Toronto-based Kwest is known for painting the most complex and largest graffiti art in Canada. Not unlike Toyota’s leadership in the future of mobility, Kwest is a key pioneer in the fusion of graffiti and sculpture approaching public art opportunities holistically as a self-taught carpenter and designer.
As part of Swizz Beatz series of public art installations at Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah in 2021, Kwest’s one-of-a-kind falcon sculpture is visible for kilometres along the blue waters of Jeddah Corniche. In December 2019, Kwest was inducted into the Museum of Graffiti in Miami, FL. For Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2017, Kwest collaborated with Drake music producer, Noah “40” Shebib in an interactive sculptural installation, “TRUTH”, at Yonge and Dundas Square.
The synergetic union of Kwest’s different crafts allows for a new style of mural and sculpture rooted in the project’s neighbourhood while emphasizing contemporary aesthetics. His knowledge of building and design creates an artistic frontier to both fabricate and install his own sculptural works.
Kwest approaches the Macleod Trail wall inspired by the dawning of new times upon us.
In this vein, Kwest proposes an innovative approach involving an abstraction of wild style
lettering for the mural design. The aim was to capture the essence of a Calgary sunrise in the Macleod Trail mural, Kwest translates his interpretation of this impressive display of nature in his signature abstract style.