Richard Paul is an artist based in South East London. His work is concerned with material transformation and subjective perception, recently taking the form of 3D lenticular photographs and 3D video installation. He first got interested in 3d whilst viewing a book edited by Queen guitarist Brian May, a keen stereographer. There was an amazing stereograph of a still life from the 1870s by T.R. Williams – viewed using a stereoscope, and this alerted him to the possibility of 3d space within 2D form. His work up until then had been about proposing relationships between objects in 2D still life photographs. He’d tried installing the objects in the gallery with the photographs, but he really liked the ambiguous space of the photograph, its ability to confer significance through the act of depiction.
Richard Paul has a BA (Hons) Drawing and Painting from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (now Dundee University), an MA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and an MA Aesthetics & Art Theory from Middlesex University. He co-directed Hoxton Distillery, a gallery in East London, in the early-mid 2000s.