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Retrospective of 2021 graffiti

This image gallery brings together 200 great pieces of Montreal graffiti from 2021. It is not necessarily the best of the year because taste is a subjective thing and I was obviously not able to photograph everything. The selection was done partly from my own personal favourites but mostly from those of my followers on Instagram. Of course this list was put together from what I was actually able to photograph, so keep in mind that it may lack some great work that just slipped between the cracks.

The pieces are shown here in alphabetical order of artist/crew name. To ensure that the list wasn’t filled with only work from a few popular writers, I have set a maximum of 3 pieces per artist. Collaborations by two or more artists under one common theme count as one entry.

See also:
Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art
Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations

Cette galerie-photo présente 200 pièces de graffiti produites en 2021 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 2021 pourraient ne pas y figurer.

Les pièces apparaissent ci-dessous en ordre alphabétique de nom d’artiste/crew. Pour que la liste ne soit pas totalement accaparée par quelques graffeurs populaires, j’ai fixé un maximum de 3 pièces par personne. Les collaborations entre deux ou plusieurs artistes sur un même thème ne comptent que pour une entrée.

Voir aussi:
Retrospective 2021 murales et autre street art peint
Retrospective 2021 street art collé et installations


Acek‘s truck side for the 2021 edition of Hip Hop You Don’t Stop.

Acrow‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.
Also visible above is an installation by Makenoize who has made it into the Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations with other installations.

Adi in an abandoned funeral home.

Adi in an abandoned building.
Adi also contributed to the TRU crew wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to view that.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 pasted street art and installations.

Amon in Rosemont.

Aper‘s tribute to MF Doom in a McGill ghetto alley.

Arrow in Pierrefonds.

Art Gang’s Senck and Snipes contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring a piece by Cemz at ground level.
All three writers also have solo work in this retrospective, scroll down to view.

Ason in an abandoned building.

Ason in a flooded and iced over collapsed basement.

Ason in an abandoned tunnel.

Axe Lalime at the PSC legal graffiti wall.
Axe also contributed to the K6A wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to view.

Bacer

Beaf’s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Beast

Bosny and Jmoe’s collaboration for the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Bosny in an abandoned building.

Double layer of Bosny on a bridge pillar.
Bosny has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, in solo and with the Gentil Crew.

Bumpr‘s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Above 4: Full wall and close-ups of a great production featuring Cemz, Zek, Senck and Snipes in the Plateau.
Cemz, Senck and Snipes also worked together on the Art Gang wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to view. Zek, Senck and Snipes also have solo work in this retrospective, scroll down to see that.

Cemz in Ahuntsic.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art under the name Benny Wilding.

Crane on letters and Rouks on character in Pointe St-Charles.

Trackside Crops.

Above 2: Dare full car.

Deep on letters and DMT on owl, in Ville-Marie.
Both have also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, DMT in solo and Deep in a collaboration with Zek (listed under ‘Zek’).

Deep on letters and Hly aka Medusa on character in a Hochelaga alley. Also featuring Repus bottom left.

Deep and Medusa‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.
Medusa has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Dems in a Petite-Patrie alley.

Deps tried his hand to 3D graffiti in 2021. This piece was done at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Desr at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Dfek in Rosemont.

Dfek at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
He also has made it into this retrospective with a collaboration with Zen, scroll down to view.

Drif.
Scroll down to Nesar for more by Drif in this retrospective.

EK Sept in a Rosemont alley.

EK Sept in a Rosemont alley.
He has also contributed to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to ‘LTG’ to view.
He also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, under ‘Grils’.

Ekes in an abandoned building.

Ekes on an abandoned wall in the forest.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Ekler‘s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Ekler in Rosemont.

Eskro in Rosemont.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Estyk on the side of a highway ramp.

F.One in Mercier.
A HSP crew wall featuring F.One also made it into this retrospective, scroll down to view.

Fake in an abandoned building.

Fasi, Pinto, Max, Pest and perhaps more on this section of a multi-artist wall in Hochelaga.

Fault writing Maraud in graffiti alley.

Fioke in an abandoned building.

Fleo at the PSC legal graffiti wall.
Fleo contributed to the K6A crew wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to view.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Fokus in an abandoned building.

Fokus in a Hochelaga alley.

Fokus writing INSPIRE in Petite-Patrie. Notice the real and painted wood.

Gaulois in Rosemont.

Gaulois in Rosemont.

Giles on an abandoned community centre.

Giles and Syloe representing MG.

Grils in Rosemont.

Grils in Villeray.
He has also contributed to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to ‘LTG’ to view.
He of course has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Haks at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Haks in the Plateau.
He has also contributed to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to ‘LTG’ to view.

Hary in a Rosemont alley.
Hary has work alongside his Lama brothers as well as a contribution to a multi-artist wall make it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art (under ‘Lama’ and under ‘Grils’).

Heras in Rosemont.

Hest and Wuna‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of Canettes de Ruelle. Also visible above are Hob and le Renard Fou.
Wuna and Hob each have solo entries in this retrospective, scroll down to view.

Hest‘s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Hest in a Rosemont alley.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Hoar in a Hochelaga alley.

Hoar in Villeray.
He has also contributed to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to ‘LTG’ to view.
He also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, under ‘Grils’.

Hob in an abandoned building.

House

Above 4: Full shot followed by close-ups of the individual pieces of a HSP crew session in Rosemont featuring F.One, Fomer and Ewol.
F.One also has a solo piece in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Jaker and Legal collaboration in the Plateau.
Legal also has 2 solo pieces in this retrospective, scroll down to view.

Jaker in a Hochelaga alley.

Jaker in a Ahuntsic alley.

Jask at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Jefa in an abandoned building.

Joule at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

June is a master of those hard to reach spots, here he is on the chimney of a long abandoned building.

The K6A crew‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Serak, Fleo, Sank, Dodo Osé, Saer, Axe Lalime, Otak and Royal. Check out the latter Under Pressure festival link for close-ups.
Serak, Fleo, Sank, Axe and Royal all have solo pieces in this retrospective, scroll to their names to view.
Solo figurative work by Dodo Osé and by Fleo also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Kaps at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Killa EF‘S contribution to a great prod in Petite-Patrie.

Trackside Killa EF.

Killa EF ripping off the Rizla logo.

Klew in Rosemont.

The 123 Klan’s Klor in Rosemont.

The 123 Klan’s Klor in the Plateau.

The 123 Klan’s Klor in Rosemont.

Korb in Rosemont

Korb at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Kores at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Kwun in a Rosemont alley.

Kwun

Legal in a Ahuntsic alley.

Legal in an abandoned building.
Scroll up to Jake for more work by Legal in this retrospecitive.

Louis Letters in an abandoned funeral home.

Louis Letters in an abandoned building.
Louis also contributed to the TRU crew wall at Under Pressure, scroll down to ‘TRU’ to view that.

The LTG/POM/H2K wall for the 2021 edition of Under Pressure featuring EK Sept, Grils, Hoar, Paynt, Seork, Hozek, Rizek, Haks and Amer. Check out the latter Under Pressure Festival link for close-ups.
EK Sept, Grils, Hoar, Rizek and Haks all have solo walls in this retrospective, scroll to their names to see. Amer also contributed to the TRU crew wall, scroll down to ‘TRU’ for that.
Paynt, Seork, Grils have also made it in solo into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, while EK Sept, Hoar, Rizek and Amer also did, under ‘Grils’.

Makes in Pointe St-Charles.

Makes‘s contribution to the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Maniak in Rosemont.

Maniak at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
A character by Maniak appears in the photo of a Resok piece in this retrospective, scroll down to view.

Maps in Hochelaga.

Mask in Lachine.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art with a collaboration with Beaf.

Maysr in Mile End.

Medor in an abandoned building.

Highwayside Meow.

Highwayside Meow.

Trackside Meow.

Merv at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Metz in an abandoned building.
A piece by someone from the Ten’s crew presumed to be Metz also made it into this retrospective. Scroll down to Ten’s Crew to view.

Micer in Rosemont.

Micer in an abandoned building.

Monet on a half abandoned building in Ahuntsic.

Monet

Presumably Monet doing the name of his 90s crew. Also visible above is Gabr who also happens to be in that crew.

Monk.e in a Mile End alley.

Monk.e in a Rosemont alley.

Monk.e on letters below mostly figurative work by Grils, in Villeray.
Grils has made it into this retrospective with solo work as well as his contribution to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to see.
Both have also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art with solo work and collaborations.

Moris in an abandoned building.

Myrage in an abandoned building.

Naimo at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Naimo‘s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Neon at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Nero in an abandoned building.

Above 4 photos: full Nesar, Crash and Drif production in Mercier followed by individual pieces.
Drif also has solo work in this retrospective, scroll up to his name to see.

Nesar

Noper in Rosemont.

Nor in an abandoned building.

Nor

Pane in Rosemont.

Pane in an abandoned building.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Peace in a Ahuntsic alley.

Peace in a Rosemont alley.

Peack in Rosemont.

Peyo (top left) and Peack‘s (bottom right) collaboration for the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival.

Peyo at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Pito in an abandoned building.

Pito in a Hochelaga alley.

Pito‘s part in a fiery production in Petite-Patrie.

Psycho in Mile End.

Psycho visible from a network of highways.

Rains at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Rains at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel right after it had been completely stripped of years of layers of paint and brought back to the original concrete.

Resok in Rosemont.

Resok in Rosemont featuring a character by Maniak who also has name pieces in this retrospective, scroll up to his name to view.

Resok at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art with a figurative collaboration with Eskro and other artists (listed under ‘Eskro’).

Riok at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

Riot in an abandoned building.

Riot in graffiti alley.

Rival in an abandoned building.

Rival on an abandoned gas station.

Rizek in a Hochelaga alley.

Rizek in Villeray.
He has also contributed to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to ‘LTG’ to view.
He also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, under ‘Grils’.

Royal at the PSC legal graffiti wall.
He has also contributed to the K6A crew wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to ‘K6A’ to view.

Salé in a Rosemont alley.

Sank at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
He has also guested on the K6A crew wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to ‘K6A’ to view.

Sawr at the Rouen legal graffiti tunnel.

SBU One at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art, in solo and with the Gentil Crew.

Sceak in Rosemont.

Sceak at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Schn in Rosemont.

The 123 Klan’s Scien in Rosemont.

The 123 Klan’s Scien in the Plateau.

The 123 Klan’s Scien in Rosemont.

Senck in Lachine.
Scroll up to Art Gang and to Cemz for more work by Senck in this retrospective.

Serak in a Mile End alley.

Highwayside Serak.
He has also contributed to the K6A crew wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to ‘K6A’ to view.

Serum in a Plateau alley.

Shok in Ahuntsic.

Shok in Ahuntsic.

Shrek at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Simply in a Plateau alley.

Smak in Ville-Marie.

Smak (top), Sober (bottom) and Tchug‘s (character) contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.
Tchug also has a letter piece in this retrospective, scroll down for that.

Snipes in Côte des Neiges.

Snipes in graffiti alley. Scroll up to Art Gang for more by Snipes.

Snok in Lachine.

Soma

Some in Hochelaga.

Stare in the Plateau.

Swik in Rosemont.

Tans on an abandoned community centre.

Tchug in Rosemont.
Scroll up to Smak for more by Tchug in this retrospective.

Someone representing Ten’s crew, perhaps Metz, at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
Incidently, Metz has a piece in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Timer in Rosemont.

The TRU crew wall for the 2021 edition of the Under Pressure Festival featuring Louis Letters, Adi, Kamzer, Tshoko, Boris, Dosk, Amer and guest Lino. Check out the latter Under Pressure link for close-ups.
Adi and Louis Letters both have solo work in this retrospective, scroll up to view. Amer has also contributed to the LTG / POM / H2K wall at Under Pressure, scroll up to see.
Tshoko and Lino both have work make it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art while Amer is also in the latter retrospective under ‘Grils’.

Tuna at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.

Vaper in a flooded and iced collapsed basement.

Voguer in Rosemont.

Wonez in an abandoned building.

Wonez in an abandoned building.

Worm on an abandoned community centre.

Wuna‘s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Wuna at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
A collaboration between Wuna and Hest also made it into this retrospective, scroll up to Hest’s name to view.

Zek‘s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Zek‘s part in a fiery production in Petite-Patrie.
Scroll up to Cemz’s name for more by Zek in this retrospective.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Zen in Rosemont.

Zen at the Papineau legal graffiti wall.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Above 2: Dfek (top photo, left section) and Zen (bottom photo, right section), on a long wall in a Plateau alley.
Dfek has 2 solo pieces in this retrospective, scroll up to view.

Zep in Rosemont.
He has also made it into the Retrospective of 2021 murals and other painted street art.

Zer’s contribution to the 2021 graffiti jam in Lachine.

Zonek’s tribute to Nes who passed away this year.

Zonek full car.

New graffiti July 2015

Here’s a photo gallery of graffiti pieces found around Montreal in July 2015. To see the best of new Montreal graffiti (and other forms of street art) as soon as I find it, you can check me out on Instagram.

Voici une galerie-photo de graffiti trouvé à Montréal au cours de juillet 2015. Pour voir les plus récents graffitis (et autres formes de street art) aussitôt photographiés, vous êtes invités à me suivre sur Instagram.


Robe/Fore akad Keos in Rosemont.

Meor in Rosemont.

Nixon in Rosemont.

Naimo in Rosemont.

Secs at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Reabs (left) and Secs (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Noper at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Rouks at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Rouks in Rosemont.

Rouks in Rosemont.

Wonez in Rosemont.

Wonez in Rosemont.

Royal in Rosemont.

Debza in Rosemont.

Serum at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Akym at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Nems representing Orgasthme in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

One Tulip representing Orgasthme in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Nems and One Tulip representing Orgasthme in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Block in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Owk representing the VC crew underneath an expressway.

Sunz representing the VC crew underneath an expressway.

Paner and Rokos underneath an expressway.

Rizek underneath an expressway.

Sesk (left) and Alber (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Aces (middle), Ekes and Aero (bottom) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Miow (left) and Skope (right) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Ogen and Max at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Is it graffiti? Is it figurative? Max representing his YMCA crew at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Another lettering/figurative hybrid by Max representing his YMCA crew at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

Heras and Sirag at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Hero and Saner at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Monek at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Mr Chose at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

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

Resok at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen.

Blek in Rosemont.

Ensor at the PSC legal graffiti wall.

EK Sept and Comik(?) at the legal graffiti tunnel on de Rouen. The cat in the middle is by Bonie.

Zonek in Mile End. The wheatpaste above it is by Le Renard Fou.

Gank underneath an expressway.

Begor from KHB in the alley between St-Laurent and Clark.

Bruser in a Plateau alley.

Toobad in a Plateau End alley.

Cabot x Gilmore MPC Papers walls

The 4 walls of the MPC Papers industrial building on the corner of Cabot and Gilmore in the Southwest are sometimes referred to as being legal graffiti walls, but they are not. These walls have been used in the past in the context of various graffiti festivals such as Meeting Of Styles/Can You Rock and are not really for anyone to do their thing. This explains why the pieces here are often quite big in size and they are usually by big names in the local and international graffiti scene.

The photo gallery below shows works created over the years 2013-2016. The spot was in April 2017 the site of an event unofficially titled Scan You Rock, celebrating the work of Scaner, one of Montreal’s best and most respected writers. The pieces created during the latter event are presented in this Scan You Rock post. In September 2018 a huge 100-artist tribute to Scaner was done on the Cabot wall, see all those photos here.

Les 4 murs de l’édifice industriel logeant Les Papiers MPC, situé au coin des rues Cabot et Gilmore dans le sud-ouest de la ville, sont parfois appelés ‘murs légaux’ mais ils ne le sont pas. Ces murs ont par le passé été utilisés dans le cadre de divers festivals du graffiti tels que Meeting Of Styles/Can You Rock et ne sont pas vraiment offerts aux graffeurs qui veulent venir y exercer leur art. Ceci explique pourquoi les pièces qui y sont produites sont souvent de très grande taille et par de grands noms des scènes locale et internationale du graffiti.

La galerie-photo ci-dessous présente les pièces qui y ont été créées de 2013 à 2016. En avril 2017 le site a été choisi pour l’événement Scan You Rock célébrant Scaner, un des meilleurs et des plus respectés artistes graffitis de Montréal. Les pièces créées au cours de cet événement sont présentées dans un article consacré entièrement à Scan You Rock. En septembre 2018 une immense murale hommage à Scaner impliquant une centaine de graffeurs et autres artistes a été créée sur le mur Cabot. Toutes les photos se trouvent ici.


general view

General view. Click to enlarge, then click ‘view full size’ in bottom right corner to view larger.

Artists at work in the summer of 2014.


Cabot side

Sen2 (top), AG Crew (bottom left) and Geser (bottom right)

Bacon (left) and Scaner (right)

Scaner (left) and Kemr (right)

Sewk (left) and Brong (right)

Omen (left) and unknown artist (over door and right)

Tchug (left), Dfek (top right) and Timer (bottom right).

Royal Kingbee

Rubin (top) and Deem One (bottom)

Sen2 (top left), Logek (bottom left) and Hsix (right).

Maniak (top left), Zek (bottom left), Axe and Fluke for K6A and Ashop (right)


Gilmore side

K6A portion of the building, featuring Serak (top), Fleo (middle) and Dodo Osé (bottom).

Earth Crusher

AG Crew

The 2018 edition of the above wall by the AG Crew.

123Klan‘s Scien (left) and Klor (right).

Unidentified artist.

Lith and Fezat from the Crazy Apes.

Guko

Oreks at the top and Some at the bottom.

Soma (top), Beast (middle) and tribute to Dock (bottom).


side and back walls

The side and back walls are covered in more unofficial work.

Les murs latéraux et de derrière sont recouvert d’oeuvres moins officielles.

Jaber

Fonki

Art Gang‘s Snipe and Senck.

Axe (left), Smak (bottom right) and what’s left of Pito (top).

AG Crew

Serak (top) and Sewk (bottom).

Unidentified artist.

Zonek on truck, Senck and the bottom, Sore at the top edge of building. Other writers are unidentified. Photo © Guillaume Couture.

AG Crew on truck, Sore at the top edge of building.

Unidentified artist (bottom left), Jaber (bottom right) and someone from the KP10s (top).

Senk (bottom right), Snipes (partial on the left) and unidentified artists.

Otak

Unidentified artist.


nearby on Eadie

3-wall mural by ThaPhlash on Eadie (only first two walls visible in this shot, see below).

3-wall mural by ThaPhlash on Eadie (only last two walls visible in this shot, see above).