Yorkville Murals x Almost Home x Matt Gondek
The City is the Canvas
Yorkville Murals kicks off this weekend with some of the best artists in the world creating some of the coolest murals in one of the world’s greatest cities. Starting today until August 27th, StockX will be partnering with Yorkville Murals to help bring an exclusive merch collection with London-based brand Almost Home, and collaborating with world-renowned artist Matt Gondek for some killer content from Toronto.
Since 2018, Yorkville Murals has been inviting local and global muralists and artists to transform Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood.
Check out our interview with Yorkville Murals co-founder Alan Ganev for the full story on how this all came together.
Almost Home x Yorkville Murals
We’ve teamed up with London-based label Almost Home for an exclusive DropX collection celebrating this year’s Yorkville Murals in Toronto. This exclusive collection features a four-color screenprint on the front and back of each piece. With a limited number of pieces, this collection will be available at the StockX x Almost Home container in Zone 1 at the Yorkville Avenue road closure and exclusively online at StockX.
Founded in 2019, the brand’s stripped-back range of loungewear delivers hoodies, track pants, sweatshirts, and tees in a range of core colorways with resin wash for added durability. We caught up with co-founders Diego Barrueco and Luke Murphy and talked about their DropX, collaborating with YVM, and the “hustle” mentality that drives their brand.
With influences and inspirations stemming from his early love of cartoons and comics, deconstructed pop artist Matt Gondek has made a career turning American pop culture artifacts including comics, The Simpsons, and baseball into fine art.
Gondek has a busy Yorkville Murals this year, including his mural on the front of the Taglialatella Gallery in Toronto, a Blackbook pop-up, and moderating two panels which StockX will be live streaming to close out the festival.
Check our exclusive interview, “Matt Gondek Deconstructs Pop Culture.”
Matt Gondek Art Talks
Matt Gondek will lead the fourth edition of Yorkville Murals art talks, presented by StockX, on August 27th and 28th from 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST. These talks, featuring a panel of artists from this year’s festival, offer the unvarnished truth about what it takes to make a career in art.
Can’t make it to Toronto, never fear. We have the Livestream links below.
Fidia Falaschetti explores ideas of commercialism, consumerism, pop culture, and globalization through multi-media pieces. His work is at once satirical and playful, confronting viewers to think about how, what, and why they consume.
Known for portraits of figurative busts with their faces obscured by flowers, smiley faces, or thick, colorful, gestural marks, American-born Barnes balances his work between the spaces of the real and surreal.
Sage is a self-taught photographer from Toronto. Her work focuses on how humans interact with their home environment. Her work is animated by this central question: what defines a place as home?