Skating with Uber 5000

The Toronto Maple Leafs are 2nd in their division. YAY!

Uber’s Chicks are getting in on the action.

This mural was on a south facing wall in Graffiti Alley.

Anyway, turn the corner of the building to the east side, and there is a full out skating mural, with all of Uber’s pals.

I originally viewed the unfinished mural and met Uber 5000. I did a meantime post titled ⭐️I Met Uber 5000 and He Took Me Up in His Scissor Lift ⭐️

Above is the lift on the day I went in it, massive thrill! There are black lights installed over the mural, which come on at night.

I still haven’t been back to that part of the city at night to see the mural in all of its glory. I’m there often in the daytime.

All in all, a very fun and wonderful work by Uber 5000.

Below: Uber 5000 at work.

There’s even a Zamboni Chick keeping the ice smooth.

The colours in the word “Toronto” must look amazing at night under the black lights.

🌟Many Thank you’s to Uber 5000 for this marvellous mural, and for making me feel like $1,000,000! 🌟

Pics taken by Resa – January 15 & Feb 25, 2018

Toronto, Canada

Artist: Uber 5000

Marty McFly Disappearing Photo

It’s a Back To The Future thing.

This art appeared on a wall on Queen St. W. just before the parking lot beside it was turfed to build a tall building.

As Marty McFly’s pics disappeared because time erased them. Elicser’s art disappeared, as the building beside this wall went up.

I don’t know if that message is what Elicser had intended. It’s what I saw.

Iona, Tona, Jona… as:

Pics taken by Resa, January 17, 2017

Toronto, Canada

Artist: Elicser Elliot

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!

 

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