The French artist Jules Dedet Granel, known as L'Atlas, born in 1978, finds the starting point for his plastic and pictorial work through his research into writing.
He has studied calligraphy in several countries and cultures and thus creates his own original typographies. He is particularly attracted by the idea of creating a universal pictorial language, which is a fair balance between form and letter, between act and intention.
A game of infinite variations, outcropping and distancing itself from optical art and the various movements of abstract and geometric art.
In the 1990s, he acts radically in the public space, making himself known in the field of graffiti.
He is renowned for his painted facades as well as for his monumental performances realized on the ground of cities on historical places, like this huge wind rose commissioned by the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 2008.
He has also collaborated with major brands such as Perrier, whose mythical bottles he has adorned with his "Poptic'art" touch, a movement that mixes optical art and pop art, a name he claims to have invented. He has also worked with Agnès B, working on the designer's clothes, who is one of the artist's most loyal collectors.
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