Paul Goodfellow is an artist with an interest in the application of systems and processes in the understanding of nature, society and art. The ultimate aim of each project is to understand the system employed and communicate the experience of interacting with both the system and the subject of study. Goodfellow trained in environmental science, systems science, development theory, animation and film. Each of these areas deal with our relationship to space and our experience of time, and art is a way of pulling these disparate perspectives together to comment on being in the world.

An underlying concern in his work is the way an artwork is distributed across ideas, processes and material objects and how these are temporarily held together as a balanced ecosystem.