Alexis Cladiere, is a french multidisciplinary artist. He never studied art, but he did study computer science. His education includes engineering, computer science, mathematics and architecture. His work incorporates architecture, design and engineering as well as sculpture and graphic arts.
Although this may come as a surprise, especially when you consider the visual complexity of his work, but Cladiere is a self-taught artist. He relies heavily on his background as the mathematical education gave him a jump start advantage when it comes to the concept of space and geometry – concepts Alexis often employs through his work, allowing them to serve the role of focal points and the center stage of his aesthetics. There are universal laws of logic that give him a firm framework to operate in, whereas numbers give him infinite possibilities of recombination. There is a strong parallel with art in this reasoning. He builds everything himself from 3D structures, photos, fonts and logos to large scale installations and 3D modelling. His style has become synonymous with clean, contemporary architectural design and structured visceral compositions, which use the interplay between angles and solidity to create fresh perspectives.