Professor Paul Coldwell is an artist and researcher whose practice includes prints, book works, sculptures and installations. He has exhibited widely, his work held in numerous public collections, including Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), British Museum, Arts Council of England and the Musee d’art et d’histoire, Geneva and selected for many international Biennials including Cracow, Ljubljana, Split and Warsaw.
Coldwell’s research is focused on a practice-based approach and located within fine art. Through printmaking, sculpture, installation and writing, he explores issues around absence and loss, with ideas crossing between media.
A recurring question for Coldwell is how new technologies impact on previous processes, in particular within printmaking; and how digital technologies can inform and rejuvenate older technologies, such as etching and screenprint.
This fits in to his broader commitment to printmaking, both as a practitioner but also through raising awareness of the value and quality of print over and beyond its role as a reproducible media.