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Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 pieces of Montreal street art from 2016 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.

It was a rather quiet year for stickers. Many of our slappers were out of town for extended periods of time or were just busy with work and the rest of their life. Also, the city was more quick in removing and painting over stickers. Meanwhile, the medium of wheatpasting was more popular than before, particularly during the period of May to July. Consequently, the list this year features many more wheatpastes and fewer stickers than before.

See also:
Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2016 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de street art produites en 2016 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 2016 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.

2016 a été une année tranquille pour les autocollants. Plusieurs de nos artistes s’adonnant à ce medium ont été absents une bonne partie de l’année et d’autres étaient occupés à autre chose. De plus, la ville s’est donnée en 2016 une politique plus aggressive contre cette forme d’expression artistique. Entre-temps, beaucoup d’artistes locaux se sont mis aux collages et plusieurs colleurs étrangers sont passés par Montréal, particulièrement de mai à juillet. Conséquemment, cette année cette liste inclut beaucoup plus de collages et moins d’autocollants que d’habitude.

Voir aussi:
Rétrospective 2016 murales et autre street art peint
Rétrospective 2016 graffiti


52Hz wheatpastes (fish). Also visible on the right is one by Swarm, scroll down for her entries in this retrospective under ‘Futur Lasor Now’ and under ‘Swarm’.

Arnold for MTL En Arts. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by Arnold (under ‘203 Crew’).

A few of these heads by Biko were found on information panels and art boards during Mural Festival. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art for more by Biko.

A Chat Perdu wheatpaste on one of this year’s most heated debates.

CSRK wheatpaste.

CSRK wheatpaste. Variations exist.

CSRK wheatpaste.

D7606 paste-up, variations exist.

D7606 paste-up montage, variations of each one exist.

Deuxben de Rennes paid us a visit this year and left about a dozen wheatpaste around the city, including this much photographed one.

Another well-positioned wheatpaste by Deuxben de Rennes.

Deuxben de Rennes wheatpaste.

Deuxben de Rennes wheatpaste.

A Dial M wheatpaste over a painted door, done during the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Dolly Deals paste-up; many variations have been found.

Elsol25 put up a few posters during Mural Festival, including this one and the 2 below. The wheatpaste on the right is one of the year’s variations on Miss Me‘s Portrait Of A Vandal. Scroll down to ‘Miss Me’ to find her own entries in this yearly retrospective.

Elsol25 poster put up during Mural Festival.

Elsol25 poster put up during Mural Festival.

This Mural Festival installation was put together by Fafi.

Flavor wheatpaste, sticker versions also exist. Scroll down for more by Flavor under ‘ROC514’.

Wheatpastes by Futur Lasor Now (left) and Swarm (right). Scroll down for more by Swarm.

Futur Lasor Now wheatpaste also found as a sticker.

GBomb ‘tribute’ to the new American first lady.

Gial wheatpaste.

Gial wheatpaste.

Gial wheatpaste.

Kafka Is Famous wheatpaste.

Kafka Is Famous and Virgilio Aponte collaboration wheatpaste. Scroll down this list for a collaboration with Enzo Sarto.

Kat poster installation.

Kat poster.

A very powerful Kat poster installation. Notice the red ‘blood’ stains.

Kat poster.

Labrona wheatpaste found in a Plateau alley.

Labrona poster in Hochelaga.

Labrona (top left) and Gawd (bottom right) wheatpastes. Both of these artists have also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

Leyla Is On Fire wheatpaste, variations exist.

Lily Luciole has unfortunately left Montreal for Paris this year, but we still got some great work of hers before her departure.

Lily Luciole poster.

Lily Luciole poster.

Lily Luciole poster.

Mademoiselle Kat wheatpaste.

Mademoiselle Kat wheatpaste.

Mateo poster for MTL En Arts.

Mateo wheatpaste in Mile End. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art for more by Mateo.

Rey Midax paste-up.

(Above three photos) Rey Midax wheatpastes. At least seven different variations have been spotted, they all count as one entry. Only three are displayed here, check out this earlier post for the whole series.

For this year’s edition of Under Pressure, artist Shelley Miller created this mural piece from azulejo tiles made out of sugar. The tiles were prepared and painted beforehand, then pasted to the wall using a sugar mix.

This is Miss Me‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, one of two huge wheatpastes put up this year (scroll down to Stikki Peaches for the other one).

Miss Me wheatpaste from her ‘Don’t Tell Me What To Wear’ series.

Miss Me wheatpaste from her ‘Don’t Tell Me What To Wear’ series.

Brilliant montage by Miss Me for MTL En Arts.

Mono Sourcil wheatpaste in Hochelaga. Mono Sourcil has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art list.

Mr Chose wood-up found in Mile End.

National Zombi wheatpaste.

National Zombi wheatpaste.

National Zombi wheatpaste.

Nessie aka Nese sculpture installed in the Festival Mural zone during the festival. Hundreds have actually photographed the Earth Crusher piece next to it and only noticed this little sculpture in their shot later on.

A wheatpaste signed by Ocboo23(?).

Renard Fou wheatpaste.

Renard Fou wheatpaste.

Renard Fou wheatpaste.

Renard Fou wheatpaste. Also visible over the piece are two of Swarm‘s portals. Scroll up/down for her entries in this retrospective under ‘Futur Lasor Now’ and under ‘Swarm’.

ROC514 (right) and Flavor (left) wheatpaste combo found in Mile End.

A much noticed and much photographed well-placed Enzo Sarto wheatpaste.

Enzo Sarto / Kafka Is Famous collaboration wheatpaste. Scroll up for more by Kafka Is Famous.

Enzo Sarto poster.

Enzo Sarto paste-up found in a few locations.

SBU One and MSHL collaborative wheatpaste installation. Many other variations have been spotted in various parts of the city. SBU One has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

Sloast wheatpaste (in white). The aqua green paste-up in the top corner is an older one by Zola, scroll down to the bottom of this post for the latter artist’s own entries in this yearly best of list.

Sloast wheatpaste.

Sloast wheatpaste.

So Free So paste-up found in the Cité du Multimédia.

Starkey (left) and Waxhead (right) wood-ups found in Mile End. Scroll down for another wood-up and two stickers by Waxhead.

Starkey wood-up.

Starkey wood-up.

Stay Beautiful posters (top). Many variations exist, but I chose to display these two because of the nice pairing with this Detto wheatpaste (bottom).

Stay Beautiful poster, variations exist.

Huge Stikki Peaches wheatpaste installed overnight during Mural Festival.

Another Stikki Peaches wheatpaste which popped up in the Mural Festival zone during the festival.

This new variation on a previously seen Stikki Peaches design was much noticed when it went up in Little Italy this autumn.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste found around Little Italy.

Swarm wheatpaste in a Mile End alley.

Swarm wheatpaste found in Mile End. Scroll up for one more by Swarm under ‘Futur Lasor Now’.

Toxic Theriac paste-up.

Toxic Theriac paste-up.

Toxic Theriac sticker. This design was also spotted as a wheatpaste.

Waxhead wood-up created with some help from Starkey. More from these two under ‘Starkey’ above.

Waxhead sticker.

Waxhead sticker. Waxhead has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

Benny Wilding paste-up montage found in a Mile End alley. Wilding has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

XRAY wood-up found near the Quartier des Spectacles. XRAY has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art.

Swiss artist Ygrek was in town during the month of July and produced at least 30 of these tape tags (as well as a few painted pieces) during his stay here. This one and the three below are the best of these original creations in which tape is woven into the mesh of fences to create the artist’s name, words, logos or abstract designs.

Ygrek tape tagging.

Ygrek tape tagging.

Ygrek tape tagging.

A Zola wheatpaste about one of the year’s biggest social causes.

Another militant wheatpaste by Zola. The skull wheatpaste visible on the right is by Rey Midax who also made it into this yearly best of (scroll up to the latter artist’s name for info).

Set of wheatpastes by an unidentified artist.

This mosaic next to a Petite-Patrie bike path was not signed.

The Christmas wheatpaste on the left makes it into this yearly list. The artist has not been identified, but it is not Stikki Peaches as many have speculated. The wheatpaste on the right is one of the year’s variations on Miss Me‘s Portrait Of A Vandal. Scroll up to ‘Miss Me’ to find her own entries in this yearly retrospective.

New street art May 2016

Here’s a photo gallery of the new street art having appeared on the streets of Montreal during May 2016. I am aware that at the time this post is published there is still one week left in the month of May, but I will be out of town on vacation for the rest of the month. Whatever else I find after I return will be added to this gallery if I know that it was done in May. The post is split into sections covering painted pieces, pasted pieces, wood-ups, stickers, and ‘other’. Graffiti done in Montreal during the same period is covered in a separate post. If you want to see new Montreal street art and graffiti as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente les nouveautés street art apparues dans les rues de Montréal au cours du mois de mai 2016. Je suis conscient qu’il reste encore une semaine au mois de mai, mais je serai à l’extérieur de la ville en vacances jusqu’à la fin du mois. Suite à mon retour, ce que je trouverai qui aura été fait en mai sera ajouté à cette gallerie. L.article est séparé en cinq sections: oeuvres peintes, collages, oeuvres en bois (wood-ups), autocollants, et ‘autre’. Les pièces de graffiti créées au cours de la même période sont présentées dans un article à part. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


painted

Waxhead and Cryote in Mile End.

Waxhead on a 3rd floor door in the Plateau.

Tchug in Rosemont.

This is another sidewalk piece by Jason Botkin ahead of the upcoming edition of Mural Festival.

Yet another sidewalk piece by Jason Botkin ahead of the upcoming edition of Mural Festival.

Ekes at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Luc Bouchard and Haks in Rosemont.

HRKR on a wall of a youth centre in Rosemont.

Door 1/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie, by HRKR.

Door 2/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie, by HRKR.

Door 3/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie, by HRKR.

Door 4/4 of a boxing center in Petite-Patrie, by HRKR.

SBU One in St-Henri.

Myshel aka MSHL in St-Henri.

Le Renard Fou at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Slick in Hochelaga.

Tava on one of 2016’s public pianos. Scroll down to the sticker section for more by Tava.

Flavor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.


wheatpastes and other paste-ups

The return of an older design by Miss Me in Mile End.

Collaboration between Lily Luciole and Swarm in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Collaboration between Lily Luciole and Swarm in Petite-Patrie.

Swarm in Petite-Patrie.

Swarm in Petite-Patrie. Variations have been found elsewhere.

Swarm and Chat Perdu in Mile End.

Very large Chat Perdu poster in Mile End

Gial in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Gial in Mile End.

Gial in the Plateau.

New variation on a previously seen design by Rey Midax. This was found in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou in the Plateau.

Labrona wheatpaste in Centre-Sud.

ROC514 in a Plateau End park.

ROC514 (top) and Flavor (bottom) in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

ROC514 and Flavor in the Plateau.

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

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

ROC514 and Flavor in the Plateau.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sloast in the Plateau.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark, partially over an old sticker from yours truly.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sloast in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Sloast in the Plateau.

Sloast in the Plateau.

Sloast in Mile End.

Girl Plague in Mile End.

National Zombi in the Plateau.

National Zombi in the Plateau, over what appears to be an old laminate of a Monet painting.

National Zombi in Mile End.

National Zombi in Plateau End.

LP Montoya poster in Plateau End.

LP Montoya poster in Plateau End.

LP Montoya poster on Mont Royal.

LP Montoya poster on Mont Royal.

LP Montoya poster in Plateau End.

LP Montoya poster in the Plateau.

Madame Gilles poster in the Plateau.

Madame Gilles poster in the Plateau.

Madame Gilles poster in the Plateau.

Madame Gilles poster in the Plateau.

Unidentified artist in Mile End.

Unidentified artist in Mile End.

Unidentified artist in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Unidentified artist, various locations


wood-ups

Starkey (left) and Waxhead (right) in Mile End.

Waxhead in Mile End.

Starkey in Mile End.


stickers

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now

Zola

Tava, ready for the upcoming summer heat. Scroll up to the ‘painted’ section for more by Tava.

ROC514

ROC514

ROC514

ROC514 and XRAY

ROC514 and XRAY

ROC514 and Frolk

ROC514 and Flavor

Flavor

Flavor

Flavor

Flavor

Collaboration sticker between Stela and Swarm, based on a wheatpaste they did last year.

Stela

Five Eight sticker.

Five Eight sticker.

Sloast


other

Stencils by Spud. This particular pair was found in St-Henri.

Canvas by Flavor tied to a post in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

This is another canvas by Flavor tied to a post. This one was found next to the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Fake sucker made out of resin by Flavor. This was also found next to the PSC legal graffiti wall.

New street art April 2016

Here’s a photo gallery of the new street art having appeared on the streets of Montreal during April 2016. The post is split into sections covering painted pieces, pasted pieces, stickers, and ‘other’. Graffiti done in Montreal during the same period is covered in a separate post. If you want to see new Montreal street art and graffiti as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente les nouveautés street art apparues dans les rues de Montréal au cours d’avril 2016. Il est séparé en quatre sections: oeuvres peintes, collages, autocollants, et ‘autre’. Les pièces de graffiti créées au cours de la même période sont présentées dans un article à part. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


painted

Monk.e with the help of Smilé/Smilee at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Biko under some highway.

The AG Crew has done a new wall in Petite-Patrie near their Plaza St-Hubert store.

Arnold at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

This is one side of HoarKor aka HRKR‘s work on the entrance of a St-Henri high school.

This is the other side by HoarKor aka HRKR of the above entrance of a St-Henri high school.

Ezar (bottom left), unidentified (bottom right) and Gaulois (middle graffiti) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Jason Botkin did this sidewalk piece in front of where Mural Festival announced their 2016 program, as the announcement was being made.

Maliciouz at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Unidentified artist in Rosemont.

Gwan at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Unidentified artist at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Mr Chose on the edge of the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Mr Chose on a bin at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Listen piece in Mile End.


pasted

Miss Me put up a bunch of new wheatpastes mostly around Mile End, and mostly her iconic Portrait Of A Vandal. This particular one makes this list of new works because it was completely ‘tattoed’. See next two shots for close-ups.

Detail #1 of the above wheatpaste by Miss Me. Click and zoom-in to appreciate fully.

Detail #2 of the above wheatpaste by Miss Me. Click and zoom-in to appreciate fully.

Miss Me also put up in Mile End this one in her Dessert For Breakfast series.

Zola also got back into action. I found this new wheatpaste in Hochelaga.

Zola in Mile End.

Zola (main character) and Rey Midax (skull) found in Hochelaga. Scroll down for a close-up of the Rey Midax piece.

Stikki Peaches (top) and WhatIsAdam (kids) put up these new wheatpastes in the fashion district.

Another new Stikki Peaches wheatpaste.

Stikki Peaches (bottom) and WhatIsAdam (top; not a new design) in the fashion district, with tags by Scien and Klor from 123Klan.

This is a Futur Lasor Now wheatpaste based on a recent sticker design. Scroll down to the ‘stickers’ section below for a few slaps by this artist.

Futur Lasor Now (left) and 52Hz (right) in Mile End.

Another Mile End wheatpaste by 52Hz.

52Hz in Mile End.

Swarm (top) and Girl Plague (bottom) in St-Henri. Scroll down to the ‘stickers’ section for a sticker by Girl Plague.

Swarm in St-Henri.

Swarm in St-Henri.

Swarm in St-Henri.

Rey Midax spent a night putting up a few dozen wheapastes mostly in Hochelaga and Mile End. I have managed to run into seven different designs (this one above and the six below).

Rey Midax, various locations.

Rey Midax, various locations.

Rey Midax, various locations.

Rey Midax, various locations.

Rey Midax, various locations.

Rey Midax, various locations.

Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

A triple set by Le Renard Fou again in Mile End.

Another one by Le Renard Fou, this one in black and white.

Le Renard Fou (bottom right), Miss Me (bottom left) and Gial paste-up montage (top right) on a Mile End container. The Miss Me wheatpaste is not a new design, but the other pieces are. See below for a close-up of the Gial paste-up montage.

Gial paste-up montage found in Mile End. Some of these were found individually elsewhere in Mile End or in Hochelaga.

Another montage of Gial paste-ups found in Mile End. Individual pieces in this set were found elsewhere in Mile End or in Hochelaga.

Gial paste-up found in Hochelaga.

Gial paste-up found in Hochelaga.

Gial paste-up found in Hochelaga.

Gial paste-up found in Hochelaga.

Wheatpaste by Detto found in the Plateau.

Chat Perdu poster in Mile End.

National Zombi paste-up

This is something slightly different to what National Zombi usually puts up.

Dookie3; found in various locations around Mile End and Plateau End.

“Stay Beautiful” pasted sheet found in Pointe St-Charles.

“Stay Beautiful” pasted sheet found in Pointe St-Charles.

“Stay Beautiful” pasted sheet found in Pointe St-Charles.

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist found in Hochelaga.


stickers

Futur Lasor Now!

Futur Lasor Now

Futur Lasor Now; see the ‘pasted’ section above for a wheatpaste by this artist.

ROC514; other designs have been put up by this artist, but this is the only one I encountered.

Starkey

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Ether

Hand-drawn sticker by Cryote.

Hand-drawn sticker by Cryote.

Sloast

Sloast

Sloast

Sloast

Girl Plague. See ‘pasted’ section above for a wheatpaste by this artist.

By “Mary”.

Tag sticker by Press.


other

Stencil(?) by Stikki Peaches in the fashion district.

Short-lived Mateo stencil in the fashion district.

Mateo stencil in the abandoned Transco.

Drawing by Algue at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

New street art December 2015-January 2016

Here’s a photo gallery of the new art on the streets of Montreal during the months of December 2015 and January 2016. The post is split into sections covering painted pieces, drawn pieces, wood-ups, wheatpastes, stickers, and ‘other’. Graffiti done in Montreal during the same period is covered in separate posts. If you want to see new Montreal street art and graffiti as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente les nouveautés street art apparues dans les rues de Montréal au cours des mois de décembre 2015 et janvier 2016. Il est séparé en six sections: oeuvres peintes, oeuvres dessinées, wood-ups, collages, autocollants, et ‘autre’. Les pièces de graffiti créées au cours de la même période sont présentées dans des articles à part. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


painted

Apok in the abandoned Transco.

Apok at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Apok in the abandoned Transco.

Axe character over throws by Scaner and Stare, on the back of a truck.

Algue in Villeray/Petite-Patrie.

Elfu in the abandoned Transco.

Elfu in the abandoned Transco.

Fuser in the abandoned Transco.

HoarKor aka HRKR in the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome. Scroll down to the stickers section below for more by this duo.

Stela in Hochelaga Maisonneuve.

Listen in Mile End.

Starkey piece found inside an abandoned school.

This looks like a framed piece by it’s Mastrocola on a window inside the abandoned Transco.

Biko Brideau at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Unidentified artist in the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Unidentified artist in the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Same unidentified artist as above in the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.


drawn

Debza in the abandoned Transco.

SBU One in the abandoned Transco.

SBU One in the abandoned Transco.

ROC514 in Verdun. See stickers section below for much more by this artist.

Mr Chose found in an abandoned school.

Mr Chose found in an abandoned school.

Mr Chose found in an abandoned school.

Mr Chose found in an abandoned school.

Dookie

Dookie

Unidentified artist.

Same unidentified artist as above.

Another one by the same unidentified artist as above.


wood-ups

Starkey in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Mouthful in Plateau End.

Mouthful in Plateau End.

Mouthful in Mile End.

Mouthful in Mile End.


wheatpastes

Many variation of this wheatpaste by Miss Me were installed all over central Montreal around Christmas. An adjacking poster was also created on the same theme (scroll down to the ‘other’ section).

Top left is a new Labrona wheatpaste, above older pieces by Swarm (bottom left) and Stela (bottom right).

Rey Midax, found in Hochelaga Maisonneuve.

Wheatpastes by MSHL and SBU One in Mile End.

More wheatpastes by MSHL and SBU One, again in Mile End.

More wheatpastes by MSHL and SBU One, again in Mile End.

More wheatpastes by MSHL and SBU One, again in Mile End.

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist found in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

New poster by Madame Gilles.

More by Madame Gilles.

More by Madame Gilles.

More by Madame Gilles.

More by Madame Gilles.


stickers

New sticker by Futur Lasor Now.

New variation on an iconic sticker by Futur Lasor Now.

ROC514

ROC514

ROC514

Collaboration between ROC514 and Spookbomb.

ROC514 representing the Guaw crew.

Another one for the Guaw crew.

Another one for the Guaw crew.

A new HoarKor aka HRKR sticker. See painted section above for more by this duo.

Sticker promoting Fonki‘s “Fonki World“.

Il Flatcha; check out ‘other’ section below for more by this artist.

Zola, Riot Apologist.

La Mafia Matanaise

A graf sticker by Cons.

One of Sloast‘s many hand-drawn stickers.


other

This is adjacking by Miss Me for the cause of Syrian refugees; see wheatpastes section above for a variation on this piece.

Il Flatcha on plastic board; check out stickers section below for more by this artist.

Unidentified artist.

Cut letters pasted over graffiti at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Retrospective of 2015 pasted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 pieces of Montreal street art from 2015 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 2015 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2015 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de street art produites en 2015 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 2015 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:
Rétrospective 2015 murales et autre street art peint
Rétrospective 2015 graffiti


Above two photos: Borrris wheatpastes put up at the August VHS – Van Horne Station event on two sides of a corner.

Borrris wheatpaste in Mile End. See the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art post for more by Borrris.

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. Scroll down to ‘Labrona’ for more pasted art by this artist and see the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art for more by both 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 Hochelaga by Labrona. See the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art for more by Labrona. Also visible in the above shot is a drawing by Lapin.

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

Wheatpastes by Labrona and Mono Sourcil found in Ville-Marie.

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 Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art.

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 Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art for more by this artist.

Clever wheatpaste montage by Toronto’s Lovebot.

This Lovebot wheatpaste was put up at the abandoned Canada Malting Plant. See the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art 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 for this retrospective 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 Hochelaga during the autumn.