Jules Dedet of his real name is better known under the name of "Atlas". He is a French street art artist born in 1978.
Meticulous artist and in search of a certain purity both in form and in the choice of his colors, L'Atlas expresses through his life and his art, the Asian philosophy of duality as an essential source of complementarity. Through his hypnotic paintings, one often finds a dichotomy between black and white.
Refusing to follow academic studies and lead a conformist life, L'Atlas abandoned his studies in art history to devote himself fully to his love of writing. He left for Morocco and Egypt to study the art of Arabic calligraphy with great masters and teachers. Upon his return to Paris, he transposed the ancient Arabic techniques he had learned with contemporary mediums such as scotch tape and spray on canvas and paper. He then created a unique and universal signature inspired by the plan of a labyrinth, a recurring motif in his works.
These compasses and labyrinths made of gaffer (white tape generally used on film sets) and applied on the ground are an invitation to reflection. In each of these canvases, one can guess a word, more or less legible, which is one of the inherent characteristics of the contemporary urban art to which he belongs. His works have been exhibited in many museums and institutions such as the Centre Pompidou, the Palais de Tokyo and the Grand Palais in Paris.