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Rouks

Rouks is a multi-talented artist working on both sides of the urban art spectrum. On one hand he excels at portraits, he is actually earning his place among this city’s best portraitists. On the other he also shines as a graffiti writer alongside his mates in the Nextime Crew. My favourite works of his is when he brings the two together, doing letters with a side of figurative work. The image gallery below is therefore split into sections showing the murals he did or contributed to, his smaller figurative work, his graffiti work, and those special pieces combining letters and portraits.

To see more by Rouks than what is found below, check out his Instagram and Facebook pages.

Rouks est un artiste aux multiples talents touchant aux deux cotés du spectrum d’art urbain. D’une part il est un excellent portraitiste en train de se tailler une place parmi les meilleurs de Montréal. D’autre part, il brille aussi comme writer de pièces de graffiti aux cotés de ses amis dans le Nextime Crew. La gallerie-photo ci-dessous est donc divisée en sections montrant les murales qu’il a effectuées ou auxquelles il a contribué, ses plus petites pièces figuratives, ses pièces de graffiti, et ma section préférée comprenant ses pièces jumelant lettres et figuratif.

Pour en voir plus que ce qui se trouve ci-dessous, vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à ses pages Instagram et Facebook.


murals

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

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

Rouks on character and Crane (top) and Wonez (ground) on name pieces.

Rouks on main characters, with Zek on background, for Ashop. This was done for a family get together, and the people who attended filled in the silhouette figures at the bottom with their own art.

Monk.e on letters and Rouks on woman, in Rosemont. See below for close-up on Rouks’ central character.

Close-up of central character from above collaboration mural with Monk.e.

Rouks (top left), Lapin (top right), Haks (ground left) and Nemo (ground right) for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Rouks mural for Ashop downtown.

Five Eight and Rouks’ collaboration for Ashop‘s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop project on the walls of a NDG garage.

Nextime Crew mural in Hochelaga featuring Rouks on characters and Wonez (top) and Crane (ground level) on letters.

Rouks (left) and Eskro (right), in the Plateau.

Zoofest promo wall painted by Rouks, Crane, LP Montoya and Wonez.

Rouks contributed figurative work to this mural for the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Letters are by Eska (ground), Asyne (middle), Fokus (top). The older piece above it all is by Serak.


smaller figurative pieces

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

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Small chrome’n’black piece at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Rouks’ part in the Estival de Canes 2018.

Using someone else’s piece as a background at the Rouen legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel for the October 2017 Sino Jam.

In Longueuil for the Festival de Canes, next to letters by Sank (top) and Wonez (ground).

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel for the May 2017 Sino Jam.

Going graphic novel style at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Concert promo for Manu Militari at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Rouks (woman and bird), Lapin (headdress), Speak (top feather), Capes (middle feather), Eskae One (bottom feather) and Sirvis (top piece) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Rouks on the reverse of Naimo’s board for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival; small sculpted face on the frame is by Biko.

Next to letters by Nextime crewmate Wonez in Rosemont.

Next to letters by Nextime crewmate Crane at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel next to and beneath letters by Crane.

With letters by Eskro at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

With a double dose of Crane at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

With letters by Crane at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Monk.e and Marian Clem (ground left) and Rouks (ground right) at the Rouen tunnel legal graffiti walls.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Akym (bottom left), Rouks (bottom right) and Reabs (top left) at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Next to letters by Reabs at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Work-in-progress at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Next to letters by crewmate Wonez at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Between letters by Crane and Noper at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Also visible above are Serum (above Rouks), Aces (middle right) and Kelen (very top).


figurative and letters

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

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

In Rosemont.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Rouks (letters and alien) and Loyal (astronaut) in Rosemont.

Inside the abandoned Transco.

Comic book combo at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Visible above is Aces.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Character at the far end is by Flavor.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

Rouks on character and letters on the right, with letters by Wonez on the left.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Work-in-progress at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.


letters

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

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

Small chrome throw found at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

With Bart Simpson character by Crane at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Inside a school under demolition.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Rouks (left) and Crane (right) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

Above the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

MC Baldassari (left) and Rouks (right) at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel; above is a throwie by Flavor.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Nextime crew Etch-A-Sketch featuring Crane (top), Rouks (middle) and Wonez (bottom) at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Also visible above is Reabs.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

On train.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

On train.


tags

Tag on a legal graffiti wall.

Skor

Skor is mostly known for his affiliation with Ahuntsic’s SIK crew (alongside Shok, Narc and Tuna), but he also represents crews TBK (with Kemt, Sewk) and ITS (from Chicago). He returned to graffiti in 2013 after a break of about 10 years. He quickly gained the respect of his peers and of fans through his dedication to his art and his incredible talent. He constantly experiments with style and has evolved considerably since his return to the scene. He is also incredibly prolific, as evidenced in the photo gallery below which shows just a fraction of what he has given us since mid-2014.

To view much more than what is shown here, you should check out Skor’s Instagram and Flickr pages or this feature on Bombing Science.

Skor est surtout connu pour son affiliation avec le SIK crew d’Ahuntsic (aux côtés de Shok, Narc et Tuna), mais il représente aussi les crews TBK (avec Kemt et Sewk) et ITS (de Chicago). Il est revenu au graffiti en 2013 après une pause d’une dizaine d’années. Grâce à son dévouement envers son art et son incroyable talent il a rapidement gagné le respect de ses pairs et des amateurs de graffiti. Skor expérimente continuellement avec le style de ses pièces et a ainsi évolué considérablement depuis son retour à la scène du graf. Il est aussi extrêmement prolifique, tel que démontré dans la galerie-photo ci-dessous qui ne montre qu’une fraction de ce qu’il a créé depuis l’été 2014.

Pour en voir beaucoup plus que ce qui est présenté ici, jetez un coup d’oeil à ses pages Instagram et Flickr de Skor, ou ce profil photo chez Bombing Science.


burners and other bigger pieces

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

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse, de la plus récente à la première que j’ai photographiée.

Contribution to the tribute wall to Scan done for the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

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

On a Ahuntsic rooftop.

In a Plateau alley.

Rooftop piece.

In Rosemont.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Rooftop burner in Ahuntsic.

Rainy day drips at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

For the Scan You Rock jam.

In Rosemont.

With Tuna on character at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall, with Tuna on popsicle character.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Tribute mural by Skor (left, middle) to his grandfather, with contribution by Narc (right).

In Rosemont.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

In Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Skor’s part in a 123Klan jam in the Plateau.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall (he ran out of paint hence the white zones on the right; image slightly cropped on the left).

In a Ahuntsic alley.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Skor on letters and his then girlfriend Mlyne Fortier on her first character at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Rooftop piece for Plaza Walls.

Five Eight (top), Skor (middle) and Cemz (bottom) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Skor’s part in the 2016 Amalgam Festival in Sherbrooke.

Doing Scan‘s name at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Ahuntsic.

A quick one on the left and a throw on the right.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In Rosemont.

Quick bubbles by the waterside.

In Rosemont.

In Parc-Ex.

At the Projet45 DIY skatepark.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Under a bridge.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

In Rosemont.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”. This was part of a Four Lokos-themed prod with other members of the SIK crew.

In Rosemont.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

In Ville St-Laurent.

Going big in the abandoned Transco.

In Hochelaga.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In Rosemont.

A quickie at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In an abandoned school.

In an abandoned school.

In Ville St-Laurent.

Boxing day piece at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Christmas season piece in Ville St-Laurent.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall; photo © Skor.

This one was designed by SIK crewmate Narc and done by Skor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In a Ahuntsic alley.

Up the stairs backwards in the abandoned Transco.

In an abandoned school.

Giant letters in the abandoned Transco.

In the abandoned Transco.

On the roof of the abandoned Transco.

In Rosemont, as part of a Silver Jam actually curated by Skor, featuring 18 artists among the best in Montreal.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Back of truck done at Elementality’s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop Festival from September 2015.

In the abandoned Transco.

In the abandoned Transco.

At the 2015 graffiti jam in Lachine. Seen beneath Skor is a piece by Smak.

On the roof of the abandoned Transco.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Five Eight (top), Earth Crusher (character) and Skor (bottom) for the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Visible above is an older piece by Serak.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible top right is a throw by Reabs.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Skor (left), Legal (right) with a character by Jmoe in between. This was found in Parc Ex.

In Parc-Ex.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible top right is a throw by Mr Chose.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Part of a major prod in Ahuntsic with members of the SIK and HSP crews.

In Rosemont.

Loker (left) and Skor (right) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In an abandoned lot in Hochelaga.

In an abandoned lot in Hochelaga.

A quick one in Mile End.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Over an older piece by Max at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen; also visible above is a big piece by Acro.

At the abandoned “Jailspot”.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Seen above is a piece by Crane and above that a wheatpaste by Lovebot.

In Rosemont.

In an abandoned lot in Hochelaga.

In Parc-Ex.

In a Hochelaga alley.

With Kemt on the left in an abandoned lot in eastern Montreal.

With Kemt on the right at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

For the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

In Hochelaga.

Inside an abandoned building.

In someone’s back yard in Hochelaga.


throws and tags

In Parc-Ex.

In Parc-Ex.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In the abandoned Transco.

In an abandoned school.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In the abandoned Transco.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Near the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Ville St-Laurent.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

In Ville St-Laurent.

In Parc-Ex.

In the abandoned Transco.

On the roof of the abandoned Transco.

With crewmate Tuna (left) in the abandoned Transco.

With crewmate Tuna (top left and bottom) in the abandoned Transco.

With crewmate Tuna (left) in the abandoned Transco.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.


figurative work

Skor’s characters with letters by crewmate Shok, in Ahuntsic.

Skor’s characters with letters by crewmate Narc, in Ahuntsic.

Skor supplied the characters to bookend these letters by Kemt in St-Henri.


sticker

New graffiti March 2016

This post features photos of graffiti pieces created around Montreal during March 2016 and that I was lucky enough to catch. If you want to see new works as soon as I photograph them, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente les meilleurs graffitis créés à Montréal au cours de mars 2016 et que j’ai eu la chance de trouver et photographier. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Cemz at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Smak at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Scaner doing Hoacs’ name at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Scaner in Hochelaga.

Smak in Hochelaga.

Skor in Hochelaga.

Skor in the abandoned Transco.

Narc in the abandoned Transco.

Shok in the abandoned Transco.

Shok in the abandoned Transco.

Arek in the abandoned Transco.

Skor at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skor in Ville St-Laurent.

Skor in Ville St-Laurent.

Skor at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Skor at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Tuna at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Tuna at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Shrek at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Killa EF at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Scribe representing Underdogs at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Naimo representing Underdogs at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Naimo on a car heading for the scrapyard.

Ekes on the opposite side of the above car.

Ekes in Rosemont.

Ekes under highway.

Logre aka Reebok at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Bosny at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Bosny under expressway.

Meor under expressway.

Pask under expressway.

Koal in Rosemont.

Epos in Rosemont.

Pease aka Peace in Hochelaga.

Pease aka Peace in the abandoned Armstrong.

Quote in the abandoned Armstrong

Kwun in the abandoned Armstrong

Kwun in Rosemont.

Blek in Rosemont.

Blek in Rosemont.

Blek in Rosemont.

Debza in Rosemont.

Acek at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Omar aka Royal at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Crane at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Crane and Homer at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Crane in Rosemont.

Swik in Rosemont.

Wonez in Rosemont.

Wonez at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Noper near the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Easter production by Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Easter production by Angr at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

F.One representing HSP at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Block on the abandoned Transco.

Venise on the abandoned Transco.

Eskro at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Eskro in Rosemont.

Laki at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Laki and Ozek at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

EK Sept at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Gaulois at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Flavor (head), Resno (green flop) and Gaulois (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Gaulois doing TMRC in Rosemont.

Reab at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Nstor in Ville St-Laurent.

Raes at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Face at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Duke at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Duke in Rosemont.

Neak (left) and Bewet (right) at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Staple and Fabu at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Lect at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Reces at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Gnius at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Actor at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Nasp at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Bomr at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Someone for TOTR in Rosemont.

Someone for TOTR in Rosemont.

Amok at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Feros in Rosemont.

Axl? Babkianaxl? at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Mean and unidentified artist at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

PSC legal graffiti wall 2016

For information about this Montreal open air gallery, see the wall’s welcome/information page. See also: 2015 image gallery.

The image gallery below is presented in reverse chronological order. The most recents pieces are at the top and the ones from the beginning of 2016 at the end.

Pour plus d’information sur cette galerie à ciel ouvert, voir la page d’accueil et d’information du mur légal. Voir aussi: galerie-photo des oeuvres 2015.

La gallerie-photo ci-dessous présente les oeuvres en ordre chronologique inverse. Les pièces les plus récentes sont donc au début et celles datant du début de 2016, à la fin.


Vogue

Koni (character) and Saner (letters).

Crane

Nor

Royal

Debza

Resok

Kzam

Jaws

Haks

Someone representing RCD (Beaf, Yema or Snok).

Bask

Apashe

Grab

Aces

EK Sept

Rizek

Mark(?)

Staze

Haks

Flavor

Janek

Ekes

Crane

Wonez

Gaulois

Bopor. Character on the left is by Gaulois.

Yope aka Peyo. Character on the right is by Gaulois.

Bopor. Character on the left is by Gaulois.

Le Renard Fou

Yope aka Peyo

Lect

Aces on the top shelf.

Serum on the top shelf.

Skor

Haks

Eskro (letters) and Apok (head).

Apashe

Saner (letters) and Koni HTU (characters).

Max (characters) and Ogen (letters).

Meor

Kwun

Hers

Swik and Nemo.

Nemo and Crane.

Noper

Haks‘s half of an Easter prod with wife Angr (see next).

Angr‘s half of an Easter prod with husband Haks (see above).

Reab

Laki (left) and Ozek (right).

Naimo representing Underdogs.

Scribe representing CSX, IBS and Underdogs.

Amok

This reads AXL but is signed “#Babkianaxl”.

Lect

Omar aka Royal

Acek

Crane

Wonez

Cemz

Smak

Scaner doing Hoacs‘ name.

EK Sept

Fokus

Serum

Gaulois (left) and Joze? (right).

Algue

Koal

Skor

Janek

Naimo

Rouks

Crane

Wonez

Haks

Serum

Cens (left) and Fokus (right).

Reces


Mullins

Behind the building with the legal wall, on Mullins street, is found another wall where graffiti seems to be tolerated. This wall separates a basketball court from a park and is painted on both sides.

Sur la rue Mullins, derrière l’édifice offrant le mur légal, se trouve un autre petit mur où les graffitis semblent tolérés. Ce mur sépare un terrain de basketball du parc adjacent et est peint des deux côtés.

Noper on the park side.

Scribe on the court side.

New graffiti July 2015

Here’s a photo gallery of graffiti pieces found around Montreal in July 2015. To see the best of new Montreal graffiti (and other forms of street art) as soon as I find it, you can check me out on Instagram.

Voici une galerie-photo de graffiti trouvé à Montréal au cours de juillet 2015. Pour voir les plus récents graffitis (et autres formes de street art) aussitôt photographiés, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Robe/Fore akad Keos in Rosemont.

Meor in Rosemont.

Nixon in Rosemont.

Naimo in Rosemont.

Secs at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Reabs (left) and Secs (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Noper at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Rouks at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Rouks in Rosemont.

Rouks in Rosemont.