Shadows

£340.00

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  • Edition size: 99
  • 80 cm x 70 cm (31.50 inches x 27.56 inches)
  • Paper BFK Rives 270 g.
    Lithograph 2 colors printed with Marinoni press lithographic and hand cut.
    Signed and numbered by the artist.

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"I named it like this because this lithograph is multiplied, with an offset black shadow. It is a double reference, as a wink, to the beginnings of graffiti, where we always made a shadow to our graffiti. It is also a reference to the first movie of John Cassavetes, “Shadows”, that I like. This lithograph illustrates this double reference, a combination between the love of graffiti and cinema." L'Atlas


In this lithograph, we can find the pictorial universe of the artist, a subtle blend of calligraphy and optical art, almost hypnotic. A unique typography created by the artist himself, where the words are revealed in a geometric way through vertical and horizontal lines. Calligraphy is no more than abstraction, lost in a labyrinth. There is also a purity, both in the gesture and the choice of colors.

ABOUTTHEARTIST

Jules Dedet, most known as L’ATLAS, is a French contemporary artist born in 1978. Fascinated by the history of calligraphy, he invented his own typographic language under methodical lines of a map. Arabic calligraphy and geometry get together to reveal a unique and subtle optical art that invade walls, floor, and canvases. With a contemptuous exactness, he masters the verticals lines like no one else in order to deliver a hidden but communicative message. L’ATLAS does not mince his words but uses them in an infinite number of ways.

L’ATLAS’ artworks can be seen worldwide from building façades to paintings directly on the ground, such as the one commissioned by the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris or the one at the Palace Capitol in Toulouse. He also collaborated with international brands, such as Perrier, Agnès B and Guerlain.