Bio

Five8-2

FIVE EIGHT is a multidisciplinary artist, born and based in Montreal, Quebec. A fine-art painter since 2002, he favours a bold aesthetic over political commentary. His figurative murals and paintings feature dynamic compositions and vivid contrasting colours.

Having produced a series of neon-inspired paintings and murals, in 2014 he was inspired to produce real neon pieces. Under the mentorship of master glassblower, Gerald Collard, FIVE developed and perfected the skill of glass tube bending. He exhibited his first neon works in 2016.

While his painting work affects his approach to design with neon, his experience with neon affects his understanding and use of color and light. There is a communication between the two mediums taking place with each consequent work.

FIVE has exhibited work in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Miami, and Tel Aviv. He is constantly striving to take on larger and more challenging projects. He is currently in the research and planning phase for a series of mixed media sculptural installations.

 

Group Exhibitions:

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

2014
-Montreal Mural Festival opening, Station16 Gallery, Montreal (Quebec)

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)

 

Festivals:

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)

2013
-Wynwood Embassy, Art Basel, Miami (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)

 

Commissions:

2015
-Public Commission, Relativity, spray paint on brick (900×420), Montreal (Quebec)

2014
-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 (USA)
-Private commission, Five, spray paint on canvas (122×305) diptych, Fort Lauderdale (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:

2014
-Colart Collection, Montreal (Quebec)