L'ATLAS

L’Atlas is a French street artist known for his painted façades and monumental ground pieces of historical sites in cities. After studying calligraphy in numerous countries and across cultures, he became interested in creating his own universal pictorial language – a balance between form and letter, act and intent; a game with endless variations, drawing near and diverging from optical art, abstraction, and geometric movements.

 

With each project, L’Atlas researches and systematically renews his approach and his expression of the letter and the line, of the codified rhythm of writing, searching for the limits of illegibility and methodically leading his work towards abstraction and minimalism; he considers all form as letter and all letter as form, which has recently led him to work with urban planners to give a third dimension to his art and reinvest the public space in another way, thus restoring meaning to the architectural dimension of his work.

 

L’Atlas has been commissioned by the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, 2008), the Place du Capitole (Toulouse, 2012) and collaborated with brands such as Perrier, Agnès B, Adidas, Roche Bobois, Mercedes Benz, and most recently, singer-songwriter, make-up mogul, clothing and lingerie designer, actor and now brand founder, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, on her new clothing brand, FENTY. He has exhibited in Paris, New York, Miami, Bruxelles, Seoul, Rome, and more, and has participated at SCOPE New York, BIAC, Art Paris, London Art Fair, SCOPE New York, and the Biennale de Lyon.