Right before your eyes are illustrations from Paris. Ordinary people have always called Paris a capital of art; snobs at least admitted that it had its style. Julien Pacaud is real Parisian: he was born and grew up there. Who knows, maybe it was this city which had most influence upon surrealistic world he creates. His illustrations often have notes or even full blown stories, which explain the meanings of abnormal events.
Left: experiments on young habitats of earth
Author creates these digital collages using cut-outs from old newspapers and magazines. Artist confesses that he likes a lot to create these parallel worlds using such ingredients as humor, a bit of retro futurism and a pinch of “happy apocalypse”.
Firstly these collages draw attention of the eye with their color and almost immediately conquer brain with its imagery. It makes you interpret, decode symbols and perceive what is really happening. Notes one weirder than another makes you pause for a couple of sights, until you realize that in order to comprehend it, you need to see more.
Left: Robert and Carl Helium had to spend their lives tied with rope. In their house all the furniture was attached to the ceiling. Celebrating fiftieth birthday brothers decided to free themselves and travel the wide world.
Julien Pacuad was born in 1972, studied cinematography in Paris. Later with fried Jean– Christophe Sanchez he opened studio and began creating unique works which he tried to apply to as much fields (like cinema, music and other art) as he could. Now author cooperates with various companies, creates posters, postcards, illustrations for magazines, designs CD sleeves and even takes photographs.
More of happy apocalypse can be found here.