In May I was in conversation with the director Roberta Cremoncini reflecting on the work…
Paul Coldwell will be showing a new portfolio of prints at the Royal Academy Original Print Fair (23-26 April) with Long & Ryle Gallery London. These new prints relate to Paul Coldwell’s interest in layering both as a metaphor for memory but also as intrinsic to the process of printmaking itself. The prints were developed initially through the computer, beginning by scanning in photographs which were then in turn modified and reduced to half tone. Once resolved, the images were transferred onto photo-etching plates that were then etched and printed.
As the prints developed, the images moved away from the photograph, with its association with truth and fidelity, towards a constructed graphic language.
They continue Coldwell’s exploration of imagery derived from a studio practice focused on everyday objects to suggest wider issues of conflict, anxiety and
fears. The plates were made by the artist and then editioned at Artichoke, London.
The prints are available both singularly and as a portfolio of four, printed on 300gsm Somerset soft white satin in an edition of 10 + 1 a/p.
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