L'Atlas

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L'Atlas is a French artist born in France in 1978. A painter, photographer and video artist, he lives and works in Paris and frequently shows his work in various cities worldwide.

Characteristics[edit]

L'Atlas begins graffiti in the early 90's. Fascinated by the history of handwriting, he studies calligraphy in several countries and eventually designs his own typography. For a while, he also works in cinema, learning traditional editing techniques and directing several documentaries. The main subject of his work is displacement. He begins to frequently intervene in the public space and becomes a major figure of the Street Art movement. In the meantime, he also develops a studio pictorial universe in which every letter is considered as a shape and every shape as a letter, leading him to calligraphic abstraction.

Main exhibitions[edit]

Solo exhibitions

  • 2007. I WAS HERE. Galerie Beaubourg, Paris.
  • 2008. Cosmic Graffiti. Espace Beaurepaire, Paris.
  • 2008. D'un monde l'autre. Galerie Il trifolio Nero, Gênes.
  • 2009. The way of art. ESA, Paris.
  • 2009. City fragments. Gallery Nine5, New York.
  • 2010. L'ATLAS IS HERE. Mois de la Photo Off, Galerie G, Paris.

Collective exhibitions

  • 2001. Street Art. Galerie du Jour, Paris.
  • 2004. L'invention du monde. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
  • 2006. Synapses. Musée du Montparnasse, Paris.
  • 2007. Graphology. Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
  • 2009. Collection Gallizia. Grand Palais - Paris.
  • 2009. Né dans la rue - Graffiti. Fondation Cartier, Paris.
  • 2009. Etats des lieux. Galerie du jour, Paris.
  • 2010. Strates. Maison des Arts, Créteil.
  • 2011. "Gradations". Galerie Lebenson, Paris.

Performances

  • 2003. Maison du Japon, Venise.
  • 2008. Ne perds pas le nord. Fi'Art / Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
  • 2009. Surfaces actives. Art Beijing. Pékin.
  • 2010. Surfaces actives. Alliance Française et Cultures France. New Delhi.

Biennales and art fairs

  • 2009. Cutlog / Contemporary Art Fair. Paris.
  • 2009. Stroke / Urban Art Fair. Munich.
  • 2010. SCOPE / New York Art Show, New York.
  • 2010. Stroke / Urban Art Fair. Munich.
  • 2010. Qui Vive / Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscou.
  • 2010. Cutlog / Contemporary Art Fair. Paris.
  • 2010. Biennale des arts graphiques, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Perm, Russie.
  • 2010. Art Kiev Contemporary Art Fair. Mistetskiy Arsenal Culture and Art Museum Complex, Ukraine.
  • 2011. L'ATLAS vs TANC. Alliance Française, New Delhi.

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