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For these very detailed images, Picard uses his own collection of plastic figurines. The graphic designer and photographer is an avid comic fan; visual references to cinema and pop culture are a constant theme in his work. Just like the major Hollywood studios, he digitally edits images to bring his figures to life in a perfect illusion.
These heroes have a long and storied history. Published around the world since the late 1930s, the modern comic has established itself as one of the first original forms of American art. Characters like Superman and Batman have become pop culture icons, now regularly starring in feature films and, in the form of action figures, adorning children’s rooms and collectors’ cabinets. Picard’s pictures are a sentimental yet satirical homage to the great heroes of this genre.
|Lives and works in Ottawa, Canada|