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Rene Ricardo

Rene Ricardo

A Montreal native, Rene Ricardo Bernal is a marketing and social media enthusiast that’s always seeking new challenges. Currently completing a degree in Public Relations and Communications at McGill University, he has a knack for writing and his interests lie in music, arts, and sports. His hobbies include boxing, reading, and searching for compelling stories to share.

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Photo by Rachel Machalani Electronic music lovers invaded Parc Jean-Drapeau for the two-day ÎleSoniq festival on August 5 & 6. The Decompoz team was on location to live the experience of a music ... Continue reading >>

Die Antwoord CREDIT PHOTO BY TIM SNOW/evenko Montreal is set for another musical festival as ÎleSoniq is ready to take over from where Osheaga left off. For the second weekend in a row, ... Continue reading >>
Maser Installation in Montreal - Metro Saint Laurent // Photo credit Rachel Machalani

For the fourth edition of Mural Festival, the creative brains of LNDMRK took on their most ambitious projects to date when, under the direction of MASER, the Saint-Laurent Metro station in the heart ... Continue reading >>
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©Decompoz Publishing // Photo by Rachel Machalani The ever-evolving discipline of street art has reached new heights in recent years. Capitalizing on the surge of popularity and high demand, Montreal’s Mural Festival is ... Continue reading >>
Kate ‘Lynx’ Alsterlund

Art by Mos Geez   From June 2nd to June 5th, Under Pressure with Fresh Paint Gallery presented the third edition of Queens Creation, an event celebrating the work and contribution of women ... Continue reading >>
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C2 Montréal is not your ordinary business conference, blending commerce and creativity; it has achieved a global outreach in its fifth incarnation. For this year, Decompoz had the opportunity to attend the three ... Continue reading >>
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Muralists, image makers, contemporary street artists, Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzman have been combining their creative minds since 2006 to create extravagant paintings. Telmo’s talent as an illustrator and Miel’s spray painting techniques ... Continue reading >>
Smithefull

SMITHE’s sci-fi themed paintings incorporate elements of biological and mechanical imagery, also known as “Steam Punk.” The work is twisted, wacky, and his intricate use of surreal art provides a beautiful touch to ... Continue reading >>
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Young Fathers’ gripping sound and powerful lyrics doesn’t fall in the norm of a typical pop band, self-described as alternative, they hail from Edinburgh, Scotland.  The trio composed of Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole, ... Continue reading >>
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Since its inception, street art has grown into a prospering sub-culture, becoming a tool to communicate to mass audiences. Recently, street art has married aspects of gritty and fine art and this crossover ... Continue reading >>