Paul Cupido (NL, 1972)
The photographic work of Paul Cupido revolves around the principle of mu: a philosophical concept that could be translated as ‘does not have’, but is equally open to countless interpretations. Mu can be considered a void, albeit one that holds potential.
Cupido’s ongoing project Searching for Mu, which includes an artist’s book, photography and film, deals with the consoling beauty of the evanescent, the letting go of ego, and the reconnecting to deeper levels of consciousness. In the summer of 2018 Cupido worked on the project in residency in the Brazilian Amazon, this time related to the ephemeral and symbolic correspondences between the body and the earth.
Cupido graduated cum laude from the Photo Academy in Amsterdam in 2017 with the first stage of Searching for Mu. He won the Benrido Hariban Juror’s Choice Award in 2017 and was featured in New Dutch Photography Talent 2018 and GUP Magazine issue 57 (2018).