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The comic book heroes in Daniel Picard's Superheroes series appear in a dramatically new context. Situated in the context of mundane, everyday activities, these characters amuse with their human-like appearance. Picard looks at the classic protagonists of American comic history with a refreshingly new eye as well as a keen awareness of the… Read more
Background Information about Daniel Picard
In his meticulously detailed works, Daniel Picard draws inspiration from his personal knowledge of classic characters. The graphic designer and photographer is himself an ardent comic fan, and his works repeatedly incorporate pop-cultural references and movie quotes. Similar to major Hollywood studios, he uses image editing strategies to create illusion and bring his characters to life.
The heroes portrayed boast a long history. Since the late 1930s, modern comics, recognized as one of the first original American art forms, have circulated worldwide and continue to celebrate great success. These characters have become icons of pop culture, surviving the evolution of film and claiming the hearts of children and collectors alike in the form of action figures.
|Lives and works in Ottawa, Canada|