Paul Barbu was born in 1986 in Craiova, Romania. He majored in Math an IT at the Ștefan Odobleja Hish School, in the same town. He then studied architecture and sculpture în Bucharest, before going on to pursue a Master of Fine Art at the Kingston University in London.

He currently lives in London, where he is working in the studio of the famous British artist Damian Hirst.