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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 on writing. He has studied calligraphy in various countries and cultures, creating his own original typographies. He is particularly drawn to the idea of creating a universal pictorial language that strikes a balance between form and letter, between act and intention. His work involves endless variations, hovering between and departing from op art and various movements of abstract and geometric art. In the 1990s, he made a radical impact in the public space, gaining recognition in the field of graffiti. Since the 2000s, he has focused on studio work and exhibits his artworks in contemporary urban art galleries.

L'Atlas is a major figure internationally recognized in street art, renowned for his painted facades and monumental performances created directly on the ground in cities' historical sites. One notable example is the immense compass rose commissioned by the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 2008, as well as his partnership with the city of Toulouse for a performance on the Place du Capitole in 2012. These performances are captured in painstakingly created stop-motion videos by the artist.

Artiste - L'Atlas
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