As part of the 2020 edition of Pasteurdon, this researchers' blouse customised by L'Atlas is auctioned. The funds raised will be used to fund research.
The French artist Jules Dedet Granel, alias ‘L'Atlas’, born in 1978, finds through his research around writing the starting point of his plastic and pictorial work. He studied calligraphy in several countries and cultures and thus creates his own original typographies.
He is particularly attracted to the idea of creating a universal pictorial language, which is a fair balance between form and letter, between act and intent. A set of infinite variations, outcropping and moving away from optical art and the different movements of abstract and geometric art. In the 1990s, he acted radically in the public space, making himself known in the field of graffiti; since the 2000s he has been developing a workshop and exhibiting his works in contemporary urban art galleries.
A major and internationally recognized character of street art, he is renowned for his painted facades as well as for his monumental performances on the floor of cities on historic sites, like this huge compass rose commissioned by the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 2008, or the one on the Place du Capitole in 2012, in partnership with the City of Toulouse.
These performances are the subject of videograms made picture by picture by the artist.
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; he claims to be the inventor of the name; But also with Agnes b, intervening on the clothes of the designer who is one of the most faithful collectors of the artist.
The Atlas has the particularity of systematically seeking and renewing its approach and expression of the letter and the line, of the encoded rhythm of writing, seeking the frontier of the illegible, and methodically leading its work towards abstraction and minimalism; he considers every shape form as a letter and every letter as a shape, which leads him to work recently 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.
He is now an artist whose rigorous work explains the success with collectors, the public and institutions.
Follow him on Instagram: @latlas_art
Credits: Institut Pasteur - François Gardy photos
- Title of artwork
- Cosmic Blouse
- Mixed media
- As new
- Image size
- 116×50 cm
- Sold with frame