Paul McCarthy (US) is an artist.
Paul McCarthy is a seminal West Coast artist. He is a professor in the fine arts department at UCLA, who has influenced successive generations of artists. McCarthy is known for his raw, visceral work which has taken form in a wide variety of media (photography, painting, performance, sculpture, video, installation, drawing, painting) ranging in scale from monumental to intimate. Playing on illusions and cultural myths, the melding of human physicality with architecture, crossing boundaries and confounding expectations, McCarthy's work often embodies obsessive activities and challenges expected physical orientation.