French artist L’Atlas is currently in Rome in occasion of the opening of Transversal, his new solo show at Wunderkammern Gallery.
L’Atlas, a student of archaeology and calligraphy, began tagging his name in the streets of Paris in the early 90’s, being particularly interested in Sufism and writing geometric codes he later learned how to transpose them into the Latin alphabet. following later the path of kinetic art and geometric abstraction.
He started learning Latin calligraphy at first in 1996 and afterwards he continued with Arabic calligraphy in Morocco, Cairo and Syria during 3 years, between 1998 and 2000. This was the beginning of his art and when the time when he started experimenting with his ideograms, trying to find a balance between the letters and the form.

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Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.