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Julien Pacaud: Together (detail)

Work / Illustration

Julien Pacaud and his collaged multi-era “perpendicular dreams”

French illustrator Julien Pacaud creates mesmerising fictional spaces that welcome the viewer with a stirring clash of the strange and the familiar. Trained in cinematography, Pacaud is heavily influenced by the enormous back catalague of images from film and television – which he routinely raids for his own collage-style compositions. He concentrates particularly on “retro” visuals from the 1900s to the 1970s, and this, in addition to a great fondness for Magritte and a strong taste for the geometric, produces scenes and environments that playfully evoke the fascinating mythology of a not-too-distant future.

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Julien Pacaud: Magical Geographic

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Julien Pacaud: When You Sleep

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Julien Pacaud: Incantation

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Julien Pacaud: The End of the World Fanclub

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Julien Pacaud: Cluedo

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Julien Pacaud: Anonymous Calls from the Future