Feast Your Eyes On Montreal-Based Illustrator Pierre-Paul Pariseau
Pierre-Paul Pariseau is a Montreal-based illustrator who meshes vibrant colors with a wide array of textures to create thought-provoking and often obscure pieces of art.We discovered him through an interview he did with the social network @Ello - and probably got lost for hours checking out his artwork on his website.
He started doing more traditional photomontages from cutouts, with scissors and glue, but now utilizes modern-day digital mediums to finalize his works, like Photoshop. His main inspiration is Surrealists such as like Dali, Magritte, and others. Another influence for him was photomontage pioneers like John Heartfield, Max Ernst, Jacques Prévert. Although a lot of people would consider his work as Pop Art, he mentions that Surrealists is really where his influence comes from.
His process involves a lot of experimenting and the continuous flow of trying things out until he is satisfied with the end result. There are so many illustrations to look at on his website, that it could potentially become overwhelming (in a good way) to get lost in his world of art. When asked by @Ello which work is his favourite, here's what he had to answer:
The last one that I have done is often the one that I prefer because I'm still in the thrill, the pleasure of creating it. In general it is impossible to tell which one I prefer, they each have something that makes me come back to them.
Scroll through some of our favourite picks off his website below, and check out more after the jump:
You can check out more of his work here