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Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 pieces of Montreal street art from 2019 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 2019 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2019 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 pièces de street art produites en 2019 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 2019 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 2019 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2019 graffiti


A one-off poster by Aldarwin with origami by OrigAMI, put up in a central graffiti alley. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Aldarwin.

Amadoodle sticker.

Amadoodle sticker.

Amadoodle sticker.

Ad takeover by Bibi Una, one of a handful. This one was found in Plateau End.

One more ad takeover by Bibi Una, this one in the McGill Ghetto.

Bibi Una poster, part of the ad takeover campaign from which the above pieces were put up. Various locations. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Bibi Una.

Cam poster found in Mile End.

Cam poster found in Mile End.

Montage on wood board, presumably by Cam. Found in the Plateau.

Chat Perdu poster, many variations have been found with the same image but different text.

CSRK and ROC514 collaboration wheatpaste found in St-Henri. Scroll down for more by ROC514.

CSRK poster, various locations.

CSRK paste-up, various locations.

CSRK wheatpaste found in Mile End.

Doveria poster found in many locations.

Sara Erenthal paste-up, one of many put up around the Mural zone ahead of the festival.

One more Sara Erenthal paste-up near St-Laurent.

A set of three Sara Erenthal paste-ups in the Mural zone.

Extinction Rebellion poster by Clément de Gaulejac, various locations.

Extinction Rebellion poster, artist uncredited.

Fasi wood-up found in a graffiti alley.

A large Fuser paste-up put up in Mile End.

Fuser sticker.

Fuser sticker, various locations.

Fuser paste-up found in Rosemont. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Fuser.

Hoda poster.

Eli Howey paste-up.

Eli Howey paste-up.

A large Jaker woodup installed on the roof of an industrial building in the South West where it is visible to thousands of highway commuters every day. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Jaker.

Kat poster on one of the info boards for the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

Know Self paste-up.

Know Self paste-up.

Know Self paste-up, variations exist.

Labrona wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Wheatpastes by Labrona (below) and Gives (above), on St-Laurent.

Wheatpastes by Labrona (left) and M’Os Geez (right), on an abandoned house in Hochelaga. Scroll down for a solo piece by M’Os Geez.

Labrona wheatpaste found on St-Laurent. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Labrona.

Lily Luciole wheatpaste with wool, in Mile End. One of a few variations.

Lost Claws wheatpaste found in Chinatown.

Lost Claws wheatpaste found in Petite Patrie.

Lost Claws wheatpaste found in the Plateau.

Lost Claws wheatpaste found in St-Henri. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Lost Claws.

Louis Letters paste-up, one of many variations.

One more Louis Letters paste-up. Check out both the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art and the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Louis Letters.

Madame Gilles poster (left) with a paste-up by Laurence Bélanger (right).

Madame Gilles poster (right) with a paste-up by Laurence Bélanger (left).

Makenoize installation in Chinatown.

A Makenoize piece pasted on an abandoned church.

Makenoize installation in Ville-Marie.

Makenoize installation from the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Ahead of this year’s Mural Festival, Mateo put up a series of stencilled pieces on wallpaper.

One more beautiful stencilled piece by Mateo on wallpaper.

One more beautiful stencilled piece by Mateo on wallpaper.

A unique Mateo piece on a Plateau building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Mateo.

M.Aw Maw paste-up found in Mile End.

Mirov wheatpaste in the Plateau.

Above 2: Mirov pasted and painted on the box containing one of the city’s public pianos.

Mirov wheatpaste in the Plateau.

Mirov for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

A very unique piece of grass art pasted on a Plateau wall by French environmental artist Mister Ride.

Modest Rocker paste-up.

M’Os Geez paste-up. Scroll up to Labrona for one more piece by M’Os Geez.

National Zombi sticker.

Rage5 paste-up found downtown.

Rage5 paste-up montage downtown.

Rage5 installation in the South West.

Le Renard Fou wheatpaste found in Mile End. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Le Renard Fou.

ROC514 and Flavor collaboration wood-up. Scroll down to Shifty Cat for one more piece by Flavor. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by ROC514 and Flavor together.

ROC514 sticker.

Shifty Cat installation and Flavor wood-up. Each of these artists put up variations of these items around central Montreal at some point during the summer. Scroll up to ROC514 for a collaboration involving Flavor.

Sinister Kid replicated patterns from her work on a construction fence next to the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Sloast paste-up found in Central Montreal.

Sloast paste-up found in Central Montreal.

Sloast paste-up found in Central Montreal.

Solal Comics sticker, many locations.

Starkey wood-up found in the Plateau.

A fake doorbell wood-up put up by Starkey in the Mural zone at the time of the festival.

Stay Beautiful poster found in St-Henri.

Stay Beautiful poster found in St-Henri.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste in the South West.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste downtown.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste in Mile End.

Stikki Peaches wheatpaste in Little Italy.

Over the summer, Suriani put up a series of LGBTQ-themed wheatpastes around the Plateau and Mile End. This one was found in the Plateau.

Suriani wheatpaste in the Plateau.

Suriani wheatpaste in the Plateau.

Suriani wheatpaste in Mile End. Also visible in the bottom left is a paste-up by Know Self which also made this year-en list (scroll up to view).

A big Victart wheatpaste found in Rosemont.

Waxhead sticker, various locations.

Waxhead sticker, various locations. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art for more by Waxhead.

Benny Wilding put up at least a dozen wood pieces around central Montreal over the year. This one was the first of the lot and was put up in the Plateau.

A fake wood sign by Benny Wilding in the Plateau.

A fake wood sign by Benny Wilding in the Plateau.

A fake wood sign by Benny Wilding in Mile End. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti (under his alias ‘Cemz’) for more by Benny Wilding.

A new tag sticker by Zek, various locations. Check out both the Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art and the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Zek.

Zola wheatpaste found in a Hochelaga alley.

A one-off paste-up by an unidentified artist.

A poster by an unidentified artist, many locations.

A sticker by an unidentified artist.

Retrospective of 2019 murals and other painted street art

This image gallery brings together 100 great murals and other painted street art pieces from 2019. 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 2019 pasted street art
Retrospective of 2019 graffiti

Cette galerie-photo présente 100 murales et autres pièces de street art peint créées en 2019 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 2019 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 2019 street art collé
Retrospective 2019 graffiti


This 203 crew wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival was done by Lyfer, Ekes, Opire, Arnold, Borrris and Trak, and features tags by Phare, Hitem, Yesir, Masek and guests Axe Lalime, Soma and Peau. Scroll down this retrospective for some solo work by Borrris and Axe. Lyfer and Ekes have also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti.

Adida Fallen Angel‘s contribution to the Batiment 7 production.

Aldarwin at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. Scroll down to Deps for more work by the very prolific Aldarwin. He also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art.

Art Du Commun in Lachine.

Astro on a Hochelaga garage door. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Astro.

Atomist in Mile End.

Awe from a production in St-Henri which he curated. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Awe.

Axe Lalime‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. Scroll down to Nick Sweetman for more work by Axe in this retrospective. Axe has also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti.

MC Baldassari‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

This Omar Bernal take on a viral meme was a huge hit when posted on Instagram. Found at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Bryan Beyung in St-Michel.

Bezoman in Côte des Neiges.

Bibi Una (left) and Jest (right) from a big multi-artist production in Hochelaga. Scroll down for more work by Jest in this retrospective, in solo or with LP Montoya.

Bibi Una‘s contribution to the Batiment 7 production. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by Bibi Una.

Bjorn‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Borrris in an abandoned building in the South West.

Borrris in the Plateau. Scroll up to the top of this list for the 203 Crew wall which also involves Borrris.

Box Vincent at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Box Vincent‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Cryote (left) and Waxhead (right) in a Villeray alley. Scroll down to Waxhead near the end of this list for more work involving both artists.

Raphael Dairon‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Dalkhafine‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Deps on ground character and Aldarwin above, from a big multi-artist production in Hochelaga. Aldarwin has also solo work in this retrospective, scroll up to view. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti (under ‘Fokus’) for more by Deps.

Deps at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

DMT in Ahuntsic

DMT in an abandoned building in the South West.

Dodo Osé and Ankh One in Verdun.

A huge Dodo Osé mural in Ahuntsic. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Dodo.

Chris Dyer in the Plateau.

Earth Crusher in the Plateau. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti (under ‘Five Eight’) for more by Earth Crusher.

Elfu painted this awesome bear for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. Also visible in this shot is Aces‘s namepiece.

Eskro and Resok representing YU8 at the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by both artists.

Flying Eric‘s part on the 203 Crew wall at the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Cécile Gariépy in Côte des Neiges.

The one-off ‘Gentil Crew’s wall for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring SBU One, LSNR, MSHL, Bosny, Loopkin, Le Monstr and Maylee Keo. Click on the latter Under Pressure link to view many close-ups on sections of this huge wall. SBU One, LSNR, MSHL and Le Monstr all have more work featured in this retrospective, scroll down to view. Bosny has also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti.

Germ Dee‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Mural Festival featuring name pieces by Deep (bottom left) and Serak (bottom right).

Columbian artist Gleo‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. You will find close-ups of this huge wall at the latter link.

Grils in an abandoned warehouse in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Grils.

Haks, Kuby and Yekso‘s joint contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Haks.

Hest‘s back of truck done during the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Hest.

Hozek on a Montreal North rooftop.

Hozek in Laval. Scroll down to Seork below for more by Hozek.

IAmBatman on a container, done off the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Above 3: Insane51‘s insane mural for the 2019 edition of Mural Festival. The top photo is the proper one, and the other two are the result of seeing it through the red and blue filters of 3D glasses.

Jest on character and Fokus on letters, from the Batiment 7 production. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Fokus.

Jest in Rosemont. Scroll up to Bibi Una or down to LP Montoya for more by Jest in this retrospective.

Jo Ber in NDG.

Jo Ber in a South West prod.

Jo Ber in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti (under ‘Klor’) for more by Jo Ber.

Leon Keer’s anamorphic contribution to the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

Korb inside the K6A Paradise abandoned building. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Korb.

Nikki Küntzle‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Labrona‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by Labrona.

Kevin Ledo mural in Hochelaga.

This painted Lost Claws piece survived the winter and made it through spring and most of summer!

A rooftop piece by Lost Claws. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by Lost Claws.

Louis Letters and Tshokodile, aka the Sales Mômes, in Hochelaga. Check out both the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art and the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Louis Letters.

A striking collaboration of LP Montoya on background and Jest on central character. Scroll up for more work by Jest, in solo or with Bibi Una.

LSNR and Le Monstr‘s collaboration for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. Scroll up for more work by both these artists as members of the one-off ‘Gentil Crew’.

Macak was very busy this year painting characters at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel. I picked this piece for the retrospective out of many dozens photographed in 2019.

Maj in St-Michel.

Above 3: Maliciouz was one of the many artists hired in 2019 to paint one of the city’s public pianos.

Marine Martinelli for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Marine Martinelli for the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

Mateo‘s super long wall downtown. Click on the latter link to Mateo’s photo spotlight where you’ll find many close-ups of this wall.

Mateo in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by Mateo.

Christina Mazzulla‘s contribution to the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Miss Van‘s beautiful mural was one of the 2019 edition of Mural Festival‘s big hits.

Monk.e in Hochelaga. Check out Monk.e’s spotlight at the latter link for various close-ups on sections of this wall.

Monk.e in Hochelaga. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Monk.e.

Mono Sourcil in the McGill Ghetto.

MSHL in Pointe St-Charles. Scroll up for more work by this artist as a member of the one-off ‘Gentil Crew’.

Ola Volo‘s huge mural in Mile End.

Ola Volo’s contribution to the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

Omen in an abandoned building in the South West.

Paynt on a Montreal North rooftop. Scroll down to Seork for more work by Paynt

Pichiavo’s contribution to the 2019 edition of Mural Festival.

Alex Produkt in a Mile End alley.

Véronique Rachel and Vondove in the Plateau

Many road pieces appeared on the streets of Montreal over the summer and autumn, mostly around Mile End. These are presumed by many to have been done by Roadsworth but this needs to be confirmed.

One more road piece presumably by Roadsworth (confirmation needed).

One more road piece presumably by Roadsworth (confirmation needed).

ROC514 and Flavor collaboration for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by both artists.

Octavio Ruest for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. Ruest is otherwise known as Scribe, scroll down for some of his work under that moniker.

SBU One (top) and Kain (garage) connected pieces for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

SBU One redid this Plateau garage door in 2019. Scroll up for more work by this artist as a member of the one-off ‘Gentil Crew’. He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti.

Scribe and Tchug‘s joint creation for the 2019 edition of the Under Pressure Festival (close-ups of this wall are found at the latter link). Scribe has also been working under the name Octavio Ruest, scroll up to view his entry under that name in this retrospective. Both Scribe and Tchug have also made it into the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti.

Seork, Hozek and Paynt‘s central characters on a LTG crew wall in Hochelaga. Hozek and Paynt both have solo pieces in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Seork and Paynt‘s segment of the LTG crew wall at the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle.

Snikr and Hank‘s great collaboration for the 2019 edition of Canettes de Ruelle, one of the biggest hits of the year on the @wall2wallMTL Instagram page.

Sole under an overpass.

Nick Sweetman (fish) and Axe Lalime (woman), in K6A’s Paradise bando. Axe also has some solo work in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Nick Sweetman‘s contribution to an Ashop wall in Hochelaga.

Tava mural downtown.

Waxhead (left), Cryote (middle) and Suburban Warrior (right) on a Plateau End wall.

Waxhead (left) and Cryote (right) in the Plateau. They have another collaboration featured in this retrospective, scroll up to Cryote to view.

Waxhead on the wall of a Rosemont high school. Check out the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art for more by Waxhead.

Sophie Wilkins in Rosemont.

Zek‘s tall tribute to the people who lived in and helped build Ville Emard. Check out both the Retrospective of 2019 pasted street art and the Retrospective of 2019 graffiti for more by Zek.

An unidentified artist in Petite-Patrie.

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

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 the East.

In the Plateau.

In Mile End.

In Côte des Neiges.

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.


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Great spot in Chinatown.


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