An artist-illustrator with his head in the clouds. Thomas Lamadieu hails from France, but his art takes him to cities everywhere around the world. Yes, he’s always looking up to the sky, because the blue spaces between skyscrapers is where his inspiration lies for his wonderfully whimsical art.
Lamadieu takes photographs of tall buildings, and then brings them to his computer where the magic begins. He uses not Photoshop or Illustrator, but Microsoft Paint. He styles himself as Roots Art or Sky Art.
Excerpt from Thomas Lamadieu’s website, in his own words:
Thomas Lamadieu / Roots Art
Born in 1985 in Avignon (France), Thomas Lamadieu aka Roots Art finished the formation
in topography before studying art history.
As a member of a group of artists (ACA, Avignon), he participated in several collective
projects during the Avignon Theatre Festival since 2012.
One focus of his work is the use of photographic pictures of buildings, where he integrates
his characteristic drawings in the sky (Skyart). His prolific work is carving out a beautiful space
on the internet where he published his photos and drawings, which led to a viral circulation
of his works.
Many gallery owners, journalists, art lovers all around the world remarked and
welcomed his interpretation of art.
Thomas also has a Wix website: http://tlamadieu.wix.com/roots-art
Lamadieu has been widely written about by many, many other people. You only have to Google his name to find those articles. I just want to share my own Lamadieu favourites with you here: (all images curated from Google Images)