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Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations

This image gallery brings together 100 pieces of Montreal street art from 2021 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 2021 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2021 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de street art produites en 2021 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 2020 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 2021 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2021 graffiti


Above 2: context shot and close-up on an installation by Adi in the Quartier des Spectacles.
Adi has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 graffiti.

Poster signed “Artist?” found in the Plateau.

Poster by Cam found in Hochelaga.

Poster by Cam found in Mile End

Paste-up by Cat’n’Paste in the Plateau.

Paste-up by Cat’n’Paste in the Plateau.

Paste-up by Cat’n’Paste in Mile End.

Large wheatpaste by Nivanh Chanthara in Parc-Ex.

Poster by Chat Perdu addressing the subject of the death of First Nations kids in the government’s residential schools.

Wheatpaste by CSRK in Mile End.

Wheatpaste by CSRK in Mile End.

Wheatpaste by CSRK in Petite-Patrie.

Wheatpaste by CSRK in Petite-Patrie.

Dodo Urbain has been putting this wheatpaste of a homeless person on street corners and other spots where homeless people hang out.

Paste-up by Ekie, many variations spotted.

Poster by l’Enfant Libre found in Mile End.

Paste-up by Irritated Eye found in the Plateau.

Installation made from reclaimed materials by Junko. This one was found in Côte des Neiges. Check out the latter link for more photos and a video.

Installation made from reclaimed materials by Junko. This one was found in Hochelaga. Check out the latter link for more photos and a video.

Installation made from reclaimed materials by Junko. This one was found in Mile End. Check out the latter link for more photos and a video.

Installation made of wood and plant parts by Junko in Hochelaga. Check out the latter link for more photos.

Wheatpaste by Faynïx Jutras found in Hochelaga.

Wheatpaste by Faynïx Jutras found in Hochelaga.

Wheatpaste by Faynïx Jutras found in Hochelaga.

Wheatpaste by Faynïx Jutras found in Hochelaga.

Labrona paste-up in Hochelaga.

Labrona paste-up in Hochelaga.

Labrona paste-up in Hochelaga.

Labrona paste-up in Hochelaga.
Labrona has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Paste-up by Life In The Streets found in the Plateau; many variations exist.

LNA sticker.

LNA sticker.
LNA has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Lost Claws wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Lost Claws wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Lost Claws wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Lost Claws wheatpaste found in the Plateau.
Lost Claws has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Small poster by LSNR found in Hochelaga.

Paste-up by LSNR found in Hochelaga.

Madame Gilles poster, many locations.

Madame Gilles poster, many locations.

Madame Gilles poster, many locations.

Madame Gilles poster, many locations.

Maika wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Maika wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Maika poster found in the Plateau.

Maika wheatpaste found in Rosemont.

Makenoize installation in Mile End.

One of many smiley paste-ups by Makenoize, this one was found in the South West.

Makenoize installation in the South West

Above 2: close-up and context shot of Makenoize‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Sugar paste-up by Shelley Miller. I unfortunately missed most of her pieces this year as the rain got to them before I did.

Trio of paste-ups by the Mistake Project. Many variations on this Tintin and Milou piece were found.

Mistake Project paste-up found in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Mistake Project paste-up, many locations.

Hand drawn sticker by Moule.

Hand drawn sticker by Moule.
Moule has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Paste-up by Myl found in the Plateau.

Large poster by Emile Picard found in Mile End.

Large poster by Emile Picard found in Mile End.

Large poster by Emile Picard found in Mile End.

Poster by le Pleurnicheur in Mile End.

Poster by le Pleurnicheur in Mile End.

Poster by le Pleurnicheur in the Plateau.

Poster by le Pleurnicheur in the Plateau.

Paste-up by Raveillée found in the Plateau.

Set of posters by Stay Beautiful.

Poster by Stay Beautiful.

Large wheatpaste by Stella Peaches, the young daughter of Stikki Peaches.

Large set of wheatpastes by Stella Peaches, the young daughter of Stikki Peaches who also made it into this retrospective (see below).

Set of paste-ups by Ste-Martyre d’Hochelaga.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste downtown.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste in Mile End.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste in Petite-Patrie.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste in the Village.

Styyyro foam board installation found in the Plateau.

Swarm wheatpaste in Outremont.

Swarm wheatpaste in Parc Ex.

Set of posters by Teetz in the Plateau.

Teetz wheatpaste in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Teetz wheatpaste in Mile End.

Teetz wheatpaste in the South West.

Toto paste-up in the Plateau.

Trippy Yaya paste-up in the Plateau.

One of many cone paste-ups by Valid.

Victor Devenir paste-up found in various locations.

Wansoy paste-up found in the Plateau.

Above 2: WhatIsAdam wheatpaste in Ahuntsic. This was an evolving piece as the artist added to it after the Montreal Canadiens won their way up towards the Stanley Cup finals. Displayed above are 2 versions of it.

Zola wheatpaste in Mile End.

Zola wheatpaste in Mile Ex.

Zola whatpaste in Outremont.

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Zola has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Zyk paste-up in Mile End.

Zyk paste-up in Mile End.

Above 3 photos: shots of a gargoyle installation by an unidentified artist on an abandoned gas station.

Paste-up by an unidentified Hochelaga artist who puts up pieces showing people from the neighbourhood. Another piece by this unidentified artist is found below. Also visible in this shot is an origami by Origami Explorateur.

Paste-up by an unidentified Hochelaga artist who puts up pieces showing people from the neighbourhood. Another piece by this unidentified artist is found above it.

Poster by an unidentified artist found in the Plateau.

Paste-up by an unidentified artist found in the Quartier des Spectacles.

Rug installation by an unidentified artist. Found in Mile End. Some street artists as well as graffiti writers are getting into this medium, I would expect to see more of this in the coming year.

Paste-up by an unidentified artist.

Canettes de Ruelle 2020

This image gallery brings together photos of all the pieces created for the 4th edition of Canettes de Ruelle. Because of the restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this 2020 edition was on a much smaller scale than the ones that came before it. Most of the walls painted in 2020 were in the alley south of Masson, between 5th and 6th avenues.

Cette gallerie-photo présente toutes les oeuvres créées dans le contexte de la 4e édition du festival Canettes de Ruelle. A cause des restrictions découlant de la pandémie de Covid-19, l’édition 2020 s’est déroulée à une plus petite échelle que les éditions précédentes. La plupart des murs peints en 2020 se trouvaient dans la ruelle sud de Masson, entre la 5e et la 6e Avenue.


Above 3 photos: collaboration of Cyndie Belhumeur, Alexis Vaillancourt and Izabelle Duguay over two perpendicular walls; full shot and frontal shots of each side. Le Renard Fou‘s rooftop piece is also visible in the first shot, scroll down for a proper photo of it.

Grils on garage doors and Louis Letters on awning.

Zoltan on the left, Bosny on the right and Louis Letters on awning.

Ekes

Above 3 photos: Nikki Kuntzle (left) and Caitlin McDonagh (right). First shot shows both walls and the two others are frontal photos of each.

Kor, Seano, MSH and perhaps more on a rooftop.

Julian Palma

Lora

Hob. Also visible far left is a small throw by Lora.

Romy

Swarm

A rare painted piece by Zola. It was vandalised soon after by someone who disagreed with the message (and who also assumed the artist was a man!), see below for Zola’s clever retort with a wheatpaste.

Zola‘s clever answer to the anonymous person who vandalised her contribution.

Zola‘s second contribution to this edition of the festival was this wheatpaste.

Le Renard Fou‘s rooftop piece. My ground level shot was not the best, so instead here’s this photo © Olivier Bousquet.

Louis Letters, Tshoko and Adi. This is the only new wall not in the same alley as all the others. It is one block East in the alley south of Masson between 6th and 7th avenues.

The 203 crew’s contribution to the previous year’s edition of the festival was slightly tweaked with addition of Cler (bottom right) to the previous year’s line-up of Ekes, Borrris, Lyfer, Algue and Flying Eric. This wall is also out of the 2020 festival zone, it is two blocks East in the alley south of Masson between 7th and 8th avenues.

Lorem Ipsum did the calligraphy on the front of the festival’s pop-up shop / headquarters.

Retrospective of 2020 pasted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 pieces of Montreal street art from 2020 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 2020 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2020 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de street art produites en 2020 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 2020 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 2020 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2020 graffiti


Poster by Adi.

One of many different small paste-ups by Adi. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

One of many plant/insect designs by Laurence Bélanger.

A paste-up by Laurence Bélanger.

One of many pasted head pieces by Bodegas.

One more paste-up by Bodegas.

Poster by Bubzee and Kali Spitzer.

A beautiful wheatpaste by Bubzee.

A pasted collaboration between Bubzee and Sage Novak.

A poster by Bubzee and Sage Novak.

A small poster from Cam. Similar variations in different colours have also been found.

This one is the most beautiful of the Black Lives Matter posters put up by Maya Cardin.

One of many small paste-ups by Cess Pool.

Nivanh Chanthara hit the streets of Montreal for the first time near the end of the year and managed to paste between 15 and 20 pieces in the year’s final few weeks.

One more by Nivanh Chanthara.

One more by Nivanh Chanthara.

One more by Nivanh Chanthara.

A typical Montreal citizen in transit, by CSRK. Found in Mile End.

CSRK found in Petite-Patrie.

CSRK inspired by the Covid19 pandemic.

A small wood-up by Flavor.

Laurent Gascon has been coming up with a new broken tile mosaics honouring a local artist every year since 2009. This 2020 mural, his 13th, features Renée Claude, a québécoise singer who passed away from Covid19 in May.

Above 2 photos: Huile d’Olive pasted these posters from the very beginning of the Covid19 pandemic, they were the very first pieces of public art addressing the subject. The posters were made in French or English, in a variation of colours. Huile d’Olive has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Irritated Eye wheatpaste that appeared on St-Laurent shortly after the death of George Floyd, when the subject of police brutality inspired many artists to create.

Junko installed around Mile End a handful of impressive large pieces made of reclaimed materials during the final weeks of the year. Check the latter link for more photos.

One more creation by Junko made from reclaimed materials. Again, have a look at the latter link for more angles.

A set of 2 Know Self wheatpastes coloured on location. These were found in a Mile End alley. The bottom piece was added to the top one after a few weeks.

One more Know Self wheatpaste from a Mile End alley, colour added on location.

One more Know Self wheatpaste from a Mile End alley, painted on location.

A set of pieces by Kyoto Coyote.

Labrona was very active during the first part of the year. This is one of many pasted pieces I found over 2020.

One more pasted piece by Labrona, this one from a series inspired by Picasso. Labrona has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

“Wet’suwet’en Strong”, a small paste-up by LMNOPI.

A small paste-up by LMNOPI titled “Water Is Life”.

A small paste-up by LMNOPI titled “Land Back”.

This punny wheatpaste by Lost Claws put up in April was very likely inspired by the Covid19 pandemic (Six Feet Away / Six Feet Under).

This is Lost Claws taking a dig at a street artist whose work is found right next to it (one corner is visible in this shot).

A touching tribute by Lost Claws to his cat which had just passed away.

Something a bit different from Lost Claws. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Above 8 photos: While the streets of Montreal were deserted at the very beginning of the Covid19 pandemic, Louis Letters decided to take the 36 Days Of Type challenge outside. The 36 Days Of Type Challenge invites designers and graphic artists to create their own versions of the letters A to Z then the numbers 0 to 9. The creations are usually posted on Instagram, but Louis Letters had the great idea of bringing his creations to the street, photograph them in situ and then post them. The photos above show the letters N,O, R, T, U, V, W and X.

A small paste-up by Louis Letters stating “Police Kills”. Ironically, a policeman sitting in his car was watching me as I photographed this piece!

A Black Lives Matter poster by Louis Letters. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 graffiti.

A poster by Madame Gilles.

A poster by Madame Gilles.

A small paste-up by Maika.

A small paste-up by Maika.

An installation by Makenoize in a Plateau alley.

A small paste-up by Marine Martinelli put up at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Marine has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

A large wheatpaste by Mirov on a Plateau alley garage door.

A tall Miss Me wheatpaste in a Rosemont alley.

Miss Me in Mile End.

A small Missprints paste-up put up when the subject of police brutality was trending.

A M’Os Geez wheatpaste. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Fay Nix in Hochelaga.

Fay Nix in Hochelaga.

A poster by le Pleurnicheur.

A poster by le Pleurnicheur.

A wheatpaste by le Pleurnicheur.

A pasted piece by Rage5 found downtown.

A pasted piece by Rage5 found in the Old Port.

A pasted piece by Rage5 found on a boarded up Plateau house.

A small paste-up by SciWalkArt. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

A poster by Shame.

A poster by Shame.

Here’s a 50 x 50 tile installation by Shelley Miller inspired by the first wave of the Covid19 pandemic. The colours each represent a different Montreal borough (in percentage of cases), and each column represents a day, for 50 days. It therefore shows how in the early days of the pandemic (left of the piece), the relative evolution of boroughs was quite different, but after 35 days (right of the piece), everything seemed to stabilize. More info from the artist’s account via the above link.

Above 2 photos: two Shifty Cat posters put up near the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic.

A collaboration between Sinister Kid and Sloast.

Sloast in the McGill Ghetto.

A small poster by Stay Beautiful.

A set of 2 small posters by Stay Beautiful.

Stikki Peaches from a run of wheatpastes in June.

A Stikki Peaches wheatpaste of Malcolm X found in Ahuntsic.

A Stikki Peaches wheatpaste of Martin Luther King found in Ahuntsic.

A set of two wheatpastes by Suriani found in Mile Ex.

One more by Suriani in Mile Ex.

A wheatpaste by Swarm spotted in Mile End.

Swarm wheatpaste found in Mile End.

T.B.O.N.S. put up a series of small paste-ups around the Plateau and Mile End. These paste-ups often come as sets, such as the ones shown here.

One more set of small paste-ups by T.B.O.N.S.

Any one of the many dozens of small paste-ups put up by T.B.O.N.S. could have made this retrospective.

Toxic hijacking a cinema poster.

Above 2 photos: Closed and open shots of an installation by Toxic found at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

A small poster by Tshoko, variations exist.

One of many sticker/paste-ups put up by Tshoko in 2020. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

A wood-up by Waxhead found in Mile End.

Another wood-up by Waxhead found in Mile End.

Above 4 photos: Covid19 stickers by Waxhead, found in 4 different colours. Waxhead has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 murals and other painted street art.

Benny Wilding treated us to a few new fake business signs in 2020, here’s one of them.

One more mock business sign by Benny Wilding. This artist has also made it into the Retrospective of 2020 graffiti (under ‘Cemz’).

There’s a great story around this pasted policeman piece by Zola. She had initially contributed a painted anti-police brutality piece on this garage door for the 2020 edition of Canettes de Ruelle (still partially visible – click on her name above to view original). Unfortunately, someone who clearly disapproved of her message vandalised the door with black paint, calling her a cretin in the process. She cleverly flipped the topic back by adding the pasted policeman. Socio-political street art at its best!

Heads rolled in 2020, particularly that of the statue of first Canadian prime minister John A Macdonald. Macdonald allowed famine and disease to kill many indigenous people and his government forced some First Nation communities to leave their traditional territories, withholding food until they did so. In August 2020 his statue, which had been sprayed with blood red paint many times, was finally toppled by activists. Shortly after Zola immortalised the moment with this poster.

A wheatpaste by Zola found in Rosemont.

A large wheatpaste by Zola found in the Plateau/Rosemont.

An unidentified artist has pasted around Hochelaga black and white photos of various people of the neighbourhood. This is one of almost a dozen by the same artist which I have been lucky enough to find and photograph.

One more pasted piece by the unidentified Hochelaga artist putting up black and white photos of neighbourhood citizens. This one is of a street musician and the piece was actually put up behind where he usually plays to passersby on Ontario street, prompting many of them to photograph the musician playing in front of this photo of himself.

This wheatpaste of George Floyd was put up in Mile End shortly after the murder that sparked the 2020 Black Lives Matter chapter.

Pieces in this style by an unidentified artist have been found here and there in Hochelaga alleys, in Old Montreal and around St-Laurent. Sometimes found as double sets as shown here, but usually as a single piece.

This wheatpaste by an unidentified artist was found in Petite-Patrie.

Wolf wheatpastes have been found around Petite-Patrie. The artist has not been identified but is presumed to be the same one as the piece above.

A beautiful poster found in Mile End. Artist has not been identified.

Canettes de Ruelle 2018

This image gallery brings together photos of all the pieces created for the 2nd edition of Canettes de Ruelle, which was actually the first edition under that name, as the first one was called Chats de Ruelle (Alleycats). For this 2018 edition the festival took place in the 7th/8th alley between Masson and Laurier, and the 6th/7th alley between Laurier and St-Joseph. The gallery below is presented from North to South, so from Masson to Laurier in the 7th/8th alley and then from Laurier to St-Joseph in the 6th/7th alley.

Cette gallerie-photo présente toutes les oeuvres crées dans le contexte de la 2e édition du festival Canettes de Ruelle, en fait la première sous ce nom puisque la première édition s’appelait Chats de Ruelle. Pour cette édition 2018, le festival s’est déroulé dans la ruelle 7e/8e de Masson à Laurier et la ruelle 6e/7e de Laurier à St-Joseph. Les photos de la galerie ci-dessous sont présentées du nord au sud, donc descendant la ruelle 7e/8e de Masson à Laurier, puis la ruelle 6e/7e de Laurier à St-Joseph.


Font-fest by Fokus, EK Sept and Hoar.

Hozek

Apashe

Fokus (top) and EK Sept (ground).

Heks

Elfu

Above 4 photos: full shot on the 203 Crew wall followed by close-ups on the parts of Ekes, Borrris and Lyfer.

Paynt and Seork‘s rooftop collaboration.

Mad Rats

Above 2 photos: Swarm.

Collaboration of MAF, Mesh and Seano.

EK Sept

Louis Letters

Tshoko

Le Monstr

Bibi Una assisted by Vazy.

Nikki Küntzle

Collaboration of MSHL and SBU One.

Collaboration of YU8’s Eskro (middle and bottom right), Resok (mostly left) and Apok (top right).

Waxhead

Quatre and Nancy.

Scribe

Char Bataille

KT Pag

Grils

Eskro and Resok representing their crew YU8.

Above 3 photos: this super long semi-private wall was painted by Adida Fallen Angel (left-1st shot, right-3rd shot) and Aldarwin (middle-2nd shot).

Wistipouf and Nero.

Loopkin

LSNR

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 artists, 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 artistes 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 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. 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 for the 2018 edition of 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 Germ Dee. 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 2018 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

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 2018 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. 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 2018 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. 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’.