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Retrospective of 2020 pasted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 pieces of Montreal street art from 2020 that were created in a studio, then pasted, glued, screwed in or cemented into a public place. 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 name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular artists, I have set a maximum of 4 pieces per person. Collaborations by two or more artists count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2020 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de street art produites en 2020 à Montréal, créées en studio avant d’être collées, vissées ou fixées dans le ciment dans un endroit public. 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 2020 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique de nom d’artiste. Pour que cette liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques artistes populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Retrospective 2020 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2020 graffiti


Poster by Adi.

One of many different small paste-ups by Adi. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

One of many plant/insect designs by Laurence Bélanger.

A paste-up by Laurence Bélanger.

One of many pasted head pieces by Bodegas.

One more paste-up by Bodegas.

Poster by Bubzee and Kali Spitzer.

A beautiful wheatpaste by Bubzee.

A pasted collaboration between Bubzee and Sage Novak.

A poster by Bubzee and Sage Novak.

A small poster from Cam. Similar variations in different colours have also been found.

This one is the most beautiful of the Black Lives Matter posters put up by Maya Cardin.

One of many small paste-ups by Cess Pool.

Nivanh Chanthara hit the streets of Montreal for the first time near the end of the year and managed to paste between 15 and 20 pieces in the year’s final few weeks.

One more by Nivanh Chanthara.

One more by Nivanh Chanthara.

One more by Nivanh Chanthara.

A typical Montreal citizen in transit, by CSRK. Found in Mile End.

CSRK found in Petite-Patrie.

CSRK inspired by the Covid19 pandemic.

A small wood-up by Flavor.

Laurent Gascon has been coming up with a new broken tile mosaics honouring a local artist every year since 2009. This 2020 mural, his 13th, features Renée Claude, a québécoise singer who passed away from Covid19 in May.

Above 2 photos: Huile d’Olive pasted these posters from the very beginning of the Covid19 pandemic, they were the very first pieces of public art addressing the subject. The posters were made in French or English, in a variation of colours. Huile d’Olive has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Irritated Eye wheatpaste that appeared on St-Laurent shortly after the death of George Floyd, when the subject of police brutality inspired many artists to create.

Junko installed around Mile End a handful of impressive large pieces made of reclaimed materials during the final weeks of the year.

One more creation by Junko made from reclaimed materials.

A set of 2 Know Self wheatpastes coloured on location. These were found in a Mile End alley. The bottom piece was added to the top one after a few weeks.

One more Know Self wheatpaste from a Mile End alley, colour added on location.

One more Know Self wheatpaste from a Mile End alley, painted on location.

A set of pieces by Kyoto Coyote.

Labrona was very active during the first part of the year. This is one of many pasted pieces I found over 2020.

One more pasted piece by Labrona, this one from a series inspired by Picasso. Labrona has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

“Wet’suwet’en Strong”, a small paste-up by LMNOPI.

A small paste-up by LMNOPI titled “Water Is Life”.

A small paste-up by LMNOPI titled “Land Back”.

This punny wheatpaste by Lost Claws put up in April was very likely inspired by the Covid19 pandemic (Six Feet Away / Six Feet Under).

This is Lost Claws taking a dig at a street artist whose work is found right next to it (one corner is visible in this shot).

A touching tribute by Lost Claws to his cat which had just passed away.

Something a bit different from Lost Claws. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Above 8 photos: While the streets of Montreal were deserted at the very beginning of the Covid19 pandemic, Louis Letters decided to take the 36 Days Of Type challenge outside. The 36 Days Of Type Challenge invites designers and graphic artists to create their own versions of the letters A to Z then the numbers 0 to 9. The creations are usually posted on Instagram, but Louis Letters had the great idea of bringing his creations to the street, photograph them in situ and then post them. The photos above show the letters N,O, R, T, U, V, W and X.

A small paste-up by Louis Letters stating “Police Kills”. Ironically, a policeman sitting in his car was watching me as I photographed this piece!

A Black Lives Matter poster by Louis Letters. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 graffiti.

A poster by Madame Gilles.

A poster by Madame Gilles.

A small paste-up by Maika.

A small paste-up by Maika.

An installation by Makenoize in a Plateau alley.

A small paste-up by Marine Martinelli put up at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Marine has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

A large wheatpaste by Mirov on a Plateau alley garage door.

A tall Miss Me wheatpaste in a Rosemont alley.

Miss Me in Mile End.

A small Missprints paste-up put up when the subject of police brutality was trending.

A M’Os Geez wheatpaste. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Fay Nix in Hochelaga.

Fay Nix in Hochelaga.

A poster by le Pleurnicheur.

A poster by le Pleurnicheur.

A wheatpaste by le Pleurnicheur.

A pasted piece by Rage5 found downtown.

A pasted piece by Rage5 found in the Old Port.

A pasted piece by Rage5 found on a boarded up Plateau house.

A small paste-up by SciWalkArt. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

A poster by Shame.

A poster by Shame.

Here’s a 50 x 50 tile installation by Shelley Miller inspired by the first wave of the Covid19 pandemic. The colours each represent a different Montreal borough (in percentage of cases), and each column represents a day, for 50 days. It therefore shows how in the early days of the pandemic (left of the piece), the relative evolution of boroughs was quite different, but after 35 days (right of the piece), everything seemed to stabilize. More info from the artist’s account via the above link.

Above 2 photos: two Shifty Cat posters put up near the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic.

A collaboration between Sinister Kid and Sloast.

Sloast in the McGill Ghetto.

A small poster by Stay Beautiful.

A set of 2 small posters by Stay Beautiful.

Stikki Peaches from a run of wheatpastes in June.

A Stikki Peaches wheatpaste of Malcolm X found in Ahuntsic.

A Stikki Peaches wheatpaste of Martin Luther King found in Ahuntsic.

A set of two wheatpastes by Suriani found in Mile Ex.

One more by Suriani in Mile Ex.

A wheatpaste by Swarm spotted in Mile End.

Swarm wheatpaste found in Mile End.

T.B.O.N.S. put up a series of small paste-ups around the Plateau and Mile End. These paste-ups often come as sets, such as the ones shown here.

One more set of small paste-ups by T.B.O.N.S.

Any one of the many dozens of small paste-ups put up by T.B.O.N.S. could have made this retrospective.

Toxic hijacking a cinema poster.

Above 2 photos: Closed and open shots of an installation by Toxic found at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

A small poster by Tshoko, variations exist.

One of many sticker/paste-ups put up by Tshoko in 2020. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

A wood-up by Waxhead found in Mile End.

Another wood-up by Waxhead found in Mile End.

Above 4 photos: Covid19 stickers by Waxhead, found in 4 different colours. Waxhead has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Benny Wilding treated us to a few new fake business signs in 2020, here’s one of them.

One more mock business sign by Benny Wilding. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 graffiti (under ‘Cemz’).

There’s a great story around this pasted policeman piece by Zola. She had initially contributed a painted anti-police brutality piece on this garage door for the 2020 editon of Canettes de Ruelle (still partially visible – click on her name above to view original). Unfortunately, someone who clearly disapproved of her message vandalised the door with black paint, calling her a cretin in the process. She cleverly flipped the topic back by adding the pasted policeman. Socio-political street art at its best!

Heads rolled in 2020, particularly that of the statue of first Canadian prime minister John A Macdonald. Macdonald allowed famine and disease to kill many indigenous people and his government forced some First Nation communities to leave their traditional territories, withholding food until they did so. In August 2020 his statue, which had been sprayed with blood red paint many times, was finally toppled by activists. Shortly after Zola immortalised the moment with this poster.

A wheatpaste by Zola found in Rosemont.

A large wheatpaste by Zola found in the Plateau/Rosemont.

An unidentified artist has pasted around Hochelaga black and white photos of various people of the neighbourhood. This is one of almost a dozen by the same artist which I have been lucky enough to find and photograph.

One more pasted piece by the unidentified Hochelaga artist putting up black and white photos of neighbourhood citizens. This one is of a street musician and the piece was actually put up behind where he usually plays to passersby on Ontario street, prompting many of them to photograph the musician playing in front of this photo of himself.

This wheatpaste of George Floyd was put up in Mile End shortly after the murder that sparked the 2020 Black Lives Matter chapter.

Pieces in this style by an unidentified artist have been found here and there in Hochelaga alleys, in Old Montreal and around St-Laurent. Sometimes found as double sets as shown here, but usually as a single piece.

This wheatpaste by an unidentified artist was found in Petite-Patrie.

Wolf wheatpastes have been found around Petite-Patrie. The artist has not been identified but is presumed to be the same one as the piece above.

A beautiful poster found in Mile End. Artist has not been identified.

Retrospective of 2020 graffiti

This image gallery brings together 200 great pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2020. 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 2020 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2020 pasted street art

Cette galerie-photo présente 200 pièces de graffiti produites en 2020 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 2020 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 2020 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2020 street art collé


The 123 Klan‘s contribution to the 2020 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Name pieces are by Scien and Klor at ground level and Aiik above.

Above 2: the 123 Klan’s Klor (above) and Scien (below) in Rosemont.

Aper‘s part in a prod which he curated in Côte St-Paul.

Aper in the McGill Ghetto.

Arrow in Rosemont.

Ason in Rosemont.

Ason at the Lachine graffiti walls.

Awie in St-Henri. Also visible in this shot are throws by Sake and Bruse.

Awie in an abandoned building. Scroll down for more by Awie under ‘K6A’ and ‘Serak’. Awie also has work appearing in theRetrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Axe Lalime in St-Henri.

Axe Lalime in St-Henri. Scroll down for more by Axe under ‘K6A’.

Bacer in Ahuntsic.

Bacer in Rosemont.

Beaf at the 2020 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam.

Beast in an abandoned building.

Bhar (ground level) and Amon (above) in Hochelaga. Scroll down for more by Bhar under ‘CEK’.

Bosny in an abandoned building.

Bosny in Rosemont. Bosny also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Supersize BTH piece on the roof of an abandoned building.

Bumpr at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Case in Pointe St-Charles.

Case in Ville St-Laurent.

The CEK crew represented by Deep, Resno, Bhar and Jher in a green alley prod in Hochelaga. Scroll up to ‘Bhar’ for more by this writer.

Cemz in Hochelaga.

Cemz from a KG crew production in Hochelaga.

Cemz in Rosemont. This writer has also made into the Retrospective of 2020 pasted street art under the name Benny Wilding.

Cler under the city.

Cone in Pointe St-Charles.

Crane at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Dars in Hochelaga.

Dars on letters and Omar Bernal on figurative parts, at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Omar Bernal also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Dfek in Ahuntsic.

Dfek in Rosemont.

Dfek in Rosemont.

Dice in Ahuntsic.

Dice in Rosemont.

Drug Prophets in Parc Jeanne-Mance.

Durs in Mile End.

EK Sept in Rosemont.

EK Sept in Rosemont. Scroll down to ‘Hoar’ for more by EK Sept.

Ekes for the 2020 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Ekes in an abandoned building.

Ekes under the city.

Ekler in Rosemont.

Ekler in Rosemont.

Ekler at the 2020 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam.

Ensor (ground level) and Joh (above), in Mercier. Scroll down for more by Joh in this retrospective.

Enter in Rosemont.

Eskro (above) and Resok (below) in Mercier. Scroll down for more by Resok in this retrospective.

F.One in an abandoned building.

F.One and Ewol from a production in Villeray.

F.One and Ewol in Rosemont.

Face in Rosemont.

Fisk and Tizer‘s contribution to the 2020 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll down for solo work by Tizer in this retrospective.

A huge solo wall by Five Eight in Hochelaga.

Fleo in St-Henri.

Fleo (above) and Dodo Osé (below) in Mercier. Scroll down to ‘K6A’ for more work by both writers. Dodo Osé also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Fokus in a Hochelaga alley. Scroll down for more by this artist under the name ‘Malin’.

The FT crew celebrated their 15th anniversary in 2020 and its Montreal members got together to paint this extra-wide piece on a bridge pillar.

Gaulois in Rosemont.

Gaulois in Rosemont.

Gost doint Hoar’s name for his birthday, in Rosemont.

Gost in Rosemont.

Grils treading that spece between figurative and letters in a Villeray production which he curated.

Grils in a Villeray production which he curated. Scroll down for more by Grils under ‘LTG / POM’. He also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Haks on the Lachine Canal.

During the first wave of the Covid19 pandemic Haks basically had the whole PSC legal graffiti wall to himself and managed to pull off this triple set. Scroll down for more by Haks under ‘Hoar’.

Hary in a Rosemont alley. Hary also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art under the name of his ‘crew’ Lama.

Hest in Hochelaga.

Hest on a bridge pillar. Scroll down for more by Hest under ‘Killa EF’ and under ‘Wuna’.

A tribute to health workers on the frontline of the Covid19 pandemic, by Hoar in Rosemont.

Hoar in Rosemont.

Hoar, Haks, EK Sept and Nemo collaboration for the 2020 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Hoar, Haks and EK Sept all have more work in this retrospective, scroll up to their names to view.

Hozek in Villeray. Scroll down to ‘LTG / POM’ for more by this artist.

Hurl at the Papineau legal graffiti wall. Scroll down for more by this artist under his alternate name ‘Joer’.

Jaker in Rosemont.

Jaker and Legal on an abandoned building. Scroll down for solo pieces by Legal in this retrospective.

Jaker in Hochelaga.

Janek in Ahuntsic.

Joer in Rosemont. Scroll up for more by this artist under his alternate name ‘Hurl’.

Joh at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Joh also has another entry in this retrospective, scroll up to ‘Ensor’ to view.

Johste in Rosemont.

The huge K6A crew wall for the 2020 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, featuring Monk.e, Awie, Serak, Fleo, Dodo Osé, Axe Lalime, Royal, Otak, Vect, Arpi, Sims and Osti. Monk.e, Awie, Serak, Fleo and Axe Lalime all have solo entries in this retrospective, scroll to their names to view. Dodo Osé also has more work under ‘Fleo’.

Kemt in Hochelaga.

Kes at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Above 3: Killa EF, Pito and Hest from a joint production in Petite-Patrie. All three have solo work in this retrospective, scroll to their names to view.

Trackside Killa EF.

Klew in Ahuntsic.

Koal in Hochelaga.

Koal in Little Italy.

Kor, Seano, MSH and perhaps more for the 2020 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Giant piece from Kor at the Papineau legal graffiti wall. Kor also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Korb in Rosemont.

Korb at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Kores at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Lamo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Legal from a production in Côte St-Paul.

Legal in an abandoned building. More by Legal can be found above under ‘Jaker’.

Liza in Rosemont.

One of many “Defund The Police” pieces by Chris Lloyd at this same spot.

Lora in an abandoned building.

Louis Letters in an abandoned building.

Louis Letters in an abandoned building. Louis has also made into the Retrospective of 2020 pasted street art.

Above 2 photos: The LTG/POM crews’ wall for the 2020 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Aces, Grils, Serum, Rizek, Seork, Hozek and Paynt. The second photo above is a close-up on the left section showing Aces and Grils’s parts. Grils, Serum, Rizek and Hozek all have solo work in this retrospective, scroll to their names to view.

Lyfer in Petite-Patrie.

Lyfer in an abandoned building.

Macak in Rosemont. Macak also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Makes in Pointe St-Charles.

Makes at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Malin‘s contribution to the 2020 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Malin has more work in this retrospective, scroll up to ‘Fokus’ to view. He also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art under ‘Jest’.

Maniak in Rosemont.

Maniak in Mercier.

Mask at the 2020 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam.

Maysr‘s contribution to the 2020 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, from the wall of OGs which he curated.

Mazo in Rosemont.

Medor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Meor in a graffiti alley.

Meow in Mile Ex.

Highwayside Meow.

Trackside Meow

Micer in an abandoned building.

Mix of graffiti and calligraphy by Monk.e in Mile End.

Monk.e at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll up to ‘K6A’ for more by Monk.e in this retrospective. This multi-talented artist also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Naimo in a Hochelaga alley.

Naimo on an abandoned Plateau building.

Naimo in Petite-Patrie.

Narc in Ahuntsic.

Narc in Ahuntsic.

Noper at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Nor at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Nor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Paner on an abandoned Plateau building.

Peace in Hochelaga.

Peack‘s contribution to the 2020 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Peru at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Peru at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Peyo in Rosemont.

Pito in Ahuntsic.

Pito at the 2020 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam. Scroll up to ‘Killa EF’ for more by this writer.

Psycho in Hochelaga.

Highwayside Psycho.

Quote at the Papineau graffiti walls.

Raes in Rosemont.

Raes at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Rains in Hochelaga.

Rains at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Rains at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Resok in an abandoned building.

Resok in Rosemont. Scroll up to ‘Eskro’ for more by Resok. He also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Rizek in an abandoned building just as the Covid19 pandemic hit our shores.

Rizek (above) and Luna (below) in an abandoned building. Scroll up to ‘LTG / POM’ for more by Rizek.

Salé on a bridge pillar.

Sank at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

SBU One in an abandoned building.

SBU One in an abandoned building. SBU also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Scribe in Hochelaga.

Above 2 photos: both sides of a truck by Scribe.

Scribe in the Plateau. Scribe also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Senck in Côte des Neiges.

Senck in the Plateau.

Serak‘s contribution to a major production by the KG crew.

Serak on letters and Awie on the portrait of Ennio Morricone, in St-Henri. Scroll up to ‘K6A’ for more by both artists. Awie also has solo work at the beginning of this retrospective.

Serum in Rosemont. Scroll up to ‘LTG / POM’ for more by Serum.

Shok in Ahuntsic.

Shok in Ahuntsic.

Shok in Hochelaga.

Smak in Côte des Neiges.

Smak in Côte St-Paul.

Snipes in Côte des Neiges.

Snipes in Côte des Neiges.

Snipes in Côte St-Paul.

Snok in St-Henri.

Snok in Lachine.

Snok in Lachine.

Some in Petite-Patrie.

Stare in Rosemont.

Stare in Côte des Neiges.

Stare in Rosemont.

Tchug in Rosemont. Tchug also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Timer in Rosemont.

Timer at the 2020 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam.

Timer‘s contribution to the OG wall for the 2020 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Tizer at the Papineau legal graffiti wall. Scroll up to ‘Fisk’ for more by Tizer.

Tuna in Ahuntsic.

Tuna in Ahuntsic.

Tuna in Ahuntsic.

Vaper in Rosemont.

Verbe in Hochelaga. Also visible above in this shot is an older piece by Daur.

Verso in Rosemont.

Voguer in industrial Hochelaga.

Wuna in Hochelaga. She also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Wuna and Hest‘s contribution to the 2020 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Hest also has solo work in this retrospective, scroll up to his name as well as to ‘Killa EF’ to view.

A tribute to George Floyd by members of XPR.

Zehok at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Zek‘s contribution to the OG wall for the 2020 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Zek‘s part in a major production by the KG crew in Hochelaga.

Zek in the Plateau.

Zen in Rosemont.

Zen in a Plateau alley.

Zen in a Plateau alley. He also has work appearing in the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art under the name Johnny Crap.

Under Pressure Festival 2020

Here’s a photo gallery featuring all the works produced during the 2020 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Unlike all other editions, walls in 2020 were painted one after the other from August to October because of social restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For earlier editions see the following posts:
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 editions.

Cet article-photo présente les oeuvres produites au cours de l’édition 2020 du Festival Under Pressure. Contrairement aux autres éditions, les murs en 2020 ont été peints l’un après l’autre d’août à octobre dans le but de respecter les restrictions sociales découlant de la pandémie de Covid-19. Pour les éditions antérieures, voir les articles suivants:
Éditions 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013.


The 123 Klan wall. Name pieces are by Aiik (top), Scien (ground left) and Klor (ground right). Close-ups on the name pieces are found below.

Close-up on Aiik‘s name piece on the above 123 Klan wall.

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

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

Toy-themed collaboration between Hoar, Haks, EK Sept and Nemo.

The huge K6A crew wall featuring Monk.e, Awie, Serak, Fleo, Dodo Osé, Axe Lalime, Royal, Otak, Vect, Arpi, Sims and Osti. Scroll down for close-ups.

The left half of the huge K6A crew wall above.

The right half of the huge K6A crew wall above.

Detail of the huge K6A crew wall above.

Detail of the huge K6A crew wall above.

Detail of the huge K6A crew wall above.

Detail of the huge K6A crew wall above.

Detail of the huge K6A crew wall above.

Arpi on the container in front of the huge K6A crew wall above.

Calligraphy by Monk.e and Serak and a bug by Dodo Osé, on the container in front of the huge K6A crew wall above.

Calligraphy by Monk.e and Serak on the container in front of the huge K6A crew wall above. What was written are the names of the K6A crew members.

The LTG/POM crews wall featuring Aces, Grils, Serum, Rizek, Seork, Hozek and Paynt.

Close-up on the right half of the above LTG/POM wall showing Serum, Rizek, Seork, Hozek and Paynt‘s pieces.

Close-up on the left half of the above LTG/POM wall showing Aces and Grils‘ pieces.

Zek‘s contribution to the OG wall curated by Maysr.

Enter‘s contribution to the OG wall curated by Maysr.

Cemz‘s contribution to the OG wall curated by Maysr.

Fathom‘s contribution to the OG wall curated by Maysr.

Maysr‘s contribution to the OG wall curated by himself.

Zen‘s contribution to the OG wall curated by Maysr.

Timer‘s contribution to the OG wall curated by Maysr.

Clok‘s contribution to the OG wall curated by Maysr.

Sight‘s contribution to the OG wall curated by Maysr.

Collaboration between Wuna and Hest.

The Gentil Crew wall featuring Bosny, Le Monstr, LSNR, Maylee Keo, MSHL, Nikki Küntzle and SBU One.

Scribe

Les Sale Mômes aka Louis Letters on letters and Tshoko on characters.

Fisk and Tizer.

LNA and Moule.

The Under Pressure head piece by Hoar and EK Sept, above a name piece by Malin and a character by Jest.

Close-up on Jest‘s piece from the picture above.

Verbe

Labrona

Peack (the dancing punk guy between Peack’s piece and the Labrona door is an older tribute to ‘Steeve’ by Quermit and Cheeb that has been preserved).

Daur (top left), Keso (bottom left) and Nero (right).

Germ Dee

La Loica

Acrow

Rizek, who also contributed to the LTG/POM wall above.

Luna

Macak

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Installation by Makenoize made of used spraypaint cans.

Mural Festival 2020

This article features the new murals created during the 2020 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 for a few weeks in August. Because of restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, this edition was a limited one, with walls executed one after the other over the length of summer, and without parties or events that would have brought people in proximity to one another.

Four earlier Festival murals have been replaced with new ones this year. These are the Miss Van and PichiAvo creations from the 2019 edition, the Sandra Chevrier wall from the 2018 edition as well as the Curiot one from the 2015 edition.

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 2020 du Festival Mural ainsi que les oeuvres temporaires trouvées sur le site (St-Laurent entre Sherbrooke et Mont-Royal) lorsque celui-ci était piétonnisé pendant quelques semaine en août. A cause des restrictions dues à la pandémie de Covid-19, l’édition 2020 était limitée. Les murales ont été exécutées l’une après l’autre au cours de l’été au complet, et il n’y a pas eu d’événement pour le public autrement qu’en virtuel.

Quatre murales ont été remplacées par de nouvelles cette année: celles de Miss Van et de PichiAvo de l’édition 2019, l’oeuvre de Sandra Chevrier datant de 2018 ainsi que le mur de Curiot créé en 2015.

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

Here are the 6 murals done for the 2020 edition, in order of completion.

Voici les 6 murales créées pour l’édition 2020, en ordre chronologique.

The first mural of the 2020 edition was completed at the very beginning of July. It was painted by Jeremy Shantz from a design by FvckRender.

This mural by Ankh One was complete in mid-August. Original throws by Cheeto and Listen were preserved at the base of the wall as Ankh painted above them.

Denial completed his Black Lives Matter tribute in mid-August.

Marc-Olivier Lamothe completed his wall in late August.

This is a beautiful tribute by Patrick Forchild to health workers who were at the forefront of the fight against the Covid-19 virus. It was painted on a wall of the Jewish General Hospital and completed near the end of August.

Burnt Toast‘s wall was completed at the very end of August.


bonus murals

The 2 pieces below were done behind the LNDMRK offices as a little extra to the festival’s official programme.

Les 2 pièces ci-dessous peintes derrière les bureaux de LNDMRK n’étaient pas au programme.

Collaboration of Denial, Mort, Jamie Janx and Kiki.

Jamie Janx.


the panels

The panels below were painted and left on St-Laurent for a few weeks in August.

Les panneaux ci-dessous ont été peints et laissés sur St-Laurent pour quelques semaines en août.

MSHL

Louis Letters

Tshoko

Lyfer

Hary

Peyo

Le Renard Fou

Félix Arsenault

La Charbonne


other

This piece by Sloast was done on site although it was not on the official programme.

Black Lives Matter

This post brings together photos of urban art relating to the Black Lives Matter movement done in the streets of Montreal following the death of George Floyd on 25 May 2020. The BLM movement started in 2013 after the acquittal of the policeman who killed Trayvon Martin and has been a source of inspiration for a few pieces in Montreal between the years 2013 and 2020, but following the killing of George Floyd by a white policeman in 2020, as in many major cities around the world, many artists in Montreal were compelled to voice their anger through the creation of murals, graffiti pieces and pasted art.

Cet article présente des photos d’art urbain inspiré par le mouvement Black Lives Matter dans les rues de Montréal suite au décès de George Floyd le 25 mai 2020. Le mouvement BLM a débuté en 2013 suite à l’acquittement du policier responsable du meurtre de Trayvon Martin et a été une source d’inspiration pour quelques pièces à Montréal entre les années 2013 et 2020. Suite au meurtre de George Floyd par un policier blanc en 2020, tout comme dans plusieurs autres grandes villes autour du monde, plusieurs artistes à Montréal ont senti le besoin de manifester leur colère via la création de pièces murales, de graffiti et de collages.


painted work

As in many other cities around the world, a huge Black Lives Matter street piece was done in Montreal. In French, “La vie des noir.e.s compte” was produced by Gala Dynastie and Never Was Average and painted by multiple artists, one artist per letter. Scroll down for close-ups.

Close-up on the above “La vie des noir.e.s compte” street piece.

Closer-up on the above “La vie des noir.e.s compte” street piece.

Close-up on the ‘N’ painted by Maliciouz, from the above “La vie des noir.e.s compte” street piece in which each letter was done by a different artist.

Close-up on the ‘E’ painted by Mins, from the above “La vie des noir.e.s compte” street piece in which each letter was done by a different artist.

A collective of artists wanting to remain uncredited painted this huge piece on the boarded up Apple Store downtown.

Louis Letters on letters and Tshoko on figurative parts for this Plateau mural. See close-ups on the partially hidden letter pieces below.

Close-up on Louis Letters‘ “Black Lives Matter” on the above Plateau mural.

Close-up on Louis Letters‘ “No Justice No Peace” on the above Plateau mural.

Collaboration between Omar Bernal and Aldarwin in Hochelaga.

Tribute to George Floyd by Christopher B Powell and Caroline Thibault, at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.