Patrick StPaul abandoned a successful career in advertising ten years ago.
He joined a community of artists and musicians in remote Scotland and spent a year living rough in the mountains. During this time StPaul began constructing creatures. Bones found in the hills, old photographs, road-kill and machine parts all came together in creations that were part human, part furniture, all strange.
He once drove 700 miles to retrieve the spine of a sheep from a mountainside. Another time he returned home with a car-load of crashed aeroplane.
In 2006 StPaul returned to London to a studio in South London which rapidly overflowed with bric-a-brac and body parts.
Patrick StPaul was born in Hertfordshire in 1962 and brought up in Kent. He studied at Medway and at Exeter College of Art and Design and has lectured at UAL Camberwell, Plymouth, Birmingham Universities.
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