Paul Kaptein

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Paul Kaptein

Paul's craft is woodcarving, a centuries old tradition. In his practice, Paul explores the aesthetics of transience through notions of remix and emptiness (and the tension between Eastern and Western ideas of it). Borrowing from Quantum Physics and Buddhism, his starting point assumes everything contains elements of pre-existing forms and is in a state of transition. 

For Paul, wood inherently suggests past, present and future which make it the perfect medium through which to explore these themes. His carvings suggest the immediacy of the digitised and downloadable, whilst maintaining the processes of a centuries old tradition.

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