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.
The mural is based on a portrait of Maurice Richard, accompanied by graphic elements. This method of transparency effects presents a technique at the heart of the artist’s practice. Postal style framing adds texture and more pronounced lines. Along with color sepia, framing provides a historical touch and evokes the memories, archive images, and letters hidden in attics. It also allows to present the work as a message, a letter that travels through generations to inspire young people of today. On the left side of the wall, that includes the shed, a street hockey scene with youth recalls that even hockey legends begin in the street. Sure enough, the alley where the wall is located serves as a popular location for youth street hockey in Ahuntsic. The signature of Mr. Richard completes the wall and integrates the color of the Molisana restaurant. The mural was designed and executed by : Dodo Ose and Zek One.