The last year has seen some breathtaking artworks adorn the streets of numerous cities around the world and we wanted to celebrate the biggest and brightest pieces that have been made in 2018. For the first time ever, MURAL presents you the MURAL Awards.
Bringing some much needed recognition to pioneers of the urban art movement, these awards sought the help of a jury panel of experts in the field to highlight what was new, beautiful and fun in the urban art scene. Including two of the festival’s founders, André and Yan, talented street art photographer Daniel Weintraub and renowned art curator Charlotte Dutoit, the jury voted for their favorite urban art piece in 9 categories: best abstract mural, best photorealistic mural, best figurative mural, best artistic installation, best emerging artist, project with the most interesting message, best Canadian piece, most innovative project and their ultimate favorite project of the year. Finally, we made you vote for YOUR favorite urban artwork of the year through our Instagram page.
Without further ado, here are the final results:
Best abstract mural
If you can’t figure it out, it’s because it’s abstract.
The nominees: Camille Walala, Elian Chali, Mad C, Peeta_ead, 1010
The winner: Camille Walala
Best photorealistic mural
Almost like a photograph.
The nominees: Sebas Velasco, Shok 1, Axel Void, Young Jarus & Bosoletti, Outings Projects
The winner: Sebas Velasco
Best figurative mural
Something real reinterpreted by the artist’s point of view.
The nominees: Hyuro, Michael Reeder, Telmomiel & James Bullogh, Milu Correch, Monkeybird Crew
The winner: Hyuro
Best artistic installation
When artists go 3D.
The nominees: Felipe Pantone, Kaws, Okuda San Miguel, Joshua Vides, Laurence Vallières
The winner: Felipe Pantone
Best emerging artist
Project with the most interesting social message
Best Canadian piece
Being proud Canadians, we can’t help but praise for our local talent.
The nominees:Ben Johnston, Ashop Crew, Birdo, Earth Crusher & Five8, Kevin Ledo
The winner: Ben Johnston
Most innovative mural
The Jury’s favorites
Any project that hasn’t been nominated yet, that the jury feels should be rewarded.
André’s favorite: Seth
Yan’s favorite: Faith 47
Daniel’s favorite: Sebas Velasco
Charlotte’s favorite: Os Gemeos
Last, but not least. This is the urban art project YOU voted for through our Instagram page.
Le ou la gagnant(e) : Insane 51
Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners and a special thanks to our jury panel!