A Wall of a Party

On the drive home from Dog Fountain, the corner of an eye caught colour.

I returned on a rainy Sunday to find it.

A huge mural awaited me, and a massive party.

A club had taken over at least 2 monster parking lots. They painted the cement floor in colourful swirls and had a mural painted on the club’s building’s wall.

The wall is a cross block long. I had only 1 vantage point. The far end of the mural is barely discernible.

Okay, back to specific pieces, like the sweet deer.

IMO, the closest part was painted by Shalak. The further away part is painted by her husband, Smoky.

The bird intros the Smoky part.

Anyway, the entire time I was shooting, there was a loud happy party going on. The space was caged in. To sit on this uber patio, you had to go through the club, and pay a cover, or show an invitation to the function.

An at least 6 foot fence wrapped the entire (Smoky) back area.

You can see I was standing on the street outside of low railing.

There were about 200 hundred young people partying in the centre of the patio. They had a wild female DJ. It was uproarious. If it hadn’t been raining, I’m sure there would be party goers rail side.

I bet on a nice night, the patio could hold up to 1,000 people.I thought of taking a pic of the partiers, but that felt voyeuristic. I’m about capturing the art.

Pics taken by Resa – October3, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The artists: (Shalak & Smoky aka)

Violeta’s Guardian

In the narrowest of alleys is a testament of love. This shot is captured using the IPhone Pano setting sideways.

Clandestinos had a baby. The baby has a Guardian, a very scary and handsome one at that.

Nonetheless, the alley is almost impossible to shoot in, with my IPhone. So, I show it in dribs and drabs, beginning with the title above.

First up is this stunning violet coloured flower. Then some sweet flower buds.

The violet below is up so high I was only able to shoot this one pic.

This is the most I could capture in 1 shot, even using the Pano setting.

At the top end of the alley is the Guardian with a golden orange flower beneath.

No matter where I stood, this is the tallest I could capture. Yet, there is more on top of the purple mountains. Then I thought, why not use Pano sideways?

That is what resulted in the opening pic. It was difficult, as I had to use an upward arcing movement, which is a foreign sensation of movement.

Many times I began, then my wrist/fingers reacted oddly. This resulted in a split exposure.  (above and below)

Pics taken by Resa – February 24, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

A Bicycle Beyond

Smoky has a real storybook imagination.

Artists: Shalak & Smoky

Together, Smoky and Shalak, aka Candestinos, are painting the world.

Artists: Shalak and Smoky

I love all the details.

Artists: Shalak and Smoky (blows up great!)

The little bird homes with pirate flag on the back of the bicycle.

Artists: Clandestinos

The scout in the carrier basket filled with flowers.

Artists: Shalak and Smoky

Bluebirds of happiness.

Artists: Shalak and Smoky

Got lucky with this shot!

Artists: Shalak and Smoky

Pics taken by Resa – June 8, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

This bee is on the other side of the door.

Artists: Shalak and Smoky
Artists: Shalak and Smoky
Artists: Shalak and Smoky

Water World Wall

This beauty is on a 50′ long wall off Ossington near Queen West.

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Artist: Bruno Smoky w/Clandestinos

It is a sunken boat with sea life. The colors are intense!

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Artist: Bruno Smoky w/Clandestinos

I couldn’t capture the mural in its entirety, so here is a presentation from left to right.

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Artist: Bruno Smoky w/Clandestinos

The above photo looks amazing blown up.

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Artist: Bruno Smoky w/Clandestinos

The boat takes up about half of the mural.

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Artist: Bruno Smoky w/Clandestinos
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Artist: Bruno Smoky w/Clandestinos
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Artist: Bruno Smoky w/Clandestinos
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Artist: Bruno Smoky w/Clandestinos

Below is the fish farthest right.

Artist: Bruno Smoky w/Clandestinos
Artist: Bruno Smoky w/Clandestinos

Pics taken by Resa – October 6 , 2016

Toronto, Canada

The Artist(s)

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Artist: Bruno Smoky w/Clandestinos
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Artist: Bruno Smoky w/Clandestinos

Grumpy Cat Garage

Canadian-Chilean artist Shalak is hot!!

Artist: Shalak
Artist: Shalak

We are hoarding her here in Toronto amap!

Artist: Shalak
Artist: Shalak
Artist: Shalak
Artist: Shalak

You just gotta click on the shot below! The second half is courtesy Clandestinos.

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Artist: Shalak

Pics taken by Resa, July 24, 2016

Toronto, Canada

Artist: Shalak
Artist: Shalak
Artist: Shalak
Artist: Shalak

 

Ship for Brains?

Found this bit of fun on Bathurst near College.

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Artist: Clandestinos

I love the colors.

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Artist: Clandestinos
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Artist: Clandestinos

Outtakes

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  These 2 faces are very handsome.

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Artist: Clandestinos
Bship #5
Artist: Clandestinos

Pics taken by Resa, February 21, 2016

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Clandestinos

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Bship #12

Bship #6