AShop is an artist collective specializing in urban arts, artistic event activations and muralism. The primary objective is to produce large scale public art that speaks and appeals to the population while communicating the artistic direction of each of the participating creatives. While each member of the group has a unique artistic journey, they come together through their passion for urban beautification. This cooperative spirit generates an exceptional artistic atmosphere, which is the basis of their creative process. Each project is approached as a custom collaboration between all members, from conceptualization to final execution, with everyone bringing their ideas, styles, techniques, and experience. It is this collaborative process that makes each tailor-made creation a direct expression of the members of the collective, and the result is innovative projects, dynamic, authentic and reflective of the community and context that they are presented within.
Inspired by technical transparency and stained glass overlays, this mural is composed of “windows” that give a visualisation of Ahuntsic’s elements. This uneven fusion of images evokes the architecture of the College Ahuntsic, appearing elsewhere at the bottom of the wall. We also find the unmistakable silhouette of Papineau Leblanc bridge, as well as local houses cornices. The play of colors and frames was specifically chosen to integrate the two windows on the top of the facade. Graphic elements such as telephone lines against the light and the circles interrupt the linear effect of framing blocks and give an effect of motion to the composition.
The mural was designed and executed by : Ankh One and Dodo Ose.