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Mural Festival 2019

This article features the new murals created during the 2019 edition of Mural Festival as well as the other temporary art found on the site (St-Laurent between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal) while it was closed to traffic from June 6th to 16th.

Five earlier Festival murals have been replaced with new ones this year. These are the Demsky and Michael Reeder walls from the 2018 edition, Scribe’s mural from the 2017 edition, and the Natalia Rak and Jonathan Bergeron creations from the 2016 edition.

You may want to check out this walking tour map connecting all Mural Festival creations and other major murals in the area.

Cet article présente les nouvelles murales créées dans le cadre de l’édition 2019 du Festival Mural ainsi que les oeuvres temporaires trouvées sur le site (St-Laurent entre Sherbrooke et Mont-Royal) pendant la tenue de l’événement du 6 au 16 juin.

Cinq murales ont été remplacées par de nouvelles cette année: celles de Demsky et de Michael Reeder de l’édition 2018, celle de Scribe produite au cours de l’édition 2017, et celles de Natalia Rak et de Jonathan Bergeron datant de l’édition 2016.

Vous êtes invités à jeter un coup d’oeil à cet itinéraire pédestre reliant toutes les murales produites dans le cadre de toutes les éditions du Festival ainsi que les autres créations majeures dans le même quartier.


the murals

PichiAvo

Miss Van

Ben Johnston

Germ Dee, with name pieces by Deep (left) and Serak (right) in the bottom corners.

Close-up on Serak‘s part on the above mural by Germ Dee.

Bryan Beyung

Insane51. This mural is also meant to be seen through the coloured lens of 3D glasses, see below.

The Insane51 mural seen through the red lens of 3D glasses.

The Insane51 mural seen through the blue lens of 3D glasses.

Ola Volo

Leon Keer‘s anamorphic street piece. The piece is painted stretched and distorted, but looks 3D when viewed through the lens of a camera.

Gleo

Nikki Küntzle

Marc-André Lamothe

Spidertag‘s neon mural, only visible after nightfall.

Joshua Vides painted the entirety of this car wash to give it a look straight out of a black and white graphic novel.


the tribute alley to Scan

For the 2019 edition of Mural, a long segment of the graffiti alley behind St-Laurent was dedicated to Scan. Name pieces by the two dozen-plus artists involved are presented below from the left to the right end of the alley.

Pour l’édition 2019 du festival, un long segment de la ruelle graffiti derrière St-Laurent a été dédiée à Scan. Les pièces de la trentaine d’artistes impliqués sont présentées ci-dessous en ordre tel qu’elles apparaissent sur le mur (de gauche à droite).

Ekes

Lyfer

Pito (top), Killa EF (ground).

Shok

Skor

Serak

Awe

Deep

Morz

Some

Soma

Sage (name piece) and Zoltan (ear).

Sober

Axe Lalime (name piece) and Tchug (character).

Zek

Stare

Smak

Guko

Jasp

Vect (in black and blue) and Ewol (in green).

F.One and Ewol doing Scan’s name.

F.One

Legal (ground) and Kwun (above). There is also Jake above those two, but his piece is not yet completed. This photo will be replaced by a definitive one after Jake completes his part.

A bit of bonus material by Odrus, a brazilian writer in town at the time of the festival, and Deep with a gold throw.


Waxhead’s sidewalk pieces

In 2019 it was Waxhead‘s turn to supply the sidewalk pieces in the Mural zone. He did thirteen hopscotch pieces in total, all on St-Laurent between Milton and Laurier.

En 2019 c’était au tour de Waxhead de créer les pièces de trottoir pour le Festival Mural. Il a créé treize marelles, toutes sur St-Laurent entre Milton et Laurier.


information/ad boards

Every year the backs of the Festival’s many information and advertisement boards are painted by a selection of mostly local artists, a great way to showcase a lot of additional Montreal talent.

A chaque année le revers des panneaux d’information et de publicité du Festival sont peints par divers artistes locaux, une excellente initiative permettant de présenter une grande quantité de talent montréalais.

Emily Read

Andy Dass

M’Os Geez

Nikki Küntzle. Nikki was actually on the programme and did her own mural, scroll up to view.

Mirov

Raphaël Dairon

Kat

Marine Martinelli

Duval

Nicolas Bertrand

Anne-Julie Dudemaine

Arielle Coté

Atomist

Caitlin McDonagh

Camille Perro

Denise Duong

Dominique Montesano

Leyem

Phil Math


other

One of two truck sides by Wuna. See the other side below.

The other truck side by Wuna. Scroll up for the other side.

The back of the above truck was painted by Hest.

This is some sort of open photo booth by LP Montoya. Visitors to the Mural site would have their photo taken or take selfies from close enough to only see the psychedelic background and nothing else. See example below.

Example of the above installation by LP Montoya, featuring the artist himself. This photo © LP Montoya.

Franco

Scan You Rock tribute wall

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

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

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

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

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

See also: the official making-of video

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

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

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

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

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

A voir: la video officielle de la création du mur


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Axe Lalime

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

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

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

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


letters

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

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

In the South West.

In Rosemont.

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

In an abandoned warehouse.

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

In Rosemont.

In an abandoned place.

In an abandoned place.

In an abandoned place.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

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

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

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

In a Plateau alley.

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

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

A winter piece at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In a big production in St-Henri.

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

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

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

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

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

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

With Fleo on the left, in Ville-Emard.

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

Axe’s contribution to Plaza Walls.

In a Plateau alley.

For the 2016 Percussion Festival.

Minivan side.

Collaboration with Awe in St-Henri.

Collaboration with Awe in St-Henri.

In Rosemont.

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

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

In industrial Montreal.

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

On truckside, with Tchug.

In St-Henri.

Rooftop in Hochelaga.

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

In Sherbrooke.

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

Rooftop session next to Serak.

With Astro in Hochelaga.

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

In a St-Henri alley.

Trackside Pointe-St-Charles.

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

Part of a K6A wall in Hochelaga.


figurative work

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

Les pièces de cette section de la galerie sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille que j’ai eu la chance de photographier.

Contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

In the South West.

From a Joker-themed prod in Rosemont.

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

A tribute to Scan in an abandoned place.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

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

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

Contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

In the South West.

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

In the South West.

Tribute to Scaner in the South West.

In Hochelaga.

In Hochelaga.

In St-Henri.

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

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

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

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

At the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

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

In Rosemont.

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

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

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

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Collaboration with Awe in Ahuntsic.

In Villeray. See below for alternate angle.

In Villeray. See above for alternate angle.

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

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

Axe’s part in a K6A wall in St-Henri.

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

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

For Plaza Walls.

At the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Axe’s part in a K6A wall in St-Henri.

With Fleo on letters at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

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

On back of truck.

In Petite-Patrie.

On a post of Plaza St-Hubert.

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

In Old Montreal.

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

In Rosemont.

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

With Monk.e on this K6A wall in Hochelaga.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Rosemont.

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

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

In a Hochelaga alley, perhaps with someone else.


contribution to multi-artist murals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mural on Papineau by Axe and Vect.


bandaid logo

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

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

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


tags and throws

Tags by Scaner (above) and Axe.


stickers

Stare

Stare will undoubtedly make history as one of the greatest Montreal artists of our era. After becoming one of the best graffiti writers, he has taken his place as one of our city’s best muralists. He has managed to earn the respect of his peers in both fields. His graffiti pieces – which by the way are usually done on legal walls and places where this artform is tolerated – are rarely hit by taggers, which is the ultimate sign of respect in this field.

The image gallery below is split into two main sections: murals and graffiti. However, in some instances, the line between the two can be blurry. Stare’s murals often include his name as a figurative element, albeit sometimes deconstructed to near-abstraction (see his Chinatown mural below for an example of this). And on the other hand his graffiti pieces can be as big and elaborate as your typical mural.

For more information on Stare, and to see more of his work than what is shown here, check out his Facebook and Instagram pages.

Il n’y a aucun doute que Stare va passer à l’histoire comme un des plus grands artistes Montréalais de notre époque. Non seulement s’est-il affirmé comme un des plus grands du milieu du graffiti où il a fait ses débuts, mais depuis un certain temps maintenant il est devenu un des meilleurs muralistes de Montréal. De plus, il a acquis dans ces deux domaines le respect de ses pairs. Ses oeuvres graffiti qui, soit dit en passant, sont généralement créées sur des murs légaux et à d’autres endroits où cet art est toléré, sont rarement touchées par les taggeurs, preuve ultime de respect dans ce domaine.

La galerie-photo ci-dessous est séparée en deux grandes sections: les murales et les graffitis. Cependant, dans certains cas la ligne entre les deux peut être floue. Les murales de Stare peuvent contenir son nom comme élément figuratif, parfois décomposé à la limite de l’abstraction (voir la murale de Chinatown ci-dessous comme exemple). Et inversement, ses pièces de graffitis sont parfois aussi grandes et aussi élaborées qu’une murale peut l’être.

Pour de plus amples informations sur Stare, et pour en voir plus que ce qui est présenté ici, jetez un coup d’oeil à ses pages Facebook et Instagram.

Stare sticker
Stare sticker

murals

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.

Mural diptych in Hochelaga. Scroll down for close-ups.

Left wall of the above mural diptych in Hochelaga.

Right wall of the above mural diptych in Hochelaga.

Signature installation in front of the above mural diptych in Hochelaga (in the bottom left corner of the right wall).

Mock business sign next to the above mural diptych in Hochelaga (along the left wall).

A graffiti mural in the Plateau.

Contribution to the 2018 edition of Mural Festival.

Autumn 2016 mural in Mile End.

2015 mural by Stare and Ware, in the Plateau.

Graffiti mural in Chinatown.

Impressive 2015 mural between the Plateau and the Quartier des Spectacles.

Mural in Centre-Sud. Notice, on the right, the sign giving technical info on the piece, including a red dot, as if this was a sold piece in a gallery.

In the Quartier des Spectacles.

Mural by Scaner, Axe and Stare in Hochelaga. Stare’s contribution is the blue ‘K’ bottom left and the yellow ‘G’ on the right (making the name of the KG crew).

Stare and Tchug for the 2013 edition of Mural Festival.

Scaner and Stare wall in Old Montreal.

Huge collaboration with Zek (letters bottom left) and Tchug (creature). Stare’s involvement is mostly the deconstructed letters in the right half.

On one of the pillars of the Van Horne|Rosemont overpass.

This Petite-Patrie wall is credited to Stare, Hest and Sino.

Old NME crew wall in Centre-Sud featuring Stare amongs others.

NME wall in the Plateau featuring Stare, Kers, etc (part 1/4).

NME wall in the Plateau featuring Stare, Kers, etc (part 2/4).

NME wall in the Plateau featuring Stare, Kers, etc (part 3/4).

NME wall in the Plateau featuring Stare, Kers, etc (part 4/4).

graffiti burners and pieces

All pieces shown below were commissioned or were done on legal graffiti walls or on walls where this artform is tolerated. They are shown in approximate reverse chronological order, so the most recent are at the top.

Toutes les pièces présentées ci-dessous ont été commandées ou exécutées sur des murs légaux ou autres endroits où cette forme d’art est tolérée. Elles sont présentées en ordre chronologique inverse approximatif, de la plus récente à la plus vieille.

In Rosemont.

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

In a private space in the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

In the Plateau.

This detail of the Scan You Rock tribute wall to Scaner shows Stare’s name part. Stare was actually one of the main creators of this historical wall and contributed much more than this, click on the latter link to view the complete wall.

For the Surfaces outside artshow.

In the upper Plateau.

Tribute to his KG brother Scaner in Wynwood, Miami.

From a long tribute wall to Scaner also involving Zek and Benny Wilding (not visible in this close-up detail).

From the same long tribute wall to Scaner as above, this is Stare and Zek doing Scan’s name.

Stare’s piece in the Time Is Gold production.

Stare on letters and Axe along the ground, in a dark recessed parking space in the Plateau.

In the Quartier Latin.

At the abandoned Montreal Hippodrome.

Stare’s part in the Scan You Rock mega-jam.

In the Plateau.

In Hochelaga.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

In Ville-Marie.

Stare’s contribution to Plaza Walls.

In Mile End.

In Hochelaga.

In Rosemont.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

At the PSC legal graffiti wall.

A truck side.

Floppy throws by Scaner and Stare on the back of the above truck.

In the Plateau.

On a Petite-Patrie rooftop.

In Rosemont.

At the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

In Ste-Marie.

Huge graffiti mural next to the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

In Pointe St-Charles.

In Pointe St-Charles.

In the Plateau.

Truck side. The throw on the front is by Zek.

This official piece is found near the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

With Sino on character, in Plateau End.

At Fattal.

By a West Island highway.

In Rosemont.

In St-Henri.

In Hochelaga; this is a detail of a larger wall also featuring Axe, Scaner, Zek and Sewk.

Truck side.

In the Plateau.

In Ville-Marie.

In TMR.

In Ville-Marie.

In Ste-Marie.

Somewhere between Hochelaga and Mercier.

In Mile End.

Ageing oldie in Mile End.

In the Plateau.

In the Quartier des Spectacles, this is a detail of a larger wall.

In a Ville-Marie park.

An old classic on a Plateau rooftop.

throws

Wall of flops from the Time Is Gold production featuring Stare amongst many others (in white and red, third from from the top, second from the left).

Throw found in Pointe St-Charles.

In Mile End.

In Mile End.

tags

A tag.

A tag.

A tag on an abandoned road.

New graffiti August-September 2015

This post collects photos of graffiti pieces created around Montreal during the latter half of August and the whole of September 2015. Of course, this is just a fraction of what was produced in this city – it is the best of what I was lucky enough to catch. If you want to see new works as soon as I photograph them, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente les meilleures pièces de graffitis que j’ai eu la chance de trouver à Montréal et qui ont été produites au cours de la deuxième moitié d’août et au cours du mois de septembre au complet. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Kemr in Petite-Patrie.

John Kaye in Petite-Patrie.

Shok in Petite-Patrie.

Haks, Aloke and Mastrocola in Mercier.

Lyfer in Pointe-St-Charles, with older throwies by Bank and Owk above it.

Etch-a-sketch by the Next Time crew featuring Crane (top), Rouks (middle) and Wonez (bottom) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Rouks (bottom) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible above is an older piece by Aces.

MC Baldassari (left), Rouks (right) and a throwie by Flavor (above) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Pask in Rosemont.

Mistx in Rosemont.

Amit from Germany in Plateau End.

Desk7 from Germany in Plateau End.

Scien from 123Klan in Plateau End.

Klor from 123Klan in Plateau End.

Debza in Rosemont.

Jaber in upper Plateau.

Clok in upper Plateau.

Zoner in Rosemont.

Demos in Rosemont.

Demos in upper Plateau.

Zoner in upper Plateau rooftop.

Demos and Zoner (top) in Mile End. Also visible are older throwies by Beo, Ezot, Deep, Ecro, Amigo, Feros, Sake, etc.

203’s Phare in an abandoned lot in eastern Hochelaga.

203’s Algue in an abandoned lot in eastern Hochelaga.

203’s Lyfer in an abandoned lot in eastern Hochelaga.

Block in Rosemont.

Havok in Rosemont.

Egor aka The New Yen for Crazy Apes in Rosemont.

Narc from Crazy Apes in Rosemont.

Naimo at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen (unfinished).

Naimo in Rosemont.

Ekes in Rosemont.

Ewol from HSP crew in Rosemont.

Sewer from HSP crew in Rosemont.

Royal at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Royal at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Akym in Rosemont.

Ms Teri and Aliss at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Eskro for the Astred Collective in the Plateau.

Unidentified artist in Rosemont.

Venise in Rosemont.

Unidentified artist at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Kelen representing YU8 at the Canada Malting plant.

Breathe throwie at the Canada Malting plant.

Coral at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. Also visible amongst others are an older throwie by Penar (middle) and an old wheatpaste by Lovebot (top).

Flavor (left) and Buzz (right) above the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Devil in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Balis in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Arcel in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Outline throwie by Lyfer on the ground during a street fair on Mont-Royal.


Lachine graffiti jam

The 2015 edition of the Lachine graffiti jam happened during the final weekend of August. As usual the event brought together many of this city’s finest writers to do their thing on the half-wall they had been allotted. Here’s a rundown of the new works created this year.

L’édition 2015 du jam graffiti de Lachine s’est déroulée au cours de la dernière fin de semaine d’août. Comme à chaque année, l’événement a réuni plusieurs des meilleurs artistes de Montréal. Chacun a créé une pièce sur le demi-mur qui leur avait été alloué. Voici un compte-rendu photo des créations de cette année.

Jaker (top) and Legal (bottom).

Pito (top) and Johste (bottom).

Killa EF (top) and someone from the KP10s (bottom).

Skor (top) and Smak (bottom).

Haks (top) and Ozax (bottom).

K6A‘s Otak (top) and Fleo (bottom).

Bosny (top) and Swarm (bottom).

Dré aka Earth Crusher.