LeBraquet.cc is extremely proud to be teaming up with Pony, a local artist with an internationally renowned reputation, for a colourful and eclectic artistic collaboration symbolizing the artist’s fertile universe.
The inspiration behind the artwork
The artwork was created during a very cyclical period for the artist. For several days prior to its creation, the artist was listening to Judy Garland’s Somewhere over the Rainbow, a bit of a hymn to hope. At the same time, the artist regularly watched the tornado scene from the beginning of the film The Wizard of Oz. The tornado in this 1939 classic reminded her of a more recent natural disaster, the one in the film Twister (one of the few VHS tapes in her family’s collection). In fact, it was The Lion King, Little Rascals and Twister that formed the basis of their film collection. To this day, the artist maintains that: These are the best films ever made! And it’s not because I’ve seen nothing else...
Montreal artist Pony, also known as Gabrielle Laïla Tittley, has established herself at the forefront of the Montreal art scene with her touching, colourful illustrations that explore popular culture with vulnerability, empathy and humour. Self-taught, she is a painter, illustrator and muralist. She founded the Pony clothing brand and manages its online boutique as well as its physical store on rue St-Hubert. Her inclusive and hopeful clothing has been worn by the likes of Charlize Theron and LeBron James.
Passionate about music, Pony draws her inspiration from this field, creating numerous album covers and visuals for artists such as Earl Sweatshirt and Marc Rebillet. Through her art, she explores themes she considers important, such as mental health, inclusion and social justice. As a committed artist, she inspires many with her authenticity, creativity and intelligence, especially on social networks, most notably Instagram, where she has over 84,000 followers.
Pony's work goes beyond her visual creations, as she actively uses her platform to champion causes close to her heart. Through her captivating and thought-provoking work, she sparks deep conversations and encourages others to reflect on societal issues. With her unique combination of talent, passion and commitment, Pony leaves a lasting impression on the art world and beyond.