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Paul Cupido

April 15 – 30, 2020

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Yumemiru & Suave, 2016 Diptych, 30 x 21.6 inches each 

Yumemiru & Suave, 2016 Diptych

30 x 21.6 inches each 

Platinum Palladium print by Amana Salto, Tokyo 

Edition of 7 & 2AP

Moon Ladder, 2018 , 15.4 x 11 inches

Moon Ladder, 2018 

15.4 x 11 inches

Toyobo Print 

Edition 9 of 10 & 2AP

Cabaret Nocturne, 2018, 35.4 x 23.6 inches (AP1 after an edition of 7)

Cabaret Nocturne, 2018

35.4 x 23.6 inches (AP1 after an edition of 7)

9.4 x 6.3 inches (Edition of 10 & 2AP

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching

 

Dvorak, 2018, 15.4 x 11 inches

Dvorak, 2018

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-Collé Print on Mitsumata Washi Paper

Edition 3 of 10 & 2AP

Estudi Azuriet, 2019, 35.4 x 51.1 inches (Edition of 3 & 2AP)

Estudi Azuriet, 2019

35.4 x 51.1 inches (Edition of 3 & 2AP)

11.8 x 17.7 inches (Edition of 7 & 2AP)

Archival Pigment Print on Photo Rag

Koinobori, Iriomote Island, 2018, 15.4 x 11 inches

Koinobori, Iriomote Island, 2018

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-Collé Print on Mitsumata Washi Paper

Edition 9 of 10 & 2AP

Ma Continuum, 2018, 17.7 x 11.8 inches (Edition 3 of 7 & 2AP)

Ma Continuum, 2018

17.7 x 11.8 inches (Edition 3 of 7 & 2AP)

15.4 x 11 inches (Edition 8 of 10 & 2AP)

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching

Matsushima Day 3, 2019, 15.4 x 11 inches

Matsushima Day 3, 2019

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-Collé Print on Mitsumata Washi Paper

Edition 5 of 10 & 2AP

Matter, 2018, 15.4 x 11 inches

Matter, 2018

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-Collé Print on Mitsumata Washi Paper

Edition 8 of 10 & 2AP

River Runs Always, 2019, 15.4 x 11 inches

River Runs Always, 2019

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-Collé Print on Mitsumata Washi Paper

Edition 3 of 10 & 2AP

Still Just 4AM, 2017, 15.4 x 11 inches

Still Just 4AM, 2017

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-Collé Print on Mitsumata Washi Paper

Edition 8 of 10 & 2AP

Tanpopo, 2018, 15.4 x 11 inches

Tanpopo, 2018

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-Collé Print on Mitsumata Washi Paper

Edition 7 of 10 & 2AP

Teardrop, 2018, 35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

Teardrop, 2018

35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

9.4 x 6.3 inches (Edition 4 of 10 & 2AP)

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching

Uoon II, 2019, 35.4 x 16.5 inches

Uoon II, 2019

35.4 x 16.5 inches

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching

Edition of 7 & 2AP

Summa, 2019, 15.4 x 11 inches

Summa, 2019

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-Collé Print on Mitsumata Washi Paper

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Son, 2019, 15.4 x 11 inches

Son, 2019

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-Collé Print on Mitsumata Washi Paper

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Rose, 2019, 9.5 x 6.3 inches

Rose, 2019

9.5 x 6.3 inches

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Kawa #2, 2019, 23.6 x 15.7 inches (Edition of 7 & 2AP)

Kawa #2, 2019

23.6 x 15.7 inches (Edition of 7 & 2AP)

35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching

Kawa #21 (2), 2019, 23.6 x 15.7 inches (Edition of 7 & 2AP)

Kawa #21 (2), 2019

23.6 x 15.7 inches (Edition of 7 & 2AP)

17.7 x 11.8 inches (Edition of 7 & 2AP)

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching

 

Kawa #14, 2019, 15.4 x 11 inches

Kawa #14, 2019

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-Collé Print on Mitsumata Washi Paper

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Kawa #16, 2019, 15.4 x 11 inches

Kawa #16, 2019

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-Collé Print on Mitsumata Washi Paper

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Kabe (Interior), 2019, 17.7 x 11.8 inches

Kabe (Interior), 2019

17.7 x 11.8 inches

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching

Edition of 7 & 2AP

Ambre Umbra, 2019, 35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

Ambre Umbra, 2019

35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

9.4 x 6.3 inches (Edition of 10 & 2AP)

Archival Pigment Print on Japanese Kozo Paper

 

Cat, 2019 , 15.4 x 11 inches 

Cat, 2019 

15.4 x 11 inches 

Hand made Chine-collé print on Mitsumata Washi paper 

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Kawa #21, 2019 , 9.4 x 6.3 inches

Kawa #21, 2019 

9.4 x 6.3 inches

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Kawa #62, 2019 , 17.7 x 11.8 inches

Kawa #62, 2019 

17.7 x 11.8 inches

Archival Pigment Print on Photo Rag

Edition of 7 & 2AP

Soko, 2019, 35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

Soko, 2019

35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

15.4 x 11 inches (Edition of 10 & 2AP)

Archival Pigment Print on Metallic Photo Rag

 

Fuji III, 2019 , 15.4 x 11 inches 

Fuji III, 2019 

15.4 x 11 inches 

Handmade Chine-collé Print on Mitsumata Washi Paper

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Aka, 2019 , 9.5 x 6.3 inches

Aka, 2019 

9.5 x 6.3 inches

Archival pigment print on museum etching 

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Ama, 2019 , 15.4 x 11 inches

Ama, 2019 

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-collé print on Mitsumata Washi paper

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Canto, 2019 , 15.4 x 11 inches

Canto, 2019 

15.4 x 11 inches

Heliogravure 

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Clair de Lune, 2018 , 11 x 15.4 inches

Clair de Lune, 2018 

11 x 15.4 inches

Handmade Chine-collé print on Mitsumata Washi Paper

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Euphoria, 2019 , 17.7 x 13.8 inches 

Euphoria, 2019 

17.7 x 13.8 inches 

Archival Pigment Print on Photo Rag 

Edition of 7 & 2AP

Hands Together, 2018 , 35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

Hands Together, 2018 

35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

9.4 x 6.3 inches (Edition of 10 & 2AP)

Archival Pigment Print on Japanese Kozo Paper 

 

In Transit, 2019 , 15.4 x 11 inches

In Transit, 2019 

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-collé print on Mitsumata Washi paper 

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Ishikawa, 2019 , 17.7 x 11.8 inches

Ishikawa, 2019 

17.7 x 11.8 inches

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching 

Edition of 7 & 2AP

Kaa #6, 2019 , 17.7 x 11.8 inches

Kaa #6, 2019 

17.7 x 11.8 inches

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching 

Edition of 7 & 2AP

Kawa #15, 2019 , 35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

Kawa #15, 2019 

35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

17.7 x 11.8 inches (Edition of 7 & 2AP)

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching

 

Kawa #59, 2019 , 17.7 x 11.8 inches

Kawa #59, 2019 

17.7 x 11.8 inches

Archival Pigment Print on Photo Rag 

Edition of 7 & 2AP

Kawa Uku, 2019 , 15.4 x 11 inches

Kawa Uku, 2019 

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-collé print on Mitsumata Washi Paper 

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Metamorphosis, 2019 , 17.7 x 13.8 inches

Metamorphosis, 2019 

17.7 x 13.8 inches

Archival Pigment Print on Photo Rag 

Edition of 7 & 2AP

Mika at Sea, 2019 , 23.6 x 15.7 inches (Edition of 7 & 2AP)

Mika at Sea, 2019 

23.6 x 15.7 inches (Edition of 7 & 2AP)

9.4 x 6.3 inches (Edition of 10 & 2AP)

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching 

 

Minamoto, 2019 , 23.6 x 15.7 inches 

Minamoto, 2019 

23.6 x 15.7 inches 

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching

Edition of 7 & 2AP

Moon Voyage, 2018 , 35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

Moon Voyage, 2018 

35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

9.4 x 6.3 inches (Edition of 10 & 2AP)

Archival Pigment Print on Japanese Kozo Paper

 

Mount Fuji #12, 2019 , 20 x 25.6 inches (Edition 3 of 3 & 2AP)

Mount Fuji #12, 2019 

20 x 25.6 inches (Edition 3 of 3 & 2AP)

11 x 15.4 inches (Edition of 10 & 2AP)

Handmade Chine-collé Print on Mitsumata Washi Paper

 

Mukayu, 2019 , 15.4 x 11 inches

Mukayu, 2019 

15.4 x 11 inches

Heliogravure 

Edition of 10 & 2AP

One more time with Feeling, 2019 , 35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

One more time with Feeling, 2019 

35.4 x 23.6 inches (Edition of 5 & 2AP)

17.7 x 11.8 inches (Edition of 7 & 2AP)

Archival Pigment Print on Metallic Photo Rag 

 

Rose to Mirjam, 2019 , 15.4 x 11 inches

Rose to Mirjam, 2019 

15.4 x 11 inches

Handmade Chine-collé Print on Mitsumata Washi Paper 

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Sakuda, 2019 , 17.7 x 13.8 inches

Sakuda, 2019 

17.7 x 13.8 inches

Archival Pigment Print on William Turner Paper 

Edition of 7 & 2AP

Tree Ladder, 2019 , 15.4 x 11 inches 

Tree Ladder, 2019 

15.4 x 11 inches 

Handmade Chine-collé print on Mitsumata Washi Paper 

Edition of 10 & 2AP

Umi, 2019 , 17.7 x 11.8 inches (Edition of 7 & 2AP)

Umi, 2019 

17.7 x 11.8 inches (Edition of 7 & 2AP)

9.4 x 6.3 inches (Edition of 10 & 2AP)

Archival Pigment Print on Photo Rag 

 

Uoon, 2019 , 17.7 x 11.8 inches

Uoon, 2019 

17.7 x 11.8 inches

Archival Pigment Print on Museum Etching

Edition of 7 & 2AP

Press Release

VIEWING ROOM: PAUL CUPIDO

April 14 - April 30, 2020

For our first Online Viewing Room, we are pleased to present the work of Paul Cupido which we were planning to debut at Paris Photo New York in association with Bildhalle Gallery, Zürich.

Paul Cupido was born on a small Dutch Island called Terschelling in 1972. 

In 2017, Cupido graduated cum laude from the Fotoacademie Amsterdam with the first installment of his ongoing multimedia project «Searching for Mu». He was awarded an artist`s residency at the Belfast Photo Festival 2017 and the Hariban Jurors` Choice Award in Japan. GUP Magazine included his work in their New Dutch Talent 2018 issue. He is currently working on two new books, one including his work from Japan with graphic designer Aiko Wakabayashi and one featuring his work from the Amazon with publisher and graphic designer Paul Cupido lives and works in Amsterdam.

Paul Cupido`s work is concerned with and reflects upon notions of beauty and the quest for inner peace. From inside life`s paradoxes, Cupido searches for moments of the sublime in the turmoil of the transient. Interwoven processes - different cameras, papers, and scale -  constitute his versatile approach to photography while exhibiting a consistent vision and aesthetic.

In Cupido’s words:

"I was born on a small island where nature and the elements reign. When I was a child, the local population still largely lived a subsistence lifestyle based on what nature had to offer, both in terms of indigenous food production and gathering, as well as collecting the things that have washed ashore. Our way of life is strongly defined by the cycle and rhythm of the seasons, the movement of the tides, the phases of the moon.

My experience and my memory of life on the island (I moved away long ago) have been supplemented with the notion drawn from quantum physics that nothing is solid, strengthening my belief that we as humans are intricately interwoven with natural phenomena, rather than being detached from nature.

An important aspect of my work is what I call layers of memories – think of your happy-go-lucky childhood, awakening adolescence, friendships and first loves, mistakes, growth, and ultimately passing on. Life events leave traces in our memories that also fade and often disappear. Sustaining and (re)building a relationship with nature can offer consolation for the inevitable transience of life. I want to make vulnerability and consolation recognizable."