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.
This themed mural depicts the natural environment of Lake Saint-Louis, as well as the types of activities practiced at the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club. Originally a water pumping station, the building that features the mural is now used by the Canoe Club as a storage facility. Dynamic nautical imagery, featuring a changing point of view that floats above the surface and dives beneath the waves, is splashed onto the unique spiral structure. On the façade, a kayaker and a paddler are seen in peaceful surroundings through an underwater perspective. On the circular wall, a canoer slices through the moving waters where the lake comes to life on both sides with swimming fish and a dog diving underwater to catch a ball. When it was created, the entire work of art was the biggest mural created by the A’Shop collective.
Concept: A’Shop (Ankh One, Fluke)
Painted by: Axe, Zek One, Benny Wilding, Dodo Os