These recent works have all been developed within the computer before being realised as physical prints using a combination of processes. The computer allows me to work fast, making changes and refining the image up to the point when I have to commit and then make concrete decisions about scale, materiality and presence.
Paul Caldwell is Professor of Fine Art at the University of the Arts London, based at Chelsea College of Art. As an artist, his practice includes prints, book works, sculptures and installations, focusing on themes of journey, absence and loss. He has exhibited widely, and his work is included in numerous public collections both in UK and abroad. Caldwell has also lectured and written extensively on printmaking and printmakers, including as keynote speaker at Impact 7 in Melbourne 2011 and SNAP3 2015 in Germany and he is also a regular contributor to various publications including Print Quarterly, Art in Print and Printmaking Today. He is currently in the process of developing new work for exhibitions at the Freud Museum’s in Vienna and London which has been generously supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and has contributed an essay on Henry Moore’s Elephant Skull portfolio for an exhibition at the Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva in the autumn. www.paulcoldwell.org