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Young Jarus Mural Artist Spotlight

I figured it was time to focus on some specific street artists for my blog. I thought I would start with Emmanuel Jarus who goes by Young Jarus on his Instagram. He really stands out in the street art scene. I’ve met him a couple of times now and what struck me most about him is how humble he is. Not pretentious at all and very easy going.

I’m always in awe when I see his work.

Muralist Emmanuel Jarus

He’s originally from Saskatchewan and I found this interview with him and another one on Youtube.

Young Jarus Woman Staircase Mural

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Young Jarus Woman Staircase Mural

This was my first introduction to his work way back in 2012. The naked lady was hidden in a back alley.

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Young Jarus Woman Staircase Mural
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Young Jarus Woman Staircase Mural
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Young Jarus Woman Staircase Mural

However, he made another lady mural underneath… They both really started my interest in street art. He’s able to paint on such a large scale that you are immediately drawn to his work.

 

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Young Jarus Graffiti Alley Lady Mural

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Young Jarus Graffiti Alley Lady Mural

Not really sure how else to describe this.. but this a portrait of a woman… and it’s in Graffiti Alley. There’s a fence there now so it’s hard to get a photo but this was from a couple of years ago.

Young Jarus Graffiti Alley Lady Mural

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Young Jarus Graffiti Alley Lady Mural

This mural got painted over by Uber5000 in February of 2018 for another project organized by Tourism Toronto.

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Young Jarus College Street Mural

Young Jarus Wall Mural on Dundas.

Young Jarus did this one back in 2017 and it overlooks College Street. The guy portrayed in one of his friends and he is the model subject of many of his murals.

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Young Jarus Portland St Murals

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Another mural by Young Jarus of yet another woman that appears down an alleyway.

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In the same alleyway as the above but some idiot tagged it.. sucks when idiots tag murals.

 

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Young Jarus Silo Mural for Mural Routes

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First time that I met Young Jarus in person. I think he thought I was stalking him because I walk by here often.  It was interesting to see him working live. I wasn’t able to talk to him the first couple of times because as you can see he was on a lift.

As you can see he uses a paint brush.

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All silos were apart of an art project where 4 silos were painted by 4 different artists back in autumn 2018. The artists were Bird0, Alex Bacon, Troy Lovegates and of course Young Jarus.

🎨 The Master Himself at Work Emmanuel Jarus

Jarus came back the next summer and an added this robin to the side of the silo, at the clients request. He was using aerosol for the lettering. Again, I got to chat ! It pays to walk around the city you never know who or what you might find !

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Young Jarus Liberty St Mural

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The woman in the silo is the same woman that appears in this mural.

I found an interview with him from Indie88 that he did while he was working on that mural:

“Although Jarus travels a lot, Toronto has become a place he appreciates, whether it be “the big brick houses with porches on the front” or “how multicultural and liberal Toronto is,” the city has earned a place in his heart.

“I am very thankful to call Toronto a home even if I’m only around for a few months of the year.””

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Young Jarus Museum Contemporary Art Mural

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Wall mural outside of the new Museum of Contemporary Art building that replaced another on that he did.. but it was always fenced off.

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While you were sleeping

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That’s the original mural by Young Jarus.

 

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Young Jarus Street Art Mural

MOCA opened the building finally and I was able to get a better picture. It’s right at the back entrance of the building.. but you can see it way in the distance.

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Young Jarus Glow in the Dark Mural

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Glow in the dark mural was for a promotion that Tourism Toronto was doing in February of 2018; to celebrate that Graffiti Alley was the top tourist destination.

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Emmanuel Jarus

 

Young Jarus Artwork Mural

His mural replaced another on that he did. This is the same model subject that appears in the giant College Street mural (see above).

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Dave Persue & Emmanuel Jarus Collab Mural

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Collaboration Mural by Dave Persue & Emmanuel Jarus

Collaboration that he did with Dave Persue.

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Young Jarus Midas Wall Mural

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Young Jarus Midas Mural

Another collaboration but this time with Alex Bacon. It’s best viewed when you are on the subway. It’s a pretty massive wall.

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Young Jarus Doorway Street Art Mural

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Young Jarus Door Art

Previously used to be entrance to an art organization called “The Public” but they moved. Now, there is a hair salon at this location but they left the artwork on the door.

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Young Jarus Don River Graffiti Tags

Young Jarus also does graffiti and these are his signature tags that you can still find on the Don River.

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Young Jarus Graffiti Tags
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Young Jarus Graffiti Tags

I’ve found some of his other tags all around the city..

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Young Jarus Graffiti Tags

Sometimes they are hidden in unusual places.

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Young Jarus ‘Rolling Joint’ Street Art Mural

Same model that appears in the College St mural as well as the Graffiti Alley murals (see above). Here he is rolling a joint.

Mural was done back in 2015 and it’s kinda hidden down an alleyway.. I literally stumbled on it a couple of years ago.

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Young Jarus Bathurst Street Murals

Portrait by Young Jarus

Portrait of a real life person who was homeless at the time. He would panhandle at this spot near the subway.

 

That is him posing in front of the mural

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Collaboration with Alex Bacon and it’s also near the subway.

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Young Jarus Dovercourt Alleyway Mural

Incredible mural by Young Jarus that is tucked away in another alley off of Queen St. West.

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Young Jarus Bird Street Art Mural

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🎨 by @youngjarus

Bird mural is off of Parliament Street. I didn’t find this until last year.

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Snake Street Art Mural

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Emmanuel Jarus

Snake mural by Young Jarus overlooks a skatepark. There’s a lot of other murals along this wall… but his snake really stands out.

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Young Jarus ‘The Dream’ Mural

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Young Jarus “The Dream” Wall Mural

Just off Dufferin St mural is captivating and Young Jarus calls it “The Dream”.

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Old Mill Collaboration

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Old Mill Collaboration
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Old Mill Collaboration

Wasn’t sure whether to post this now because it was tagged.. I’m going to post the entire project later.. This was only one mural out of many.

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There’s a few more by Young Jarus in Toronto that I still haven’t seen.. like this one:

and when I do I will update this post !.

Looks like he has some upcoming projects this year:

 

Stay Tuned !

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