New hyperrealistic pencil drawings by Scottish artist Paul Cadden ranging in themes from portraiture to landscape. The works, which are based on photographs, focus on meticulous detail to create the illusion of a new reality not seen in the original photo. He states that "hyperrealism tends to create an emotional, social and cultural impact and differs from photorealism which is far more technical. My inspiration comes from the phrase ‘to intensify the normal’. I take everyday objects and scenes of people and then create a drawing which carries an emotional impact—it can be quite beautiful."
At the heart of my work is the mystery of identity—our place in the landscape and how we can connect to one another. The drawings I create invites the viewer to observe the world in which we inhabit and in doing so, question whether we take the time to appreciate what we see around us. My hopes through my art are to transport the viewer into another space which is always there but on reflection, is often missed. Through an accurate representation of 'reality' I aspire to give the viewer a new emotional perspective in which we can appreciate an affinity for everyday situations as we deal exclusively with how people appear, when in reality people are more than what we see.On view at Plus One Gallery Dec 9 – Jan 5.