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    Julien Pacaud: Together (detail)

Julien Pacaud and his collaged multi-era "perpendicular dreams"

Posted by Catherine Gaffney,

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

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    Julien Pacaud: Cluedo

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    Julien Pacaud: Anonymous Calls from the Future


Posted by Catherine Gaffney

Catherine joined us as an editorial intern after studying at Trinity College Dublin and Central Saint Martins. She wrote for the site between June and August 2012.