Modernist L-Atelier COLLECTION

At the heart of the novel Creator Studio Modernist L’ATELIER lies a dynamic partnership between two extraordinary talents: Kelly Max, a creative visionary, and Samy Halim, a renowned pop artist. Together, they have cultivated a unique space for collaborative artwork that pushes the boundaries of conventional art.

Kelly Max brings to the table a wealth of experience in conceptualizing innovative ideas that challenge the status quo. Her keen eye for detail and deep understanding of the creative process blend harmoniously with Samy Halim’s expertise in the realm of pop art. Known for his vibrant and eye-catching pieces, Samy is a master at blending contemporary culture with traditional artistic techniques.

Through their shared passion for co-creation, Kelly and Samy have established a studio where collaboration is not only encouraged but celebrated. The duo’s groundbreaking approach allows them to produce distinctive artworks that resonate with audiences worldwide. Their creations are a testament to the power of combining diverse talents and perspectives to yield exceptional results.

At our Creator Studio, we invite you to experience the magic that unfolds when two creative forces unite. Join us on our journey as we continue to explore new horizons, redefine artistic possibilities, and inspire the world with our one-of-a-kind co-created masterpieces.

Designer / Artist / Creator: Kelly Max

Kelly is a renowned creative visionary who is making a significant impact on the world of concept art and design. Born to an American mother and German artist father, Kelly’s upbringing exposed him to a diverse range of cultures and creative influences from an early age.

As a young entrepreneur, Kelly skipped college and mastered the art of self-learning, which allowed him to hone his skills in entrepreneurship, conceptual thinking, and design without formal education. His unique perspective and approach to design and problem-solving quickly set him apart in various industries, earning him numerous accolades and opportunities.

Throughout his illustrious career, Kelly has worked with some of the most iconic brands in the world, including NIKE and Mercedes-Benz, where he led creative business initiatives and delivered exceptional results. His ability to bridge the gap between creativity and business acumen has been the driving force behind his success, and his dedication to innovation and experimentation has cemented him as a true pioneer in the field.

Kelly’s work has is captivating audiences with his bold use of color, form, and texture. His ability to push boundaries and challenge the status quo inspires aspiring artists and designers tp co-create with him.

His passion for co-creation has also been a defining feature of his career. His Lighthouse project MODERNIST, for example, was co-created with multiple people, including Barbara Frei, Samy Halim, Tyler Clinton, and David Minor. The project’s success is a testament to Kelly’s ability to collaborate and inspire others, while maintaining his signature creative vision.

Visitors to the LUNAPRISE MUSEUM will have the opportunity to witness firsthand Kelly’s groundbreaking work in concept art and design. From his and Samy Halim’s early sketches and drafts to the actual concept and design of the LUNAPRISE Mission patch, the first lunar museum showcases Kelly’s unparalleled creativity and innovation in the journey.

by Modernist L’ATELIER
Iconic Modernist Character Sports Focused

“LIMITLESS” is a captivating Modernist work of art that celebrates sport and fitness through the exquisite talents of pop artist Samy Halim and Kelly Max’s vision. The piece depicts a character with a towel around their neck, dripping with sweat, capturing the essence of physical endurance and passion. With bold lines and vibrant colors, “LIMITLESS” exudes a dynamic energy that draws the viewer in. The incredible attention to detail, from the character’s expression to the folds in the towel, is a testament to the artist’s remarkable skill. As part of an emerging collection of pop art pieces, “LIMITLESS” is a rare and valuable treasure that has become an icon in the art world. Whether displayed in a home or gallery, this stunning piece is sure to inspire and captivate all who view it.

Pop Artist: Samy Halim

French-Algerian artist Samy Halim was born on March 21, 1974, and grew up next to the largest palm grove in Algeria. In this environment, colors seemed to melt into the light due to the intense heat. When he was 20 years old in Algiers in 1994, the city was in the midst of a civil war, and even the Higher School of Fine Arts provided no escape from the cruelty, arbitrariness, and atrocities of war. Nonetheless, Halim was trained as a classical artist at the institution before moving to Paris, France in 1994, where he worked as a graphic designer and art director for 15 years. In 2011, he established his own illustration studio.

Halim’s unique technique combines hand-drawn and digital rendering, expertly balancing the effects of digital tools with the beautiful imperfection of the human hand. Memories of his early years in Algeria translate into his work, revealing the extraordinary vitality of the artist. His formative years in the 80s and 90s, along with the explosion of urban culture, inspire his art with brilliant, vibrant colors and powerful forms. The meticulous application and patience required to achieve the extreme refinement of the Art Deco motifs provide Halim with healing and solace in his artistic practice.

Having been raised in Africa has left a significant impression on Halim, both in his perception of light and color and in his choice of subjects. Through his portraits, Halim strives to reveal the beauty, diversity, and modernity of his continent. This modernity can be seen in the boldness of the gazes that reach far into the horizon or challenge the viewer. Halim’s art includes two styles, pop and relief, that complement each other perfectly. Pop never uses pure black or pure white, while relief uses gold as a primary color. Pop’s geometric, angular, and structuring forms are matched by relief’s lush, organic curves of natural floral and wildlife motifs.

 When asked why he has two different styles or why he doesn’t stick to one, Halim replies that it would be like choosing between his children, as he loves them both.

A collaboration between Modernist L’ATELIER and NFTBlue
Iconic Air Jordan Shoe meets Digital Relief

Fly High” Description:

Introducing a true masterpiece in the world of art and fashion – a one-of-one relief style art piece that mirrors the exclusivity of the iconic Air Jordan shoe. This stunning work of art is the brainchild of the incredibly talented Samy Halim, the one and only artist in the world who utilizes the unique relief technique to create his pieces.
This art piece is not just a reflection of exceptional craftsmanship and artistic prowess, but also a testament to the rich cultural heritage and passion for creativity that drives the world of high-end fashion. The intricate details and exquisite texture of the relief technique bring to life the energy and sophistication of the Air Jordan shoe, while the careful color palette and composition create a truly breathtaking visual experience.

Rare, exclusive, and utterly captivating, this relief-style art piece is truly one of a kind, and a must-have for any serious collector or aficionado of art, fashion, and culture. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of history – bid now and make this incredible artwork yours!


Created: March 2023
Editions: One-of-one
Tool: iPad ProCreate
Lead Artist: Samy Halim
Concept Design: Kelly Max