Chicks, Beers & Cheers

Aquileana commented how cute the chicks toasting with beers on “More Paint” post are, and she’s right! They are adorable.

I made the mistake of going on a Sunday. The alley was filled with tourists, all taking pictures. 

I had a hard time focusing on my shots, especially waiting for no one to be walking by.

Uber has done a piece promoting St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. It is a wonderful Canadian city on the Atlantic coast.

Uber 5000’s chicks & other animated characters are very popular there & here.

You can see there is an entirely different Uber chicks mural around the corner. That’s still coming, a few posts from now.

Cheers to Aquileana, and all!

Pics taken by Resa-  September 9, 2015

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Uber 5000

 

More Paint!

When I found this in Graffiti Alley, I had a good chuckle.

I mean how much more paint until the walls from each side touch?

Paint over paint, some neat, some not.

Below, is a beautiful face I posted November 2017. I call her “Blue Eyes”. Check her out! Just another piece to move to R.I.P. I guess the artist with the red and white paint knows their paint is better.

Sometimes the artists paint over all the tags and throw ups with black, then do fresh art on top.

Many of the artists who paint & write here are very talented.

Others are ________(fill in the blank)

Graffiti Alley is a bit of a misnomer. It’s actually a series of alleys and lanes, that go for longer than most can walk. I only shot a few pics of it, so you could get an idea.

Uber 5000 is an artist who frequents the alleys. I’ll be doing an individual post for the mural of the chicks above. His chicks and other animals survive the taggers. 

So does most of Elicsr’s work. Both have become in demand artists for murals, underpasses and private commissions. 

Some of the more amazing writing survives time.

Most of this will all be rewritten, tagged or adorned with fresh throw ups in a week.

Love the RatFink by the trash! He’s going to live on for a bit.

I keep hoping for a major rework of this wall below.

From the sublime to the ridiculous, ALL are allowed a visual voice in Graffiti Alley. Art here comes in the form of tags, throw ups, bits, pieces, writing and all out seriousness.

I discovered Graffiti Alley in 2012. This is one of the first pieces I shot, a stunning face by Jarus, and SKAM writing, together.

She was my first header, ever. This work still survives, as does a few Uber 5000 works. There is at least 1 other that I can think of.

Pics taken by Resa – September 19, 2018

Toronto, Canada

Many of the street artists I’ve come to love are always repped in Graffiti Alley.

The Artists: SKAM

Jarus

Art Child

Elicsr

BSM (Body Soul Mind)

Uber 5000

DMC was here on the left, almost obliterated now.

There’s more for another time!

 

Blown Away

This alley has been painted over, except for a wee piece of the guy in the chair.

Lol, this guy, in his chair with wind blowing his hair, makes me think of Lonely Author

Love the part face in his tie/scarf that’s blowing in the wind.

There’s more that’s new.

There’s a kind of Mondrian-esque grid work with partial coloured faces and B&W faces.

It’s kind of Boho & sophisticated at the same time.

The other side of the alley has new writing…fresh and gorgeous. Below, I attempted to capture the alley in full.

Pics taken by Resa – August 31, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artists: Not sure. If you can read the writings, that’s the artists

As for the rest: I found this left of theMondrian-esque  bit.

This was a thrilling find!

 

Girl w/ Graffiti Gardenia

I found this lovely in Kensington Market.

She’s surrounded by Graf Writing. Far right green and pink piece reads SKAM. The others are familiar, but I can’t quite read them.

Click on the above pic to better see the girl surrounded by the writing.

Pics taken by Resa – March 17, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist of the Girl’s Face – Unknown at this time