Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Paul Cadden studied Animation and Illustration at James Watt College in
Birmingham. After completing the course he became a designer for a mobile content company in
Glasgow. Throughout his artistic career Cadden has always worked in a realist style but it was around
ten years ago that he truly developed his Hyperrealistic approach.
Cadden is renowned for his incredibly intricate and highly accurate pencil drawings of urban
landscapes featuring people. His artistic practice approaches portraiture in a holistic, ‘social’ fashion,
capturing not just individuals but the culture and feel of their place and time. He maintains that for
him hyperrealism is about more than representing reality in a new medium. It is, instead, about
creating the illusion of a new reality - one that merges a believable, life-like appearance with
emotional, social, cultural, and political themes.



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