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Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 great murals and other painted street art pieces from 2018. 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 count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art
Retrospective of 2018 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint créées en 2018 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 2018 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique 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:
Retrospective 2018 street art collé
Retrospective 2018 graffiti


The 203 crew‘s wall for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Lyfer, Ekes, Arnold, Borrris, Flying Eric, Opire and Algue. Scroll down this gallery for some solo work by Arnold and Borrris. Lyfer, Ekes and Algue all have entries in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Above 4 photos: the 203 crew‘s wall by Borrris, Lyfer and Ekes for the 2018 Canettes de Ruelle alley production. Top photo shows the full wall, then the other three are close-ups on Borrris’ central character and Lyfer and Ekes’ letter pieces.

Add Fuel paid us a visit this year and created 2 walls, including this one found in a downtown alley.

Adida Fallen Angel spreading love in a Rosemont alley. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art.

Above 3 photos: 3 artists – 3 styles in this “Save The Ocean” session found at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel: Adida Fallen Angel, Aldarwin and Sewp. The latter artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Ankh One and Osmoze collaboration from the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Ankh has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti, under ‘K6A’.

Arnold character in the Plateau. Scroll up to the first piece at the top of this page for more by Arnold.

Astro mural in Verdun.

Axe Lalime‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Axe Lalime in the South West.

Axe Lalime in the South West. There’s more by Axe down this list under ‘Dodo Osé’. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Bibi Una mural in a Plateau alley. She also has a wall in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Borrris wall in Hochelaga. Scroll up to the two 203 Crew murals at the top of this page for more by this artist.

A gorgeous wall by Danae Brissonnet between Villeray and Ahuntsic.

Jace Cantoro in the McGill ghetto.

Ruben Carrasco in St-Henri.

Ruben Carrasco in Villeray.

Cryptik‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Raphaël Dairon‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Demsky‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

A long wall by Deps in a narrow Plateau alley.

One of many owls by DMT found this year in cleverly hidden spots in the South West.

Dodo Osé (geisha) and Axe Lalime (cat) from a K6A & friends jam in the South West. Axe has solo entries listed under his name above and has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Dodo Osé mural in Hochelaga.

Self-portrait mural by Dodo Osé in Verdun. He also helped Fluke on his mural listed below.

Chris Dyer‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Earth Crusher in Rosemont.

Earth Crusher in the Plateau. There’s more by this artist in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti under ‘Five Eight’.

Tristan Eaton‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Elfu’s part on the LTG wall at the Canettes de Ruelle.

Elfu‘s part in the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Manuel Fleury on the back of a parked abandoned truck.

Above 3 photos: full shot and 2 details of Fluke‘s homage to the Polish community in Hochelaga. He was assisted by Fonki, Five Eight and Dodo Osé. Fluke, Fonki and Five Eight also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti. Five Eight also has an entry in the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art.

Cécile Gariépy mural on a sports centre in TMR.

An alley piece by Germdee. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art for more by Germdee.

Above 5 photos: Haks, Capes, Nemo, Lapin and Vedas collaboration for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. The wall is quite long and the street rather narrow, hence the five close-ups above. Haks also helped Monk.e on a wall listed below, scroll down to view. Both Haks and Nemo have entries in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Hary in a Rosemeont alley.

Jest got a few mural gigs this year, this one is his biggest and best one. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art for more by Jest.

Kor in a Plateau alley.

Above 2 photos: two shots of this wall by Korb in Longueuil. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti for more by Korb.

Nikki Küntzle in St-Michel.

Labrona created 4 pieces in the Plateau in parallel to Mural Festival, here’s one of them.

One more off-Mural piece by Labrona. He is also heavily featured in the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art.

A gorgeous mural by Lacey and Layla done during the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Lacey and Layla wall in the South West.

Mural by Kevin Ledo in Little Burgundy honouring Daisy Peterson Sweeney. For Mu.

LeMonstr participated in both Mural and Under Pressure this year, this is his contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

LeMonstr also participated in the Canettes de Ruelle block party in a Rosemont alley.

LP Montoya mural in Petite-Patrie.

LSNR participated in both Mural and Under Pressure this year, this is his contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

LSNR mural piece in a Rosemont alley for the Canettes de Ruelle production. This artist has also made it into both the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti and the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art.

Above 2 photos: Mu invited German artist Case Maclaim to paint in Montreal this year. His long wall (shown here over 2 shots) is found in St-Henri.

The Mad Rats‘ contribution to the Canettes de Ruelle alley production. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti for more by this duo, together under ‘Mad Rats’ and in solo under ‘Boporc’ and ‘Gaulois’.

Maliciouz‘s beautiful piece in Mile End.

Maliciouz‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Mastrocola and Melsa Montagne collaboration in the Plateau.

Mateo‘s tribute to Hubert Reeves in a Rosemont alley, for Ashop.

Above 2 photos: full shot and close-up of a mural by Mateo in Villeray.

Christina Mazzulla and Willy Wales for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Mu invited Italian artist Millo to paint this rooftop wall in the Plateau.

Australian artist Miser spent six months in Montreal this past year, he did a lot of graffiti and painted 2 big murals including this one in Ville-Marie.

An awesome mural by Miser in a Plateau alley.

Above 2 photos: front and lateral shots of a wall by Monk.e on a South West high school. Assistance by Haks and Jimmy Baptiste. Haks has more work in this list, above under his name. He is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Monk.e mural in Mercier.

Monk.e‘s tribute to New Orleans jazz in a Rosemont alley.

Monk.e on the wall of a school in Ville St-Laurent. Monk.e is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti under his own name as well as under ‘K6A’.

Mono Sourcil’s contribution to a K6A & friends production in the South West.

Above 2 photos: full shot and 2 close-ups of this corner piece by Mono Sourcil in the Plateau. She also has an entry in the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art.

M’Os Geez‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Above 2 photos: MSHL, SBU One and Naimo collaboration on this truck painted while the 2018 edition of Mural Festival took place. Scroll down for more by SBU One, and have a look at the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti for more by both SBU One and Naimo.

MSHL‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Paynt and Hozek collaboration in a Rosemont alley.

Above 2 photos: collaboration between Paynt (top right), Hozek (bottom left), Sepan (top left), Magic (bottom right) and Gost (bottom middle) for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. I’m including a close-up on Magic’s part because it is less visible in the full shot.

Poni and Cyrielle Tremblay collaboration for the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Alex Produkt‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Above 2 photos: full shot and close-up of a long Emily Read mural celebrating the Peregrine Falcon in Petite-Patrie.

Above 5 photos: full shot and 4 close-ups on a long Emily Read mural celebrating the Alpine Ibex in Petite-Patrie.

Michael Reeder‘s fantastic mural from this past year’s edition of Mural Festival.

Rouks‘ beautiful contribution to Estival de Canes 2018. Rouks also does graffiti and has made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Royal and Crane‘s collaborative tribute to Skizo and Cons, 2 graffiti artists who have passed away in the past few years. Have a look at the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti for more by both these artists.

Saner‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

SBU One‘s participation in the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

SBU One on a garage door in Hochelaga. Scroll up this gallery to ‘MSHL’ for more by SBU. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Above 2 photos: two full shots and a close-up on Scribe and Tchug‘s collaboration for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Unsurprisingly, Scribe is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

Smithe‘s contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival. There’s more by Smithe in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti under ‘Demsky’.

A beautiful collaboration between Snikr (figurative) and Rekal (letters) in a Plateau alley. There is more by these artists in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti under ‘Rekal’ as well as under ‘Fleo’ and ‘K6A’.

This Mu mural found downtown is a tribute to Alanis Obomsawin. It was designed by Mekyoh and done by a collective of artists under the direction of Rafael Sottoclichio.

Above 2 photos: two different angles of Swarm‘s contribution to the Canettes de Ruelle alley production. Swarm is an active wheatpaster, check out the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art for more of her work.

Nick Sweetman‘s off-Mural piece in a central graffiti alley.

Nick Sweetman (wasp) and Dré (letters) side by side in a central graffiti alley.

Tava in Petite-Patrie.

Tava and Wizard Skull collaboration in Petite-Patrie.

One more Tava and Wizard Skull collaboration in Petite-Patrie.

Tone stencil near Griffintown.

Vean Psilocybe mural in Ville-Marie

Above 3 photos: full shot and two close-ups on Waxhead‘s huge contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Waxhead‘s part in the Canettes de Ruelle alley production. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art for more by Waxhead.

Benny Wilding‘s tribute to Gilles Villeneuve in Chinatown. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti under ‘Cemz’ for some letter pieces by this artist.

Above 5 photos: five shots of Zek‘s work around this park building in Ville St-Laurent. Unsurprisingly, Zek is also featured in the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

This beautiful Hochelaga wall by an unidentified artist was finally completed in 2018. The left half dates back a few years, but the right half was done in 2018.

Retrospective of 2018 pasted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 pieces of Montreal street art from 2018 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 2018 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2018 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de street art produites en 2018 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 2018 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:
Retrospective 2018 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2018 graffiti


Adida Fallen Angel wheatpastes for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Adida also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

Wheatpaste/stencil combo by Cam.

Chat Perdu poster. I’ve encountered many variations of this, each one with a different caption.

I believe this paste-up is by Chat Perdu.

We were blessed with a visit by internationally renowned artist Clet this year.

Clet‘s take on a classic local traffic sign alteration.

Clet came up with a new design specifically for us Canadians.

Classic Clet in Montreal.

CSRK514 wheatpaste in a Plateau alley.

CSRK514 wheatpaste found in central Montreal.

CSRK514 wheatpaste found in Little Italy. Scroll down this list to ‘ROC514’ for a collaboration.

You can count on New York’s Elsol25 to pay us a visit during Mural Festival. Here’s some of the work he brought for us this year.

More pasted work by Elsol25, this one from another visit in July.

One more wheatpaste by Elsol25 from his July visit.

Elsol25 wheatpaste, drips by Mavi.

False Idols sticker.

Above 2 photos: Five Eight came out with new slick stickers this year. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti for more by this artist.

FKDL aka Franck Duval was in town during Mural and put up a few of his posters. Variations exist.

One more poster by FKDL, variations exist.

Futur Lasor Now is unfortunately not as active as he once was, but we still got treated to a few pieces around the time of Mural.

A Futur Lasor Now poster.

A new design for this Futur Lasor Now sticker.

A Futur Lasor Now poster.

Gascon created 2 new mosaic pieces honouring local legends this year. This one found in Ville-Marie celebrates Québec singer Diane Dufresne.

Germdee was very much into bootleg art this year and came out with this bootleg friends sticker. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

This installation in a Mile End alley is by Josef Helie.

Poster by Jasper for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Jest started putting up stickers in 2018, here’s one of the three designs I managed to find. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

Above 3 photos: Kat participated in the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival with these 2 posters (in situ and close-ups are shown above)

Labrona was very busy putting up ‘peatwastes’ (as he calls them) this year.

This Labrona wheatpaste comes with a calligraphic tag by Lorem Ipsum.

Nothing better than a Labrona wheatpaste to embellish a closed business front. Funny how the characters here seem to be pointing at the tags and litter.

One more Labrona wheatpaste in one of his regular spots. Labrona has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art.

The very active Lost Claws has become one of Montreal’s top pasters this year with a selection of bigger and wittier but often pessimistic pieces.

A touching wheatpaste by Lost Claws.

Lost Claws‘ death character likes its coffee black, what did you expect?

Commentary by Lost Claws next to a Sara Erenthal piece.

LSNR, who’s had a great year with participations in both Mural Festival and Under Pressure, also put up a bunch of hand drawn stickers in 2018. This is one example. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art as well as the Retrospective of 2018 graffiti.

A Madame Gilles poster from this year’s run.

Above 2 photos: Two angles of this clever fake security camera installation by Makenoize at the Lachine Canal. The installation stayed up for many weeks before it was finally taken down or stolen.

Makenoize got very busy again this year, this sticker is a new variation on one of his earlier designs.

MC Baldassari contributed an awesome combo of wheatpastes (top windows) and painted work (bottom right window) to the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Above 2 photos: This ‘sweet’ icing sugar piece by Shelley Miller (full piece and close-up shown above) was put up during Mural Festival. It was nice to watch its interaction with weather, graffers and insects over the weeks that followed its installation.

Mirov wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Mirov poster found in Mile End.

Mirov wheatpaste found in Plateau End.

Mirov wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Miss Me wheatpaste combo in a Mile End alley.

A set of Mono Sourcil wheatpastes for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art for more by this artist.

A National Zombi paste-up.

Nether410 spent some time in Montreal in September and put up a bunch of wheatpastes. This one was found in the Plateau.

Nether410 wheatpaste found in Petite-Patrie.

Nether410 wheatpaste found in Petite-Patrie.

One more Nether410 wheatpaste, this one in the Plateau.

Peau wheatpaste in a prime Plateau location. Scroll down to Le ‘Renard Fou’ for one more piece by this artist.

A wheatpaste montage by Rage5 in Côte des Neiges.

A cool wheatpaste by Jos Ramirez in a Mile End alley.

This wheatpaste found on a Mile End container appears to have been put up by someone working under the name Remains(?).

Above 2 photos: two shots of this great installation by Le Renard Fou found cemented in an empty lot in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou got a bit horny in his work this past year, here he is getting it on while Peau watches… Scroll up for one more piece by Peau.

This poster by Le Renard Fou is not about organic farming…

A naughty wheatpaste combo of Le Renard Fou and Lakos.

Ribambelle Nomade has kept busy this past year putting up these paste-ups showing vintage toys.

One more Ribambelle Nomade paste-up.

A paste-up by Ribambelle Nomade.

A Ribambelle Nomade paste-up.

ROC514 returned to Montreal this year and didn’t waste any time getting busy in our streets and alleys again. This is one of the new designs.

This is a collaboration sticker between ROC514 and CSRK514. Scroll up for more by the latter artist.

ROC514 loves collaborating with other artists, this paste up is with Pua (other character) and 6ara9e (van). Scroll down for more by ROC514 under ‘Starkey’.

Rope Love put up a bunch of paste-ups this past summer, here’s one of them.

One more paste-up by Rope Love found in central Montreal.

A Rope Love paste-up keeping company with this old sticker of mine.

Jessica Sabogal put up a series of different posters on this subject this year, but most of them were surprisingly and unfortunately defaced before I managed to photograph them.

A public service announcement by Shifty Cat.

Sinister Kid got busy with a bunch of mini-posters put up off-Mural.

Sinister Kid mini-poster found in the Plateau.

One more mini-poster by Sinister Kid found in the Plateau

A Sloast wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Sloast wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

An off-Mural Sloast wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

A wood-up collaboration between buddies Starkey and ROC514. Scroll up for more by ROC514.

A Stay Beautiful poster found in Central Montreal.

Two variations of this new poster design by Stay Beautiful.

Stikki Peaches‘s tribute to Bob Marley put up in a Mile End alley.

Freedom Frida wheatpaste by Stikki Peaches.

A huge Stikki Peaches wheatpaste of young Dali put up during Mural Festival.

Stikki Peaches in Little Italy.

Swarm out of one portal and into the next, in Hochelaga.

Swarm wheatpaste found in Plateau End.

Swarm wheatpaste found in central Montreal.

Swarm on fire in Mile End.

A funny wheatpaste by Tutanka found in a Mile Ex alley.

Above 2 photos: Waxhead created a handful of birdhouses this year. This one found in Chinatown is unfortunately the only one I managed to photograph before they were taken down or stolen…

A new sticker by Waxhead. Check out the Retrospective of 2018 murals and other painted street art for more by this artist.

A Zola wheatpaste found in Hochelaga.

A Zola wheatpaste found in Parc-Ex.

A more lightweight Zola wheatpaste found in Petite-Patrie/Rosemont.

A Zola wheatpaste somewhat different to the rest of her production, but still very relevent.

Unless Nietzsche is alive and living in Montreal, this wheatpaste found in Mile Ex is by an unidentified artist.

A few variations on this design by an unidentified artist were pasted around Mile End.

Retrospective of 2017 pasted street art

This image gallery brings together 75 pieces of Montreal street art from 2018 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 2017 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2017 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 75 pièces de street art produites en 2017 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 2017 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 2017 murales et autre street art peint
Rétrospective 2017 graffiti


CSRK514 wheatpaste.

CSRK514 paste-up.

CSRK514 wheatpaste.

CSRK514 wheatpaste.

Elsol25 wheatpaste.

Elsol25 wheatpaste.

Elsol25 poster.

Elsol25 wheatpaste.

Futur Lasor Now wheatpaste.

Futur Lasor Now wheatpaste.

Futur Lasor Now wheatpaste. Check out the Retrospective of 2017 murals and other painted street art for more by Futur Lasor Now (under ‘Labrona’).

Francisco Garcia wheatpaste.

Francisco Garcia wheatpaste.

Francisco Garcia wheatpaste.

Francisco Garcia wheatpaste.

Gawd (above) and Labrona (below) wheatpastes.

Gawd (left) and Labrona (right) wheatpastes. Scroll down for more by Labrona in this yearly roundup. There’s also more Labrona in the Retrospective of 2017 murals and other painted street art.

Germdee wheatpaste. There’s more by Germdee in the Retrospective of 2017 murals and other painted street art.

Girl Final wheatpaste.

Girl Final wheatpaste.

Girl Final wheatpaste.

Gwan poster. There’s more by Gawd in the Retrospective of 2017 murals and other painted street art.

Labrona wheatpaste.

Labrona wheatpaste. There’s more by Labrona above under ‘Gawd’ as well as in the Retrospective of 2017 murals and other painted street art.

Joseph Lammirato sculpture found in Mile End.

Lost Claws wheatpaste tribute to Scaner beneath a piece by the man himself.

Lost Claws wheatpaste.

Lost Claws wheatpaste.

Lost Claws wheatpaste.

Above 3 photos: Maliciouz‘s wheatpastes for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Shelley Miller‘s icing sugar piece over a wheatpaste by an unidentified artist. This was done off-Under Pressure.

Miss Me wheatpaste.

Miss Me wheatpaste, a mash-up of two earlier designs.

For the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival, Miss Me took over this closed porn cinema. See below for a close-up.

Close-up of Miss Me‘s wheatpaste takeover of a porn cinema for the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Above 2 photos: Mono Sourcil‘s contribution to the 2017 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. There’s more by Mono Sourcil in the Retrospective of 2017 murals and other painted street art.

Myth NY paste-up.

Poster by Jesse Purcell.

Raf Urban wheatpaste.

Raf Urban wheatpaste.

Raf Urban wheatpaste.

Rage5 wheatpaste montage. I wish I had found more from this series.

Le Renard Fou takeover of an ad billboard.

Adjacking by Le Renard Fou.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste. There’s more by Le Renard Fou in the Retrospective of 2017 murals and other painted street art.

ROC514 on record.

ROC514 bead paste-up.

Above 2 photos: two instances of Sheepest’s run of wheatpastes.

Sinister Kid paste-up.

Sloast wheatpaste.

Sloast wheatpaste, an update on an earlier design.

Sloast wheatpaste.

Sloast wheatpaste. There’s more by Sloast in the Retrospective of 2017 murals and other painted street art.

Stay Beautiful poster.

Stay Beautiful poster.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste.

Swarm wheatpaste.

Swarm wheatpaste.

Swarm wheatpaste.

Swarm wheatpaste.

Vacartu paste-up.

Above 2 photos: 2 stickers by Waxhead for which he hijacked the design of Santra Hair Oil from India.

Waxhead wood-up.

Waxhead wood-up.

Waxhead wood-up. There’s more by Waxhead in the Retrospective of 2017 murals and other painted street art.

Zola wheatpaste.

Zola wheatpaste.

Zola wheatpaste.

Zola wheatpaste.

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist for Unceded Voices.

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist.

This sticker by an unidentified artist celebrates the memory of Scaner who passed away this year.

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.

CSRK514 wheatpaste.

CSRK514 wheatpaste. Variations exist.

CSRK514 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.