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Benny Wilding / Cemz / Ether

Benny Wilding aka Cemz aka Ether is the ultimate urban artist, having started off as a graffiti writer and then evolved into becoming one of Montreal’s great muralists. He started in 1997 writing ‘Cemz’ and quickly earned the respect of his peers. Around 2004 he switched to writing ‘Ether’ and kept that name for a bit more than a decade. Over 2016, as his career as a muralist started growing significantly, he reverted back to ‘Cemz’ and this is his regular writing name nowadays. His main allegiance over the years has been with the crew TFB, but he’s also in DA, TFO and more recently KG (to name a few), crews that include many of our city’s best writers.

His murals and other figurative pieces are usually mash-ups of various pop-art vintage elements: cartoons, old logos, commercial lettering and other nostalgia-tinged iconography inspired by old ads and catalogues. Most interestingly, they also often include his name-piece, creating a contrast between that warm nostalgia and his wildstyle street side.

To learn more about Benny Wilding, have a look at this great 2018 interview by Mural Festival. To view more than I was able to photograph, and to see his work outside Montreal as well as his studio work, folow him on Instagram. Finally, there’s a short bio and photos of work he has done for Ashop in this Ashop bio.

Benny Wilding / Cemz / Ether est le parfait artiste urbain, ayant débuté comme graffeur puis graduellement fait son chemin pour devenir un des grands muralistes de Montréal. Il a débuté en 1997 sous le nom ‘Cemz’ et a rapidement gagné le respect de ses pairs. Aux environs de 2004 il a commencé à écrire ‘Ether’ et a conservé ce nom pour une douzaine d’années. Au cours de l’année 2016, alors que sa carrière de muraliste prenait de l’essor, il a repris le nom ‘Cemz’ et c’est ce nom qu’il utilise de nos jours pour ses pièces de graffiti. Sa principale affiliation au fil des années a été avec le crew TFB, mais il fait aussi partie de DA, TFO et plus récemment KG (pour n’en nommer que quelques uns), des crews incluant plusieurs des meilleurs graffeurs de Montréal.

Ses murales et autres pièces figuratives combinent généralement divers éléments pop-art vintages tels que des personnages de bandes dessinées, des logos, du graphisme commercial ainsi que des personnage ou objets tirés de vieilles pubs ou de vieux catalogues. Fait intéressant, ses grandes créations incluent aussi son nom en plein milieu, mettant ainsi en contraste le coté nostalgique et réconfortant de l’iconographie vintage avec la modernité de son graffiti wildstyle.

Pour en apprendre plus sur Benny Wilding, vous êtes invités à lire cette entrevue pour Festival Mural datant de 2018. Pour voir plus que ce que j’ai eu la chance de photographier, particulièrement ses oeuvres hors-Montréal ainsi que son travail en studio, suivez-le sur Instagram. Enfin, une courte biographie et des photos de son travail pour Ashop se trouvent sur le site d’Ashop.


Benny Wilding

Pieces in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

This is the left half of a long wall in Rosemont with the 1976 Montreal Olympics as a theme.

This is the right half of a long wall in Rosemont with the 1976 Montreal Olympics as a theme.

This tribute to local Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve in Chinatown incorporates a Cemz letter piece.

Benny Wilding’s segment on a long tribute to Scaner also involving Zek and Stare (not visible in this shot). The wall also includes a Cemz letter piece, scroll down to view.

Tribute to Scaner by Sober, Benny Wilding, Mersh, Tyke and Sage at the 2017 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam.

Ankh One and Benny Wilding collaboration in Verdun. The white dots are actually raised from the wall and spell out “multiculturel” in Braille language.

This mural is found downtown.

This nostalgia mural at Plaza St-Hubert incorporates a Cemz letter piece.

One of Benny Wilding’s characters on a Scaner & Cemz alley wall which also features a Cemz letter piece featured in the next section, scroll down to view.

One more of Benny Wilding’s characters on a Scaner & Cemz alley wall which also features a Cemz letter piece featured in the next section, scroll down to view.

One more of Benny Wilding’s characters on a Scaner & Cemz alley wall which also features a Cemz letter piece featured in the next section, scroll down to view.

Benny Wilding / Cemz at Plaza Walls.

A green alley piece for Ashop in Hochelaga (1/3).

A green alley piece for Ashop in Hochelaga (2/3).

A green alley piece for Ashop in Hochelaga (3/3).

This Ashop mural was designed by Fluke and executed by Zek and Benny Wilding.

Ether / Benny Wilding in Petite-Patrie.

This is Benny Wilding’s contribution to the 2015 edition of Mural Festival. It includes a Ether letter piece.

This long wall in the Plateau is a collaboration with Hsix on the three Gilles Duceppe characters.

Trackside wall for Ashop under the name Cems.

Benny Wilding as Ether for the Cabane à sucre secret gallery.


Cemz

Pieces in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

In a Petite-Patrie alley.

In the Plateau.

This detail of the Scan You Rock tribute wall to Scaner shows Cemz’s part. Click on the latter link to view the complete wall.

The Boro wall for the 2018 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Cemz (top letters), Esprit (left half) and Sight (bottom right letters).

Cemz in the Plateau.

On Ashop‘s wall in Hochelaga.

This is Cemz’s letter piece on a long tribute wall to Scaner also involving Zek and Stare (not shown here). The wall also features a figurative segment, scroll up to the Benny Wilding section above to view.

Cemz on letters and Axe Lalime on shark, in Hochelaga.

Cemz’s piece for the Time Is Gold production, Scaner‘s final one.

In Côte des Neiges.

On a Hochelaga metal shutter.

At Plaza Walls.

On Ashop‘s wall in Hochelaga.

Cemz’s half of a long alley wall with Scaner. Close-ups on the 2 characters as well as a third one not seen in this shot are featured in the Benny Wilding section above.

Cemz (top) and Smak (ground level) contribution to the Scan You Rock jam.

For Ashop‘s Chemin Vert block party.

Five Eight (top), Skor (middle) and Cemz (bottom) with a bit of help from Earth Crusher, for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

On Ashop‘s wall in Hochelaga.

In a Mile End alley. A time lapse video of the making of this wall can be viewed here.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.


Ether

Pieces in this section are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

Earth Crusher and Ether on the side wall of a Plateau restaurant.

An off-Mural alley piece from 2016.

This mural in a central graffiti alley features Waxhead (left), Ether (central letter piece) and Turtle Caps (right).

Truck side.

The Boro wall for the 2014 edition of the Under Pressure Festival features Ether (top left), Mersh (top right) and Shok (bottom).

In Hochelaga.

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

A graffiti alley piece.

Ether (top) and Scaner (bottom), from a long Plateau wall involving more artists.

Detail of a Plateau wall which would be eventually be redone entirely by the artist for the 2015 edition of Mural Festival (scroll up to the Benny Wilding section above to view).

Ether’s part in a long multi-artist wall in a Plateau alley.

Ether’s part in a long multi-artist wall in Ville-Marie.

Cems, before he switched to Ether (top left), Scan (top right), Sage (bottom left) and Smak (bottom right) on this classic DA wall in Rosemont.


throws

Great spot in Chinatown.


tags


stickers and wheatpastes

These 3 different wheatpastes were also found separately.

Ether and Scaner wheatpastes.


other pasted work

A wood-up found in the Plateau.

A wood-up found in the Plateau. Also visible in this shot are a wood-up by Flavor and a Lego piece by Shifty Cat.

A wood-up found in the Plateau.

Mock storefront sign in Mile End.

Mock storefront sign in the Plateau.

A wood-up in Plateau End.

Mock storefront sign in the Plateau.

Mock storefront sign in the Plateau.

Mock storefront sign on St-Laurent.

A wood sign on St-Laurent.

Mock-sign in the Plateau.

In Mile End.

A pasted montage of Benny Wilding patterns and figurative elements, found in a Mile End alley.


other painted work

This sign for the closed Waldman fish market was hijacked by Benny who painted over a few letters to turn it into ‘Wilding’.

Retrospective of 2016 murals and other painted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 great murals and other painted street art pieces from 2016. 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 2016 pasted street art
Retrospective of 2016 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint créées en 2016 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 2016 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:
Rétrospective 2016 street art collé
Rétrospective 2016 graffiti


Phillip Adams‘ annual mural for les Habitations Jeanne-Mance, produced by Mu.

The Art Gang‘s Snipes at Plaza Walls.

Another one by Art Gang aka the AG Crew, this one produced before Plaza Walls. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by the AG Crew.

Akuma One and Korb mural in Villeray. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by these two Crazy Apes.

Huge mural by Algue and Opire at Plaza Walls.

Two sides of a municipal building in the Port of Montreal by Ankh One for Ashop.

Ankh One and Fluke in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti (under ‘K6A’ and ‘Zek’) for more from Fluke.

Ankh One and Shadow‘s contribution to a huge Ashop production in NDG. More from this huge production further down this list under ‘Five Eight’ and ‘Fonki’. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti (under ‘Ashop’ and under ‘Shadow’) for more by these two artists.

Apok in Rosemont.

Apok around letters by Eskro at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome. Eskro has made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Astred Collective mural in Pointe St-Charles, featuring Eskro (letters) and Apok (figurative).

Astro in Petite-Patrie. This was on the Plaza Walls programme despite not being in the Plaza St-Hubert immediate neighbourhood.

(Two photos above) Two angles of these Plateau schoolyard sheds done by Astro at the beginning of the summer.

(Three photos above) This long wall on the side of a Hochelaga daycare was made more cheerful by Astro.

The side wall of this Taichi studio in Ahuntsic was embellished with this beautiful piece by Axe and Awe. Another bit by Axe on the right was from earlier than 2016. Monk.e also participated to this mural (he’s on the left), but his entries in this retrospective are featured below under his name and Tiburon’s. Both Axe and Awe have made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti, Axe under his own name, ‘K6A’ and ‘Naimo’; Awe under his own name and ‘Lyfer’.

Axe on a tin covered wall at Plaza Walls.

This is Jonathan Bergeron‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Bik Ismo was a last minute addition to the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival and produced one of the most loved walls this year.

A small but fascinating piece by Biko in an obscure spot beneath an overpass. Check the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art for more by Biko.

A garage door by Bosny in Plateau End.

This is a collaborative mural between Bosny and Koal for Plaza Walls. If you look closely, you’ll see that the white shapes are very stylized letters making the names of the two artists (Koal, then Bosny). Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by these two.

Botkin came up with 10 sidewalk pieces for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival. Three of these have made this retrospective, this one and the two below.

One more sidewalk piece by Botkin for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

One more sidewalk piece by Botkin for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Collaboration between Luc Bouchard (background) and Haks (robots) in Hochelaga. Scroll down for one more mural by Haks. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by Haks.

This is another mural by Luc Bouchard near the one above, but he’s solo on this one.

The internationally reknowned Buff Monster was on the programme of the Mural Festival this past year.

(Above two photos) Clandestinos, the duo of Shalak and Bruno Smoky, paid us a quick visit at the end of the summer and left us the two sides of this Rosemont park container.

Cryote had a busy year in 2016. This unofficial creation was found on sliding doors at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

It was the year of the dog in Montreal street art in 2016, in big part because of a controversial by-law banning pitbulls and other related breeds. Cryote is one of many artists who took the paintbrush and spraycan in protest of this cruel decision that will eventually lead to the euthanasia of many harmless dogs.

Cryote (central figures) and Waxhead (leafy figures and door) in a Mile End alley. Scroll down to ‘Waxhead’ for more by these two artists.

Melissa del Pinto was commissioned by Mu for this beautiful piece on the wall of the Museum of Fine Arts’ new pavilion.

There were a lot of famous international names from the street art circuit on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival, including that of D*Face.

Dodo Osé‘s star took a leap in 2016; this little masterpiece in a Hochelaga alley is just one of many great works the artist produced this past year.

Dodo Osé also came up with this beautiful downtown tribute to his native city of Lyon.

Another Dodo Osé entry in this retrospective, this one was done in St-Henri. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti (under ‘K6A’) for more by this artist.

Off-Mural Festival work by Earth Crusher. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by Earth Crusher (under ‘Five Eight’).

Elfu makes this yearly roundup with this funny Oktoberfest piece. Next to it are letters by his POM crewmate EK Sept. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by those two, under ‘POM’.

This past year we were finally treated to a proper mural by Ella & Pitr. The duo had in the past produced a number of great pieces in Montreal, but these were always on roofs and parking spaces, therefore only visible to people flying above and could only be photographed with the help of a drone.

There were a lot of big international names on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival, but Montreal is home to a lot of great talent and local artist Five Eight produced one of this year’s most loved murals. Have a look at the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by this artist/writer.

Five Eight and Rouks collaborated on this segment of a huge project put together by Ashop in NDG. More from this Ashop production above under ‘Ankh One’ and below under ‘Fonki’. Scroll down for more great collaborative work by Rouks.

This is Fonki‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

There were a log of dogs in Montreal street art in 2016, partly because of that anti-pitbull by-law, but also because two big murals were commissioned by owners in tribute to their dogs who had passed away. This is the one done by Fonki, scroll down to Kevin Ledo for the other one.

Fonki also collaborated with Ms Teri on a segment of a mega Ashop production in NDG. More from this huge production above under ‘Ankh One’ and ‘Five Eight’. Check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for more by Ms Teri.

A street art hotspot in a Mile End alley was completely redone in 2016 following construction on some of its walls. This one by Gawd is one of the new pieces found there.

Gawd (right) and Labrona (left) also make this retrospective with this unofficial combo on the wall of an abandoned building in Mercier. Scroll down for more work by these two, under ‘Labrona’. The two also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

Germ Dee is a new big addition to the local street art scene. He started being active late spring and within a few months he produced an impressive number of pieces in Plateau/Mile End alleys and beyond. His impact on the local scene is also felt through the numerous collaborations and productions he put together with many fellow artists and crewmates.

Some off-Mural Festival work by Carly and Nick Gregson.

Thanks to the buzz created by the Plaza Walls event this summer, Haks managed to get this commission from a Plaza St-Hubert business, his largest solo work to date. Scroll up for more by Haks under ‘Luc Bouchard’. Haks also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

French artist Hobz paid us a visit during the summer and this Plaza Walls creation is one of the two major pieces he left us before heading back home.

Hobz‘s other production during his stay in Montreal also made this yearly retrospective.

HoarKor aka HRKR were the ones commissioned to redo the terrasse wall of the Foufounes Electriques during this year’s Under Pressure Festival.

Another big project this past year for HRKR was the front wall of this Plateau bar. The duo have also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Hsix hit a double whammy, he was on the programme of both the Mural Festival and Under Pressure this year. This is his contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Besides contributing to this city’s two major international street art and graffiti events this year, Hsix also contributed to Plaza Walls with this much noticed piece.

The front wall of this Plateau bookstore was redone by Hsix this past year.

One of the bigger walls of the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival features Hsix (character on the left), Sermob (bears), Bryan Beyung (horse) and les Hommes de Lettres (top letters), all tied together by Monk.e. Scroll down for more by Monk.e and Sermob under ‘Monk.e’, and more Sermob under his own name.

Here is Klone Yourself‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Labrona (humans) and Gawd (animals) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Scroll up for more by these two under ‘Gawd’. The two also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

Kevin Ledo was commissioned to produce this beautiful tall mural on Décarie as a tribute to someone’s deceased dog. The small piece at the base is an older one by John Kaye.

This is Kevin Ledo‘s tribute to local comedian/actress Janine Sutto. The mural was commissioned by Mu and is found in Centre-Sud.

One of the highlights of Plaza Walls this autumn was to witness the creation of this beautiful mural by El Mac.

Mateo‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

This is Mateo on the side wall of a church in Petite-Patrie. Mateo also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

A brilliant mural piece by MC Baldassari in a Plateau alley.

(Two photos above) MC Baldassari (top photo) and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine (bottom photo) set of garage doors in the Plateau.

Meggs‘ sponsored wall for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival.

Some great work by Monk.e on the tin-covered side of a garage at Plaza Walls. More Monk.e can be found in the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti post, under ‘Ashop’.

(Three photos above) Monk.e was commissioned to embellish a number of city park containers this summer. This one stands out of the lot, in huge part because of the striking feline stare on its front (top photo). The two other shots are views of the sides and back.

Monk.e hosted Mexican artist Sermob for a few months during the summer and together they gave this K6A wall in Hochelaga its annual makeover. Scroll up for more by these two under ‘Hsix’. Monk.e is also featured in a collaboration with Tibuton further down this list.

This is Mono Sourcil on the side of a Plateau café. Mono Sourcil also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

Mono Sourcil in a Plateau End alley which was completely taken over this past summer under the supervision of Germdee. Visible in the background is a piece by Wzrds Gng.

Portrait of Gaston Miron by Omen on a wall of a Montreal Nord school. Bottom part is preemptive damage control by the artist himself.

This striking Julian Palma mural was commissioned by Mu for the 35th anniversary of the Montreal Alzheimer’s Society.

Another one of the big international names on the programme of the 2016 edition of Mural Festival was Pantone‘s.

Mural in Petite-Patrie by La Parade (MngeLeKrak / Ludo Mio)

An eerie one from the mind of Alex Produkt.

This is a brilliant collaboration between Rouks (woman) and Lapin (head dress) for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. If you look closely, you’ll see that the feathers on the woman’s headdress are actually graffiti letters by Speak (top feather), Capes (middle feather), Eskae (bottom feather). Also visible in this shot are pieces by Sirvis (above) and Cole (bottom right).

SBU One in Petite-Patrie.

SBU One in the Plateau. He also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

One of the highlights of Plaza Walls is this huge mural by Sen2 Figueroa which was created in parallel to a show of his work at the Art Gang gallery.

Sermob and Naimo collaboration in the Plateau. More by Sermob above under ‘Hsix’ and ‘Monk.e’. Naimo has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Skor proved this year that he is more than just a brilliant writer. His first figurative piece (other than cartoon characters with his graffiti burners) is this impressive portrait of his grandfather on the anniversary of his passing away. Check out the full piece including letters by himself and crewmate Narc. Skor also has four entries in the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Stela on a Rosemont wall.

Tava in Griffintown for the Montreal Heart Institute.

This tribute to the Goonies movie by Tchekon struck a nostalgic nerve with a lot of people this past summer.

(Two photos above) These two pieces by Tchug are part of a Hochelaga mural with Zek and Stare (check out the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti for the parts of the latter two writers).

Tchug in Rosemont.

Tchug’s wall for the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Tiburón (characters) and Monk.e (background) truck side collaboration. Scroll up for more by Monk.e under his name and under ‘Hsix’.

Tiburón‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

(Three photos above) Three entomological pieces by Tone. Click on images to zoom in and appreciate all the intricate details of the wings.

Turf One is one of the artists who took the brush and spraycan this past year in protest against the city’s ban on pitbulls and other related breeds. This huge mural was done for Plaza Walls.

Here’s another protest piece by Turf One, this one commissioned by the SPCA who were also against the city’s cruel pitbull by-law.

Turtle Caps on a Plateau alley garage door.

The production of the year (excluding festival-related ones) is without a doubt the one curated by Waxhead and Cryote on the wall of a Plateau End youth center. This shot shows one of the production’s three walls, it brings together Waxhead (2 cats, foliage), Cryote (pink dog and blue dog head), Peru143 (yellow letters), Meor (beneath pink dog), Gets (green letters), Pound Puppy (dog bottom right) and Mole Patrol (bottom left). Scroll up for more by Waxhead and Cryote under the latter artist’s name. Meor has also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

Waxhead on a sliding door at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Waxhead on a Plateau door. Waxhead also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

XRAY‘s contribution to the 2016 edition of Mural Festival. XRAY also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 pasted street art.

Zek in Montreal West. Zek has obviously also made it into the Retrospective of 2016 graffiti.

New stickers and other media May-June 2016

Here’s a collection of photos of whatever doesn’t fit in the recently published posts about painted street art and pasted street art in late May and the whole of June 2016. The post is split into chapters about stickers, wood-ups, fence-tagging and ‘other’. If you want to see new Montreal street art and graffiti as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cette galerie inclut des photos de tout ce qui ne faisait pas partie des récents articles présentant les nouveautés peintes et les nouveaux collages de la fin mai et du mois de juin 2016. Cette galerie est séparée en chapitres dédiés aux autocollants, aux wood-ups, au fence-tagging, et ‘autre’. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


stickers

Waxhead

Waxhead

Waxhead

Waxhead

Turtle Caps‘ brief return to Montreal around Mural Festival meant we got new stickers from this artist (more below).

Turtle Caps

Turtle Caps

Turtle Caps

Emmanuel Laflamme finally started making stickers, a great idea considering the sense of humour in his art. Another one is shown below. More have been spotted, but I did not get a chance to photograph them.

Emmanuel Laflamme

Every year around Mural Festival Enzo Sarto comes to Montreal with his wheatpastes, posters and stickers. More below.

Enzo Sarto

Enzo Sarto

Enzo Sarto

A hand-drawn one by Enzo Sarto.

This one and the ones below are just a few of the dozens of stickers by Il Flatcha to have been slapped in the streets of Montreal during the period covered by this post.

Il Flatcha

Il Flatcha

Il Flatcha; there are so many of these construction signs around Montreal, it makes sense that someone would poke ‘fun’ at them.

Il Flatcha, also seen in other colour variations.

Zek came up with 3 new sticker designs, this one and the 2 below.

Zek

Zek

Sloast

Sloast

Elsol25

Gial

Unidentified artist.

A hand-drawn one by Mono Sourcil.

Naia

Naia (fly) and Fasi (cow).

Naia (bottom left) and Fasi (top right).

Pink

Christophe Catelain

D*Face?

It’s Alive

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct

unidentified artist

Zdey

Full Course


wood-ups

Starkey wood-up found in Hochelaga.

Wzrds Gng wood-up in the Plateau.

Wzrds Gng wood-up in the Plateau.

Wzrds Gng wood-up in the Plateau.

National Zombi has been putting up old laminates which he painted partially, leaving areas showing the old print. These are technically not wood-ups, but I’m still showing them in this section… More below.

Painted laminate by National Zombi.

Painted laminate by National Zombi.

Painted laminate by National Zombi.

Painted laminate by National Zombi.


fence-tagging

Montreal is blessed to have Swiss artist Ygrek in town for some time this summer. This artist’s medium is tape which he weaves through the mesh of fences to write his name tag-style, or to create abstract patterns. Here are a few photos of his work.

L’artiste suisse Ygrek est en ville pour un certain temps cet été et il y a déjà laissé sa trace. Son medium est le ruban adhésif industriel et ses canevas sont les clotures de la ville. Il tisse ainsi son nom (comme un tag) ou crée des motifs abstrait. Voici quelques photos des pièces que j’ai réussi à trouver avant détérioration.


other

Small sculpted head by Biko found on an art panel for the Mural Festival.

Another small sculpted head by Biko found on an art panel for the Mural Festival.

Nessie aka Nese.

Mosaic by some anonymous artist in Petite-Patrie.

Another mosaic by the same anonymous artist as above on a different side of the concrete block.

Painted tarp or canvas stripe by Ryan The Wheelbarrow.

Another painted tarp or canvas stripe by Ryan The Wheelbarrow. Many other variations not shown here have been found.

New painted street art May-June 2016

Here’s a collection of photos of painted street art found in the streets, alleys and abandoned buildings of Montreal in June 2016, including a few from the end of May. Posts have already been published for pasted street art and stickers and other media during the same period, as well as for the 2016 edition of Mural Festival and the 2016 edition of MTL En Arts. For graffiti during the same period, see this post. If you want to see new Montreal street art and graffiti as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet galerie-photo est une collection d’oeuvres peintes dans les rues, ruelles et édifices abandonnés de Montréal au cours de juin 2016 (incluant quelques unes datant de la fin mai). Des articles ont déjà été publiés couvrant les collages et les autocollants et autres mediums pendant la même période ainsi que ce qui a été créé pour l’édition 2016 du Festival Mural et le festival MTL En Arts. Pour les graffitis durant la même période, voir cet article. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres de street art ou de graffiti aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Zek in Montreal West.

Apok and Eskro from the Astred Collective in Pointe St-Charles.

Akuma and Korb from the Crazy Apes in Villeray.

Tava in the Plateau.

Tava in Petite-Patrie.

Astro on Plateau schoolyard containers, angle 1/2.

Astro on Plateau schoolyard containers, angle 2/2.

An off-Muralfest piece by Earth Crusher in an alley.

See a brief making of video of the above Earth Crusher piece by Greg Pistol.

Earth Crusher and Ether on the side wall of a Plateau café.

A pre-Muralfest piece by Hsix.

Off-Muralfest piece by Omen.

Tribute to Warshaw’s Mrs Levy by Omen, on the back wall of where Warshaw used to be.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 1/2.

MC Baldassari and Hot Sluts’n’Poutine collaboration in the Plateau, part 2/2.

HRKR redid the front wall of Barfly on St-Laurent. The door bottom right is by Labrona and is from a few years ago.

Off-Muralfest garage door by Monk.e.

Monk.e was commissionned to do the ‘containers’ of various city parks. This is the first one. Back shots below.

This is one of the back views of the park container redone by Monk.e seen above.

This is the other one of the back views of the park container redone by Monk.e seen above.

Cryote and Waxhead redid the front of Chez José on Duluth.

A bit more by Cryote in front of the dépanneur next to Chez José.

Cryote and Waxhead were also commissioned to do the front of this St-Laurent pet shop. More were added later, see Waxhead spotlight for final version.

Waxhead on a Plateau door.

Waxhead on the doors of a St-Laurent business (see also next photo).

Waxhead on the doors of a St-Laurent business (see also previous photo).

Waxhead at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Cryote wall in the Plateau.

Small Cryote piece on a Rosemont graffiti wall.

AG Crew in Petite-Patrie.

Maliciouz on a Mile End park shed.

Maliciouz on a Mile End park shed.

Off-Muralfest work by SBU One on a St-Laurent garage door.

SBU One and MSHL in Mile End.

SBU One and MSHL in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark (see next).

Wzrds Gng crawling over the SBU One and MSHL wall seen above.

Wzrds Gng off St-Laurent.

Germ Dee wall in Mile End. Scroll down for a handful of smaller pieces by this artist.

Luc Bouchard wall in Hochelaga/Rosemont.

Katie Green repaired and redesigned the wall Danae Bissonnet did last summer near the Quartier des Spectacles.

Naimo wall in Centre-Sud.

Off-Muralfest piece by Nick Gregson.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

One of about a dozen such pieces done by Lovebot while he was in town shortly before Mural Festival.

Turtle Caps on a garage door in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. Also visible around are older pieces by Waxhead (left), Sake (top) and Peru143/Wastoids (right).

Turtle Caps at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Turtle Caps at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Futur Lasor Now at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Futur Lasor Now at the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Futur Lasor Now in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Chris Dyer and Germ Dee both doing Bart Simpson in their own style.

Germ Dee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germ Dee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germ Dee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Germ Dee in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 1/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 2/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 3/4).

HRKR on containers for the Marché des Possibles (photo 4/4).

Scaner quickie on the abandoned George General d’Auto Reparation.

Sloast and Labrona on a parked train.

Hary in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

Andrew The Alien in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Antonio in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Gwan at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Skol at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Charest at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Starkey at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

This is one of the handful of One Ton stencils found around the Mural Festival zone at the time the festival happened.

Two quickies by Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

RMZ at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

It’s Alive in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Miss Conduct in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Off-Muralfest piece by Quiz71.

Unidentified artist in Hochelaga.

Unidentified artist in the Plateau.

Same unidentified artist as above, again in the Plateau.


The Sun Youth front wall project

As the Mural Festival was kicking off, a bunch of mostly local artists were invited by Waxhead to participate in a major production on the front wall of the Sun Youth building. The work that was done is striking, but the other great thing about it is that it brought together figurative and graffiti artists. The pieces are presented below as they appear from left to right on the wall.

Alors que se tenait le Festival Mural, une douzaine d’artistes surtout locaux étaient invités par Waxhead à contribuer à une production majeure sur le mur de devant de l’édifice logeant Jeunesse Au Soleil. L’oeuvre globale qui en résulte est extraordinaire, mais elle se démarque aussi par son mélange de pièces figuratives et de graffitis. Les oeuvres sont présentées ci-dessous dans l’ordre où elles apparaissent sur le mur.

SBU One, with creature by Waxhead above and small critter by Starkey at the far left.

Before the SBU One piece seen above, the Wzrds Gng had done this smaller piece.

Meor, with a bit of Waxhead top left.

Getso

unidentified artist, with a bit of Waxhead and Cryote above.

Ekes with some Waxhead above and Cryote at the far left.

Marc Sirus on letters with creatures by Cryote (left) and Waxhead (right and on doors).

Naimo

Arnold

Hitem with characters by Waxhead and Cryo