Up in the air
Photo by Thomas Lamadieu
Instead of seeing the sky as a normal empty space, French artist Thomas Lamadieu, in his series Skyart, looks up between buildings to see characters playfully interacting with the urban landscape, using the indefinite and mysterious expanse of blue sky as a canvas for his art.
Lamadieu travels around the world to create new work and participate in exhibitions, including the 2011 AAF (Affordable Art Fair) in Brussels, where he was nominated Young Talent and Arte Creative 2012, and the “Carrousel du Louvre” show for Tranoï in Paris in 2013. A self-taught illustrator and photographer, Lamadieu wants his art “to show a different perception of urban architecture and the everyday environment around us… I play with shapes to make alive the emptiness of the sky.”