POP CULTURE NOW !
TV Shows, theaters, video games, Internet, books, magazines… Pop culture is now everywhere, and it was about time that an art gallery entirely dedicated to it opened its doors in Paris. Introducing the French Paper Gallery.
The French Paper Gallery is the result of the association of two entities : French Paper Art Club and Geek-Art.net. French Paper Art Club is a 5 years old online gallery dedicated to screen prints and pop culture, music and street art. Screen printing is a handmade printing process that was really borne in the USA, especially for the gig posters. It is today a noble way to pay tribute to pop culture and movies, and French Paper Art Club is proud to be a pioneer in this industry in France.
Geek-Art.net is a blog entirely dedicated to art inspired by pop culture. From illustrators to photographers, from graphic designers to sculptors, artists are nowadays mainly inspired by comics, video games, fantasy, sci-fy, movies and TV shows. For 5 years, Geek-Art has been posting about this brand new artistic movement, and 2 books on the subject have already been published by French publisher Huginn& Muninn. A first book has already been published by US publisher Chronicle. Geek-Art is also a big community on Facebook, Twitter, Instragram and Tumbler.
French Paper Art Club and Geek-Art partnered in order to collaborate with official licenses from pop culture, and to commission artists from the whole world about major themes of video games, movies, and comics. We already have collaborated with Warner and DC Comics on heroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, but we also have the pleasure to collaborate with Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and French comic books publishers such as Glénat. Our goal is to bring an artistic and high quality point of view to those universes, through the process of affordable limited and signed screen printings. We indeed think that « popular » is very important in « pop culture ».
The French Paper Gallery will organize themed art shows, collective art shows as well as solo shows, in collaboration with artists we love and respect. We want to host a brand new place in Paris that will interest pop culture fans as well as art and graphic designs fans.