Julien Pacaud, born in France in 1972. From 1993 to 1996, Julien Pacaud studies cinematography at Louis Lumière school in Paris, France. There he meets filmmaker Jean-Christophe Sanchez with whom he creates the «Institut Drahomira», an artistic entity in which they express themselves in various domains such as cinema, music, graphic arts, …
In 2002, after hesitating between becoming an astrophysician, a snooker player, Julien Pacaud discovers the possibilities of computer image manipulation and very soon realizes that this medium suits perfectly his desire of artistic creation. Julien Pacaud starts to accumulate «digital collage» pieces, already working with bargain-hunted vintage imagery and trying to go beyond the usual «cut and paste» technique in order to create coherent-but- surrealistic strange worlds that he likes to call «Perpendicular Dreams».
In 2004, his first commissioned illustration work is for the CD cover artwork of the «Néons Blancs et Asphaltine» album, by french singer Arman Méliès. Since then, besides his personal creations, he works as a freelance illustrator, for press, advertising or music industry.
In 2010, Julien Pacaud ’s the winner of the Swatch Special Prize, at Illustrative Young Illustrators Awards.
Julien Pacaud hopes he can soon have enough free time to devote himself to his real passion : time travel.
Julien Pacaud, born in France in 1972. From 1993 to 1996, Julien Pacaud studies cinematography at Louis Lumière school in Paris, France. There he meets filmmaker Jean-Christophe Sanchez