Merci Montreal & abroad, thanks for your business and support. We had a blast on opening night and the show runs until January 29th (more details below). Shoutouts to JEMH & Marquis Montes, Durs, Ludo, Marcus & the whole LZ/IBC/Rumadon fam, Djoolz, DJ Morz, DA Crew, KG Crew, The French Connection DJs, Alexs Nxs, Mali, Suzanne Coupal, Antonin Lambert, 12ozprophet.com, Pierre & CBC radio, 33mag, The Concordia Link, Pub Rose Phillips, Empire Boardshop, ZeckOne, Philip Pun18 Cruz, Kems out in Boston, our families, friends and clients.
Exhibition of recent works by:
Original paintings, photographs and print
Curated by FAKE – A brand you can trust
Runs: January 19th 2012 – January 29th 2012
Opening reception: Thursday January 19th, 5pm-9pm
Music by the French Connection Djs
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday, 5pm-8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 2pm-5pm
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ALEX SCANER (*1981) is a very prolific Montreal artist. He has gained international recognition for painting walls throughout the past fifteen years.
FAKE – A brand you can trust is proud to collaborate with this important painter to present MONTREAL 2012, an exclusive exhibition of his recent works.
It was in the year 1996 when Scaner first got up. His territory: Montreal. He began learning about the graffiti movement with a multidisciplinary group: Delinquent Artists. More commonly known as DA, this group has earned a reputable position within the Montreal art & party community. As one of its most active graffiti writers, Scaner quickly became an established icon of Montreal’s landscape. The artist has distinguished himself by refining his style, opting for flamboyant colours and choosing the locations of his graffiti strategically. Wanting to escape daily routine, Scaner turned to traveling to broaden his horizons. Mexico, New York, Paris, San Juan, Rome, and countless other cities now bear the signature of the artist. Today, his work is acknowledged across the planet and he also proudly represents the KG crew.
According to Scaner, graffiti should be in constant evolution, believing that in his turn, he can help change and shape its growth through his work.
This exhibition showcases the artist’s ability and ambition to adapt from the public to the indoor setting. The strenght of Scaner’s abstrations reveal the reason why his work is being featured, collected and appreciated by a growing number of museums, private collectors and galleries.
Scaner is part of the upcoming SATURATION2012 touring exhibition alongsides of Philip Cruz, Zeck One & Kems.
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