Pierre-Paul Pariseau is an artist and illustrator working for a wide range of international clients. He exhibits his personal work regularly, internationally.
Evoking currents of surrealism and pop art, the creative work of Pariseau invites us into a world of images where everything is possible. From his fusion of collage and digital medium; from his visual articulation of thoughts, moods and emotions, emanates dreamlike scenes, strange theatrical dramas while remaining intriguingly accessible. Happy coincidences, anecdotal events inspire the artist in a fantasy that translates into images made of vibrant colours, stunning juxtapositions and hypnotic reveries that are always compelling. His anthropomorphic creations seem to request storytelling but never impose one. Here the creatures are sentient beings, with emotions and personality. They are a metaphor for our behaviour.
The intensity of Pierre-Paul’s work confuses and attract in a way that does not dictate to the viewer but stimulate the imagination to explore unrestrained. An invitation to discover enigmatic mixed media images that captivate and intrigue.
Awards / Prix:
American Illustration Competition 39. 2 illustrations chosen to appear online as part of the Archive collection at ai-ap.com.
IJungle Illustration competition 2019. Europe. 5 merit awards. Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (Illustration West 58), U.S.A. Winner (editorial). Creative Quarterly magazine (U.S.A.) #16, #21, #26, #34, #57 and #58. Winners and Merits. Gosee Awards. Finalist, 2014. Merit 2019 (Berlin, Germany). Bridgeman studio awards 2018 (U.K.), Shortlisted One of the winners of the HIII illustration international competition (China) 2017. Semi-Permanent (Australia) 2008, 2017. Latin American Ilustracion 3. C.A.P.I.C. (Canada), 13 times. Images (Best of British Illustration), #24, #25. The Society of Illustrators (U.S.A.), #38
“The illustrator, 100 best from around the world”, Taschen, 2019.
“200 Best Illustrators Worldwide” (Austria, U.S.A.), 2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2016-2017 and 2018-2019.
“Pictoria” (Australia), a visual survey of contemporary commercial and self-initiated illustration projects from
some of the best practising illustrators worldwide, 2018.
“Freistil – Die Besten Illustratoren 2014”, “Freestyle – The Best Illustrators 2014” (Germany), published by Freistil, 2014.“Illustration 2, the best of contemporary illustration” (Germany), 2012.2012.
STORY BEHIND THE IMAGES
The illustrations below are representing Pierre-Paul Pariseau’s new style, started in 2020. Each image is in a limited colour palette. He keeps them as simple as possible and does not overcharge them with elements. He doesn’t use black colour, unless necessary.