ASHOP PRODUCTIONS is a street art production and artists management agency based in Montreal. Now internationally renowned, it is the result of the work and dedication of the ASHOP CREW, which has managed to ensure the success and growth of the company for 10 years now. Its mission is to produce large-scale public art projects and highlight the talent of the artists they represent. To this day, ASHOP has at its disposal creative spaces and produces as many murals as custom art projects in several international cities, such as Montreal, Toronto, Miami, Los Angeles, Paris, and Hong Kong.
This mural was inspired by the Fountain of Bartholdi, an icon of the artist Dodo Ose’s hometown. The original sculpture is located at Place Des Terreaux in downtown Lyon. It was created by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and was inaugurated in 1982. It represents France and her four rivers. In Dodo Ose’s interpretation, the horses emerge from an aquatic abstraction inspired by the shapes and movement of his graffiti lettering. Complex textures were created with a paintbrush and aerosol technique. The mural represents a childhood memory of the artist. A memory inspired by the grandiose sculpture located near the home he grew up in.