14 panels installed on Amherst between Ste-Catherine and Robin a few weeks ahead of the festival.

Voici les 14 panneaux installés sur Amherst entre Ste-Catherine et Robin quelques semaines avant la tenue du festival.

Waxhead

Astro

Arnold

Mono Sourcil

Maliciouz

Zoltan V

Andy Dass

Cheryl Voisine

Mirabolle

M’Os Geez

Mr Crocks

One Ton

Melsa Montagne

Shane Watt


Amherst flowerpots

Over a dozen huge flowerpots were installed on Amherst between Ste-Catherine and René-Lévesque and painted by various artists a few weeks before the festival. In keeping with the purpose of this blog, I have only selected to show the works of street artists and other artists who have been known to do public events beforehand.

Une douzaine ou peut-être une quinzaine de grands pots de fleurs ont été installés sur Amherst entre Ste-Catherine et René-Lévesque et peints par divers artistes quelques semaines avant la tenue du festival. La galerie ci-dessous n’inclut que les oeuvres des artistes connus dans le monde du street art et autres artistes participant régulièrement à des événements artistiques publics.

Cryote, angle 1.

Cryote, angle 2.

Mateo, angle 1.

Mateo, angle 2.

Loopkin

Gribouilliz

IAmBatman


Club Sandwich wheatpastes

During the event, the boarded doors and windows of the Club Sandwich restaurant/hotel complex, usually covered with ad posters, were plastered with wheatpastes from various artists. Again, in keeping with the purpose of this blog, I have only selected to show the works of street artists and other artists who have been known to do public events before.

Pendant la tenue du festival, les portes et fenêtres placardées du complexe hôtelier Club Sandwich, habituellement recouvertes d’affiches publicitaires, sont devenues le canevas pour les collages d’une sélection d’artistes. La galerie ci-dessous n’inclut que les oeuvres des artistes connus dans le monde du street art et autres artistes participant régulièrement à des événements artistiques publics.

Miss Me

Labrona

Mateo

Futur Lasor Now

Mono Sourcil

Arnold

Spudbomb (left), Borrrris (right) and WhatIsAdam (far right)

WhatIsAdam

Emmanuel Laflamme

XRAY (left) and Pipsqueak (right)

Mr Crocks (left) and Tava (right)

Loopkin

Mirabolle

Mural Festival 2016

This article features the new murals created during the 2016 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 (June 9th to 19th).

Five earlier Festival murals have been replaced with new ones this year. These are the sponsored one by Bicicleta Sem Freio and the 4-Tin mural from the 2015 edition, the Alexis Diaz one from the 2014 edition, the LNY mural from the 2013 edition, as well as the A’Shop mural done last autumn because the wall was not ready on time for last year’s edition.

You may want to check out this walking tour map connecting all Mural Festival creations and other major murals in the area. It starts from ‘mural central’ behind the LNDMRK offices, goes 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. Better yet, Take A 360° Tour of the murals or download the tour in virtual reality for Oculus Rift Dk2 or Samsung Gear VR.

Cet article présente les nouvelles murales créées dans le cadre de l’édition 2016 du Festival Mural ainsi que les oeuvres temporaires trouvées sur le site (St-Laurent entre Sherbrooke et Mont-Royal) pendant la tenue de l’événement (9 au 19 juin).

Cinq murales ont été remplacées par de nouvelles cette année: celles de Bicicleta Sem Freio et de 4-Tin produites pour l’édition 2015, celle d’Alexis Diaz produite dans le cadre de l’édition 2014, celle de LNY datant de l’édition 2013 ainsi que la murale commanditée d’A’Shop produite l’automne dernier sur un mur qui n’était pas prêt à temps pour le festival.

Vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à cet itinéraire pédestre connectant toutes les murales produites dans le cadre de toutes les éditions du Festival ainsi que les autres créations majeures dans le même quartier. Le tour débute à la ‘place des murales’ derrière les bureaux de LNDMRK, monte vers le nord le long de St-Dominique et le côté est de St-Laurent, puis redescend 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. Encore mieux: Prenez Un Tour 360° des murales, ou téléchargez le tour en réalité virtuelle pour Oculus Rift Dk2 ou Samsung Gear VR.


the murals

Five Eight

Fonki; see also the ‘installations’ section below for more by Fonki.

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

XRAY

D*Face

Meggs

Pantone; see also the ‘installations’ section below for more by Pantone.

Buff Monster

Bik Ismo

Mateo; see also the ‘installations’ section below for more by Mateo.

Hsix

Jonathan Bergeron

Klone Yourself

Natalia Rak. The lower part on the right is by C5 aka Charlie Johnston, see next photo.

C5 aka Charlie Johnston was not officially on the festival programme but he extended Natalia Rak’s mural with the same theme (see above) with these two walls.

Ms Teri

See a brief making of video of the above Ms Teri piece by Greg Pistol.

Grems‘ mural is on a rooftop.

Acidum Project (1/2). This duo actually did two pieces, see next for the other one.

Acidum Project (2/2) This duo actually did two pieces, see above for the other one.

Roadsworth‘s contribution was not a mural, but a street piece for Amnesty International Canada FR. This is almost impossible to photograph from ground level so I’m showing this photo © Roadsworth. See next for close-up

Detail of Roadsworth‘s street piece see above.


Jason Botkin’s sidewalk pieces

Jason Botkin contributed 10 sidewalk pieces inside the festival zone. Here they are, in order of creation.

Jason Botkin a créé 10 pièces sur trottoir dans la zone du festival. Les voici, présentées en ordre de création.


installations and other artistic works

Maser‘s installation is a makeover of the St-Laurent metro station. This is a frontal view, see next for a side view.

Side view of the above St-Laurent metro station makeover by Maser. See above for a frontal view.

Besides his mural (scroll up to the ‘murals’ section above to view), Pantone also contributed this installation.

Fafi

After completing his mural (scroll up to the ‘murals’ section above to view), Mateo took over the four sides of this bus with his stencils and wheatpastes (photo 1/3; see below for more).

Photo 2/3 of this bus makeover by Mateo.

Photo 3/3 of this bus makeover by Mateo.

This K-way truck was redone by Scaner (sides) and Dodo Osé (back; view below).

The back end of the above truck was done by Dodo Osé.

The opposite side of the above truck was done by Scaner doing the name of Dodo Osé.

Chris Dyer on truck side. See below for back.

Chris Dyer on back of truck. See above for side.

Kat put together this selfie booth/installation with the aim of bringing awareness to animal rights. This is photo 1/5, scroll down for more.

Photo 2/5 of the above installation by Kat.

Photo 3/5 of the above installation by Kat.

Photo 4/5 of the above installation by Kat.

Photo 5/5 of the above installation by Kat.

Before getting started on his mural (scroll up to the ‘murals’ section above to view) Fonki warmed up with this smaller piece on board.

Unofficial piece on shutters by Omen within the Mural Festival zone.

On the final day of the festival Mark Jenkins came up with this installation which he installed on the roof edge above the LNDMARK / Station 16 offices.

Jonathan Bergeron also came up with this little piece on a tree stump next to his mural (scroll up to the ‘murals’ section above to view the mural).


information boards

Every year the backs of the Festival’s many information boards are painted by a selection of mostly local artists, a great way to showcase a lot of additional Montreal talent. Included in here are a few “your face here” boards also found here and there on site for the enjoyment of kids and adults.

A chaque année le revers des panneaux d’information du Festival sont peints par divers artistes locaux, une excellent initiative permettant de présenter une grande quantité de talent montréalais. Cette section inclut aussi quelques panneaux dans lesquels les enfants et adultes peuvent insérer leur visage et se prendre en photo.

Futur Lasor Now

Turtle Caps

HRKR

HRKR

Mono Sourcil

Mono Sourcil

MC Baldassari

Alex Produkt

Rouks

Naimo

Naimo

Germdee

C5 aka Charlie Johnston

Hot Sluts’n’Poutine

Hot Sluts’n’Poutine

SBU One

Mathieu Connery

Mastrocola

Tyler K Rauman

Zoltan V

Zoltan V

Biko

Biko

One Ton

One Ton

Wzrds Gng

IAmBatman

IAmBatman

Leyla

Top 100 pasted street art of 2015

This image gallery brings together my 100 favourite pieces of pasted street art (wheatpastes, stickers, woodups, etc) from 2015. 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 artists, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per artist (excluding collaborations).

See also:
Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015
Top 100 graffiti pieces of 2015

Cette galerie-photo présente mes 100 pièces collées préférées de 2015. 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 (excluant collaborations).

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


Borrrris wheatpastes put up at the August VHS – Van Horne Station event on two sides of a corner.

Borrrris wheatpaste in Mile End. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Borrrris.

Painted wheatpaste by C-215 for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Painted wheatpaste by C-215 for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival. This one was short-lived so I’ve borrowed this photo © PiaMTL.

Melanie Cervantes, Lianne Charlie, Lindsay Katsitsakatste wheatpaste and poster montage for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices.

Wheatpaste by Chat Perdu.

Cousin_It wheatpaste put up off-Mural Festival.

Cousin_It wheatpaste put up off-Mural Festival.

Cousin_It wheatpaste put up off-Mural Festival.

Cousin_It again, but these are plastic letters pasted on a tree. For the full message including missing letters, see the wheatpaste above it in this list.

Poster/wheatpastes montage by Dayna Danger with the help of Jessica Canard for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices.

Wheatpaste set by Amanda Di Genova.

This Futur Lasor Now poster spent the 2015 electoral period on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

A few variations on this Futur Lasor Now poster were spotted around central Montreal at the end of summer.

Futur Lasor Now added a bit of life and fun to some electoral boards.

2015 saw this new variation in Futur Lasor Now‘s illuminati sticker series.

‘Self-portrait’ poster by G.Knight.

G.Knight came up with a series of mock currency wheatpastes and stickers in 2015. This large wheatpaste covers the whole corner door of the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Wheatpastes by Gawd and Labrona. See under ‘Labrona’ below for more pasted art by this artist and see the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Gawd and Labrona.

Wheatpastes by Gawd and Labrona; photo © Labrona.

Wheatpaste by Gawd.

Il Flatcha‘s big thing in 2015 was a series of mock permitted/forbidden stickers. I picked these two (I expect the middle one is a real sticker) out of dozens found this year. See more in this earlier post.

Il Flatcha paste-up.

These cat head paste-ups by Kafka were found all over central Montreal during this year’s Mural Festival.

A Kafka poster put up off-Mural Festival.

Another Kafka poster put up off-Mural Festival.

This is one of about a dozen posters put up by Kat over the summer of 2015. Notice the fake brick making it blend into the background, in this alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Another poster by Kat raising awareness about animal rights. Found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Another poster by Kat found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Kat uses real window bars and railings to add to her animal-cruelty message. This one was also found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Wheatpaste put up in HoMa during autumn by Labrona. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Labrona.

Wheatpaste put up in HoMa during autumn by Labrona. Check out ‘Gawd’ above in this list for more pasted art by Labrona.

Wheatpastes by Labrona and Mono Sourcil found in Centre-Sud.

Wheatpastes by Labrona and Mono Sourcil found next to UQAM. There is more pasted art by Mono Sourcil solo further down this list and both Labrona and Mono Sourcil have made it into the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post.

Lily Luciole was not as active on the streets of Montreal in 2015 as before, but both posters by her that I found in 2015 made this year-end list.

That other poster by Lily Luciole.

Wood-up by Loks.

Another wood-up by Loks. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Loks.

Clever wheatpaste montage by Toronto’s Lovebot.

This Lovebot wheatpaste was put up at the abandoned Canada Malting Plant. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Lovebot.

A handful or two of Manyoly wheatpastes popped up around Plateau/Mile End over the summer. This one made this year-end list, but to be honest any of the others could have been picked instead.

Rey Midax returned to the streets this year with a few series of wheatpastes. The best series were these Madonnas, each one ‘dressed’ differently. I picked this particular one as my favourite but any other could have been shown here as they are all quite impressive when seen in person.

Rey Midax also put up a series of Oscar Wilde wheatpastes over central Montreal and HoMa during the autumn.

Rey Midax‘s other series of wheatpastes showed Alan Turing.

A socio-political wheatpaste montage by Mimi who I wish was more active in the streets of Montreal.

During September Miss Me covered this UQAM building with wheatpastes of images and text for Leave Out Violence. As I was out of the country at the time, I have borrowed this photo © Miss Me. Check out this earlier post for more photos of other sides of the building.

Miss Me came up with new Musical Saints wheatpastes during summer. This one showing Billie Holiday was particularly impressive.

This Marvin Gaye wheatpaste by Miss Me was seen here and there over town, but this particular specimen was picked to be shown in this year-end list because of the brilliant spot the artist found to display it. Photo © PiaMTL.

Miss Me also revisited her Portrait Of A Vandal wheatpaste series in the latter half of the year and came up with new variations. I picked this one to be shown here, but you can see others in this earlier post and this one.

Mono Sourcil put up a series of these pasted cardboard heads this autumn. See also Labrona above in this list for more pasted work by Mono Sourcil. Check out the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Mono Sourcil.

This is another one of these pasted cardboard heads by Mono Sourcil. See the whole dozen I was able to photograph in this earlier post.

Wood-up by Mouthful.

Posters signed by Muesli were found here and there in central Montreal following the Charlie Hebdo shooting at the beginning of 2015.

This is one of many stickers put up around Montreal by National Zombi this year. I picked this one to represent the whole series. Many can be seen in this earlier post, and a few more here.

This National Zombi sticker stands out from the rest and is cute enough to make this year-end list!

Pony wheatpaste found in Cité du Multimédia.

Another Pony wheatpaste found in Cité du Multimédia.

This wheatpaste by Le Renard Fou appropriately states “Le Renard Fou est back in town” and marked the beginning of a series of similar and very colourful wheatpastes put up by this artist in Mile End, the Plateau and Petite-Patrie.

Another colourful wheatpaste combo by Le Renard Fou.

Another wheatpaste by Le Renard Fou.

Le Renard Fou wheatpastes. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Le Renard Fou.

ROC514 sticker.

This crazy sticker is a collaboration between ROC514 and Zombiac.

ROC514 and Purplesmoke17 (Rupert Plinkerton) collaboration sticker.

Sticker collaboration between ROC514 and EightyADay

This is one of a few mock-fire alarm stickers by Enzo Sarto.

Enzo Sarto also put up a few wheatpastes whilst in town for Mural Festival. This one made the Top100, but more can be seen in this earlier post.

Three wheatpastes by Sinister Kid. The central one in this photo is the one making the Top100, variations were found here and there in central and eastern Montreal.

Sticker by Timmy Drift.

Solal Comics wheatpaste.

Solal Comics wheatpaste.

After working for others like Waxhead, Starkey came up with his own wood-ups this year. This one was found in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Another wood-up by Starkey.

Wood-up combo by Starkey (top), anonymous (middle left), Waxhead (middle right), Kind (bottom left) and IAmBatman (bottom right).

Starkey actually managed to fool quite a few people with these fake doorbells.

This is a Stela wheatpaste but the design also exists as a sticker. See the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Stela.

This is a collaboration wheatpaste between Stela and Swarm. See below for more by Swarm.

A year-end list would not be complete without some Stikki Peaches wheatpastes.

These Stikki Peaches wheatpastes are quite impressive in size as well as coolness.

These Stikki Peaches wheatpastes popped up a few months before the Star Wars crazyness began.

Wheatpastes and hubcaps(!) by Stikki Peaches.

Swarm wheatpastes.

Swarm wheatpaste.

Swarm wheatpaste. Check out Stela above in this list for a collaboration with Swarm.

Turtle Caps paste-up.

Waxhead wood-up in collaboration with Starkey, found in Mile End. See above in this list for some 100% Starkey wood-ups.

Waxhead wood-up in collaboration with Starkey found downtown.

Waxhead wood-up in collaboration with Starkey found in St-Henri.

Waxhead wood-up in collaboration with Starkey found in HoMa. Check out the Top 100 murals and other painted pieces of 2015 post for more by Waxhead.

It was the year of wood-ups and Xray also got into the game. This one was a splash of colour found near Chinatown on a grey spring day.

This Xray wood-up was found downtown.

This Xray wood-up was found on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

This Xray wood-up was found off Viger.

Zola wheatpaste put up during the spring student strikes.

Another wheatpaste by Zola.

Zola wheatpaste found in HoMa.

This pair of wheatpastes by an unidentified artist were found in HoMa.

This great poster is by some unidentified artist (unless Michelangelo is still active and into street art).

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist put up in an alley off St-Dominique last summer.

This paste-up is by an unidentified artist.

Under Pressure Festival 2015

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

Cet article présente les oeuvres produites au cours de l’édition 2015 du Festival Under Pressure. Pour les autres éditions, voir les articles suivants:
édition 2017
édition 2016
édition 2014
édition 2013.


K6A featuring Axe, Monk.e, Fleo, Philemon, etc.

123Klan and AG crew (Sniper and Scenk).

Fonki, Ms Teri and Isaac J Holland.

Jaber

Agens (top left), Skam (bottom left), Elicser Elliott (centre), Mayser (top right) and Sight (bottom right).

LSNR

Le Monstr; photo © Le Monstr

Lapin

Dfeck (left) and Tchug (right).

Five Eight (top letters), Earth Crusher (character) and Skor (bottom), plus an older one by Serak at the very top.

Evoke (the dancing punk guy middle bottom is by another artist and from before the festival – it was left there as a tribute).

Zilon in door recess.

Sharon, Part15, Awe.

Zek, Mark Esprit, Hsix, Dcae and Dekor.

203 Crew featuring Naimo (top), Algue (left), Opire (bottom middle) and Bosny (right)

First quarter of the Crazy Apes wall featuring mainly Narc and Lith.

Second quarter of the Crazy Apes wall featuring mainly Korb and Narc.

Third quarter of the Crazy Apes wall featuring mainly Kred, Akuma One and Narc.

Fourth quarter of the Crazy Apes wall featuring Crane (top left), Korb (bottom left) and Fezat (right).

Multi-artist wall featuring Kems (top left), Elicser Elliott (character), Fathom (bottom right), Dare, Civel (bottom left), Swel (bottom centre), etc.

Multi-artist wall featuring Minus Two (top left), Haks (top right), Dove (middle left), Sloe (middle), Ganjus (middle), Serna (bottom left letters), Strike, Asyne (bottom middle letters), and Wuna (bottom right letters) and maybe others.

Debza (left, right) and MSHL aka Myshel (centre).

MC Baldassari

Begor from Voltron crew

Anus from Voltron crew.

Peams and Akym.

Mono Sourcil

IAmBatman on container

The other side of above container shows more of IAmBatman (left) and Guko? (right)

This installation by Hoarkor aka HRKR was up in the street only on the last day of the festival.


the 180 and 210 Ste-Catherine est

The windows of the 180 Ste-Catherine est building were plastered with wheatpastes while the boarded up old windows at the bottom were painted by various figurative artists from Montreal. The space beneath the four windows on the Hotel de Ville side of 210 Ste-Catherine est across the street were painted by Stadium Art Movement (Jonathan Himsworth).

Les fenêtres du 180 Ste-Catherine est se sont vues recouvertes de collages tandis que les anciennes fenêtres placardées au niveau de la rue ont été peintes par divers artistes figuratifs de Montréal. L’espace se trouvant sous les fenêtres du 210 Ste-Catherine est (coté Hotel de Ville) a été peint par Stadium Art Movement (Jonathan Himsworth).

Two of Carolina Espinosa‘s wheatpastes in the front windows of 180 Ste-Catherine est.

The other two Carolina Espinosa wheatpastes in the front windows of 180 Ste-Catherine est.

Mateo on one of the ground level boarded up front windows of 180 Ste-Catherine est.

Mirabolle on one of the ground level boarded up front windows of 180 Ste-Catherine est.

Hotel de Ville side of the 180 Ste-Catherine est building (1/2). Close-ups of individual wheatpastes and painted pieces found below.

Hotel de Ville side of the 180 Ste-Catherine est building (1/2). Close-ups of individual wheatpastes and painted pieces found below.