With its concrete walls, avant-garde look and cosmopolitan style, NOCA is the perfect canvas for the art of Stikki Peaches, the king of street art and refined graffiti. An internationally renowned artist, he has always refused to show his face in the media and sells his works all over the world, having long been a regular on the brick walls and other rough surfaces that weave the public spaces of Old Montreal and Griffintown. While waiting for three of his works to become part of the common spaces of NOCA’s Phase III project, the curious can admire a painting by Stikki Peaches in the project’s model unit at 1551 Basin Street in Griffintown West.
NOCA + Stikki Peaches
Stikki Peaches, street art icon, makes NOCA his canvas!
Regularly invited to participate in international contemporary art fairs, Stikki Peaches has seen his work adopted in Barcelona, Rome, Miami, Stockholm and San Francisco, among others. The one who asks “What if Art Ruled the World?” poses a playful and offbeat look at mythical figures of pop culture (Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Naomi Campbell, Michael Schumacher, etc.).
Stikky Peaches works with multiple techniques that include collage, acrylic and silkscreen. It is worth noting that this Montreal artist also left his mark at the entrance of Nike’s head office in New York.
“It’s an honour to be able to showcase the talent of a local artist and to let our clients admire Stikki Peaches’ work. His type of sensitivity and his special touch perfectly fit the architecture proposed by the NOCA project: a clean and refreshing contemporary style” notes Stéphane Côté, president of DevMcGill
Galerie Le Royer
Established in Old Montreal since 1995, Galerie LeRoyer, which represents among others the artist Stikki Peaches, inhabits a historic neo-gothic building from 1887. Its founder, Brian Brisson, has seen to conserving the original charm of the building. This spectacular space allows him to exhibit the works of emerging Canadian and international artists, chosen for the strength of their originality.