Jules Dedet, aka "L'Atlas", is a French artist born in 1978. Meticulous, in search of a certain purity both in the form and in the choice of colours used, L'Atlas expresses through its life and its art the Asian philosophy of duality as a source of complementarity. Through his almost hypnotic works, we find a dichotomy between black and white.
Refusing academic studies and a conformist life, he abandoned his studies in art history to devote himself entirely to his love of writing. He chose to go to Morocco and then Egypt to study the art of Arabic calligraphy with great masters and teachers. Back in Paris, he transposed ancient Arab techniques with contemporary mediums such as scotch and spray on canvases and posters. He then creates a unique and universal signature inspired by the labyrinth, which is a recurring motif in his works.
These compasses and labyrinths made of "gaffer" (white tape used on film sets) and applied to the floor are an invitation to reflection. In each of these works, you can always guess a word, more or less hidden, which is one of the characteristics inherent to the urban art to which it belongs. His works have been exhibited in numerous museums and institutions such as the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Palais de Tokyo and the Grand Palais.