Fabien Castanier Gallery
12196 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
September 21 – October 20
Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present PARALLELS, an exhibition featuring new work by L’Atlas and Thomas Canto, opening September 21st. This exhibition brings together two French artists whose aesthetics draw from their mastery of geometry in space. Both L’Atlas and Canto have developed a keen sense of spatial awareness through street art, and have taken their inspirations to transcendent levels. The artists examine the intersection between abstraction and precise patterning, expressing their ideas with geometric forms through paintings and immersive installations for their first exhibition in Los Angeles.
Thomas Canto transposes his personal vision of his environment onto canvas. He presents the depth of the urban landscape with a seemingly infinite number of levels and dimensions. He maps out futuristic cities and unreal architectures, defining unknown topographies within the boundaries of his paintings. Fascinated with pure aesthetics and precision, Canto’s patience and meticulousness give an almost industrial aspect to his treatment of modern architecture.
In L’Atlas’s pictorial universe, every letter is considered a shape and every shape a letter. Greatly inspired by typography and calligraphy, L’Atlas uses abstraction to preserve the comprehension of the word whilst altering its proportions. His “writing” is constantly balanced between the legible and the illegible, the concrete and the abstract, the particular and the universal. All of his pieces in this exhibition contain the word Atlas, which acts not only as an artist’s signature, but also as a reference to the mapping of our urban geographical world.