September 2019 - Toronto ON
WOW I managed to get these photos before their official unveiling on September 12-14.
Toronto’s Yorkville Murals aims to be an annual three-day cultural event that celebrates contemporary muralism and public art. Through the creation of artistic murals inside the courtyard of 99 Yorkville Ave, and the implementation of cultural activations such as artist installations and movie screenings, this project focuses on making Yorkville a landmark in Toronto for contemporary muralism and an ultimate tourist destination.
Quotes taken from artists' websites.
“Getso is a world renown graffiti artist and designer who has painted all over the world. Currently based in Toronto, Getso generally focuses on traditional graffiti letter structure and colour theory, but also has roots for well over a decade in various forms of muralism.”
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Toronto's Ben Johnston, who is famous for his three dimensional word art that pops off the wall. His work for the festival is simple, it's the word OK.
Red, white and blue is Peru143.
Mr. Brainwash (often written MBW) is a name used by French-born, Los Angeles-based street artist Thierry Guetta. According to the 2010 Banksy-directed film Exit Through the Gift Shop, Guetta was a proprietor of a used clothing store, where he began as a security guard, and amateur videographer who was first introduced to street art by his cousin, the street artist Invader, and who filmed street artists through the 2000s and became an artist in his own right in a matter of weeks after an off-hand suggestion from Banksy.
What is Adam.
“whatisadam (WIA) is a Canadian urban artist based in Montreal. Canadian infused street art.”
“Ola Volo is a Kazakh Canadian artist, best known as a public muralist. Her style blends aspects of Eastern European folk art with a focus on pattern and narrative to depict fantasy scenes.”
...WOW, what a collection!ReplyDelete
I'd love this event. Murals and public art make the world a much nicer place. Looks pretty wonderful to me! #MMBCReplyDelete
Wow!!! I love these! I bet they're amazing in real life.ReplyDelete
A very beautiful collection of murals.ReplyDelete
Wonderful murals...so glad to see this art form is being supported!ReplyDelete
I will have to try to get over there for a look!ReplyDelete
Wonderful murals, so much colour and so much to see. My favourites would be the last two murals. Thanks for contributing JackieReplyDelete
How incredible. There is SO much to see in this post. I have looked at this for a long time and see something new each time I scroll through this post. What a fabulous way to recognize muralists.ReplyDelete