Born in 1964, Paul Cadden hails from Glasgow, Scotland. He has been shortlisted for artist of the year and specializes in reality. Hyperreality to be exact. With the aid of photos and videos, he delves into the illusional world, extracting ever more detail that creates worlds within worlds in graphite, often on recycled paper. The result is rather astonishing. He explains further:
“The virtual image becomes the living image, an intensification of the normal. These objects and scenes in my drawings are meticulously detailed to create the illusion of a new reality not seen in in the original photo. The Hyperrealist style focuses much more on its emphasis on detail and the subjects depicted. Hyperreal paintings and sculptures are not strict interpretations of photographs, nor are they literal illustrations of a particular scene or subject. Instead, they utilise additional, often subtle, pictorial elements to create the illusion of a reality which in fact either does not exist or cannot be seen by the human eye.” Indeed.
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