Jules Dedet, better known as "L'Atlas", is a French street art artist born in 1978.
Meticulous, in search of a certain purity both in form and in the choice of colors used, L'Atlas expresses through his life and his art the Asian philosophy of duality as a source of complementarity.
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 to Egypt to study the art of Arabic calligraphy with great masters and teachers. Back in Paris, he transposed the ancient Arabic techniques with contemporary mediums such as scotch and spray on canvases and posters. He then created a unique and universal signature inspired by the labyrinth, which is always a recurring motif in his works.
These compasses and labyrinths made of gaffer (the white tape used on movie 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 inherent characteristics of the urban art to which he belongs. His works have been exhibited in many museums and institutions such as the George Pompidou Center, the Palais de Tokyo or the Grand Palais.