Cupido’s ongoing project ‘Searching for Mu’, is a deep exploration of the philosophical concept of absence, or ‘mu’, and the fragile beauty found in the evanescence of life. His residency in the Brazilian Amazon in 2018, was dedicated to examining the concept of the ephemeral and the symbolic affinity between the body and the earth. Letting go of the ego and reconnecting with deeper levels of consciousness are also important themes in this work, which so far has included two artist books, photography and film.
Paul 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). Paul is represented by Bildhalle Gallery, Zurich and Kahmann Gallery Amsterdam.