Personne Montreal

And we are back after a short break with this new and amazing wall by Axel Void painted in occasion of the MURAL Festival in Montreal, Canada.
Painted on Chamberclerc, a social housing residence located in the center of Montreal, the new piece is a continuation of Axel Void’s ‘Mediocre’ series, a series that has haunted us for a while now.

According to the artist, Chamberclerc provides housing to people with mental illnesses that have a history with homelessness and drug abuse. The mural depicts the portrait of Adrian, one of the tenants who was living there before the former drug house was converted into social housing and represents a tribute to the Chamberclerc community. Void also adds that the piece ‘aims to learn about their daily lives and empathize with their past experiences and environment. Personne means Nobody in French, but also means somebody depending on how its used.’

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Thanks to Axel Void for the images

Fran

Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.