Scaner

Membre du KG crew, Scaner a un talent tout particulier pour adapter son travail à l’environnement qui l’accueille. Que ce soit en galerie ou dans la rue, ses installations, d’apparences abstraite mais souvent chargées d’un message, ne laissent personne indifférent. Ses oeuvres signées de longues coulées de peintures de couleurs vives sont  présentes dans plusieurs expositions et collections, notamment à la boutique FAKE et dans la tournée Saturation 2012. Dans les rues de Montréal, les oeuvres de Scaner font partie du paysage urbain depuis maintenant plus de quinze ans. Son talent y est reconnu et respecté.

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We’re going APE SHIT

Would you really expect this from a huge company with endless resources at their fingertips? Well if you haven’t heard by now, Chevrolet Canada loves to cut corners by exploiting artists. Especially at this point in time, its shocking to see that they have no respect for the dedication and hard work that goes into being an artist. Just because we are artists doesn’t mean we work for free, it surely doesn’t mean our work has no value. Like any other job out there, there is a client, a contract and a handshake when everyone gets what they wanted. Seems pretty straight forward right?

Well clearly when Chevrolet Canada launched their national campaign for the Chevrolet Sonic that was created by MacLaren McCann and Cossette, they didn’t want to go the easy route! The campaign features images of graffiti that was created by numerous artists during the 2010 edition of the UNDER PRESSURE festival.

It is a complete lack of respect for every artist out there making a living through their passions. You couldn’t ask for anything more when you are able to support yourself and your family on your dreams and passions. But what happens when some huge corporation comes along and steals and exploits all that hard work, leaving you without any compensation? Well what would happen if you got your hours cut, or even worse, laid off from your office job? What’s for dinner tonight?

          

Please Chevrolet Canada, don’t feed the artists!

As it goes, Chevrolet Canada has retracted and erased any evidence of the promotional material they stole. And check this, they even took notice of their errors and only one artist has received a payment for damages concerning the intellectual property and copyright infringements to date. That still leaves 25 other artists unpaid for the use of their work in their campaign.

So what does Chevrolet Canada and MacLaren McCann and Cossette do next? Invest even more money to replace the campaign they took down and continue to exploit the graffiti community and all of its talented and passionate street artists! All of this could have been avoided had they just compensated the artists they straight up stole from in the first place. For such a huge corporation, you would at least expect a higher level of understanding and professionalism, no?

But get this, Chevrolet’s parent company based out of the United States continues to support and pay the graffiti and street artists involved in their promotion of the 2012 Sonic. It leaves you questioning what went so wrong during this transaction. Had they simply come forth to us and paid our artists for their work, we wouldn’t be at war…

We will never back down until there is justice for all the artists who have had their rights VIOLATED by Chevrolet Canada.

SWAG SUPPORT

Show your support for UNDER PRESSURE this weekend with these rad foam hands for only 5$.

 

What’s another cap in your collection? Pick up this UNDER PRESSURE edition baseball cap and show your support!

Everything we earn goes towards keeping UNDER PRESSURE alive and independent. A MASSIVE thanks to everyone who supports us!!

What’s cookin at UNDER PRESSURE?

Check out what UNDER PRESSURE is serving up this year!

Under Pressure is back August 11th and 12th! Kick things off with the Beaux Degats / Fine Mess art battle #4 on friday the 10th. For more details on all upcoming events, check out whats on the menu below! And don’t forget to save room for the after parties!!
 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th
* Beaux Degats / Fine Mess #4 Art Battle

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th
* Up Yours 3 vs 3 Bboying battles
* FTR Skatepark presents Back to the Roots (may be canceled)
* Dj scene dropping beats all day hosted by OBIE1DER
* Under Pressure After Party – The Get Up

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12th
* FTR Skatepark presents Tag Team Ramp Battle
* Dj scene dropping beats all day hosted by OBIE1DER
* *FREE* Under Pressure After Party – Smif-n-Wessun

Official Facebook event: I’m attending!


THANKS to everyone who has made UNDER PRESSURE possible.

UNDER PRESSURE SUNDAY AUGUST 12TH

Here’s what’s going down on Sunday the 12th; check out the Djs, Bboys, Tag Team Ramp battles and GRAFFITI!! And don’t miss out on our FREE after party!

OUTDOORS / 11AM – 8PM / ALL AGES / FREE
Taking place @ 180 St-Catherine Est

FTR Skatepark presents
Tag Team Ramp Battles
* 500$ Cash & Prizes

Music By

DJ CLASS
DJ CLASS
SERIOUS BLACK
THE IVORY WAKE
KID KEBEC
ORION
ZILON
DJ HORG
ANDY WILLIAMS
SIMAHLAK
DJ WALLY & THE RISK
SCARFACE NENE
DJ BLASTER
SHASH’U
FURIOUS
DJ BUDDABLAZE & REVOLUTION   
MAYSR
VILIFY
MAYDAY
DJ BLISS
SOMSAY
MILTON CLARK
HOMEBASED & SD THE SCHOLAR
ESSENTIAL VITAMINS CREW
BORDEN 100
BAD WEATHER
ART CONS
JAY DAVILLE

hosted by OBIE1DER

 
INDOORS / AFTER PARTY 9PM – 2AM / 18+ / FREE
Taking place @ Les Foufounes Electriques – 87 Ste-Catherine Est




SMIF-N-WESSUN (Bucktown, USA)
D-SHADE
PHILLY MOVES (OTT)
DJ BRACE
SIR VIS & KALO (SK)
Hosted By DJ BUDDABLAZE (Off The Hook Radio-CKUT)

For more info CLICK HERE!

UNDER PRESSURE SATURDAY AUGUST 11TH

Here’s what’s going down on Saturday the 11th; check out the Djs, Bboys, skateboarding demos and GRAFFITI!! And don’t miss out on our after party!

OUTDOORS / 11AM – 8PM / ALL AGES / FREE
Taking place @ 180 St-Catherine Est

Converse & MTLbboying.com presents
UP YOURS – 3vs3 bboying battles
From 3pm to 6pm
* 1st Place : 500$ + converse prize pack

FTR Skatepark presents
Back to the Roots
All Day
*canceled until further notice due to complications with the promoter

Music By

DJ CLASS
DJ SOLESPIN
SCOTT C
MANIFEST
DJ D-MASS
SABO FORTE & DJ CREEASIAN (AB)      
SLIK JACK
ROYAL POET SOCIETY
K6A
RICO BLOX
DAYBI
AARON THE ALIEN (OTT)
BOOMBAP CATS
& The MONTREAL SCRATCH SCENE DJs

DJ OVERFLOW
MANZO
MANA
DJ WRECK
DJ NITROUS

 

   

  

 

 hosted by OBIE1DER

 
INDOORS / AFTER PARTY 10PM – 3AM / 18+ / 5$
Taking place @ Cabaret Underworld – 1403 Ste-Elizabeth

HEADS UP PRESENTS : THE GET UP
   WYLD
   STALLYNS (Heads Up; Le Belmont; WickedBad.net)
   ARTBEAT
   BUILDERS
   LAZERFACE (Aufect Records, Philtskids / Toronto)
   & CONSTRUCT (HighOnBeats.com; Dubstep.fm; Heads Up)

For more info CLICK HERE!

BEAUX DEGATS / FINE MESS ROUND #4

Swing by the Fresh Paint Gallery for round #4 of the Beaux Degats / Fine Mess art battle on August 10th at 7pm!!

We’ve reached round #4 of the BEAUX DEGATS / FINE MESS art battles coming up this Friday! For those of you who haven’t experienced these events yet, let me catch you up to speed! There will be five blank red walls for five teams of artists to battle it out for your votes. Yeah, that’s right, you have all the power here! Drop your empty Pabst Blue Ribbon cans in the the trash can belonging to your fave team. When the time is up, the team with the most cans in their can wins and gets to tag the artwork of all the other losing teams and retain their street cred!


                            

Definitely not a night to be missed to kick off the UNDER PRESSURE Graffiti Convention weekend! And let it be known that all the funds raised during these art battles, and many other events, go towards keeping UNDER PRESSURE alive and independent year after year.

For more info CLICK HERE!

Mr DuPonT

Habitant à Liège, en Belgique, Mr DuPonT développe une esthétique macabre et caricaturale suggérant que le monde et la société dans laquelle nous vivons est en déclin. Grâce à des outils visuels évocateurs et une palette minimale, il crée des images non seulement choquantes mais qui mènent à la réflexion. Autodidacte, Mr DuPonT (alias KastorKostar) a su se créer un langage visuel efficace au fil des années. Ses œuvres ont su se faire une place dans l’univers des galeries ainsi que dans de nombreuses revues et livres dédiés au street art.