MURAL festival 2013

MURAL Festival

A unique event in northeastern North America, MURAL is Canada's largest artistic gathering to blend creation of large-scale works and lasting transformation of the urban landscape. With its immensely successful first edition in 2013, the festival won the prix Ulysse for Best Festival or Tourist Event in its category at the Grands Prix du tourisme québécois for the Montreal area.

Working constantly with an earthy color scheme to convey a more ancient feeling, Pixel creates robotic creatures inspired by different environments.

A child is offering food to the robot.

Escif use of subdued colors and simple lines helps him communicate his humorous and often direct commentary on capitalism, politics, the economy and other sensitive social issues.

All the lines are made with aerosol. Escif has an amazing technique.

Lightly buttered with a satirical twist, yet salted with sarcasm, each piece makes you want to stop, analyze, question and hopefully leaves you with a smile... What if art ruled the world?

The mural uses a Paul Kane landscape painting of the British Colombian frontier as a foundation to recreate the Quebecois flag replacing the fleur-de-lis with three aboriginal medicine masks and the portrait of former Prime Minister Rene Levesque.

With influences in pop culture, cartoons and illustration, Reka creates his own world of mysterious creatures that communicate though colour and movement, based around the style of abstracted fantasy and surrealism.

Omen’s style is immediately recognizable, often cast in stark black and white his murals and canvases have a haunted quality about them. His use of negative space and ephemeral but controlled lines allows one to enter his paintings in a way that few street artists offer their viewers.

Watch the video recap of day 1 !

Phlegm states that he has a strange relation to graffiti. His style has grown strictly and entirely from his self-published comics, as opposed to letter styles.

Phlegm’s work is distinctively detailed composed of odd figures and a narrative structure. His work inspires greatness and is even often inspired by graffiti where Phlegm transforms run down urban spaces and factories.

Phlegm really got inspired by the environment for these artwork.

This wall by En Masse was sponsored by the RogersCup, that's why the «tennis» theme is really visible.

Labrona inserts beauty into everyday life with his artwork, but without ignoring the grittiness of the places where he finds himself painting, resulting in a synergy between traditional beauty and worn-down everyday realities that brings new life to wherever he paints.

This was his first big mural. He has come a long way since 2013 but the details in this wall are still very impressive.

LNY's iconography spans a wide combination of mythology, portraiture and secular signifiers.

Watch the video recap of day 2 !

Renowned for his giant paintings of black and white animals, ROA chose canadians animals for his wall in Montreal.



Watch the video recap of day 3 !

Chris Dyer hopes to pass on a positive message to the youth with these expressions.

Watch the video recap of the first edition ever of MURAL festival in 2013 !

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