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Retrospective of 2019 graffiti

This image gallery brings together 200 great pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2019. 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 2019 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art

Cette galerie-photo présente 200 pièces de graffiti produites en 2019 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 2019 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 2019 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2019 street art collé


Above 5: the 123 Klan wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Top photo is of the complete wall, followed by close-ups on individual pieces by Scien, Klor, guest Esprit and Aiik. Scroll down for more pieces by Klor, Scien and Esprit under their respective names.

Acek in the South West.

Aces‘ part on the LTG / POM wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Also visible in this shot is Hoar‘s part, scroll down to view the latter artist’s entries in this retrospective.

The AG Crew‘s Senck and Snipes in the Plateau. Scroll down for two more pieces by Senck and one by Snipes.

Algue in an abandoned building in the South West.

Algue in an abandoned building in the South West.

Aper‘s contribution to a South West prod which he curated.

Aper‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Arek at the Papineau legal wall.

Armpit in an abandoned building in the South West.

Arose‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Arrow in Rosemont.

Ason in Côte des Neiges.

Ason in the South West.

Astro at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Astro.

Awe‘s part in a South West prod which he curated.

Awe in an abandoned building in the South West.

Awe in the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Awe.

Axe Lalime in an abandoned building in the South West.

Axe Lalime in Rosemont.

Axe Lalime‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Axe.

Beast in an abandoned building.

Beast in an abandoned building.

Bopor in Rosemont.

Bopor in Rosemont.

Bopor in Rosemont.

Bosny at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Bosny in a Rosemont alley. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Gentil crew’) for more by Bosny.

Cemz in Eastern Montreal.

Cemz in Mile End.

Cemz in Côte des Neiges. Cemz also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art, under his alias Benny Wilding.

Charest on a TTX.

Crane in an abandoned building in the South West.

Crane at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam. Scroll down to the Crazy Apes’ Under Pressure wall (next) which features Crane.

The Crazy Apes wall for the 2019 edition of Under Pressure featuring Crane, Korb, Havok, Fezat, Akuma and Mistx. Crane and Korb also have solo pieces in this list, scroll up and down to view.

Deep in an abandoned building in the South West.

Dfek in Hochelaga.

Dfek in Rosemont.

Dhos at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Dodo Osé‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Dodo.

Ashop‘s wall featuring Dodo Osé (ground left), Fuser (ground right), Histo (top left) and Riken aka Lorem Ipsum (top right). Scroll down for solo pieces by Fuser and Lorem Ipsum that have also made it into this retrospective.

EK Sept‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle, which he also helped organize this year.

EK Sept on a Montreal North rooftop.

EK Sept cellograff in Parc Lafontaine.

Ekes‘ part on the 203 Crew wall for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Ekes in an abandoned building in the South West.

Ekes in an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘203 crew’) for more by Ekes.

Ekler at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Ekler at the Papineau legal wall.

Eskro in an abandoned building in the South West.

Eskro in an abandoned building in the fashion district.

Eskro downtown. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Eskro.

Esprit in Côte des Neiges.

Esprit at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll up to the top of this page for one more piece by Esprit in a big production alongside the 123 Klan.

Ewol in Rosemont. Scroll down to the HSP crew’s entry further down this list for more by Ewol.

F.One under a bridge.

Rooftop piece in Plateau End featuring Five Eight on letters (writing SOMA) and Earth Crusher on character. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Earth Crusher.

Five Eight in Rosemont.

Fleo‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building (tag on the chair is by Serak).

Flower in Hochelaga.

Fokus on letters and Deps on characters, at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Deps. Fokus is also found in the latter list, under ‘Jest’.

Fokus in an abandoned building in the South West.

Above 2: Fokus (above) and Grils (below) commenting on the fact that Montreal has become a huge construction site. Scroll down for more by Grils, in solo.

Fuser at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll up to Dodo Osé above for more work by Fuser in this retrospective. Fuser also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art.

Gaulois in Rosemont.

Gaulois at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Getsa in an abandoned tunnel.

Above 3: complete view and 2 close-ups of Grils‘ contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Grils cellograff done off Mural Festival. Scroll up to Fokus above for more by Grils. Grils also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art.

A truck side by Haks.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Haks.

Hary in a Rosemont alley.

Hest and Wuna‘s joint contribution to the big production on pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass. Scroll down for more great work by Wuna in this retrospective.

Hest in Hochelaga.

Hest in a Plateau alley. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Hest.

Hoar on a Montreal North rooftop.

Hoar on a Montreal North rooftop.

Hoar in the Plateau.

The HSP Crew’s Sewer and Ewol contribution to the big production on pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass. Ewol also has a solo piece in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Hush(?) at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Jaker on letters and Jmoe on characters, in the South West.

Jaker in Rosemont.

An extra-wide one by Jaker in Rosemont. Jaker also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art.

Janek at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Janek‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Joh on letters and Gab Lavoie on character, at the Papineau legal wall.

Johnny Crap at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Kare‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Kbron at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Los Keos in a Hochelaga alley.

Killa EF in Rosemont.

Killa EF at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Killa EF‘s back of truck from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Klor on letters and Jo Ber on character, from a prod in the South West. Scroll up to the 123 Klan at the top of this retrospective for more by Klor. Jo Ber also has pieces into the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art.

Knowr in Rosemont.

Kor‘s contribution to the Batiment 7 production.

Kor on a Montreal North rooftop.

Korb in an abandoned building in the South West. Korb also contributed to the Crazy Apes’ Under Pressure wall this year, scroll up to view.

Korb inside the K6A Paradise abandoned building. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art with a figurative piece from this same spot.

Kwun (top) and Legal (ground level) on the tribute wall to Scaner from the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. Scroll down for more by Legal.

Lamo in Petite-Patrie.

Legal in a South West prod.

Legal in an abandoned tunnel. One more piece by Legal in this retrospective is found by scrolling up to Kwun’s name.

Liza in Mile End.

Lorem Ipsum at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll up to Dodo Osé above for more work by Lorem Ipsum in this retrospective.

Louis Letters calligraffiti in Hochelaga. Check out both the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art and the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by this artist.

Lyfer in an abandoned building in the South West.

Lyfer in an abandoned building in the South West.

Lyfer in an abandoned tunnel. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘203 crew’) for more by Lyfer.

Maker at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Maple in Rosemont.

Masok at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Medor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Medor in Rosemont. Scroll down to Zenow for one more piece by Medor.

A trackside piece by Meow.

Micer at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Mise 2 at the Lachine legal wall.

Monk.e‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Notice the stretched effect using the lateral sliding door.

Monk.e‘s part in a South West prod.

Monk.e in the Plateau. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Monk.e.

Myrage in an abandoned building in the South West.

Naimo in an abandoned building in the South West.

Naimo in an abandoned building in the South West.

Naimo in an abandoned building in the South West.

Narc in Ahuntsic.

Narc at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Narc in Ahuntsic.

3D madness by Nemo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Nor in an abandoned building in Rosemont.

Brazilian artist Odrus spent some time in Montreal this summer and did this piece in a Plateau alley.

Omouk in an abandoned tunnel.

Peace on an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga.

Peack in Mile End.

Peru143 at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Peyo at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Pito and Guko‘s contribution to the big production on pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass.

Pito‘s contribution to the Batiment 7 production.

Quote in an abandoned tunnel.

Raes in Rosemont.

Raes in Rosemont.

Ratek at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

RCH One in Rosemont.

Regar at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Rekal and Chizo name exchange inside the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Rekal does Chizo’s name on the left and Chizo does Rekal’s on the right.

Resok in an abandoned building in the fashion district.

Resok in Rosemont.

Resok in Rosemont. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Eskro’) for more by Resok.

Rider in a central graffiti alley.

Ridler paid us a visit this year, this was done in Rosemont.

Rizek in an abandoned building in the South West.

Rizek‘s part on the POM wall for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Royal‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building.

Royal at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Sadar in Rosemont.

Sank in Rosemont.

Sank at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam. Scroll down to Zenow for one more piece by Sank.

SBU One at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by SBU One.

Sceak at the Papineau legal wall.

The 123 Klan’ Scien at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Scroll up to the 123 Klan at the top of this retrospective for more by Scien.

Scribe in an abandoned building in Rosemont. He did many other pieces on similar themes in the building, each one a different colour.

Scribe in an abandoned tunnel.

Scribe in Rosemont. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Scribe.

The AG Crew’s Senck in Mile End. Scroll up near the top of this page to the AG Crew for more by Senck.

Sepan in Rosemont.

Serak‘s giant contribution to the K6A Paradise abandoned building.

Serak from a big prod in St-Henri.

Serak from a different big prod in the South West.

Serum‘s part on the POM wall for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Serum‘ part on the LTG / POM wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Shok in the Plateau.

Shok on the tribute wall to Scaner from the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

Shok in Ahuntsic.

Simo in Rosemont.

Smak in Côte des Neiges.

Snipes in Eastern Montreal.

Snok (top) and Bumpr (ground)’s connected pieces at the Lachine legal wall for the 2019 Lachine graffiti jam.

Snok in Lachine.

Snok‘s truck side from the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

One of Sober‘s contributions to the K6A Paradise abandoned building.

Sobez from a prod in St-Henri.

Above 3: full shot and two close-ups on a huge graffiti mural diptych by Stare in Hochelaga. There are nice bonuses with this impressive creation, click on the latter link to Stare’s spotlight to view more close-ups.

Stare‘s huge graffiti mural in the Plateau.

Stare in Rosemont.

Tans on letters and Nero on the lil dude, in Plateau End.

Tchug in Rosemont. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Scribe’) for more by Tchug.

Temps under a bridge.

Tens in an abandoned building in the South West.

Tuna on letters, with Skor on character, in Ahuntsic.

Tuna in Ahuntsic.

Tuna in Villeray.

Venice in the South West.

Ware in Rosemont.

Wesh / le Renard Fou in Rosemont. Le Renard Fou also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art.

Wuna‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Wuna contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll up to Hest further up this list for more by Wuna.

Yema in an abandoned building in the South West.

Zek in Rosemont.

Zek on the tribute wall to Scaner from the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. Check out both the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art and the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by Zek.

Zenow (ground left), Sank (top) and Medor (ground right) for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll up for solo pieces by Sank and Medor.

Zero aka Loyal at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Scan You Rock tribute wall

For about a week during the month of September 2018, nearly 100 writers and artists converged onto Cabot street in the South West of Montreal for the creation of a huge mural celebrating the graffiti writer and artist Scaner who had passed away a year earlier following a 8-year battle with cancer.

The 675 m2 (7250 sq. foot) mural is the creation of Scaner’s KG crewmates Zek (who wrote the letter outlines) and Stare, and features characters by Harry Bones and Axe Lalime. It was done on one of the two walls which had served as the canvas for the Scan You Rock mega-production 16 months earlier, a huge tribute to Scaner put together by his friends when they found out that he only had a short time left to live. Scaner’s own piece in the latter production was salvaged and has been integrated into the new mural which was designed around it. Barcelona artist and 4S crewmate Harry Bones created a Scaner-inspired character looming over the piece, and nearly a hundred of Scaner’s fellow writers and artists from Montreal and around the world filled the letters of his name with their own name pieces. Scan’s crewmate Axe Lalime created the end character, a clock reminding us that Time Is Gold.

The creation of the mural was organised by Scaner’s wife Karine ‘Kay’ Rogers and his friend Philémon (through the non-profit organization Mr CanDo) and made possible through the generous contribution of donors who thus helped pay for the rental of aerial work platforms, scaffoldings and safety equipment as well as the purchase of paint and the transportation of artists.

A tribute of this scale was unheard of in the world of graffiti and urban art before this. It is a testament to the love and respect that Scaner commanded from his peers, in Montreal and elsewhere in the world. The new mural is seen everyday by thousands of commuters on the Turcot Interchange, and photos and videos of it and its making have made it around the world through social media, cementing Scan’s place in local and international art and graffiti history.

The gallery below features photos of the complete wall as well as close-ups on various sections, including credits for all the artists involved. A few names are missing, any input is welcome.

See also: the official making-of video

Pendant 7 jours en septembre 2018, une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes se sont rendus sur la rue Cabot dans le sud-ouest de Montréal pour la création d’une immense murale en hommage au graffeur et artiste montréalais Scaner, pour le premier anniversaire de son décès suite à une bataille de 8 ans contre le cancer.

La murale de 675 m2 (7250 pieds carrés) est une création de ses amis graffeurs Zek (qui a dessiné les lettres) et Stare, et inclut des personnages par Harry Bones et Axe Lalime. Elle a été créée sur un des deux murs qui, 16 mois plus tôt, avaient servi de canevas pour la mega-production Scan You Rock, un immense hommage à Scaner organisé par ses amis lorsque la communauté a appris qu’il ne lui restait plus que quelques temps à vivre. La contribution de Scaner à cette production a été préservée et intégrée dans la nouvelle murale. L’artiste barcelonais et crewmate en 4S Harry Bones a créé un immense personnage inspiré par Scaner et une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes de Montréal et d’ailleurs ont rempli les lettres de son nom avec leur propre pièce. Axe Lalime a créé le personnage au bout du mur, un réveil nous rappelant que le temps est précieux (Time Is Gold).

La création de la murale a été organisée par la conjointe de Scaner, Karine ‘Kay’ Rogers, et le bon ami de Scan Philémon (via l’OBNL Mr CanDo) et rendue possible grâce à la généreuse contribution de donateurs qui ont ainsi aidé à payer pour la location de plate-formes mobiles, des échafaudages et des équipements de sécurité ainsi que pour l’achat de la peinture et le transports d’artistes.

Il n’y a jamais eu d’hommage de cette ordre avant celui-ci dans le monde du graffiti et de l’art urbain en général. Ceci témoigne de l’amour et du respect que Scaner a inspiré chez ses pairs, qu’ils soient à Montréal ou à l’étranger. La nouvelle murale est vue chaque jours par les milliers de gens qui utilisent l’échangeur Turcot, et des photos et des vidéos de celle-ci et de sa création ont fait le tour du monde via les médias sociaux. Ainsi Scaner prend tranquillement la place qu’il mérite dans l’histoire artistique de notre ville et du milieu du graffiti.

La galerie ci-dessous présente des photos du mur complet ainsi que quelques gros plans sur ses sections, incluant des crédits pour tous les artistes qui y ont contribué. Quelques nom y manquent, vous êtes invités à combler ces lacunes en m’écrivant.

A voir: la video officielle de la création du mur


The complete wall. Scroll down for close-ups on the wall’s different sections. Click to view image in bigger size.

Close-up on Harry Bones‘ contribution around Scaner‘s own piece salvaged from the Scan You Rock production from April 2017 (a few months before he passed away). Harry Bones was Scan’s crewmate in the 4S crew.

Close-up on the S. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: Hoacs, Eskae
row 2: Risk, Sober, unidentified
row 3: Sear, Musa, Kemr
row 4: Skor, Roachi, Trace, Zema
row 5: unidentified, Morz, Kay (Scan’s wife), Vect, Jarus (partial)
row 6: Jat?, Narc, Sewk, Shok, unidentified

Close-up on the C. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: unidentified
row 2: Hyke, someone writing Jays
row 3: Smak, Fonki
row 4: Zema, Koal, Sewer
row 5: Jarus, Dige?, Nixon
row 6: Her?, Kers

Close-up on the A. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: someone writing Dock, Dré aka Earth Crusher
row 2: Arek, RCH
row 3: Senck, Block, Atwz
row 4: Sower, Tchug, Astro, Pask
row 5: Serak, Fomer, Zek (starts inside door recess), Dodo Osé, Nesar (partial)
row 6: Kwun, Mersh, Maysr (inside door recess), Fuser, Probe?

Close-up on the N. Artists in the fill are:
row 1: Pito, Tens, Axe Lalime, Pic Paquette, 123Klan, Jaber
row 2: unidentified, Some, Ewol?, Killa EF, unidentified, Fluke, Stare, Ware
row 3: Jaker, Kevin Ledo, unidentified, Tuna, Five Eight, Cemz, F.One
row 4: Legal, Acek?, Peace, unidentified, unidentified, Hsix
row 5: Sage, Guko, unidentified, Casp
row 6: Kemt, Rysk, Loes, Fleo, Maysr?

Close-up on the end section showing a clock character by Scan’s DA crewmate Axe Lalime. Artists in the fill are:
row 2: Ware, Soma
row 3: F.One (partial), Oper, Aper
row 4: Hsix, Otak
row 5: Snipes

Axe Lalime

Axe Lalime, or simply Axe, is a very prolific and versatile Montreal artist active since 1995. He stems from the world of graffiti but excels in various forms of figurative art, be it mural or on canvas. He is very active with the K6A crew, but also pays allegiance to crews KG and CFC. He has in the past been a frequent collaborator on Ashop productions.

The photo gallery below is therefore mainly split into sections featuring his graffiti pieces, his figurative work as well as the great collective projects by Ashop and K6A to which he contributed. To see more than what I had the chance to photograph, check out his Facebook and Instagram pages and this great video showing Axe at work on various pieces featured below.

Axe Lalime, ou tout simplement Axe, est un artiste montréalais prolifique et versatile, actif depuis 1995. Il vient du milieu du graffiti mais excelle aussi en art figuratif qu’il soit mural ou sur canevas. Il est très actif avec le collectif K6A mais prête aussi allégeance aux crews KG et CFC. Il a été de par le passé un fréquent collaborateur sur des projets réalisés par Ashop.

La galerie-photo ci-dessous est conséquemment divisée en sections présentant ses pièces de graffiti, ses oeuvres figuratives ainsi que les grands projets collectifs auxquels il a participé aux cotés d’Ashop et de K6A. Pour en voir plus que ce que j’ai eu la chance de photographier, vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à ses pages Facebook et Instagram ainsi qu’a cette capsule video montre l’artiste en action, travaillant sur plusieurs des pièces présentées dans la galerie ci-dessous.


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 the South West.

In Rosemont.

Close-up on Awe‘s and Axe’s pieces on the K6A wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

In an abandoned warehouse.

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

In Rosemont.

In an abandoned place.

In an abandoned place.

In an abandoned place.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

This detail of the Scan You Rock tribute wall to Scaner shows Axe’s name-piece part. Scroll down to see his figurative input to the wall, or click on the latter link to view the complete wall.

Axe’s part in a going away jam for Miser in Hochelaga.

The K6A crew wall from the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival features Axe in the central letters jam, alongside Monk.e, Ankh One, Fleo, Serak, Otak, Awe, Snikr, Royal, Rekal and Saer.

In a Plateau alley.

Contribution to the Estival de Canes 2018 (work-in-progress, final version coming soon).

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

A winter piece at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In a big production in St-Henri.

Scaner‘s name by Axe and Sober. Scaner did the outlines of the first three letters before he passed away in September 2017. Axe and Sober did the N, the fill and background. Bird of prey above is by Tchug. See below for what’s on the left of this.

This is on the left of the above photo. Riding character by Axe, and perhaps also the snake.

Axe (top letters and figurative) and Jaber (ground letters) for the Time Is Gold production.

One more bit by Axe for the Time Is Gold production, this is King the squirrel.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Axe (top), Zek (bottom left), Awe (bottom right) and Dodo Osé in St-Henri.

With Fleo on the left, in Ville-Emard.

With Fleo on the right, and an older piece by Serak above, in industrial Montreal.

Axe’s contribution to Plaza Walls.

In a Plateau alley.

For the 2016 Percussion Festival.

Minivan side.

Collaboration with Awe in St-Henri.

Collaboration with Awe in St-Henri.

In Rosemont.

Axe (top) and Wuna (ground level) at the Lachine legal graffiti wall.

Section of a K6A production in St-Henri, above Dodo Osé.

In industrial Montreal.

Axe (character and letters on the left) and Monk.e (character and letters middle and right), in Hochelaga.

On truckside, with Tchug.

In St-Henri.

Rooftop in Hochelaga.

Axe’s contribution to the Cabane à sucre secret gallery (on the back wall).

In Sherbrooke.

Axe’s part in a graff wall with Scaner and Kemr in Hochelaga.

Rooftop session next to Serak.

With Astro in Hochelaga.

Axe on doors and SBU One on the right, in St-Henri.

In a St-Henri alley.

Trackside Pointe-St-Charles.

Saer (left) and Axe (right) in Hochelaga.

Part of a K6A wall in Hochelaga.


figurative work

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.

Contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

In the South West.

From a Joker-themed prod in Rosemont.

Back of truck for the 2019 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

A tribute to Scaner in the K6A Paradise abandoned building.

Nick Sweetman (fish) and Axe Lalime (woman), from the K6A Paradise abandoned building.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Axe did the clock character on the Scan You Rock tribute wall to Scaner. Scroll up this page to see his name-piece on that wall, or click on the latter link to view the complete wall.

Axe on characters and Fokus on letters, ahead of the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

In the South West.

Same South West spot as above but a few months earlier.

In the South West.

Tribute to Scaner in the South West.

In Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga.

In St-Henri.

Community-oriented wall in a Rosemont-Petite-Patrie alley.

From a Plateau production curated by Axe himself. The piece continues around the right-side corner, see below.

The piece in the above photo continues around the corner, beneath letters by Stare.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Crane on letters and Axe on character, from a Plateau production curated by Axe.

In Rosemont.

Dodo Osé with Axe on smaller characters, in the South West.

Fleo (blue), Dodo Osé (red letters) and Axe (character) contribution to the Scan You Rock jam.

A bit more by Axe for the Scan You Rock jam.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Collaboration with Awe in Ahuntsic.

In Villeray. See below for alternate angle.

In Villeray. See above for alternate angle.

Work-in-progress nearly completed for the 2016 edition of Amalgam Festival.

With Snikr on the right for the 2016 Chemin Vert production.

Axe’s part in a K6A wall in St-Henri.

With letters by Crane on the left, at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

With letters by Naimo on the left, at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

For Plaza Walls.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Axe’s part in a K6A wall in St-Henri.

With Fleo on letters at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Rooftop part at the Plaza St-Hubert (2 sides displayed).

On back of truck.

In Petite-Patrie.

On a post of Plaza St-Hubert.

This K6A wall in Hochelaga is by Monk.e and Axe.

In Old Montreal.

Character between Sewer and F.One at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In Rosemont.

Scaner on letters and Axe on characters, in Petite-Patrie.

With Monk.e on this K6A wall in Hochelaga.

Full mural by Axe, for Muralité, in Mile-End.

Axe on character, Smak on bottom letters with older letters by Pito top right, at the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Monk.e (left), Scaner (right letters) and Axe (right character) in Hochelaga.

Scaner and Axe’s contribution to the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Maniak (top left), Zek (bottom left), Axe and Fluke for K6A and Ashop (right), at the Cabot x Gilmore walls.

Scaner (bottom letters), Ether (middle letters), Serak (top letters), Axe (bottom left) and Hsix (right) for the 2013 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

This K6A wall in Hochelaga is by Monk.e and Axe.

Axe on dragon and rats, with Stare on ‘K’ and ‘G’ and Scaner on other background lettering, in Rosemont. See below for close-up of Axe’s rats in the bottom right corner.

Close-up of Axe’s rats from the mural above with Stare and Scaner.

Letters by Scaner (center ground level) between hissing felines by Axe, Feka and Peur (middle) and wheatpaste by Lovebot (top), by train tracks in Mile End.

Detail of a larger mural piece with other artists in a Plateau alley.

Doing the K6A logo in Griffintown with Serak, Saer, Osti One and Ensu.

Next to letters by Scaner in Ville-Marie. See below for another character by Axe on this long mural.

From a long wall in Ville-Marie, see also other segment above.

Scaner (text), Earth Crusher (central figure) and Axe (end figures) in abandoned industrial building.

In Rosemont.

Commissioned pieces on garage doors in Hochelaga by Scaner and/or Axe.

Ashop featuring Axe and Fluke ‘mural’ on a pillar of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass.

In a Hochelaga alley, perhaps with someone else.


contribution to multi-artist murals

Awe (letters), Nick Sweetman (fish) and Axe Lalime (woman) in an abandoned warehouse.

Awe, Serak and Axe Lalime representing K6A on one of the Van Horne overpass pillars.

Dodo Osé (geisha) and Axe (cat) from a K6A jam in the South West.

K6A crew wall for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, featuring Axe, Fleo, Dodo Osé, etc. (segment 1/3).

K6A crew wall for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, featuring Axe, Fleo, Dodo Osé, etc. (segment 2/3).

K6A crew wall for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, featuring Axe, Fleo, Dodo Osé, etc. (segment 3/3).

K6A wall at the Festival de Canes, featuring Axe, Dodo Osé, Fleo, Saer, Serak, Monk.e and OstiOne (click to zoom).

Under Pressure 2016 K6A wall featuring Axe (racoons), Serak (bottom left), Otak (middle left), Satyr (top left), Fleo (top right), Dodo Osé (middle right) and Fluke (bottom right).

K6A’s contribution to the 2015 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Axe, Monk.e, Fleo, Phile and Dodo Osé.

Under Pressure Festival 2014 production by the K6A collective featuring Fleo, Monk.e, Dodo Osé, Serak, Axe, Dkae and Saer.

Ashop‘s wall for the 2013 edition of Mural Festival features Axe alongside Fluke, Zek and Apashe.

This classic Ashop mural in NDG features Fluke, Axe, Phile, Zek and Dodo Osé.

Mural on Papineau by Axe and Vect.


bandaid logo

Axe’s signature bandaid logo is often used to sign his murals and pieces (as seen in many instances above). It is also often painted by itself here and there as some sort of elaborate tag. The handful shown below is just a small fraction of the number I have found over the years.

Tel que vu ci-dessus, Axe signe plusieurs de ses murales et autres pièces avec son logo représentant deux pansements entrecroisés. Ce logo lui sert aussi de tag. Les quelques exemplaires montrés ci-dessous ne sont qu’une très petite fraction de ce que j’ai trouvé au cours des dernières années.

Wall of flops from the Time Is Gold production featuring Axe’s bandaid amongst many others (in yellow, second row from the top, second from the left).


tags and throws

Tags by Scaner (above) and Axe.


stickers

Debza

Debza is a tattoo artist and graffiti writer originally from Toulouse but was active in Montreal until he returned home near the end of 2017. As seen in the image gallery below, he can be versatile and his writing style, at times influenced by japanese illustration, is quite unique. He belongs to a few crews, notably GF (“Ghetto Farceur”), and works alongside other writers and artists on multi-artist projects. For more by Debza than what is shown here, have a look at his Facebook and Instagram pages. The following Youtube videos show the artist at work: video 1, video 2.

Debza est tatoueur et writer graffiti originaire de Toulouse ayant été actif à Montréal jusqu’à son départ vers la fin de 2017. Il est très versatile et son style unique d’écriture est parfois influencé par l’illustration japonaise. Il appartient à quelques crews, en l’occurrence GF (“Ghetto Farceur”), et il lui arrive régulièrement de collaborer avec d’autres artistes sur certains projets collectifs. Pour en voir plus de Debza que ce que j’ai eu la chance de photographier, jetez un coup d’oeil à ses pages Facebook et Instagram. Quelques vidéos sur Youtube permettent de voir l’artiste à l’oeuvre: vidéo 1, vidéo 2.


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.

For the 2017 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Contribution to the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

From an Art Gang production in Côte des Neiges.

In Rosemont.

In Rosemont.

Contribution to the Festival de Canes in Longueuil.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. This piece was dedicated to yours truly, amongst others.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

In the Plateau.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

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