This graffiti art shown above was painted by Uber5000 in 2012 on a building that faces Rush Lane, better known as Graffiti Alley. It is an east-west alley located between Augusta Avenue and Bathurst Street, south of Queen Street West. Uber5000 is a talented young artist from Nova Scotia, who has been commissioned to paint murals on many buildings in the downtown area. His murals are always lively, free-flowing and exceptionally colourful. Marine creatures and a cartoon-like chicken egg with wings, are often found in his murals. He also paints in realism, and these works can be viewed on his web site.
These faces are to the left of the picture shown above, and are part of the same mural.
This is another section of the same mural, showing the chicken-like cartoon character with wings. Small fish are also part of this mural.
I noticed recently that the Uber5000 mural has been painted over with graffiti. It is a pity that the previous work on the wall was not respected. This is unfortunately the way of the graffiti scene.
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To view posts about the Toronto graffiti scene:
Toronto graffiti murals amid the winter snows
Uber5000 painting a building in Graffiti Alley
New commissioned mural by Uber5000 at 74 Denison Avenue
New mural on McCaul Street has traces of Diego Rivera
Black and white graffiti in Kensington Market is unique
McDougall Lane has a new graffiti display (Nov. 2012)
The graffiti-decorated “hug-me-tree” on Queen Street West.
Graffiti in a laneway amid the colours of autumn
A mural in the Kensington Market, with tongue-in-cheek humour:
July of 2011, a post about the abstract expressionists.
August of 2012, comparing the work of the graffiti artist Uber5000 to the abstract expressionists.
A Torontonian’s view of Mexican graffiti art and graffiti