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Retrospective of 2015 graffiti

This image gallery brings together 100 great pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2015. 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 4 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists under one common theme count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2015 pasted street art

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de graffiti produites en 2015 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 2015 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 4 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Rétrospective 2015 murales et autre street art peint
Rétrospective 2015 street art collé


Above two: Scien (top) and Klor (bottom) from 123Klan in Petite-Patrie (the pair count as one entry).

Above two: Acek (top) and Lyfer (bottom) from the abandoned Transco; the pair count as one entry.

Aces from the abandoned Transco.

Aces at the abandoned “Jailspot”

Akimin the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Algue turned this room inside the abandoned Transco into a 203 Crew ballroom.

Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

An anti-extremism piece by Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall. Starkey‘s ‘wabbits’ are visible above.

Apashe in Rosemont.

Astro in Rosemont. It’s hard to decide whether some of Astro’s work is more graffiti or figurative. Therefore, see the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art for more by this artist.

Bosny at the PSC legal graffiti wall, making sure the artform of graffiti keeps evolving and doesn’t stagnate and become boring.

Bosny doing Five Eight‘s name as part of an exchange in Rosemont. Pask was also involved in this exchange, see all of it in this earlier post.

Bosny apparently having trouble with the tracking of his VCR; from the abandoned Transco.

Cens in the abandoned Kabane 77. Scroll down to ‘Fleo’ for more by Cens, and see the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art for some figurative work by this artist.

Crane in Rosemont.

Crane at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Debza in Rosemont. The four pieces of his making this year-end list show the diversity of styles and originality that this impressive artist is capable of.

Debza in Rosemont. This one seems to have been influenced by his time in Japan.

Debza in the abandoned Transco.

Debza in Rosemont.

EK Sept deconstructed at the limit of abstraction, but still in complete control of the space being used; from the abandoned Transco.

Above two: Ekes (top) and Lyfer (bottom) shining out of a dark basement in the abandoned Transco. This pair counts as one entry. There is more Ekes and Lyfer below under ‘Lyfer’ and more Lyfer above with Acek.

Ekler at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Eskro from the abandoned Transco. This artist really came out strongly in the second half of 2015, often in combo with Apok who is also from the Astred Collective. See the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art for the Apok material.

One more by Eskro from the abandoned Transco.

Ewol‘s contribution to the ‘Silver Beach’ jam in Rosemont during the autumn.

Another one by Ewol in Rosemont.

Montreal graffiti pioneer Fuser doing it old school in Rosemont.

Fleo (left), Cens (right) and Cassandra Leigh D aka Snikr (character) in Old Montreal.

Mindblowing truck side by Fleo done during the late summer’s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop Festival. Figurative truck side art by other artists can be seen in the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art.

Fleo under one of our city’s expressways.

Fleo on the opposite side of the above pillar.

F.One from a Spring HSP/SIK jam in Ahuntsic.

This one by Geser just stands out from a wall in Petite-Patrie.

Haks at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Haks‘ contribution to this summer’s Lachine graffiti Jam. Also visible beneath his piece is one by Ozax.

Haks‘ contribution to this year’s edition of Under Pressure.

A very clean and effective one by Havok found in Rosemont.

This is one of the few pieces Hoacs left in Montreal during his spraycation here.

Jaber‘s contribution to this year’s edition of Under Pressure.

Jaker‘s contribution to the ‘Silver Beach’ jam in Rosemont during the autumn. To his left is a character by Jmoe.

This great piece by Janek is from the abandoned Transco.

Another one by Janek, this time at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Janek again, this time in Rosemont.

Kemr aka Kems never disappoints. This one is in Petite-Patrie.

Another Kemr/Kems masterpiece in Petite-Patrie. Spraycan next to him is by John Kaye.

Kemr/Kems erupting at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Korb in the abandoned Transco.

Another one by Korb, this one at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Kwun has been particularly active in the last quarter of the year. This piece was found in Rosemont.

Legal‘s contribution to the ‘Silver Beach’ jam in Rosemont during the autumn. To his right is a character by Jmoe.

This is one of the few pieces Looter left in Montreal during his spraycation here.

Lyfer and Ekes at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. My only regret is not having had a chance to get a better frontal shot of this. Scroll up to ‘Ekes’ for another collaboration between these two.

Lyfer in the abandoned Transco. Scroll up to ‘Acek’ and ‘Ekes’ for more by him.

A combo of Wisar (left), Mirabolle (centre) and Kub (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Naimo at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Naimo again, this time near the PSC legal graffiti wall. Throwies above by Bank and Owk from the VC crew are from before 2015.

Narc in Rosemont.

Above two: Narc (top) and Shok in Ahuntsic; the pair count as one entry.

Noper at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Omar aka Royal in Rosemont.

One of Otek’s train pieces done early in the year.

Pask in the abandoned Transco.

Past at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Ratek in Rosemont.

Rouks is one of those multi-faceted artists who excel at doing both figurative and letters. This one was found in Rosemont.

Rouks floating into space at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Rouks in Rosemont again.

Rouks in the abandoned Transco.

This one by Scaner set Rosemont on fire.

This masterpiece by Scaner was unfortunately well hidden and seen by very few.

Some electric blue chrome by Scaner in Rosemont.

Summer rooftop Scaner in Petite-Patrie.

Scribe in Rosemont.

Scribe shining out of the darkness on a Rosemont wall.

Sewer representing the HSP crew in Rosemont.

The above two pieces by Shok (top) and Tuna (bottom) from the abandoned Transco count as one entry. There is more by Shok under ‘Narc’ higher up in this list.

Skizo in Rosemont.

Another one by Skizo in Rosemont.

Skope (right) and Miow (left) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

It was difficult to narrow down Skor‘s impressive input in 2015 to the four ones making this list. It was a nobrainer however when it came to the one above from the abandoned “Jailspot”, it had to make the list.

Skor contributed this piece to this autumn’s unofficial ‘Silver Beach’ jam which he actually curated.

This is Skor‘s contribution to this summer Lachine graffiti Jam. Seen beneath him is Smak.

Skor blasting Ahuntsic into space.

Snipe from the AG Crew, on a Plateau End wall curated by the 123 Klan.

Snok on the rooftop of the abandoned Transco.

Sober in Rosemont.

SP One in Petite-Patrie, at the invitation of the AG Crew I believe.

Stare shines electric at the Eastern end of the Plateau. There is so much happening in there, click on image to see in full size and appreciate details.

Stare heating up early Spring in Rosemont.

Stare did this truck side during the late summer’s Hip Hop You Don’t Stop Festival. Figurative truck side art by other artists can be seen in the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art.

Some rooftop brilliance by Stare in Petite-Patrie.

Wonez in Rosemont.

More Wonez in Rosemont.

YesB left us this one inside the abandoned Transco whilst in Montreal this summer.

Yesir going for gold at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Zek in a semi-private spot.

Zek‘s contribution to an early summer jam with the 123 Klan.

One of the few pieces Zek left at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen in 2015. Check out also the Retrospective of 2015 murals and other painted street art for more by Zek.

New graffiti November 2015

This post features photos of graffiti pieces created around Montreal during November 2015. Of course, even though this post is huge, it is just a fraction of what was produced in this city during that time – it is the best of what 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 meilleures pièces de graffitis produites à Montréal au cours de novembre 2015 et que j’ai eu la chance de trouver. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Scaner heating up Rosemont.

Scaner in a Hochelaga alley.

Scaner on the roof of the abandoned Transco.

More rooftop action by Scaner at the abandoned Transco.

Hoacs in a Hochelaga alley.

Hoacs in Rosemont.

Rooftop Hoacs at the abandoned Transco.

More rooftop Hoacs at the abandoned Transco.

Eskae and Hoacs.

Eskae in Rosemont.

Eskae in a Hochelaga alley.

Rooftop Eskae at the abandoned Transco.

A cold November quickie by Eskae.

One more cold November quickie by Eskae (many others have been found).

Looter in a Hochelaga alley.

Looter in Rosemont.

Rooftop piece by Looter at the abandoned Transco.

Jaber in Rosemont.

Rooftop Jaber at the abandoned Transco.

Morz in Rosemont.

Sober in Rosemont.

Smak in Rosemont.

Pask in a Hochelaga alley.

Zek at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Above him is an older piece by Aces.

Another one by Zek at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Bright new Skor in a Ahuntsic alley.

Skor, up the stairs backwards inside the abandoned Transco.

Shok inside the abandoned Transco.

Shok inside the abandoned Transco.

Skor again at the abandoned Transco.

Designed by Narc, bombed by Skor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Narc at the abandoned Transco.

Narc in the same spot as above, reclaiming his spot.

Korb at the abandoned Transco.

Korb at the abandoned Transco.

Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

More Apashe at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Ten Yen in Rosemont. This was part of a jam also involving Ms Teri and Earth Crusher (see next 2).

Ms Teri in Rosemont. This was part of a jam also involving Ten Yen and Earth Crusher (see previous and next).

Earth Crusher in Rosemont. This was part of a jam also involving Ten Yen and Ms Teri (see previous 2).

Bosny inside the abandoned Transco.

Ratek in Rosemont (found next to Crane below).

Crane in Rosemont (found next to Ratek above).

Crane in Rosemont, from the same prod as Rouks and Omar below.

Rouks in Rosemont, from the same prod as above and below.

Omar/Royal in Rosemont, from the same prod as Crane and Rouks above.

Another one by Omar/Royal in Rosemont.

Skizo representing YKW in Rosemont.

Noper in the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Crane in the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

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

Rouks (left) and a double dose of Crane (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Rouks representing the Next Time Crew at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Scribe at the abandoned Transco.

Scribe in Rosemont.

Scribe in Rosemont, part of a jam on the theme of the recent raw sewage dump in the river (with next 3 pieces).

Algue in Rosemont, part of a jam on the theme of the recent raw sewage dump in the river (with piece above and next 2 ones).

Naimo in Rosemont, part of a jam on the theme of the recent raw sewage dump in the river (with two pieces above and next one).

Ekes in Rosemont, part of a jam on the theme of the recent raw sewage dump in the river (with previous 3 pieces).

Naimo behind the PSC legal graffiti wall. Throwies by Bank and Owk at the top are oldies.

Janek in upper Plateau found next to the Arose one below.

Arose in upper Plateau found next to the Janek one above.

Meor at the abandoned Transco.

Aces at the abandoned Transco

Aces (right) and EK Sept (top of stairs) inside the abandoned Transco.

EK Sept inside the abandoned Transco.

EK Sept inside the abandoned Transco.

Serum inside the abandoned Transco.

Serum inside the abandoned Transco.

Serum inside the abandoned Transco.

Kwun in Rosemont.

Kwun at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Kwun again at the exact same spot as above.

More Kwun at the PSC legal graffiti wall, a counterpart to the piece by Legal below.

Legal at the PSC legal graffiti wall, a counterpart to the Kwun piece above it.

Sec at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Dré aka Earth Crusher at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen (bottom centre).

Eskro at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

More Eskro, this time at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Eskro at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Eskro inside the abandoned Transco.

Fuser going old school in Rosemont.

Simo found next to the above in Rosemont.

Hitem representing FLR crew in Rosemont.

Same spot as above, taken by Kelen.

Kelen again, this time at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

More Kelen, this one at the abandoned Transco.

Resok from YU8 at the abandoned Transco.

Resok from YU8 at the abandoned Transco.

Resok again, this time on roof of the abandoned Transco.

Kube in Rosemont.

Kube again, this time at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

More Kube at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

More Kube at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

More Kube, this one in the abandoned Transco.

More Kube (left), plus Lect (right), at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Lect (left) and Ben (right) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

KC Neuf inside the abandoned Transco.

KC Neuf on the roof of the abandoned Transco.

Vogue at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Vogue again, but at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Vogue at the PSC legal graffiti wall again, with Brun on the right.

One more by Vogue, this one at the abandoned “Jailspot”.

Rizek inside the abandoned Transco.

Rizek inside the abandoned Transco.

Rizek inside the abandoned Transco.

Blek seen through an office window inside the abandoned Transco.

Rest inside the abandoned Transco.

Rest inside the abandoned Transco.

Home inside the abandoned Transco.

Home inside the abandoned Transco.

Duke inside the abandoned Transco.

A Phantom Cat by Jmoe (left) and Hoser (right) in a Plateau alley.

Balis inside the abandoned Transco.

Beo inside the abandoned Transco.

War inside the abandoned Transco.

War (left) and unidentified (right) inside the abandoned Transco.

Sank (bottom centre) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Reces at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

New graffiti August 2015

Here’s a gallery featuring legal and not-so-legal graffiti pieces that have been made in the past few weeks and which I was lucky enough to discover during my photo safaris. Everything done in the context of the recent Under Pressure Festival is already presented in its own separate post. If you want to see new works as soon as I photograph them, you can follow me on Instagram.

Voici une galerie-photo présentant les nouveaux graffitis (légaux et pas si légaux) créés au cours des dernières semaines et que j’ai eu la chance de découvrir au hasard de mes recherches. Les nouvelles pièces produites dans le contexte du Festival Under Pressure font déjà l’objet d’un article à part. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Rooftop burner by Scaner in Petite-Patrie.

Scaner in the Plateau.

Scaner in the Plateau.

Rooftop piece by Stare in Petite-Patrie.

Stare in the Plateau.

Zek in the Plateau next to the Stare piece above.

Another Zek burner elsewhere in the Plateau.

Zek again, on rooftop in La Petite-Patrie.

Two sides of a garbage container by Zek for Ashop.

One more garbage container by Zek for Ashop.

Rooftop action by Johste in Petite-Patrie.

Snipe and Senck representing the AG Crew in Petite-Patrie.

Well-hidden Jaber piece in the Plateau.

Fantastic Kemr piece in a Petite-Patrie back alley.

Skam piece on a Petite-Patrie garage door.

Well hidden Skam piece in the Plateau.

Rouks (astronaut and letters) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. The boy creature at the far end is by Flavor.

Geser piece in a Petite-Patrie back alley.

Geser at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Peeping cat above is an older piece by Mr Chose.

Saner at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Kems/Kemr (left) and Lith from Crazy Apes (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Chrome by Narc from Crazy Apes at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible above it is an older piece by Aces.

More chrome goodness at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen, this time by Skor.

Claude Le Fermier and Crane at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible at the top is an older Lovebot wheatpaste.

Past at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Secs at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Serum at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. The white throw in the middle of the wall is by Snok.

Begor at the Canada Malting abandoned building.

Bosny under expressway.

Bosny under expressway.

Dekor at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skizo piece in Rosemont.

Skope (left) and Miow (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Gems aka Skam in Petite-Patrie back alley.

Gubway at Fattal.

Hank at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Unidentified artist at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Hesan at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Above it is an older piece by Aces.

Uzem(?) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Yesir at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Hitem at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Getsa and One Tulip in Rosemont.

Pro on Petite-Patrie rooftop. Also visible on the right is Scaner‘s iconic character.

Guest at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Someone representing the BTH crew under an expressway.

Rokos at the Canada Malting building.

Harp in Rosemont.

Mack in Rosemont.

Someone from the 1017 Crew under an expressway.

Akym (left) and Lapin (right) in a Plateau alley.

Bruge under an expressway.

Daym in Rosemont.

DSR under expressway.

Etos at the Canada Malting building.

Ezot under an expressway.

Freak at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Nestor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Kweef under expressway.

Zima under expressway.

Merp throwie in Rosemont.

Nctrnz under an expressway.

TooBad’s throwies are evolving.

Omnipac building

The Omnipac building, the structure at the corner of Van Horne and Parc, was demolished at the end of 2014 after having been left abandoned for many years. There were plans to turn it into an office building, but it appears those plans were scrapped as the lot is still empty many years after demolition.

After it was closed a long time ago, the 4-storey (plus basement and rooftop) building became the playground of graffiti writers. Fences were put up around it, but getting inside was never really difficult. Hence, over the years, Montreal graffiti artists have left their marks on its walls and columns.

A selection of pieces from the building’s last five years can be viewed in the gallery below, but hundreds more can be found through Google/Images with keywords ‘Omnipac’ and ‘graffiti’.

Vers la fin de 2014 l’Omnipac, l’édifice situé au coin de la rue Van Horne et de l’avenue du Parc, a été démoli après avoir été laissé à l’abandon pendant plusieurs années. L’édifice devait être rénové pour en faire des bureaux, mais ces plans ont dus être abandonnés puisqu’il a complètement été démoli à la fin de l’automne 2014 et le site est toujours vacant plusieurs années plus tard.

Après sa fermeture, les quatre étages (plus le sous-sol et le toit) de l’Omnipac sont rapidement devenus le terrain de jeu des graffeurs. Des clotures ont été érigées tout autour de l’édifice pour en décourager l’accès, mais ceci n’a jamais arrêté les graffeurs de Montréal d’y laisser leur marque sur les murs et colonnes de béton.

Une sélection de pièces produites au cours des cinq dernières années de l’édifice est présentée dans la gallerie-photo ci-dessous, mais des centaines peuvent être trouvées via Google/Images avec les mots-clés ‘Omnipac’ et ‘graffiti’.


The building at its most decrepit, in the summer of 2014.

The beginning of demolition, autumn 2014.

After demolition, December 2014.

Inside looking out looking in.

At the top: Kor from HoarKor aka HRKR. Photo © HoarKor.

Lyfer representing the 203 Crew.

Skizo

Miow

The continuity of the Miow piece above.

Unidentified artist.

Racks

Habit

SBU One on the roof.

A blog post on the making of this piece by Stela was published at Citizen Erased. Photo © Kathryn Luna.

See above. Nothing lasts forever. Work over Stela’s is by Hary.

Pieces by More, House and Kidrok.

Throw by Seven over a piece by an unidentified artist.

Painted floor piece by Swarm. Photo © Swarm.

Painted piece by Swarm. Photo © Swarm.

Two painted pieces by Swarm. Photo © Swarm.

Graffiti by Curse and a bit of tagging.

Unidentified artist.

Unidentified artist.

Pnda

Installation made of gold-painted used spraycans, by Crack.

Mr Chose aka Easytha3rd aka Easytrois.

Unidentified artist on the outside wall.


The following 7 photos were nicked from the MTLgraff blog. Photos © Kris Murray 2010. Click on latter link for many many more.

Omen

Koal

Nixon

Nixon

Stela

Stela

Hirok