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New murals and other painted works September 2015

Here’s a photo gallery of the new murals and other painted works of smaller scale finished during the month of September. Separate articles were just published featuring new pasted works (wheatpastes, stickers, etc) and new graffiti. If you want to see new works as soon as I photograph them, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente les nouvelles murales ainsi que les autres pièces peintes de plus petite taille terminées au cours du mois de septembre. Les nouvelles oeuvres collées (collages, autocollants, etc) ainsi que les nouveautés graffiti font l’objet d’articles à part. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Stare mural between the Plateau and the Quartier des Spectacles.

Earth Crusher for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party.

Bonar (left) and Mathieu Connery (right) for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party. Unfortunately the piece created by Jeremy Shantz next to these two was vandalised before I had a chance to photograph it.

HoarKor aka HRKR in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie for the Tandem program of that borough. This is a very big mural, click on image to view bigger.

HoarKor aka HRKR in Mile End.

HoarKor aka HRKR inside delivery entrance in the Plateau.

More HoarKor aka HRKR at the same spot as above.

Knorke Leaf at the same spot as above.

Labrona on door at the same spot as above.

Stadium Art Movement aka Jonathan Himsworth (bottom) and Il Flatcha (on wooden beam) at the same spot as above, part 1/3.

Stadium Art Movement aka Jonathan Himsworth (bottom) and Il Flatcha (on wooden beam) at the same spot as above, part 2/3.

Stadium Art Movement aka Jonathan Himsworth (bottom) and Il Flatcha (on wooden beam) at the same spot as above, part 3/3.

Yolacocacola on house front next to the above spot.

More Yolacocacola on the same house as above.

Waxhead just redid the doors to the old coach entrance of the above house.

Waxhead on skateboard wedged into the railings of the above house.

This Duluth house front was just given its bi- or tri-annual face lift. The piece at the top by Gawd has been there for many years now, but the Waxhead piece in the bottom half is new. You can see the evolution of the front of his house by visiting the Waxhead spotlight at the latter link.

Maliciouz in Mile End.

The AG Crew in Petite-Patrie.

Earth Crusher (character) and Five Eight (letters) in Plateau End. The letters spell the name of Soma as a sign of respect for going over the latter writer’s spot.

Another more basic version of the Earth Crusher character was done at ground level on the door leading to the above rooftop piece.

Mateo in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie.

New Ashop mural designed by Fluke and executed by Zek and Benny Wilding.

Carlito Dalceggio in the South West.

The back door of the building with the Carlito Dalceggio mural above features a bit of extra work by the same artist.

Cyndie Belhumeur for the Tandem program of the Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie borough. Click to enlarge and check out details.

Zek, Fuser, Simo and Swarm in the Plateau.

NK410 in Petite-Patrie.

MSHL in Pointe St-Charles. Above it are older throwies by Bank and Owk.

This very long piece was done by Arose on the board wall of a St-Laurent street construction site. Click on image to view bigger, or see individual details below.

Detail 1/3 of the above wall by Arose.

Detail 2/3 of the above wall by Arose.

Detail 3/3 of the above wall by Arose.

Unidentified artist in a Plateau/McGill ghetto alley.

Sutram in a Plateau/McGill ghetto alley.

Ardua in a Plateau/McGill ghetto alley (unfortunately tagged over before I had a chance to take a photo).

Shane Watt on garage door in Petite-Patrie.

Shane Watt on garage door in Petite-Patrie.

Shane Watt on doors in Petite-Patrie.

Shane Watt on doors in Petite-Patrie.

Shane Watt on door in Petite-Patrie.

Shane Watt on sign in Petite-Patrie.

Wonez at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Algue on concrete block in an abandoned lot in Hochelaga.


stencils

Stencil on sidewalk by G.Knight.

Stencil on sidewalk by G.Knight.

Stencil on sidewalk by G.Knight.

Stencil by Dookie3 in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Stencil by Dookie3 in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Stencil by Dookie3 in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.


figurative tagging

Naps (left) and Stela (right)

Stela (left) and Selena Gomez (right)

unidentified artist, many variations exist

New murals and other painted works August 2015

Here’s a gallery of murals and other smaller painted pieces produced during August 2015. This must have been one of the busiest months in Montreal street art history, I have to split the work I photographed into separate posts presenting pasted works (wheatpastes, paste-ups, stickers, etc.) and recent graffiti. If you wish to see new work as soon as I photograph it, you can follow me on Instagram.

Cet article présente une galerie-photo des murales et autres pièces peintes de plus petite envergure produites en août 2015. Ceci a dû être un des mois les plus occupés pour l’art urbain à Montréal. Conséquemment, des articles séparés sont consacrés aux plus récents collages (et autres pièces collées) et aux plus récents graffitis. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


murals

Five Eight mural on Mont-Royal, for LNDMRK.

Gene Pendon and Bryan Beyung in Chinatown.

Phillips Adams at the Habitations Jeanne-Mance.

Julian Palma in Parc-Ex.

Birdo for the Chromatic block party. Unfortunately this piece was vandalised within hours of completion, so this image is © Birdo.

Melissa del Pinto for the Chromatic block party. Unfortunately this piece was vandalised within hours of completion, so this image is © Melissa del Pinto. Additional pieces by Jeremy Shantz and Jason Botkin produced at the same event were also vandalised but I haven’t been able to find good photos of them to post here.

Jonathan Bergeron for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party.

Bfour aka Beeforeo for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party.

Mateo for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party.

MC Baldassari for the VHS – Van Horne Station block party.

Clandestinos (Shalak and Bruno Smoky) in Petite-Patrie for the Tandem program of that borough. Scroll down for more Shalak and Smoky work.

Mr Crocks in Petite-Patrie for the Tandem program of that borough.

4-Tin in Rosemont for the Tandem program of that borough.

MC Baldassari in Petite-Patrie for the Tandem program of that borough.

MC Baldassari in Ville Emard.

Kevin Ledo in the Plateau.

Shalak in the Plateau.

Turtle Caps in the Plateau.

Bruno Smoky in the Plateau.

Bruno Smoky in the Plateau.

Bruno Smoky in the Plateau. There’s more by Bruno Smoky in the ‘mural pieces’ section below.

Futur Lasor Now in the Plateau.

Tchug and Vect at the Lachine graffiti jam.

John Kaye in Petite-Patrie.

Jessica Sabogal with the help of Elizabeth Blancas for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices.

Red Bandit wheatpaste (left) over a Swarm mural for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices. This is the left section of a larger collaborative mural (see next two images).

Melanie Cervantes with the help of Lindsay Katsitsakatste for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices. This is the middle section of a larger collaborative mural (see images above and below).

Lianne Charlie paint and wheatpaste mural for Decolonizing Street Art 2015 – Unceded Voices. This is the right section of a larger collaborative mural (see previous two images).

Ilana Pichon in TMR.

Cryote from the Wzrds Gng modified this garage door in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet when he repaired it post-vandalism.

Cryote again, in front of the garage door above in the alley between St-Denis and Drolet.

A very long wall by Zek with help from Hsix in NDG. Click to see bigger, or scroll down for detail close-ups.

Detail of the above long wall in NDG by Zek and Hsix. This segment shows mostly Zek’s work, with Hsix on the cyclist at the far right of the shot.

Another detail of the above long wall in NDG by Zek and Hsix. This segment is all Zek’s work.

Close-up on one of Hsix‘s segments of the above long wall in NDG with Zek.

Close-up on one of Hsix‘s segments of the above long wall in NDG with Zek.

Cyndie Belhumeur and Isabelle Duguay on the Place des Arts esplanade.

Bad Luck Jealousy in Monkland Village.

Ad mural by Orgasthme in Plateau End.

Nese on the remains of a burnt down building in Rosemont.


mural pieces

Bruno Smoky in the Plateau.

Waxhead (top) in Plateau End; also visible at the bottom is an older piece by Cryote.

Yolacocacola (top) and Waxhead (bottom) in Plateau End alley.

Yolacocacola (top) and Waxhead (bottom) in Plateau End alley.

Waxhead (left) and Starkey (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Starkey at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Mr Chose at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Mr Chose at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Sien514 at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

A well-hidden Turtle Caps in the company of Deadliest Rosa.

Hank at the abandoned Canada Malting building.

Flavor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Unidentified artist on a garage door in the Plateau.

Unidentified artist in a Plateau End alley.


small pieces and tagging

Futur Lasor Now in the Plateau

Unidentified artist under an expressway.

Unidentified artist under an expressway.

Unidentified artist under an expressway.

Lapin in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Lapin in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Lapin in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Figurative tag by Loopkin in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Figurative tag by Loopkin in alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Yolacocacola in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.


other

Tiles by an unidentified artist over bricks in a Plateau alley.

Wood-up by Mouthful in the Plateau.

Mouthful on a wooden support, nailed onto a post.

These car stencils by some unidentified artist have been popping up here and there around the city.


Plaza St-Hubert posts

For their sidewalk sale at the end of August, the Plaza St-Hubert asked 16 artists to paint one street post each. These creations are all featured below, front and back (except for 3 artists who only painted one side).

Dans le cadre de leur vente trottoir à la fin du mois d’août, la Plaza St-Hubert a demandé à 16 artistes d’illustrer un poteau de la plaza chacun. Toutes ces créations sont présentées ci-dessous, devant et derrière (à l’exception de 3 artistes qui n’ont peint qu’une face de leur poteau).

Axe representing K6A.

Borrris

Mateo

MC Baldassari

Mono Sourcil

Melsa Montagne

M’Os Geez

Adeline Benhammouda did her usual mosaics instead of painting.

Dave Todaro (left), Yohan Kettenmeyer (centre) and Jean-François Burton (right). Click on photos for close-ups.

D.Deblois

Victor Varacalli

Julie Tracz

Margot Bussière

Marie-Claude Marquis


Nuit blanche sur tableau noir

For the 20th edition of Nuit blanche sur tableau noir which took place after sundown on August 28th on Mont-Royal, 31 artists were given spots on that street to do their thing. Five of these creations are presented below.

Pour la 20ième édition de Nuit blanche sur tableau noir qui a eu lieu après le coucher du soleil le 28 août dernier sur l’avenue Mont-Royal, 31 artistes se sont vus octroyer un espace sur la rue pour produire une oeuvre au sol. Cinq de ces créations sont présentées ici.

Borrris

Emmanuel Laflamme

Karolane Sigouin

MC and MSHL

Ilana Pichon

New street art July-August 2015

Here’s a gallery of recent murals, wheatpastes, installations, stickers, etc, created in our great city in the past few weeks. Keep in mind that everything done in the context of the Under Pressure Festival is presented in its own separate post. If you want to see new works as soon as I photograph them, you can follow me on Instagram.

Voici une galerie-photo présentant les nouvelles murales, collages, installations, autocollants, etc, créés au cours des dernières semaines. Les nouvelles oeuvres produites dans le contexte du Festival Under Pressure font l’objet d’un article à part. Pour voir les nouvelles oeuvres aussitôt photographiées, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Murals and other painted pieces

Seth on Papineau for Mu.

Omen for the VHS – Van Horne Station event.

Kevin Ledo for the VHS – Van Horne Station event.

Zoltan V for the VHS – Van Horne Station event.

Mateo for Tandem Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie, on Papineau. You can see a video of the making of this mural on Vimeo.

This is the 2015 edition of this K6A wall in Hochelaga featuring Axe and Monk.e.

Ether aka Benny Wilding in Petite-Patrie.

Melsa Montagne mural in St-Henri.

Mono Sourcil for the Osheaga festival (photo is of work-in-progress but nearly finished).

Danae Brissonnet (right) with help from Ozmos for the abstract portion on the door on the left.

Axe in the Plateau.

Waxhead in Lachine; photo © Mocha Productions.

Astro on container in a Plateau park. This is not the same container as seen here, it’s in a different park.

Sophie Wilkins, Mael and Anik Favreau mural for Tandem Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie.

Monk.e and Marian Clem (left) and Rouks (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Mr Chose letters and figurative work at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Mr Chose in Mile End.

Oram79 at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Le Renard Fou at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. See wheatpastes section below for more by Le Renard Fou.

Presumably Karl Marks in Rosemont.

Gwan. at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Another one by Gwan. at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Yolacocacola in the graffiti alley behind St-Laurent.

Ogen (left) and Max (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Miow (left) and Bonie (right) at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Mono Sourcil in an abandoned lot in Eastern Montreal.

Mono Sourcil in an abandoned lot in Eastern Montreal.

Mono Sourcil in an abandoned lot in Eastern Montreal.

Presumably Begor, under an expressway.

Pnda in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark. See paste-up section below for more by Pnda.

Stencil by Dookie3 found in Plateau End.

Bicycle-eating car stencil by an unidentified artist, other variations have been spotted.

Swarm on a Petite-Patrie bike trail.

Gold-painted rock, one of at least a dozen, for the VHS – Van Horne Station event.


Wheatpastes and paste-ups

Kat poster in Plateau End.

Kat poster in Mile End.

Kat poster in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Kat poster in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Kat poster in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Kat poster in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

G.Knight poster in Mile End.

G.Knight poster in Mile End.

G.Knight poster in Mile End.

Futur Lasor Now wheatpaste in the Plateau.

Paste-ups by Futur Lasor Now (top 2) and Adida Fallen Angel (bottom) in the Plateau.

Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark

Le Renard Fou underneath the Van Horne expressway. See below for close-ups.

Close-ups of the 3 wheatpastes by Le Renard Fou from the previous photo.

Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

Le Renard Fou in Mile End.

Borrris for the VHS – Van Horne Station event.

Another two by Borrris for the VHS – Van Horne Station event.

Swarm has been posting a bunch of new variations on previously seen designs.

Collaboration paste-up between Stela and Ambivalently Yours.

Stela paste-up.

A new paste-up by Mono Sourcil.

Another new paste-up by Mono Sourcil.

Solal Comics in the Plateau.

Solal Comics in the Plateau.

Poster by unidentified artist in Mile End.

Pnda paste-up.


Stickers

Futur Lasor Now vinyl paste-up.

Futur Lasor Now vinyl paste-up.

Futur Lasor Now sticker.

Futur Lasor Now sticker.

A new sticker by Waxhead.

Another new sticker by Waxhead.

One of a few new stickers mocking movie posters, by G.Knight.

One of a few new stickers mocking movie posters, by G.Knight.

ROC514 is back in town!

ROC514 in a collab with EightyADay.

ROC514

Free Willy

Stela representing the Witch Gang.

Sandy Cavallo.

Grim aka Grimjob69

Kems

Christophe Catelain

Christophe Catelain

Christophe Catelain

Christophe Catelain

Loks

Mono Sourcil (left) and an unidentified artist (right).

Same unidentified artist as above right.

Same unidentified artist as above.

Solal Comics?

Unidentified artist.


Other

HoarKor aka HRKR installation for the VHS – Van Horne Station event.

After her recent round of wheatpasting, Miss Me gave us a bit of ad-jacking.

More ad-jacking by Miss Me.

Painted wooden arrow, presumably by Danae Brissonnet.

Jiso drawing in Parc Jeanne-Mance.

St-Laurent|Clark back alley between Laurier and St-Viateur

The back alley that runs behind the western side of St-Laurent is one of Montreal’s great hotspots for commissioned and non-commissioned street art. Two stretches of that alley are particularly interesting: the one from Duluth to Des Pins (subject of a different post) and the one from Laurier to St-Viateur which is covered here. Some of this city’s greatest artists have left their mark there in the form of murals, smaller figurative pieces, graffiti, wheatpastes, stencils and of course the unavoidable stickers.

Each segment of the alley has a different feel, so this post is divided accordingly: Laurier to Fairmount, Fairmount to St-Viateur, and above St-Viateur. Pieces were photographed from the summer of 2014 to the summer of 2016.

La ruelle se trouvant derrière le coté ouest de la rue St-Laurent est une des meilleures galeries à ciel ouvert à Montréal. Deux portions de cette ruelle sont particulièrement intéressantes: celle comprise entre Duluth et Des Pins (le sujet d’un article à part) et celle comprise entre les rues Laurier et St-Viateur, que nous traitons ici. Plusieurs parmi les meilleurs artistes à Montréal y ont laissé leur marque (commandée ou non) sous forme de murales et pièces figuratives de plus petite envergure, graffitis, collages, pochoirs, et évidemment les inévitables autocollants.

La gallerie-photo ci-dessous est divisée en chapitres reflétant le caractère différent de chaque segment de cette ruelle: Laurier à Fairmount, Fairmount à St-Viateur, et nord de St-Viateur. Les pièces présentées ont été photographiées de l’été 2014 à l’été 2016.


Between Laurier and Fairmount

Nixon in alley north of Laurier.

Los Keos in alley north of Laurier.

Fore / Los Keos in alley north of Laurier.

The AG Crew featuring Snipe and Senck.

Vhat, part 1/3.

Vhat, part 2/3.

Vhat, part 3/3.

Door featuring mainly a wheatpaste by Lily Luciole, stickers by Tik Tok, Cif and Meat and lots of tagging including Tik Tok in bottom right corner. Close-ups of various parts below.

Close-up of Lily Luciole wheatpaste. Stickers on the left are by Tik Tok and Cif.

Close-up of the Meat sticker on door above.

Alex Produkt amongst lots of tags.

Sloast paste-up.

Sloast paste-up.

ROC514. Also visible on the right is an earlier stencil by Dookie (scroll down a bit for close-up).

ROC514

Pnda over tags.

Pnda and lots of tags.

Graffiti by Olo.

Nesko.

Drawing by Other, with tags by House and Hirok amongst others.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Koni HTU

Greasy Jim

Stencil for Pro-Can Ibalizm.

Unidentified artist.

Stickers by Tik Tok (top left), National Zombi (top right), 52Hz (fish) and Fleb (bottom right), plus pasted card by Pnda (blue).

Tava sticker.


Between Fairmount and St-Viateur

Anna Meinong / Zoids?

Five Eight (left) and Peru143 (right).

Closer view of the Peru143 portion.

Gawd

Screm, Visual Pollution, Toast.

Toast

Visual Pollution

Waxhead, Cryote and perhaps other members of the then Wzrds Gng. For the paste-ups visible beneath the stairs, scroll down.

Same location as above, one year earlier, just Waxhead.

Turtle Caps

Tava (hearts at the top), Futur Lasor Now (bottom) and unknown artist in between. A close-up of the mini-sticker in the top left corner is shown further down in this gallery.

Alex Produkt, plus Pnda paste-up in the top corner.

Collaboration wheatpaste between ROC514 and Mr Chose.

Lily Luciole poster.

Le Renard Fou wheatpastes.

Miss Me wheatpaste (left) and Pnda (right).

Futur Lasor Now wheatpaste.

Futur Lasor Now (left) and 52Hz (right) wheatpastes.

52Hz wheatpaste.

Swarm paste-ups.

Naps, plus what’s left of a Graffiti Knight wheatpaste.

Stela, at the Fairmount end of this alley.

Stela again, this time at the St-Viateur end of the alley. With Selena Gomez, together representing the Witch Gang. Flags in bottom left corner are by Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art.

Collaboration wheatpaste between ROC514 and 69 aka 6ara9e.

Swarm (left) and Futur Lasor Now (right).

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist.

Wheatpasting collaboration between Lily Luciole and Swarm.

Gial wheatpaste.

Wheatpastes by Futur Lasor Now (centre), Swarm for Decolonizing Street Art (bottom) and paste-up by Pnda (top). See next photo for close-up of stickered piece in the bottom left corner.

Close-up of stickered piece in previous photo.

Wheatpastes by Turtle Caps (left) and Toronto’s Lovebot (right).

Zola.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Kat wheatpaste.

Pasted cardboard by Mono Sourcil.

Pasted cardboard by Mono Sourcil.

Sloast wheatpaste.

ROC514 and Flavor wheatpastes.

Sloast wheatpaste.

Sloast, partially over an old sticker from yours truly.

Starkey wood-up.

Wheatpaste by Graffiti Knight.

Poster by Muesli.

Wheatpaste by an unidentified artist.

Pasted bagel prints at the St-Viateur end of the alley, artist unknown.

Unidentified artist.

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Other

Gawd (left) and Labrona (right).

In white/blue: Alex Produkt.

Alex Produkt (in white/blue). All white character is by unknown artist.

ROC514 in bottom left corner. Also shows tags by Five Eight and others.

ROC514 in bottom left corner. Also shows drawings by Cryote (in black) and Monkey King (in blue) and paste-ups by Stela and Swarm in the bottom right corner. See next photo for close-up of the latter paste-ups.

Paste-ups by Stela (left) and Swarm (right).

Paste-ups by Zu (left) and Swarm (right).

Paste-up by Zu (top) and Monkey King sticker (bottom).

Paste-up by Zu.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Stela on pasted doilie.

Paste-ups by Stela and Selena Gomez presumably vandalised by someone who disapproves of their message.

Paste-up for Decolonizing Street Art.

Paste-up for Decolonizing Street Art.

Presumably by Bubz.

Graffiti by Sayko, and paste-up by Baubô in top left corner.

Greasy Jim graffiti.

Graffiti by House.

Grams throw.

A quick one by Gawd.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Stencil by Dookie3.

Pnda

Pnda

Clay piece by Zenka at the St-Viateur end of the alley.

Waxhead

Waxhead in red, amongst lots of tags.

Waxhead in red, amongst lots of tags. Artists responsible for the blue piece and the white character above it is unknown.

Unidentified artist.

Bubz?

Swarm paste-up in air vent.

Same air vent as above, Pnda in blue, stickers by unidentified artist (black) and Tik Tok (white and purple).

Unidentified artist.

Yolacocacola

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Artist unknown.

Sam.

Toobad, with tags from Greasy Jim, Nestor, Hitem, etc.

It looks this is Pnda’s playground. White character is by unidentified artist.

Meat.

Artist unknown.

Chalk tag by You Go Girl.

Chalk tag by You Go Girl.

Stickers and drawings by unidentified artists.

Paste-ups and stickers by Bird (top), ROC514 and Sien514 (pumpkins), Swarm (right of pumpkins), Waxhead (bottom left), Turtle Caps (bottom centre) and Fortin Marchand (bottom right).

Stickers by unidentified artists.


Above St-Viateur

Wheatpastes by Stikki Peaches (left) and Graffiti Knight (right). Mock ‘record and needle’ on the far right is by unknown artist.

Wheatpaste by Graffiti Knight.

Wheatpastes by WhatIsAdam aka WIA.

Poster by Muesli.

This is presumably by Snail from the WC Crew.

Wheatpaste by G.Knight.

Kat poster.

Unknown artist.

Unknown artist.

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Stickers by Tik Tok (left) and unidentified artist (right).

Waxhead

It’s almost impossible to find a back alley between Avenue du Parc and St-Denis without something painted or drawn by Waxhead on some wall or door. Big colourful murals are interspersed with smaller, quickly drawn figures. But his work is not all underground, as a good amount of commissioned art can also be found on storefronts and walls of Plateau/Mile End businesses.

It’s also almost impossible to walk the length of a street between Parc and St-Denis without finding at least a handful or two of stickers with the art of Waxhead on them. Two different types of stickers can actually be found. The stickers of the first type usually are post office forms or “Hello My Name Is” labels with small variations of his usual characters drawn or painted over them. Some are in black and white, others are in colour. Because they are not mass-printed, each one encountered is a unique creation.

The stickers of the other type appear to be printed but this doesn’t mean that they are less original, to the contrary. They actually are my favorites. They show small reproductions of old black and white or sepia-toned photos on which Waxhead re-did in his own recognizable style the head of one or some characters. In some cases he has added new colourful characters to the ones already found in the black and white original. This fusion (or should I say clash) of very stiff old-fashioned photos with the crazy world of Waxhead is never boring, sometimes funny or freaky and always makes me wish for a larger version.

This Main MTL interview from 2013 lets us inside Waxhead’s head. A bit of Waxhead at work can see seen in this trailer for a film on the Montreat street art scene that never came to be. You can also see a lot of Waxhead’s art on his Instagram and Flickr pages.

Il est impossible de trouver entre l’avenue du Parc et la rue St-Denis une ruelle sans oeuvre peinte ou dessinée par Waxhead. Les grandes murales très colorées y alternent avec des dessins effectués rapido. Son art n’est pas seulement underground, puisque des pièces commandées se trouvent aussi sur les devantures et murs latéraux de plus d’un commerce du Plateau ou de Mile End.

Il est aussi impossible de marcher le long d’une des artères du même quartier sans y trouver un autocollant créé par Waxhead. L’artiste produit en fait deux types d’autocollant. Ceux du premier type sont habituellement des formulaires postaux ou des étiquettes “Bonjour mon nom est” sur lesquels a été dessiné ou peint un des personnages typiques de Waxhead. Certains sont en noir et blanc tandis que d’autres sont en couleur. Puisque ceux-ci n’ont pas été imprimés commercialement, chacun est unique.

Les stickers du second type sont imprimés, mais ceci ne veut pas nécessairement dire qu’ils sont moins originaux, bien au contraire. Ce sont en fait mes préférés. On y voit d’anciennes photos en noir et blanc ou dans des tons sepia sur lesquelles les têtes des personnages ont été repeintes par Waxhead, dans son style inimitable et coloré. Dans certains cas l’artiste a même ajouté de ses personnages colorés à ceux qui figurent déjà dans la photo. Cette rencontre entre le style rigide des photos anciennes et le monde coloré de Waxhead n’est jamais ennuyante. Le résultat est en fait souvent drôle ou déconcertant. En fait à chaque fois que je découvre un nouveau sticker de ce type, ma seule déception est de ne pas être en mesure de voir l’image en plus grand.

Pour un peu d’information sur les origines de Waxhead et sur sa vision du street art, vous êtes invités à visionner cette entrevue pour Main MTL faite en 2013. On peut aussi voir un peu de Waxhead en action dans cette bande-annonce pour un documentaire sur la scène montréalaise du street art qui n’a jamais vu le jour. En plus de la galerie d’images ci-dessous, il est possible de voir une très grande quantité d’oeuvres de Waxhead sur ses pages Instagram et Flickr.

murals / murales

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

Les murales 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.