Paul Uhlmann is a Fremantle based artist whose work strives to question and translate philosophies of impermanence. He works experimentally across the mediums of painting, printmaking, drawing and artists’ books – at times employing the mechanics of simple cameras obscura. He is interested in how the materiality of the mediums employed can give rise to form and how this, in turn, informs the imagination. Paul studied art in Australia and Europe on two year-long scholarships; DAAD in Germany (1986-87) and Anne & GordonSamstag International Visual ArtsScholarship in Holland (1994-95). In 2012 he was awarded a practice-led research PhD at RMIT.
He has lectured for over twenty years at various institutions including Australian National University, Monash University and Edith Cowan University. He is coordinator of the Visual Arts Course and co-founder of fold (Artists Books + Print Editions), a small press of experimental printmaking, at Edith Cowan University. He foundered his own imprint, trembling hands, for making his unique and limited-edition books in 1986. He has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1983 and his work is held in many prominent collections. He has published papers on the creative process and embodiment and articles in Imprint and Artlink magazine.