FIVE EIGHT Biography & Works

FIVE EIGHT is a multidisciplinary artist, born and based in Montreal, Quebec. Primarily a painter with a graffiti art background, his style and technique arise from concerns of photorealism, light, and color. Between 2009 and 2014 his work was largely presented in group shows and Canadian mural festivals, as well as private and corporate commissions.

His production of a series of neon-inspired paintings and murals, motivated him to learn glass bending. In 2014 he began producing sculptural installations under the mentorship of glass artist Gerald Collard. In this exploratory period FIVE was introduced to new media through the sign fabrication, wood, and metal trades, each bringing new considerations to the process of translating his work from two to three dimensions.

In 2017, he was invited to festivals in Germany, Estonia, Ireland, United States, and Canada to produce large-scale work and engage with international artists in exchanges of knowledge and ideas.

FIVE continues to produce painted works on canvas and is currently interested in learning about new processes and media from experienced artists and trades-people.

Group Exhibitions:

2018
-Annual International Mail-in Art Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver (Canada)
-A Portrait Gallery, Propeller Gallery, Toronto (Canada)
-Planification, Galerie Le Sino, Montreal (Quebec)

2017
-De La Rue, National Exposition Centre of Quebec, Saguenay (Quebec)

2016
-Pit Bull, Mainline Gallery, Montreal (Quebec)
-MTLZOO, ArtGang Gallery, Montreal (Quebec)
-Bizarre Beyond Belief, Le Sino Gallery, Montreal (Quebec)

2015
-MTL ZOO, Espace Infopresse, Montreal (Quebec)
-ArtGang launch, ArtGang Gallery, Montreal (Quebec)

2014
-Montreal Mural Festival opening, Station16 Gallery, Montreal (Quebec)
-Fountain Art Fair, with Station 16 Gallery, New York City NY (USA)

2013
-MTL ZOO, Galerie l’Agora, Montreal (Quebec)
-Dems+Doll present a 420 Joint, Falldown Gallery, Ottawa (Canada)

2011
-Freethym, Creatures Creating Gallery, Toronto (Canada)
-Neuf Is Enough, Galerie Le Sino, Montreal (Quebec)
-Cease It 2, Fresh Paint Gallery, Montreal (Quebec)
-BFF, Headquarters Gallery, Montreal (Quebec)

2009
-En Masse, Galerie Pangée, Montreal (Quebec)

Festivals:

2018
-Concrete Canvas, , Victoria (Canada)
-Meeting of Styles, Prishtinë (Kosovo)

2017
-Mextonia, Nueve Arte Urbano, Tallinn (Estonia)
-La Grande Schmierâge, SJR Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt (Germany)
-Hit the East, East Side Arts, Belfast (United Kingdom)
-POW WOW, Worcester MA (USA)
-Paint the Park, Halifax (Canada)

2016
-Murals on the Plaza,  Montreal (Quebec)
-Montreal Mural Festival,  Montreal (Quebec)

2015
-Montreal Mural Festival,  Montreal (Quebec)
-Under Pressure 20, Montreal (Quebec)

2014
-House of Paint 11, Ottawa (Canada)
-Under Pressure 19, Montreal (Quebec)
-Festival Amalgam 3, Sherbrooke (Quebec)
-Festival Expo Quebec, Quebec City (Quebec)

2013
-Art Basel, with Wynwood Embassy, Miami FL (USA)
-House of Paint 10, Ottawa (Canada)
-Under Pressure 18, Montreal (Quebec)
-Festival Amalgam 2, Sherbrooke (Quebec)
-Montreal Mural Festival,  Montreal (Quebec)

2012
-House of Paint 9, Ottawa (Canada)
-Under Pressure 17, Montreal (Quebec)
-Festival Amalgam, Sherbrooke (Quebec)

2010
-Manifesto, Toronto (Canada)

Commissions:

2017
-Private commission, CB3600, mixed media installation (140x30x24), Montreal (Quebec)

2016
-Private commission, Blackburn, acrylic and spray paint on canvas (36×14), Montreal (Quebec)

2015
-Private commission, Red Marble, acrylic on canvas (36×24), Montreal (Quebec)
-Public commission, Relativity, spray paint on brick (900×420), Montreal (Quebec)

2014
-Public commission, Sandra, FAT Village art District, Fort Lauderdale FL (USA)
-Private commission, Miami Ad school, (650×65), Miami FL (USA)
-Private commission, Purple Reign, spray paint on brick (240×300), Montreal (Quebec)
-Public commission, Oliver Jones, spray paint and acrylic on brick (762×914), Montreal (Quebec)
-Private commission, Delta, acrylic on canvas (71×97), Montreal (Quebec)

2013
-Public commission, Oliver Jones, spray paint on wood (122×152), Montreal (Quebec)

2012
-Private commission, Cloé La Rouge, spray paint on canvas (152×122), Fort Lauderdale FL (USA)
-Private commission, Five, spray paint on canvas (122×305) diptych, Fort Lauderdale FL (USA)
-Private commission, Karma, acrylic on canvas (46×61), Montreal (Quebec)
-Private commission, Freddy, acrylic on canvas (61×46), Montreal (Quebec)
-Private commission, Seal, acrylic on canvas (91×61), Montreal (Quebec)

Collections:
-Colart Collection, Montreal (Quebec)

 

 

Warm hands (distorting)

FIVE EIGHT

Warm hands (distorting)-Triptych

2018
Acrylic on canvas
20" x 10"
$3000

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green hand (distorted)

FIVE EIGHT

Green hand (distorted)

2018
Acrylic on canvas
10" x 8"
$400

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cold feet (distorted)

FIVE EIGHT

cold feet (distorted) -framed

2018
Acrylic on canvas
8" x 10"
$400

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In it for a minute

FIVE EIGHT

In it for a minute

2016
Acrylic on canvas
16" x 16"
$750

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Do it for the likes

FIVE EIGHT

Do it for the likes

2016
Acrylic on canvas
42" x 11"
$1400

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Marketing over talent painting

FIVE EIGHT

Marketing

2016
Acrylic on canvas
36" x 24"
$2600

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Stephanie

FIVE EIGHT

Stephanie

2018
Acrylic on canvas
22" x 30"
$3000

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