Jules Dedet (aka L’Atlas) is a French artist born in 1978. Always in search of a certain purity, both in form and in the choice of colours used, L’Atlas draws his inspiration from its own life and from Asian philosophy. This art work is almost hypnotic and creates a dichotomy between black and white. Rejecting 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 Arabic techniques with contemporary mediums such as sellotape and spray-paint onto canvases, posters and walls. He then created a unique signature inspired by the labyrinth – a recurring motif in his work. 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 it belongs.