1972: Was born in FranceJulien Pacaud
is an illustrator currently living in Le Mans, France. On his website, he mentions before he was an illustrator, he was, by turns, "an astrophysician, an international snooker player, a hypnotist and an esperanto teacher." He wasn't. He also wants to time-travel.
His first approach to art came from his interest for fiction, or at least he thinks so. He has always preferred fiction to the real world. This led him to an interest in cinema as a teenager discovering the possibilities of image manipulation with Photoshop in the late 90’s and started experimenting on his own.
Julien is attracted to geometrical shapes and he uses them in many of his compositions. There's always a moment in the creation process when he feels that this shape would need to come up here or over there. There's something esthetically emotional for him in the contrast of the geometrical shapes of architecture among the "wilderness" of nature, where these shapes are impossible to find. They are signs of an intelligent conscience trying to organize the chaos around. That's a bit what he does with collage, organizing the chaos of all these various elements that have no relation to one another.Many things inspires Julien, Magritte, the surrealist/Dadaist movement and Storm Thorgerson’s Pink Floyd record covers. His parents had these records when he was a child and they were among the first images he saw. He was very intrigued and they made a strong impression on him. He is also influenced by cinema or TV like "The Twilight Zone", "The Prisoner", "Twin Peaks" & David Lynch's work in general.Source: Interview by Caitlin Fitting published on Yuxtapoz.