Mountain & Flowers II 2004
Paul Coldwell (UK) b 1952
Paul Coldwell studied Fine Art at Bristol Polytechnic (1972-75) and then Printmaking at the Slade (1975-77). Since 1996 he has been research leader for a joint project The Integration of Computers within Fine Art Practice between Camberwell College of Arts and Chelsea College of Art & Design, curating Computers & Printmaking, Birmingham Museum (1999), Interrogating the Surface, Atkinson Gallery (2001) and Digital Responses, V&A (2002).
He was appointed Professor at The London Institute (now University of the Arts) in 2001. In 2002 he was project leader for a one-year EU funded project, The Digital Surface resulting in a two-day conference at Tate Britain.
He works both in sculpture and print, his objects often forming the basis for digitally developed prints. Themes of journey and loss are expressed through a vocabulary of common objects with drawn and photographic layers. The resulting prints range from direct inkjets to those which exploit the digital in order to revisit traditional print processes such as lithography and intaglio.
His solo exhibitions include Arthouse, Dublin, The Freud Museum, London and most recently The Queens Gallery, British Council Delhi. His work is in numerous public collections including The Tate Gallery, Arts Council of England, Museum of the Book, Holland and the Imperial War Museum.
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