Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden Talk

A Closer Look: Richard Paul

Richard Paul Bismuth 3D Lenticular print, courtesy of the artist.

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As an artist working with 3D video/photography, and image-making that attempts to replicate the binocular viewing of the human subject, Barbara Hepworth's work holds a great deal of appeal for Richard Paul.

He says: "Her command of weight, and of space - particularly in the way the geometry seems to warp as we walk around the works - contradicts the seemingly simple harmony of flat reproductions of the sculptures.

The shift from the texture of hard-won, chipped away and roughly painted wood, to the no-less hard-won deep-gloss patina of the polished surface, excites the eyes and demands to be touched. This haptic (touching with the eyes) vitality is something I strive towards in my own work, and is embodied in Hepworth's."

Join us for Richard Paul's talk at the Barbara Hepworth Museum focusing on why Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures and unfinished works hold such great appeal.

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Barnoon Hill
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1AD

Date & Time

16 February 2019 at 14.00–15.00