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Astro

Astro is another one of our street artists that history should remember. After making his name as one of Montreal’s top graffiti artists, he was roughly arrested and consequently now concentrates on legal street pieces and studio work. He is a member of DUC crew (with Pask, Koal, Sino, Stare etc.) as well as the French crew EB (which also includes Otek from Montreal). He has also been part of the now defunct La Paria crew with Zema, Frank Lam, etc. For more info on the artist or for photos of his studio work or his street work outside Montreal, see his personal website as well as his Instagram and Behance pages.

Astro est un autre de nos artiste de rue que l’histoire ne devrait pas oublier. Après s’être illustré comme un des tops graffeurs à Montréal, il a été arrêté (une ‘arrestation musclée’ pour utiliser les termes de l’artiste) et en conséquence il s’en tient maintenant aux oeuvres légales et au travail en studio. Il fait partie du DUC crew (avec Pask, Koal, Sino, Stare, etc) ainsi que du crew français EB (qui inclut aussi Otek de Montréal). Il a aussi fait partie du défunt crew La Paria avec Zema, Frank Lam, etc. Pour plus d’information sur l’artiste et pour voir des photos de son travail de studio ou ses oeuvres de rue hors-Montréal, voir son site web personnel ainsi que ses pages Instagram et Behance.


In Hochelaga. A few more characters found their way in a piece by Monk.e next to it, see below.

In Hochelaga, over an older piece by Monk.e. These are extra characters to a full piece next to this, see above.

Pieces are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

Astro’s contribution to the 2020 Lachine graffiti jam.

MSHL piece with characters by Astro, at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In a Verdun alley.

“CoronAstro” in Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall (1/2, see next).

At the PSC legal graffiti wall (2/2, see above).

With Borgê on letters, in Rosemont.

Under a bridge.

This detail of the Scan You Rock tribute wall to Scaner shows Astro’s part. Click on the latter link to view the complete wall.

In Verdun for Mu.

In a Rosemeont alley. See below for a close-up detail.

Detail of the above wall in a Rosemeont alley.

Tribute to Scaner at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Visible above is an older piece by Kare.

On a Hochelaga garage door.

Astro’s part in Ashop‘s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop project on the walls of a NDG garage.

In Rosemont.

For a daycare in a Hochelaga alley (part 1/3).

For a daycare in a Hochelaga alley (part 2/3).

For a daycare in a Hochelaga alley (part 3/3).

In Petite-Patrie for Plaza Walls.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Astro’s part in a big production in St-Henri.

In Rosemont.

On a sidewalk panel on Amherst for the 2016 edition of the MTL En Arts festival.

On containers in a Plateau schoolyard, angle 1/2.

On containers in a Plateau schoolyard, angle 2/2.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Quickie found inside the abandoned Transco.

On a container in a Plateau park.

One of two contributions to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

The other of two contributions to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival.

Above 4 photos: Both sides and ends of a container in a Plateau park.

In Rosemont.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen, summer 2014.

With DUC crewmate Koal.

With DUC crewmate Pask on the opposite side of the above.

On an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Photo © Astro.

In Hochelaga. This is a detail of a wall also featuring DUC crewmate Pask and Robe/Fore.

Interrupted by the police in an abandoned industrial building.

In centre-sud.

This Koal piece next to the one above also features a character by Astro.

In Hochelaga near the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. This is a detail of wall also featuring Axe.

The Axe piece next to the one above also features a character by Astro.

La Paria’s contribution to the 2013 edition of Mural Festival.

In Rosemont. Photo © Astro.

In Rosemont. Photo © Astro.

Photo © Astro.

Collaboration with Skepa on Napoleon (left half).

Collaboration with Skepa on Napoleon (right half).

In Hochelaga.

In Montreal West.

With defunct crew La Paria (with Zema, Frank Lam, etc.) on one of the pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass.

Side view of the above pillar by La Paria.

Another wall by La Paria, this one near the Champs des Possibles.

Inside an abandoned industrial building.

Collaboration with Scaner (left) and Zeus (right) on Clark. Photo © Astro.

In a Plateau alley.


other

Repeated print put up by the city in the windows of closed businesses. This is a close-up detail, see below for context.

Repeated print put up by the city in the windows of closed businesses. See above for close-up detail.

Pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont Overpass

In September 2010 the Plateau Mont-Royal borough hired artists to create 6 murals on the pillars supporting the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass, on the East side of St-Laurent. These artists were mostly graffiti writers and street artists from Montreal: Stare, Zek, Axe and Fluke for Ashop, Monk.e, Zema and Frank Lam. In May 2013, the project was re-opened and another bunch of artists were given the contract of covering the pillars on the West side of St-Laurent. This second batch included a mix of graffiti writers as well as street and studio artists: Arpi, Peru Dyer, Sino, Reuben Peter-Finley aka Sbire, Fanny Aishaa, Pito & Guko (credited as Capital P and Charlie Machete) and the Crazy Apes.

En septembre 2010, l’arrondissement Plateau Mont-Royal a fait réaliser 6 murales sur les piliers soutenant le viaduc Van Horne|Rosemont, à l’est de la rue St-Laurent. Les artistes choisis pour la création de cette galerie ‘à ciel ouvert’ étaient principalement des graffeurs et artistes de rue montréalais: Stare, Zek, Axe et Fluke pour Ashop, Monk.e, Zema et Frank Lam. En mai 2013, le projet a été relancé et de nouveaux artistes se sont vus octroyer le contrat de couvrir les piliers se trouvant du côté ouest de St-Laurent. Cette fois-ci la sélection incluait des graffeurs ainsi que des artistes de rue et de studio/atelier: Arpi, Peru Dyer, Sino, Reuben Peter-Finley (Sbire), Fanny Aishaa, Pito & Guko (crédités Capital P et Charlie Machete) et les Crazy Apes.


Western side / côté ouest [2013]

Arpi

Peru143

Sino

Reuben Peter-Finley

Fanny Aishaa

Pito X Guko

Crazy Apes (Narc, Lith, Fezat, Korb, Egor)

Crazy Apes (Narc, Lith, Fezat, Korb, Egor)

A bonus one by Crazy Apes.

Not official: Kare and Mesk graffiti.


Eastern side / côté est [2010]

Stare

Zek

Ashop‘s Axe and Fluke.

Monk.e

La Paria aka Paria Crew featuring Zema, Astro, Frank Lam, Bjorn, Gaston and Kain.

The piece above carries over the sides of the pillar.

The piece above carries over the sides of the pillar.

This is the original piece by Zema and Frank Lam which was later replaced by the one shown above it.

Mural Festival 2013

This post covers the 2013 edition of Mural Festival. For subsequent editions, check out the latter link. 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 oeuvres produites dans le cadre de l’édition 2013 du Festival Mural. Pour les autres éditions, cliquez sur ce dernier lien. 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.


En Masse‘s contribution featuring Dan Buller (tennis player), Five Eight (central letters), Scaner (top letters), Waxhead (head on the left), Beeforeo (below Five) and Nixon (bottom, top and far right). Photo © Infant Wisdom.

Gaia from the USA. Photo © Gaia.

Jason Botkin. Car by Jeremy Shantz. Photo © Street Art News.

LNY from the USA.

Bonar

Escif from Spain.

Chris Dyer

Ashop featuring Fluke, Zek, Axe and Apashe.

Other

Paria Crew featuring mainly Astro.

Labrona.

This huge mural is by Pixel Pancho from Italy.

Stare and Tchug.

A Squid Called Sebastian from Belgium.

Roa from Belgium.

Ricardo Cavolo from Spain.

Phlegm from England. This photo was taken in 2014 after the bottom was redone to remove graffiti (which of course reappeared soon after).

Phlegm actually did two pieces, this is the other one.

Wzrds Gng (side view).

Wzrds Gng (back view also showing work by Stela). Photo © Vitrolaeletrica.

Omen with letters by himself and Five Eight at the bottom.

Fin DAC and Christina Angelina. Photo © Fin DAC.

This mural is by Reka One from Australia.


Mathieu Connery’s sidewalk pieces

For the 2013 edition of the festival, Montreal artist Mathieu Connery painted three pieces in his own abstract and somewhat geometrical style on the sidewalks of St-Laurent. The three photos in the gallery below are © Vandalog.

Dans le cadre de l’édition 2013 du festival, l’artiste montréalais Mathieu Connery a peint sur les trottoirs de la rue St-Laurent trois différentes pièces dans son style abstrait et géométrique. Les 3 photos dans la galerie ci-dessous sont © Vandalog.

On Milton corner St-Laurent.

Between Milton and Prince-Arthur.

Between Rachel and Marie-Anne.

New street art and graffiti September 2014 part 2

September was busy for Montreal’s street artists, so here’s a second post about new pieces that have popped up or that have finally been completed during the last month.

Les artistes street de Montréal ont été assez occupés pendant le mois de septembre, ce qui justifie la publication d’un second article présentant les créations apparues au cours du dernier mois et celles qui ont finalement été achevées après plusieurs mois de travail.


Walls

Mural by Dré, Dodo Osé and Zek for Ashop in Côte-des-Neiges.

Mural by Five Eight in the Plateau.

Mural by Rafael Sottolichio in Petite-Patrie.

Mural by Annie Hamel in the Village.

Mural by Botkin on Savoie (three more murals on Savoie are nearly completed or in progress, stay tuned).

Free5 (left), Waxhead and Turtle Caps in the Plateau.

Stela and Selena Gomez representing the Witch Gang, in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark (bottom left corner is by Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art).

Another piece was done by Stela on the Fairmount end of the same alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Oram 79 at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

IAmBatman at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Piece by Snipe from an Art Gang/123Klan prod in the Quartier des Spectacles.

The 123Klan‘s Scien from an Art Gang/123Klan prod in the Quartier des Spectacles.

The 123Klan‘s Klor from an Art Gang/123Klan prod in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Unidentified writer from an Art Gang/123Klan prod in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Greasy Jim piece in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

The Mathieu Connery installation on the corner of St-Christophe and Marie-Anne appears to be finished.

Labrona on the door of an abandoned building in Rosemont.

Abstract mural by Matt W Moore in Plateau End.


Wheatpastes, etc

New wheatpastes by Féfine (centre) and Futur Lasor Now (right) were added to an older one by Tava (left). In Mile End.

Futur Lasor Now poster, with older works by Pnda (top left) and Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art (bottom), in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Mono Sourcil (left) and Labrona (right) wheatpastes in the Quartier Latin.

Makenoize transformed pipes into urban dragonflies (photo © Makenoize).

One more by Makenoize (photos © Makenoize).

Stencil of Smiley face on board by Makenoize, between older graffiti murals by Grito Raices on the left and La Paria (Astro, Zema, Rage and friends) on the right. In Mile End.

Miss Me wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Miss Me wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Miss Me wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Zola wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Wheatpaste by Albar on the George General d’Auto Reparation.

Poster by Kat in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Paste-up by Stela in this Mile End alley.

National Zombi paste-up in Mile End.

National Zombi paste-up in Griffintown.

National Zombi paste-up in Griffintown.

Wheatpaste by Zu in this Mile End alley.

Wheatpaste by Zu in this Mile End alley.

Paste-upmontage by A in B here and there over central Montreal.

Paste-upmontage by A in B here and there over central Montreal.

Paste-upmontage by A in B here and there over central Montreal.


Stencils and hand drawn pieces

Waxhead in the Plateau.

ROC514 drawing. Also visible is a tag by Down as well as stickers by ROC514 and Robert Robert (commercial).

ROC514 drawing in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Stencilled New Regime tags have popped up all over the walls and sidewalks of the city; colours vary.

Small drawing by an unidentified artist in this Mile End alley.


Stickers

Sticker by Waxhead.

Sticker by Swarm.

New collaboration sticker by ROC514 with Arson.

New collaboration sticker by ROC514 with Ekro.

Stickers by Stela (purple Starchild), Selena Gomez, and friends.

Mini-poster by Il Flatcha.

This unidentified artist has been posting new variations on his/her mini-stickers.

Sticker by Ugly(?).

Sticker by Smegma.

Sticker by an unidentified artist.