The 2015 edition of Montreal’s MURAL festival drew to a close on Sunday after 10 days packed with concerts, conferences, pop-up shops, and of course new street art all over St. Laurent. This year, Montreal hosted some of the most talented urban artists from all over the world, and the results, of course, are stunning.

Even though the festival is now over, these freshly-created murals will be up year-round. Here at The Main, we’ve selected 5 of our favourite new artworks from MURAL 2015. Be sure to check out these works of art next time you find yourself walking up St. Laurent!

 

Bicicleta Sem Freio

Bicicleta Sem Freio (courtesy of Hookedblog)

Bicicleta Sem Freio (courtesy of Hookedblog)

Boulevard St. Laurent & Rue Prince Arthur

 

This massive, eye-catching mural comes from Brazilian duo Bicicleta Sem Freio, which literally means “Bike Without Brakes.” Most of their works follow in this brightly colored, technically precise style.

 

Axel Void

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Axel Void (courtesy of Vi Photographie and This is HERD)

Rue Evans & Rue Clark

 

Axel Void, an artist from Miami, Florida, has created a piece for this year’s festival that makes passer-bys stop and think. The wall features a dark, close-up view of a homeless man’s face with “Personne” (“Nobody”) written across it.

 

Franco Fasoli / JAZ

Franco Fasoli/JAZ (courtesy of Hookedblog)

Rue St. Dominique & Avenue Duluth

Spanish artist Franco Fasoli, also known as JAZ, has given Montreal one of it’s boldest new murals, which depicts two men with bull heads crossing paths. His works often feature animal motifs and fighting figures, and his previous murals can be found in major cities all over the world.

 

MC Baldassari 

Mc Baldassari (courtesy of Vi Photographie and This is HERD)

Mc Baldassari (courtesy of Vi Photographie and This is HERD)

Boulevard St. Laurent & Rue Prince Arthur

 

MC Baldassari is an artist based here in Montreal who creates art from beautiful, feminine forms like those in this year’s mural. If you’re as drawn to her art as we are, she has prints and other pieces for sale on her website!

 

Astro

Astro (courtesy of Vi Photographie and This is HERD)

Astro (courtesy of Vi Photographie and This is HERD)

Avenue Duluth & Rue Clark

 

This mural from Canadian artist Astro is a hidden gem, tucked away in a parking lot on Rue Clark. The playful purple figures peek their heads out from behind parked cars, and although this mural is smaller than some of the massive pieces on St. Laurent, it’s just as impressive.

 


 

What’s your favourite new mural from this year’s MURAL festival? Tweet us @TheMain!