I was a teenage hand model too additionally features a number of three-dimensional object works that attempt to transfer the conditions of display informing Paul's photographic images into a new sculptural mode.
Thus the confidence or ubiquity of the catalogue format is being exploited by Paul in a fight against the implausibility and conceptual rigour of the conjunctions that are proposed both in his photographs and each of his new sculptural works.
Think what you will if you can. These works only aim to provide a stimuli, it is up to the viewer to produce the response to the paradoxical displays on offer. Stuff and nonsense becomes non-sensical stuff that is exquisitely packaged and marketed, entering into an exchange of signal and response that disrupts its own logic of desirability.
- Excerpt from Francis Summers' press release for Richard Paul's I was a teenage hand model, held at The Hoxton Distillery in October 2003.
Richard Paul is an artist based in London. He was co-director of Hoxton Distillery, an artist-run gallery in east London, from its inception in 2001 to its final exhibition in July 2004. This is his first solo show at SEVENTEEN.